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:

Audrey said...

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

Lynn said...

Awesome Jen! Love your take on the challenge!

Laurie said...

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

Karen C. said...

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

Marybeth said...

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.

Tracey McNeely said...

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

Amy Kolling said...

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

Heather P. said...

This is SO pretty!

carol (krillsister) said...

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

Kara said...

really pretty!! love the flowers in these colors!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

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!

Greta said...

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

Christa said...

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

Debbie K. said...

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

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