Sunday, 25 November 2012

Papertrey Ink Christmas Card

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Hello everyone,

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.

Hugs
Carol x






20 comments:

  1. Hi Carole...love the technique you haves used on your card...great design and love your colour combinations

    Anne

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  2. Carol your card is brilliant! I am in love with that tree and how you embedded it!

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  3. This is GORGEOUS! Fab die cutting...love how you cut through the multicolored cardstock pieces. The little white showing around the tree highlights your coloring perfectly!

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  4. Love the idea of using the negative space with stamps.

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  5. Rich, gorgeous colors! That stamp set is one of my fav's!

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  6. This is so striking and gorgeous. I love the colors you chose, and it was fun to see how you built the card.

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  7. Beautiful card. Love those gorgeous colours...so rich and warm.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the technique for your card. I love the result, will have to try it myself! Pat K.

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  9. What a beautiful card! Love that technique and the color combo.

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  10. You have achieved fabulous dimension for a "flat" card - it really is lovely!

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  11. Very unique and a perfect take on your cover art inspiration, Carol! Thank you for sharing that great creative process you used to get to the finished beautiful piece!!

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  12. Wow Carol! This card is gorgeous ,elegant and so creatively put together. Love the way you made this one and the sentiment is centered perfectly!

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  13. Beautiful card. Love the technique you used.
    The panel is georgeous.
    Love the little basket to fround the tree. perfect!

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  14. Beautiful inspiration and interpretation Carol~

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  15. Love how you die cut the tree out of multi-panels ... great effect and a beautiful holiday card!

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  16. This is sooo BEAUTIFUL Carol! Love your wonderful colors - so perfect for a holiday card - and what a great idea to use bookcovers as inspiration. Will have to try that! (wish pti wasn't so expensive to ship here...)
    Hugs, Karin

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  17. Wow, this card is phenomenal! I'd like to try out the technique you have shown ~ it is just lovely.

    Thank you for your thoughtful comment on my blog. I appreciate it. ~ Stacy

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  18. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love the colors you used.

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Thanks,
Carol x

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