Friday, November 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink November 2016 Blog Hop Challenge


As soon as I saw this month's inspiration photo for the PTI November Blog Hop, I knew I had to find the time to make a card. I was pushing it to the last minute and got it done last night. The whole inspiration picture makes me want to put together a beautifully staged scene to tuck the card into though!



Anyway, enough babble, onto the card!





I took a bit of a shortcut in the sense that I already had these ornaments from Vintage Ornaments II already mostly stamped and cut out from a previous project. I picked my colours from the photo. I decided to go with Hawaiian Shores for the background, white and gold embossing tree elements on that and then the ornaments are Raspberry Fizz and Lovely Lady, Simply Chartreuse and Limeade Ice, and Orange Zest, Summer Sunrise, and Harvest Gold. I also brought in silver for the ornament toppers.

Once I had those all set to go, I stamped by background to make it appear like a small view of a white tree. I used one of the branch images from Holiday Greens. I embossed that in white and brought in a small trio of dots from the Wreath of All Seasons set and embossed that in gold.

I stamped the ornament strings in black and then adhered the ornaments with dimensional tape. The greeting comes from the Christmas Ombre Sentiments set. I really love this set because the sentiments are all a decent length and fit into spots that others normally wouldn't. I thought it was a good fit here.

To make my little scene pop, I mounted that on black and then gold.



27 comments:

  1. I love it when I already have stuff stamped and ready to go and then it works for a challenge or hop! This is one gorgeous Christmas card, Natasha!

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  2. How pretty with your colorful ornaments and pretty white tree branches hanging down!

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  3. Super stunning! So glad to see someone use these beautiful ornaments. And you brought them to life! Gorgeous against the white branches and golden berries!

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  4. lovely! Your ornament colouring is perfect!

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  5. beautiful take on the inspiration photo!!

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  6. This is one stunning card. Love the arrangement of the ornaments and your white 'greenery'.

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  7. Love your gorgeous white embossing and your fabulous ornaments! So Festive!

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  8. So very clever with your tree branch background! Really pretty card!

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  9. Beautiful card! Love how you framed your focal point!

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  10. You nailed the photo inspiration. I especially love the contrast between the white branches and the colourful ornaments. Such a gorgeous card!

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  11. This is STUNNING! The ornaments look so real.

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  12. Embossing your pine in white against that beautiful blue was inspired, Natasha! I never to think to emboss my pine tree branches in white and I love how it looks. Thank you! Your ornaments look positively real!! Hugs, Darnell

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  13. See, I just love those white branches! Definitely on my wish list now.

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  14. Beautiful card with those dimensional looking ornaments and the tree branches embossed in white is lovely.

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  15. Beautiful card...your ornaments are amazing!

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful card Natasha...love those GORGEOUS ornaments and the pinery...so pretty all together! :0)

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  17. Fantastic design! Lovely Christmas card!

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  18. Natasha, I love your take on the inspiration! Beautiful card!

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  19. So very beautiful!! I love the white frosted pine branches.

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  20. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!

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