Saturday, November 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink November 2017 Blog Hop

Hello friends.  It's the 25th and that means it's time for Papertrey Ink's monthly blog hop challenge!  Nichole gave us a beautiful inspiration photo this month - take a look:


There are so many gorgeous elements in this photo, and yet it still looks so CAS to me, so that is the direction I took on my card.

 
I started with an ivory card base and panel to start the CAS look, and then added a small strip of Canyon Clay plaid DSP and a small strip of kraft to the bottom of my panel.  At this point I used the Counting My Blessings die set and used the "blessed" die to die cut over the added strips and then inlaid them.  To bring in the gold that was used on the inspiration photo's centerpiece, I embossed the fern from Holiday Greens and then die cut it and added it to my card front along with a pumpkin that was die cut using more of the Canyon Clay DSP and Ripe Avocado DSP.

 
You can see the gold of the embossed fern a little better in this close up and also the Honey Gold Nuvo Glitter Drops I added as a finishing touch.  I kept wanting to add more to this card as it seemed so plain, but yet I didn't want to detract from the beauty of the few simple items I had added to this card like the inlaid die cut sentiment and the gold embossed fern.  I had to keep telling myself that CAS is CLEAN AND SIMPLE!  :0)

It is always so much fun to blog hop and see how everyone else interpreted the inspiration photo, so that's what I am off to do!  You can check it all out and play along too right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


26 comments:

  1. Cute card, Marcia! Love the gold embossed greenery and your pumpkin.

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  2. I love this Marcia and thanks for the second photo so I can see the gold embossing! Cute stitched pumpkin and the inlaid sentiment gives it a different look.

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  3. So pretty, Marcia! I love the way you used gold embossing on the greenery. You've inspired me to try it, too! ♡

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  4. Love your inlaid sentiment over the 3 colors Marcia - and I'm glad you showed the greenery up close so we could see the gold! A beautiful CAS design!

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  5. Lovely, Marcia. Love the inlaid sentiment.

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  6. Pretty card, Marcia!! Love the touch of green behind the sweet pumpkin!

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  7. Finally have some time to Blog Hop as my kids/grandkids all left. Cute take on the inspiration photo, Marcia!

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  8. From your polka dotted pumpkin to the gold embossed fern, I love it all Marcia! The inlaid sentiment looks fabulous. What a sweet homespun take on the inspiration photo!

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  9. Wonderful card design Marcia...I pulled out those dies too!! We are certainly on the save wave length these days! But I decided to go with the leaf from Enclosed Leaf! Glad you had a happy day cuddling with your baby!!
    Heart Hugs, Col

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  10. Counting My Blessings is my fave die and I love how you used it here Marcia!

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  11. Love your clever impressed image of blessed, Marcia! Your cards are always a delight to behold! Blessings

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  12. This is gorgeous and I so love the spotty pumpkin <3

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  13. Wow, Marica, love your card! You captured the elements in the photo beautifully! The inlaid sentiment makes a great focal point.

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  14. Fantasitc! Love the way you did the sentiment!

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  15. lovely CAS take on the inspiration photo!! love that sweet little pumpkin!!

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  16. This is wonderful, Marcia. Great way to use patterned papers. You did such a great job of keeping it CAS, and I really love the inlaid die cut.

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  17. Fabulous take on the inspiration pic, Marcia. Your CAS design, plaid border panel, polkie pumpkin, inlaid BLESSED and those gold droplets all create perfection!

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  18. Such a pretty use of the die and I love the leafy green behind the pumpkin.

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  19. I feel so blessed with your CAS card, Marcia. Clever design using the Kraft strip with plaid and then inlaid die-cut. A cute polka dot pumpkin and gold embossed fern tied it altogether beautifully.

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  20. Love the inlaid word & gold fern--wonderful card, Marcia!

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  21. Beautiful card Marcia! Love the fun pumpkin and the way you featured the sentiment! Quite unique and clever!

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  22. The gold was the perfect touch to your beautiful card!

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  23. Love that we both used the Canyon Clay plaid dp, and created opposite ends of the spectrum styles. Yours is cas perfection with the simple yet elegant elements. Gorgeous inlaid sentiment. Always love seeing what Miss Marcia designs. Oh, and I think I need the honey gold Nuvo, GORGEOUS!!! ~xxoo

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  24. I love the inlaid die cut Marcia... This is such a terrific card!

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