Wednesday, November 25, 2015

PTI November blog hop

I know the inspiration picture for this months blog hop at Papertrey Ink is just crying out to be made into a Christmas card, but I decided to go a different route.
Blog Hop Inspiration
It's lovely isn't it. I wish my mantle looked like this at Christmas. I decided to use the new Confetti toss stamp set to replicate the bauble swag. I stamped the outline shapes and then coloured them with distress markers. This isn't a decision I'd make next time as the glossy accents caused a few of them to puddle, but (glass half full approach) I quite like the irregularity. Definitely not baubles though.
So instead I turned it into a get well card for my Father-in-law with a bit of silver tape (stolen from my husband's supplies in the basement - maybe air duct tape?) stuck on white card and embossed with Darice's diamond plate embossing folder.

15 comments:

  1. You created a lovely swag with the added gloss of the glossy accents - very pretty!

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  2. What an awesome card for your father-in-law! The glossy accents added a fun touch!

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  3. I really like the confetti like stamp. I think I have to get this one some day. :-)

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  4. I agree these colors are beautiful for any card! This one is sure to cheer someone up fast! Love it!

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  5. You are definitely a glass-half-full person, Sarah, but I do think your design would have been stunning as a holiday card, too ~ without the duct tape, of course! I think your bubbles are awesome and with the duct tape, you've made a fantastic man card which your FIL will love! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. I love the movement, texture and shine on your card~it caught my eye in the gallery!

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  7. Love the masculine take on this card! I'm sure it will bring a smile to your father in-laws face. Hope he is feeling well soon.

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  8. I like the irregular motion of your pretty swag! Great get well card~

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  9. I know your FIL will love this beauty! I like the added GA, gives it such personality. And the duct tape on bottom is wonderful! Blessings, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  10. I was tempted to use this confetti stamp too - love the irregular line of baubles!

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  11. Really cool take on the inspiration photo. And the duct tape!? Wow SUPER cool!

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  12. I really love your take on the inspiration photo. This is fab!!!! And I hope your FIL is feeling better soon, too.

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