Thursday, October 25, 2012

October Papertrey Blog Hop - Celebrate the Season

This month's blog hop at Papertrey Ink offered up inspiration pictures with non traditional colour combinations.  I love these colours together:
Unusual card sizes are always fun so I took a slim envelope  (6.5" x 3.5") and then made a Soft Stone card base of 3.25" x 6.25".  I made a Lovely Layers embellishment with Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides and Aqua Mist layers and then impressed them with the Herringbone impression plate that I smeared with lots of  Versamark ink to make the debossing show up more.  This is a great trick and works really well.  You can even heat emboss with clear embossing powder after if you like.
 Here's a close up of the dry embossing:
I used lots of foam dots to add dimension and popped up the layers, adding a little diamond bling.  Finally, I stamped the sentiment (selectively inked) with Fresh! inks Slate and Steel Blue.
  I stamped the Herringbone background stamp and another sentiment onto the envelope for some coordination.
Supplies:
Paper: PTI Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist
Stamps: PTI Think Big
Ink: Fresh! Steel Blue, Slate; Versamark
Misc: foam dots, diamond rhinestone, PTI Herringbone impression plate

11 comments:

Karen said...

This color combination is my favorite and I just love the simplicity and elegance of your card. Beaautiful

Rhonda said...

This card size is perfect for your design. Nicely done.

Tracey McNeely said...

cara the lovely layers is perfect!

artful-notions said...

You did this stamp set proud. Wonderful results! Thanks for show and tell!

Marybeth said...

Cara, I love the flower embossed like that! Beautiful card.

Jacquie Southas said...

I've resisted the Lovely Layers, but then I see this - I love the embossing!

Tracey C. said...

You've brought this to a whole new level!! I love that you embossed the die cuts -- and that each layer goes a different way...gorgeous!

victoria h said...

Beautiful card.

June K said...

Beautiful!!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This totally looks like something you'd find in a boutique. Embossing the layers is the perfect touch (yep, pretty sure I am needing that one), and I love the size!!

Cassi said...

gorgeous card, love your use of the herringbone impression plate!