Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 2016 Create Along With Us

Hello friends.  On Saturday when Papertrey Ink showed us the first day of reveals, I knew it was kind of early to be picking a card to CASE for the Create Along With Us challenge, but fell totally head over heals in love with Dawn's card:

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I not only fell in love with the Aqua Mist card base (I always use white!!), but also how she used her MISTI to do all the color blending on each of the greenery pieces.  I don't know why that had never sunk into me before, but it was like a lightbulb moment for me!  I got out Dawn's set from last year (Spruce & Sprigs) and spent quite a bit of the afternoon experimenting with different colors of ink and blending them together using my MISTI and a TH blending tool.  I probably have enough pieces to make 5 or 6 cards, but by then only had time to make one, and I absolutely love how it turned out!

 
I used a bunch of different colors:  Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy & Scarlet Jewel.  My sentiment is from an older PTI set Christmas Blessings, and I also added some Rainstones and a piece of twine to finish it off.  I tried to take a closer up photo so you could see the different colors blended, but it's not real clear:


I have seen so many fabulous cards already with this release, and want to CASE them all!  Hopefully my budget cooperates this month so that I can play with all these beautiful new sets coming out...I really think I NEED them all!!  :0)

I'm guessing there's going to be a full gallery this week, as I can't imagine anyone NOT being inspired by all fabulous cards the DT has come up with for this release.  You can see it all and play along right HERE.

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


15 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Marcia! Your color blending came out great and your card is stunning! The twine adds such a nice texture to your card too. Well done, my friend!

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  2. What did we ever do without our misti? Lovely blending on each sprig and berry. The rainstones finish beautifully! And, like you, completely captivated by the new sets!

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  3. Beautiful card Marcia! Love your cluster of Spruce & Springs! So fun and festive!

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  4. Fantastic Marcia!! I love Dawn's "signature color combo" and you pulled it off beautifully!! Dawn would be so proud! : )

    Patti

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  5. Beautiful case of Dawn's card Marcia. Your blending is awesome.

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  6. Awesome card. It looks great on the Aqua Mist CS. Great job blending with the Misti. Beautiful

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  7. I love it, Marcia! Gorgeous blending and wonderful on the aqua mist! I've got this set and have been wanting some time to ink it up!

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  8. This is beautiful. I don't know why I never thought to use the Misti for ink blending either.

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  9. I love your take Marcia! Perfect holiday card!

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  10. Beautiful Marcia! I too love the aqua mist cardstock.

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  11. Very pretty Marcia and those rainstones look amazing on the card! And another good use for the Misti!

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  12. Very pretty, Marcia! Love the spruces and sprigs!

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  13. Gorgeous card, Marcia! Your Spruce and Sprigs are perfect for your CASE of Dawn's card. I don't have that stamp set, but I also loved her card the minute I saw it :-)

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