Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - December 2017

Hello friends.  Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.  Ours was a very small celebration as we were quite snowed in!  Michigan weather...what do you do?!!  We'll try again this Saturday to get everyone together!

This month's inspiration photo for the monthly blog hop is SOOO pretty:


Doesn't it make you think an elegant but rustic/country wedding??  I went in the direction of Valentine's Day and because I always tend to take things so literally, this is what I came up with:

 
I used one of the Primitive Stitched Heart Dies and lightly drew around it in pencil on a piece of white woodgrained cardstock.  I used a piece of the wreath from Birds & Blooms (yes, I actually cut a small section of the wreath...I do it with sentiments all the time, so figured why not with a piece of the wreath?!) and stamped the leaves all around the heart outline with just about every color PTI green and then filled in the flowers with Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, & Autumn Rose.  Next I laid the die back over the pencil line and die cut and then used some light pink floss to stitch the heart.  My sentiment in the middle is from the Heart Squared set.

 
I used a piece of Soft Stone cardstock for my card base, and then added a piece of striped Soft Stone DSP to the bottom of the card base to mimic the fencing in the photo.  A little strip of Pale Peony cardstock helped to bring in a little more color to the background.

Can't wait to see all the beautiful cards everyone else comes up with...this really is one of my favorite times of the month at Papertrey!  You can check it all out right HERE.

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


22 comments:

  1. Marcia, this is so pretty with that pink stitched heart! You stamped the leaves and flowers in lovely colors and it looks wonderful on the Soft Stone background.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love your primitive heart shape and the stitching...just beautiful, Marcia!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. what a gorgeous design, Marcia!!! so clever and creative!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Very pretty, Marcia! Love your colors and the flowers.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So very pretty Marcia! Love the beautiful heart wreath full of beautiful blossoms!

    ReplyDelete
  6. So smart of you to incorporate patterned paper to mimic the fence. I was thinking about that, too, but didn't quite make it. Your card is so lovely, Marcia, and the stitching is a sweet touch to the gorgeous wreath you created!

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a beautiful heart wreath! Love the rustic feel and the wood fence represented by the PP, Marcia!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love all the layered stamping around the stitched heart frame! Beautifully done!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo - the DSP makes it really elegant!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful stamping and take on the inspiration photo!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is stunning Marcia! We got 13 inches of snow on Christmas day as well! Wish I could hibernate for the winter. Your card gives me hope for spring!

    ReplyDelete
  12. what beautiful stampings to make this lovely wreath Marcia! Love the gray papers framing it!

    ReplyDelete
  13. You've done a WONDERFUL JOB on this!!!! It's GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is so beautifully stamped Marcia! What an elegant card and perfect for the hop! Snowed in sounds kinda fun ..... maybe once! We never get snow. Merry Christmas

    ReplyDelete
  15. Your stamping on textured paper is gorgeous and the stitching a perfect touch!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh my goodness! Such an awesome wreath you created with the heart die and stamped flowers! Love!

    ReplyDelete
  17. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Oh Marcia this is spectacular! Beautifully done and so exquisite!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Gorgeous heart and gorgeous stamping! We had family in abundance for 2 weeks! No time for stamping. I'm craving me time in the craft room! Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  20. How feminine and dainty, Marcia! Wishing you a happy, healthy and creative New Year!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for stopping by...your comments really do make my day!