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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop Challenge

 
Welcome to the October PTI Blog Hop!  I whipped together a quick card today for the hop that I wanted to share with you!  The theme was to choose a non-traditional color combo to make a Christmas card with.  I figured that if the colors were going to be non-traditional than I was also going to make the stamps non-traditional too!
 
 
Being from Kansas, I have always had a love for Sunflowers! Oh, how I LOVE to see them blooming in the fields and in the ditches.  Some people say they are weeds, but all I see is beauty!  So for this card, I decided to take a different approach with my Simle Sunflower stamps and this is what came to be!  I started with the Stitched Mats: Rectangle die from Lil' Inker Designs to make my image mat.  Then I stamped away with the colors that I chose to work with.  I really like how it turned out (I just wish I could photograph the gray cardstock a little better).  I used the Simple Stripes impression plate, which I love, on the Smokey Shadow card base.   
 

 
Thanks for stopping by today! I can't wait to check out the other projects in the hop!

14 comments:

  1. I love how you used a non-traditional color scheme, and non-traditional stamp set, yet still made a beautiful holiday card. Nicely done! :)

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  2. Awesome Jen! Love your take on the challenge!

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  3. Jen this is so pretty! I love the impression in the background! And that amazing sentiment! Great job with these colors!

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  4. Great look for the sunflowers! I love the dotted sentiment panel. It's a sweet accent to the main panel.

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  5. Jen this is just so elegant! I love the sentiment you chose to use … beautiful! The sunflowers are a favorite of mine and the new Lil Inkers die is perfect for this gorgeous card.

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  6. Jen this is a fantastic card, love this colour scheme.

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  7. Love that you went non traditional for the flowers! It is perfect! Love the stitched rectangles soo much!

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  8. this is a very beautiful card. Love the layout. The striped impression is perfect.

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  9. really pretty!! love the flowers in these colors!

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  10. Sunflowers as weeds?! That's crazy. ;)

    I have used these stamps for so many non-sunflower projects, and I love how perfect they are!

    They look incredible in that cool tone, and the whole card looks so beautiful!

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  11. Wow--non-traditional colors & flowers for a wonderful holiday card!

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  12. What a wonderful card! I adore the simplicity and elegance of it.

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  13. Love it! Great color choices and sunflowers are my favorite flower:). Thanks for sharing!

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