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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink November 2015 Blog Hop

I'm finally getting organized enough that I can participate in 
this month's  Blog Hop at Papertrey Ink.  
After we returned from my son's wedding in October, 
I spent time working on lots of projects around the house 
and let my crafting and blogging slide! 
This month's photo inspiration gave me the incentive 
to try a few ideas for Christmas cards and tags.

Blog Hop Inspiration

I tried a variety of techniques, stamps and dies to create 3 projects:

Shaker Tree Ornament: 
I liked all of the baubles in the inspiration photo, so I thought 
I would create a decoration using the Shaker Ornament Set of dies. 
I didn't have any "Simply Chartreuse" sequins in my stash, so I 
used a different green along with teal and silver star and circle sequins.
I smooshed Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal inks onto an 
acrylic block and then added water before applying it to 
the white die cut ornament. 
I dipped the die cut into Versamark and then added 
Clear Sparkle embossing powder.
The sentiment (Rustic Wreath) the tip and upper hanger 
of the ornament were embossed with silver EP
Originally I was going to use this on a card, but decided to finish off 
the back and use it as a real Christmas Tree Ornament. I stamped the 
backing with Hawaiian Shores and Polka Dot Basics. 
The Oval Frame (Framed Out #8) was created using the same smooshing technique; stamped with a star (Framed Out #7) and Tropical Teal ink 
and then heat embossed with the same sparkle EP as I used on the front. 
The sentiment is from Rustic Wreath and the date from Tinsel and Tags.

My second project did not come together the way I wanted it to. 
The tag image (Tinsel and Tags) was embossed with silver EP 
but it wasn't as clear as I had hoped. I die cut and stamped 
the house to add to the top of the circle image.
I added a Tropical Teal Doily (Doily Details) 
and  tag (Tag Sale #4) stamped with Simply Chartreuse, 
Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal confetti (Birthday Style).

 This was my least favourite project, 
but I thought I would include it, 
since it gave me some ideas for my card. 
Since I had all of my supplies out from 
Tinsel and Tags Kit, I made one final project.

This was my third project and the one that I like the best.

Ink and Paper: 
Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores
Additional Inks: 
 Soft Stone, Kraft
Stamps and Dies: 
Tinsel and Tags Kit; Square Shaker - Confetti Die;
Other Supplies: 
Stamper's Select White Card Stock; Striped Impression Plate;
 copic marker; Silver Glitter Gel pen

Thanks for staying with me until the end!! Enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop!!
Karen C.