Thursday, August 25, 2016

Papertrey August Blog Hop

Hello!  Last night I was able to squeeze in just a bit of time to create a card for Papertrey's August Blog Hop.  It's been too long since I've been able to join, and I just loved this month's inspiration photo.  I have no idea why my mind when to Christmas, but it did.  And truth be told, almost all of the elements on my card are leftover scraps from other projects.  I love when things don't end up going to waste. :)
Photo Credit
The inspiration photo inspired not only my color scheme, but some of the color placement/layout on my card. With the exception of some fabulous Pretty Pink Posh sequins, this card is all Papertrey goodness.  And probably my happiest moment was using the white on black embossed strip.  I LOVE when I see that used on cards, but for some reason black is really hard for me to use on cards.  And I probably wouldn't have even thought of it if I hadn't seen that big black smudge in the inspiration photo. 
Supplies (PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Wet Paint Holiday
Dies: Center Stage, Rustic Wreath, Wet Paint Holiday 
Paper: Black, Soft Stone, White, Vellum; Grey (DCWV)
Ink: Mellon Berry; VersaMark
Other: Hero Arts embossing powder, Pretty Pink Posh sequins (marhsmallow, rose gold, sand)

I had a great time creating a card just for fun, no stress involved.  And I cannot wait to hop around and see how everyone else was inspired.  Thanks for visiting today!

20 comments:

  1. Great card! So pretty and delicate. Very beautiful wreath. I'm loving the Christmas theme in these colors.

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  2. Well, it's a beautiful Christmas card! Your card makes me love the colors ,otherwise I had a hard time with them. Beautiful take on the inspration photo !

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  3. I love that you did a Christmas card with this and it is really pretty. A nice change from the traditional reds and greens :)

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  4. Lovely take on the challenge!

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  5. What a light and sweet Christmas card! It has an elegant feel.

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  6. This is gorgeous, Lindsey! I love your fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

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  7. so pretty... and I love that you went with a Christmas theme!

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  8. I like Rustic Wreath cut in vellum. Nice card

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  9. What a perfect way to use all of those left over bits!! This is beautiful Lindsey. Your wreath is delicate and I like your sentiment!!

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  10. Beautiful card, Lindsey. So glad you were able to join the blog this time around!

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  11. I love your details! It makes for a stunning creation.

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  12. I agree that these are GORGEOUS colors for Christmas, Lindsey! I love your use of those 'snippets' - always a good feeling here, too. Really very beautiful...wow!
    =]

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  13. It's gorgeous, Lindsey, and of course Christmas was the way to go. I mean, duh. :) Beautiful design! I hardly ever make a card that doesn't have a touch of black on it; I remember long ago being told by a decorator that a room without some black in it wasn't "anchored". I feel the same way about my cards.

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  14. Amazing how your touch of black transforms the look for your beautiful card!

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  15. Very pretty card and a great take on the inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful Christmas card! You have inspired me to look at this cover plate in a new way! Love the non-traditional colors, and that wreath is stunning!

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  17. Beautiful take on the photo, Lindsey! So awesome that you used your "leftovers" to create this, and that black sentiment strip is the perfect touch!

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  18. Hi Lindsey! What a lovely, soft and oh so pretty card! Gorgeous vellum wreath, can't wait to try making one. Don't you just love using those left overs? LOL!!!

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  19. Soft, dreamy and so pretty, Lindsay ... a delicious contemporary festive card! Hugs, Anita :)

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  20. Pretty soft colors on this contemporary Christmas card, beautiful!

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