Saturday, October 24, 2015

OCT. 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


 Papertrey's October challenge has this inspiration photo for us. Well, it's Christmas, obviously ;)

Blog hop inspiration

So I went with the red and green colours, Casing Dawn's beautiful card for my design. (See below)
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And here's what I ended up with. I used Distress Inks, spritzed with water, for a watercoloured look. I'm not-so-patiently waiting for my Spruce & Sprigs stamp set to arrive, but tried for a similar look using Holly and Mistletoe stamps and dies. The greeting, from O Holy Night, is heat embossed in gold.

I love a touch of gold on a Christmas card! Here's a close-up of the flower centers. I used a gold pen to make the dots, as well as for the "dashes" on the holly leaves.

24 comments:

  1. Drop-dead gorgeous card, Kathryn! Agree about the touch of gold really adding glamour to cards. I'm working on my card idea right now for tomorrow's hop...but needed a mental break. 😀

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  2. Lovely, Kathryn. :) Beautiful CASE of Dawn's card. :)

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  3. This is just beautiful, Kathryn! :)

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  4. So artistic and lovely, Kathryn. A gorgeous card done in beautiful colours. I am also waiting impatiently for Spruce & Sprigs to arrive - and Painted Poinsettia too. I wanted to buy O Holy Night so badly, but I didn't think I could deal with "Savior". Hugs.

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  5. Oh my gosh this is beautiful Kathryn! Love the way your poinsettias turned out, just gorgeous!

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  6. Simply gorgeous, Kathryn! Love the Poinsettias on the white card panel The gold embossing is a perfect tough too.

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  7. Pretty, pretty poinsettias! And I love the little touches of gold.

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  8. WOW...love your card Kathryn! Your poinsettia's and all the leaves behind them are just gorgeous...well done!! :0)

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  9. Everything about this card is absolutely beautiful! Love it!

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  10. Well you certainly did a lovely CASE of Dawn's card. I just love your touches of gold!

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  11. Oh, Kathryn! This is so very pretty!!

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  12. The pops of gold are perfect. You really brought the poinsettias to life.

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  13. Love the pops of gold you added to your beautiful card!!!

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  14. Gorgeous poinsettias, love the look you achieved! Oh I call this time, after placing the order, and before they arrive.....'let the stalking of the post man commence' time lol Thankfully you have today's Make It Monday to distract you! :)

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