Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink November Blog Hop

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. 

Blog Hop Inspiration

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)

35 comments:

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Marcia your card is beautiful! You've captured the colors perfectly...

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely scene for Christmas!

Sarah said...

gorgeous, what a beautifully coloured scene.x

Jenelle said...

Beautiful, Marcia! I love the scene you created and the inked background is fabulous!

lainey said...

Marcia, this is so pretty! I love how you blended the inks for the sky. Just a simple, but perfect card!

Diana K said...

Your inking is just fabulous, Marcia, and so is this CAS card. I love the Bethlehem scene in daylight.

Marybeth said...

Oh how gorgeous this is on a card! We both had the same idea with using this set .I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving, Marcia!

PatQ's Cards said...

This is relly gorgeous!

Rosemary said...

beautifully done...love it!

Marlena M. said...

Absolutely love this~

Darnell said...

This is magnificent, Marcia! What a wonderful nativity scene in these colors ~ I can just imagine the shimmer and shine IRL!! Hugs, Darnell

Kathryn A said...

This is terrific! Love your sponged background--you've incorporated the inspiration photos colours perfectly! Love the size of the card, too!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, Marcia! The PERFECT size!

Birgit said...

Oh Marcia, this is stunning! I'm so wanting / needing those Scene It dies. Thanks, my enabling friend!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Sherrie M. said...

Wow Marcia! Beautiful card...and great blending!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors and the perfect little nativity scene!

Linda said...

Beautiful Nativity scene, Marcia and again have a great Thanksgiving.

Vikki H said...

The nativity scene sends a peaceful calm out in a very busy season. Very pretty!!

Unknown said...

Perfectly crafted, this is so striking! (and thank you for always leaving me such kind words!) Merry Merry!

Karen said...

Just lovely!

artful-notions said...

Simply beautiful, Marcia! love the blingy glittered star! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Know it will be an extra special one with your adorable granddaughter!

Jacquie Southas said...

Gorgeous card, Marcia! The inked colors are perfect.

Silke Ledlow said...

So pretty...love this idea!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is so pretty Marcia! Great take on the inspiration photo.

Melissa L. said...

Beautiful, Marcia.

Brinda said...

Beautiful card Marcia! Love everything about it!

Kay Miller said...

Oh this is so pretty! I love the ink blending and the beautiful simplicity of it!

Joyce said...

Your card is so pretty. I never think to blend the PTI inks, but I will try that next time. Love the beautiful colors you have created.

Karen C. said...

Your ink blended background is perfect for this colour challenge. Beautiful, serene card design.

Jill Norwood said...

Love your beautiful Christmas scene and card! Gorgeous ink blending! :)

Joyously Noelle said...

Sweet nativity scene. I like how you made a hill.

Gina said...

Love, love!!! Wonderful take on the inspiration.

Kathy Mc said...

Great job blending inks, Marcia, and gorgeous scene. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Pam Sparks said...

I didn't get this set yet but now I see that I need it! lol TFS and beautiful job for the hop!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful card Marcia. Love the Bethlehem scene.