Its the Papertrey Ink blog hop today and this time Nichole challenged us to use a book cover as inspiration for a project. I chose to use the cover of the book Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
I am drawn to the colours and tree design on this cover and used harvest gold, chocolate brown and scarlet jewel in my card. I cased the tree panel on the book but used a Christmas tree from the 'Believe' set so I could add to my Christmas card pile. I wanted it to be a flat card for posting so I first cut and coloured the tree and then made a panel and cut out the tree shape from it with the tree die.
I then inserted the cut and coloured tree so that it fit snugly in the panel and had a kind of embossed look that I liked.
I freehand cut and stamped a little pot to ground the trunk, mounted the panel and stamped a sentiment to make the finished card.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy hopping today for all the inspiration you will find.