September 25, 2010

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


Hi everyone!  So glad you stopped by today!  Today is the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink, and here is the challenge according to Nichole:
"One of the most fun things about this hobby is the people you meet, whether in person or online, and the things you learn from them.  Now is your chance to show off any skills you might have learned from a fellow stamper, and perhaps even give them a little shout out to thank them for the inspiration they have provided.  Create a project using one of your favorite learned skills and perhaps after a little blog hopping, we will ALL learn some new tips and tricks and continue to pass on the love of this hobby!"

My inspiration for today's challenge comes from Nichole Heady herself!  When she introduced Peace Be Still, she made a scrapbook page featuring snowflakes that I thought was so beautiful, I just had to try it out when I got my new set.




I started by arranging all of the snowflake images onto my stamp block.  I inked them with Versamark and stamped them all over a piece of white cardstock.  Next I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged blue ink all over the surface of the cardstock, blending it in and uncovering the white snowflakes as I went.  Last I borrowed an idea from Jennifer McGuire, which is to mix Perfect Pearls powder with water and mist it onto the paper for a shimmery, pearlized look.  The sun didn't cooperate this morning to capture that, but it's very pretty in person.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Pure Poppy, white)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Peace Be Still, Signature Christmas)
Ink:  Versamark, Clearsnap (Black, Seaglass)
Tools:  Spellbinders (Label die)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (buttons), DMC floss, thread, Stampendous (embossing powder), Ranger (Perfect Pearls)

I've also seen so many fun window cards all over blog land and wanted to try one.  I used a label die to cut out an opening in the card front, then stamped a snowflake and sentiment through the window onto the inside of the card.  I heat embossed it with clear powder, too.  Finally I just added three Pure Poppy buttons to the inside of the card for a pop of color.

Here's what it looks like on the inside:


We have a fun day out with the kids planned, so I will be hopping late tonight when I get home.  I can't wait to see what everyone creates!  Thanks for stopping by, friends!

46 comments:

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous!! I just love the design, and the inside in particular! Very inspiring!!

Dani said...

Such a sweet and lovely card!!

Amber said...

This is gorgeous!

Debby said...

Lovely colours and great stamping.

Smita said...

What a lovely window card. I can never be sure how to use that label die but you make it look stunning.
Love all the stamping and the gorgeous buttons.

Hugs from India,
Smita

Leah said...

Oh..me first! =)
I love this!!! and am sure its just gorgeous IRL, since its great here too!!!
I really love this and this the colors are great together...makes me want to get embossing today!!!

Leah

Aimes said...

Oh I can just picture the sparkles on this totally adding to the magic of the card! So sweet!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Paul said...

The window looks great and really does framw the image nicely. This is the first time I've been able to participate with the PTI fun being from Wales so the time difference never allowed. I'm also new to PTI products and have only just had my first order so am having loads of fun seeing what others create with the items.
TFS
Paul
http://craftyblogocks.blogspot.com/

Rhonda said...

Love the window!

Cathy Weber said...

I think I am going to take a pause in blog-hopping and go create a window card like this! Seriously, it is so great with the snowflake peeking through the window with the red buttons. Great job.

Sue Ann said...

OH SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I was inspired by that same post and I am inspired by your post as well. I love the buttons on the inside peeking out and the colors you used are so perfect ...... totally winter, hot chocolate and marshmallows !!!!

Kay said...

This is such a beautiful background, and one my FAVE color combos- love it!

Kristin said...

love this!! absolutely love it!

Debra said...

I love the cutout! Such a pretty card with the soft blue and pretty snowflakes. I'm also a big fan of Jennifers!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous card! I love the peek-a-boo window from the front and the embossing and red buttons look fantastic!

klarcher said...

What a really cute card. I love the window technique

Kelly S. said...

SO GORGEOUS! Spritzing some shimmer puts this over the top. GREAT color scheme and design!

Ravengirl said...

This is beautiful! I think that the inside of your card could easily be a stunning card front! Love the colors you chose and the arrangement of elements!

Stephanie said...

This is just adorable!! Thanks for sharing!

Jean Martin said...

This is so pretty Christina! I love the color combination so much! Fantastic work as always! :)

sarahw said...

This is so incredibly beautiful! I love the frame and the snowflakes look great. :)

Marge said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! LOVE it!!!

Melissa said...

So pretty! Beautiful inside and out!

peggysue said...

That's so lovely! I bet the pearlized look really adds a great shimmer and you're right, that is sooo hard to capture in a photograph! Nice entry.

Cristina said...

Beautiful, both inside and out!

Kristii said...

Oh so pretty!!!! I love the little window!!!! The buttons are such a cute addition too!!!

sillyleann said...

So, so, so, so beautiful. What an amazing color combo. Now to remember it. :) Thanks for sharing. I really love this!

Jen Carter said...

I just absolutely LOVE this!! Gorgeous color combo, love the window & how you made your background...oh and the addition of the buttons too! Super pretty card!

Ginny said...

This card is just stunning!! The pop of the red, the sparkle of the snowflakes...I am so inspired by your card!!

Cassie_lu said...

what a great little way to decorate the inside of the card yet have it still be a part of the front.

Janelle said...

Love that color combination, the window, and I'm sure the shimmer is beautiful. I've gotta remember to try that. Beautiful card!

Kara said...

great card..love these colors!

Maureen said...

gorgeous technique on those snowflakes and the pop of red is brilliant :)

Nerina said...

This is absolutely beautiful Christina!! I love the way you've used this technique and wish I could see the pretty pearl lustre IRL! Your colour combo and the window are gorgeous ... and it never ceases to amaze me, how much love you give the inside of your cards!

Laura Isham said...

Fantastic color combo. your card makes me happy and almost wish for winter...wait, did I just say that? haha. great card

Amy said...

Love this color combo for the holidays and snowflakes! Your window card is so pretty and you have those buttons placed perfect!

..::Paulina::.. said...

This is absolutely darling! I love this color combo- super fresh and a great one for Christmas time!

Off to check out more of your beautiful creations.....

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE this with the window and the red buttons! JustFAB!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card! I love the soft blue with the red. TFS!

Nance said...

OMG! Beautiful emboss resist technique with the snowflakes, the window is so cute and I love, love, love the color combination. I stand in awe.

Cammie said...

This so pretty both outside and inside! I love the pop of red with the soft shimmery blue.

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful! I love it!!

Victoria said...

Beautiful card, I think I'm going to have to give and get that Peace Be Still stamp set!

Babies- Beth said...

Gosh, that's pretty! I, too, loved Nicholes scrapbook page, but never thought to turn it into a card- thanks for that~

Adele Fowler said...

Beautiful!! great technique :)

Laurie said...

This is so pretty! I love that little window!

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