Thursday, September 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink September 2014 Blog Hop #2

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop Challenge #2. I based this card on both a color recipe and sketch.

I started with a Soft Stone card base, onto which I layered Smokey Shadow card stock impressed with the Herringbone Impression Plate. A Doily Details die cut was embossed in Liquid Platinum to mimic the galvanized bucket. I *really* like that Liquid Platinum powder - it embosses beautifully! Year of the Flower: Poinsettia is die cut and stamped in Autumn Rose ink, the center filled with silver Stickles. Ripe Avocado leaves from Christmas Poinsettia set.  I embossed "Celebrate" from Think Big Favorites #8 onto a vellum strip. For aesthetics, I chose to mount the sentiment strip below the focal image instead of across the image as in the sketch I chose.

12 comments:

the primitive country bug said...

This is beautiful with that large poinsettia! Perfect for the inspiration sketch!

artful-notions said...

Well, I'm in awe! Must file this beauty away to visit often!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is gorgeous! Why do I not have that herringbone coverplate? I love the texture it adds to your beautiful card!

Diana K said...

So gorgeous. Every detail is just so perfect.

Kathryn A said...

I love the colours and texture!! This is a beautiful card! Yes, we must think alike, what with the poinsettia flower and the Liquid Platinum embossing powder ;)

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful - love the herringbone IP!It adds such great texture and anchors the gorgeous flower!

Greta said...

Absolutely gorgeous Christmas card, Steph!

Charlene said...

Wonderful card!!

BethieJ said...

Your card is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE that big poinsettia!!!
Have a GREAT Day!
Happy Hopping!

Gina said...

This is a beautiful holiday card. I really like the detail the herringbone IP adds. Lovely!!

Stephanie Poteet said...

Very pretty ~ I love that poinsettia!

Kim Heggins said...

This is so so beautiful. I love your stunning poinsettias.