10/25/14

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

I know I have been missing for awhile and I have a lot of catching up to do and I promise to do that soon but today is one of my favorite days of the month - the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - so let's get back into the swing of things with a crafty post, shall we?

We were challenged to use a color palette posted on Nichole's blog and create a Christmas card using those colors. This is the color theme I chose:

 
 
And this is the card I created:


I started with the Shaker Shapes: Snow Globe Die and I cut the card base. By folding the cardstock in half and offsetting the die just a little, I was able to create a top fold card that I built my snow globe on.

I then cut the rim/base of the snow globe itself from Soft Stone cardstock. Actually, I cut it 4 times. This way I was able to layer each piece on top on the next and build some dimension - and some space for the items in my snow globe to move.

A piece of transparency plastic was cut with a circle die and added to the stack right under the first of those 4 layers. The base of the globe was cut from Smokey Shadow.

Inside my snow globe I added two die cut trees (also from PTI but I can't find the name of it in the products right now). These were cut from New Leaf cardstock and inked with Fresh Snow ink along the edges.

The little Winter Penguin was die cut and stamped in black and his hat was inked up in Blueberry Sky. The sentiment (also from a set I don't know the name of at present - sorry!) was stamped on a die from the Bubble Talk set.

Finally, my sprinkles are snowflakes and dots (this die is included in the Snow Globe die set) in Blueberry Sky and something close to Hawaiian Shores, and a little iridescent glitter was added to enhance the wintery look and feel.

You can find all these products at Papertrey Ink and be sure to hop around and see what everyone else has created! Have a great weekend - and I promise, I'll be back soon!!


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16 comments:

Nancy said...

Adorable! Such a cute scene!

Leigh Penner said...

I said "awwww" when I saw your card and my daughter rushed over to see..... We both think your card is adorable!

Leigh Penner said...

I said "awwww" when I saw your card and my daughter rushed over to see..... We both think your card is adorable!

Connie MacFarlane said...

This is adorable Mary!Great take on the colour combo.

artful-notions said...

Mary, you made a very difficult Christmas color combo work perfectly with this sweet penguin scene!
Love all the shaker element within the snow globe!

Marcia HIll said...

This just makes me smile...cute, cute, cute!! :0)

Lynn Put said...

This is adorable and so fun! Fantastic shaker.

Jennifer said...

Love this card. Your penguin is adorable.

Kay said...

I love that little penguin- he's so adorable in the snow globe!

Colleen said...

This caught my eye right away! Fabulous card...amazing you worked all the colors in that you needed!

Keri said...

Such a sweet little penguin! The color combo you chose for this is perfect. SO cute! :)

BethieJ said...

Your card is DARLING!!! so CUTE!!
Happy Hopping!! :)
Have a GREAT day!!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Adorable snow globe Mary!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great use of the colors - sweet snowglobe!

Inkyfingers said...

What a wonderful card Mary - I love how you put the snow globe together. I had a good look round whilst I was here and was delighted to read your blog on the Silhouette scan mat. I'm just toying with the idea of trying one.

DIANA L. said...

Adorable