Sunday, September 25, 2016

Papertrey Ink September 2016 Blog Hop Challenge

Today at Papertrey ink there is a blog hop going on.  We are to make a card with the above photo for inspiration.  You can check out all the wonderful cards at Nicole Heady's blog here.  As Nicole mentioned it's good when the artist keeps things simple and just sticks to the basics.  So I kept that in mind when making my card but I have to say It was very difficult for me to stop adding embellishments and such!

I also used a sketch by Amy Sheffer for inspiration.  It is from Papertrey Ink April 2016 newsletter.

 


I didn't have any pinecone stamps so I made due with flower stamps from PTI's Everyday Classics stamp set.  I used a white Prismacolor pencil to add the "snow" to the pinecones.  What do you think...do they look like pine cones to you?  In the sketch is says to add a variety of material to add interest and texture so I cut the tag out of burlap and the scalloped element out of felt.  I like how some of the leaves were overturned exposing the backside of the leaf in the photo.  So I cut the sprigs out of two shades of green and glued them together then I flipped some of the leaves over and glued down them down so the lighter side showed.  I colored the berries on the sprigs with a white gel pen.  A craft tag (cut using the QK special edition kit) and bow finishes the card.  I really struggled to stop here and keep things simple.  I really wanted to add some sequins or rainstones.

Supplies listed and linked below:

PTI Everyday Classics (2009 Anniversary Edition

PTI Bells and Boughs Stamp Set

PTI Tag Sale #10 Die

PTI Cocoa Bean Dye Ink

WPlus9 Under the Mistletoe Dies

White Gel Pen
Thanks for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!  Please come back again!



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13 comments:

Kathy said...

A gorgeous card, I love the slim leaves and white berries. The burlap piece is so right there!

Keri said...

How clever! The flower stamp you used makes a perfect pinecone! Sweet card! :)

Vicki Finger said...

Absolutely perfect interpretation of the Challenge Image. Those flowers made the perfect pinecones!

Kathy Mc said...

Shelly, I think you stopped at a good point. Love the textures you added based on your inspiration. Awesome card!

Betty Wright said...

Fantastic! Love the textures!

Sharon said...

Love the burlap and white frame!

artful-notions said...

I love your 'pinecones'! Beautiful design with the burlap tag!

Julia Aston said...

The burlap gives great texture to your design - a beautiful inspired card!

Marcia HIll said...

Lovely, lovely card Shelly! I love the texture with the burlap and felt, and yes, your pinecones really look like pinecones!! :0)

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful card! Love the piece of burlap! Adds such nice texture! Happy hopping!

Marybeth said...

Shelly this is gorgeous and I love the texture you added to this card! Love it!

Michelle said...

Lovely texture/dimension/color..... just beautiful!!

Sunny said...

I absolutely adore this card! Well done my dear. :)