Hello friends. It's the 25th of the month, and that means it's time for the monthly blog hop over at Papertrey Ink. Nichole always finds the most beautiful pictures for inspiration for us, and this months photo was no exception.
I chose to work with the colors, and while I would have picked Enchanted Evening and Blueberry Sky for the blues in the photo, Nichole mentioned using Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores for the blues, along with Simply Chartreuse and Silver...so I followed Nichole's lead and came up with this small (4 1/4 X 4 1/4) card:
I used the Scene It: Bethlehem dies with white cs, and then blended the Tropical Teal and Hawaiian Shores on the starry section, and Simply Chartreuse on the tree section. I had always used distress inks for blending, but recently watched a Laura Bassen video where she said she still loves using PTI inks to blend with because they blend like butter. She was right! I loved blending the 2 blues together...it was practically effortless!! Next I embossed in black part of the manger scene from Petite Places: Nativity and then added Perfect Pearls over the whole top. I tried so hard to get a photo where you could see the glimmer of the pearlescent shine on the card, but no luck...IRL though, it really does shimmer! I added a circle of silver glitter card stock behind the scene so the cut out stars would show through, and then added it to my white card panel with the simple sentiment from the Petite Places: Nativity stamp set. I added a layer of white fun foam behind this layer and attached to a white card base. CAS and a sweet little card to add to my Christmas stash! :0)
If you'd like to check out all the inspiration gleaned from the above photo, you can check it all out right HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!! :0)