Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Blog Hop - joy

This month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink offered up inspiration pictures with non traditional colour combinations. 
I went back to this combo because it is such a fun one.  I really wanted to use my Harlequin cover plate as an impression plate so used it on a piece of Ripe Avocado card stock.  Actually, it almost has a quilted look with the debossing.  Fun, huh?
I took this piece and cut out a hexagon with QuicKutz hexagon nesting dies and a larger set with Kraft card stock for my card base.  I added some die cuts with the Alpha dies using Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush and Dark Chocolate.  Some thin cuts of foam dots were made to pop the letters up from the impressed card stock and more foam dots to adhere it to the base.
I was going to use a gemstone for the dot on the 'j' but decided to adhere a mini jingle bell instead.  Why not, right?

Supplies:
Paper: PTI Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush, Dark Chocolate
Misc: foam dots; PTI Harlequin coverplate, Alpha dies; QuicKutz hexagon nesting dies, mini jingle bell

6 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Cara great jon doing all the colour palettes, love the jingle bell.

Marybeth said...

Wow, three cards, this one is also very beautiful love the shape!

artful-notions said...

Great background with the harlequin impression

Kelly S. said...

That hexagon shape is fab! I just got the nesties and will have to make a tag like this. The jingle bell for the J is so adorable! Awesome use of the impression plate, TOO!

Jacquie Southas said...

I just might "borrow" the jingle bell on the "j" - cute card!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I LOVE the bell!!! I would never think to do that, but it's SO perfect!!