Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Create Along With Us - September 2015

Hello friends.  Papertrey Ink has started a new challenge during release week where we are to choose a card by one of the designers and be inspired to create our own card.  Easier than it sounds when there is SO much to be inspired by!!  One of the cards that really caught my eye during this weeks release was by Melissa Phillips and a card she did using the Petite Places: Nativity.  Obviously not having that set (yet!), I had to improvise, and used the same basic layout as Melissa's but did mine in a Halloween theme.  Take a look:


I used Petite Places: Spook Manor stamp set all along the bottom of my card...for such small stamps, there sure is a LOT of detail packed into this tiny stamp set!!  Just above the this I stamped repeatedly using the "trick or treat" from the Keep it Simple: Halloween stamp set in Smoky Slate ink, and then placed a banner stamped in black over the lighter gray.  I used a piece of black dotted DSP for the top half, and added the ghosts from Haunted Borders between the DSP and trick or treat words.  I added a sheer white ribbon with an orange button and bakers twine to finish off the top half.  Here is Melissa's Christmas card:

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Isn't it beautiful?!!!  I can't wait till my order comes and I can make my own card like this!!  I just love all the detail Melissa puts into her cards!!

If you'd like to play along with this challenge, you can find all the information right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!! :0)

15 comments:

  1. Oh, great take on Melissa's card! I love how it inspired you to make a Halloween card!

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  2. What a fun card you've made using Melissa's inspiration!! The little border of ghosts is just too funny!!

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  3. What a fun card! It is so fun to see how it matches your inspiration!

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  4. This is so creative, Marcia!! That border of ghosts is so cool! I love how you tilted the sentiment banner just like that Christmas die!

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  5. Marcia,you are so smart to use the Halloween set in place of the nativity for now. Love your card and can't wait to see what you make with the new stamps. I was only going to get the nativity stamp then I placed two more orders and bought all but the boxes.

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  6. What a super cute card! Love all the different elements and how you designed the layout. Really cute!

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  7. Marcia, your Halloween card is so amazing and I do plan to case you on this one. I just love all your spooky details. Just adorable.

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  8. Love everything about this card Marcia! Perfect Halloween card...

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  9. I love your card! It's a treasure on it's own. Loved Melissa's card too, when I first saw it, so detailed. And now there's yours to CASE! Wonderful, Marcia!!!!!

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  10. The card is a perfect Halloween card! I love all the details you used to create it. The ghost border is my favorite part of the card! You did Melissa proud!!

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  11. Melissa's card is a beautiful model for your fun Halloween card, Marcia!
    Love the haunted houses and ghosts hovering above :-)

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  12. Great take on the inspiration! Cute Halloween card!

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  13. Great interpretation of Melissa's card, Marcia! Agree with you about all the inspiration this release.

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