Saturday, October 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Take 2 - Polka Dot Christmas

Here is my second card for today's blog hop at Papertrey Ink. For this card I used Colour Recipe #5.

I created a mask for my tree by cutting a triangle from a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" sheet of transparency (thin acetate). I stamped my tree using the mask with the polka dot stamp from the Ombre Builders stamp set - love this set. The star at the top of my tree is cut from Smoky Shadow CS using the Phrase Play #4 die. The Santa stamp from the Tremendous Treats Christmas set has a star outline on it which just happens to fit perfectly on the die cut star, so I heat embossed that with silver. I trimmed and split my card front and layered it with 3D foam over my sentiment which was heat embossed with silver on a strip of Smoky Shadow CS.

Stamps - Ombre Builders, Tremendous Treats Christmas (PTI)
Dies - Phrase Play #4 (PTI)
Paper - Soft Stone CS, Smoky Shadow CS (PTI)
Ink - Pear, Lagoon, Dutch Blue inks (CTMH), Versa Mark, Silver EP


  1. Wow Connie, ombre masking was the perfect choice for these colors! Way to go!

  2. Love this colour inspiration and the way you've used it.

  3. Perfect! Love the bold and graphic look.

  4. Great colors and design! Love the polka dots!

  5. What a stunner! I love the simplicity and playfulness of the polka dot tree!

  6. Love this! Very graphic in style and clean and fabulous in those colors!

  7. Very creative and like this color combo and fact your card is so easily mailed!!!

  8. So creative, Connie! I couldn't figure out how to use those colors, but you nailed it!


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