Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop - Merry Christmas Sparkle

Good Morning! Today is the day of Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop. For this month's challenge we had this gorgeous inspiration photo to play with.


 I could have gone in so many different directions and actually started out with a different card in mind but ended up with this design. The photo does not do it justice, I do love how this card turned out.



I first stamped the wreath shape from Rustic Wreath in a dark green - I tried with lighter inks first, but it looks better if you can see the shape of the wreath through the dots. I then evenly spaced the largest dot from Polka Dot basics in a dark teal around the wreath. Next I stamped the light green and light blue with the next smallest dot and using Versa Mark I randomly stamped a smaller dot and heat embossed in silver. Since my light blue ink was stamped last some of the embossing powder stuck to the blue dots but not the green, it is a nice effect. After embossing the sentiment in silver I stamped over the large teal dots with versa mark ink and then rubbed Perfect Pearls over them. Topped it off with a silver foil bow and mat and a scattering of tiny rhinestones.

Supplies:
Stamps - Rustic Wreath, Polka Dot Basics (PTI)
Paper - Stampers Select White (PTI), Silver Foil CS
Ink - Lagoon, Topiary, Pear, Sky (CMTH), Versa Mark, silver EP, Perfect Pearls
Dies - Lil Inkers Bow Die
Other - bitty rhinestones


19 comments:

  1. beautiful card, the colours are perfect.x

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  2. Lovely design, Connie. I love all of the silver.

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  3. This is such a great idea for creating a wreath. Very nice!

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  4. Love this wreath! Brilliant execution.

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  5. Love this card and way you have done the wreath! And the perfect silver bow!

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  6. Ooh, what a stunning wreath card! thanks for including your steps as I want to replicate it soon!

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  7. Oh, my, Connie, you got my mojo juices flowing with this delightful design! I have that sweet bow, haven't used it in ages and adore it in silver paper. Now what can I use for my wreath ... ! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Amazing wreath! I love you used Rustic Wreath as a base and built it from there and that silver bow is so pretty!

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  9. This is sooooo beautiful! Love your interpretation of the inspiration photo, with not just the colours, but the dots, too. Gorgeous card!

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  10. This card is gorgeous! I love all the silver embossing - goes perfect with the wreath colors!

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  11. This is pretty much amazing~ everything from the silver framing down to the bow. WOW!

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  12. Very lovely card! Love the Polk dots on the wreath!

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  13. Just stunning, Connie! I'm pinning this one to CASE.

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  14. WOW...this wreath is absolutely stunning Connie, and I want to get my wreath and polka dot stamps out right now and CASE this beauty! Totally, totally in love with this card!! :0)

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  15. Gorgeous stamping & I love the silver bow! I actually have the bow die which I've never used, but that's got to change! Pinning this!

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  16. The silver embossing is soooooo pretty!!!

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Thanks so much for your kind comments, they always make my day.