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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

November PTI Blog Hop!

Hey friends!!  Wow... time for another PTI blog hop!! That means that November is almost over and Christmas will soon be here... YIKES!!   Nichole gave us a beautiful inspiration photo to work with for this hop.  I had to do a bit of "outside the box" thinking for this one.  I don't own many PTI Christmas stamps and the ones that I do are all rather old and not well suited for the current challenge.  I had thought about using the Twig Wreath set, but when I started to figure out a design the other day it just wasn't working.  Then I had a stroke of inspiration last night... use my never been used Brushed Off stamp set!  So, this morning I got out Brushed Off and came up with this little card.  I used the second generation stamping technique to create my ornaments.  I stamped the smaller circle image and then turned the stamp around and then stamped again.  I like that the second stamping is very light and just gives the hint of a round ornament.  After all the ornaments were stamped I then overstamped them with VersaMark watermark ink, applied Judikins Iridescent Sparkle embossing powder.   To finish things off I added the ornament strings and the bows using DMC silver metallic and little silver sequins.  The sentiment is from the PTI set Winterberry.  I am so very pleased with how this turned out and may just have to make a few more in different color schemes to send out this year!   I also going to add this to the new to me challenge Can You Case It.  This week it is a sketch challenge and I think this card fits the sketch fairly well.  Adding this to the new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge of anything goes.



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39 comments:

Marlena M. said...

GENIUS stroke of inspiration Rosemary! I LOVE this look~

Rema said...

Awesome card Rosemary!

Julia Aston said...

Love those brushed off ornaments - so pretty hanging on their strings!

Marybeth said...

Wow this is stunning the way the ornaments turned out, great choice, Rosemary! Happy Thanksgiving!

Diana K said...

Creative genius! Love love love this.

lainey said...

OMG, I love this! What a clever way to use the Brushed Off stamps. So simple but so elegant looking!

Jenelle said...

So cool! I love the way you stamped the ornaments!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think using your NBUS set was inspired, Rosemary! You've made a very cool, very modern card!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, Darnell

Manuela said...

very pretty card!

Marcia HIll said...

TOTALLY in love with this card Rosemary!! It is pure CAS perfection!! Don't you just love it when inspiration strikes and it comes out so well? You definitely aced this challenge!! :0)

Sherrie M. said...

Simply brilliant Rosemary!! That is an amazing idea to use Brushed Off for ornaments. Love it!

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Fantastic graphic design for your ornaments! I made some brushed off ornament cards this season and really like that effect!

Karen said...

Brilliant idea and fabulous card!

Birgit said...

Genius!! What a fabulous idea using the brushed off stamps!! I hope you don't mind me pinning this for future reference. This is so clever and I love the results!!

Silke Ledlow said...

I think you rocked the challenge with the Brushed Off Set...very cool card!

Jacquie Southas said...

I think it was a genius idea to use this circle image and create ornaments!

Melissa L. said...

Beautiful and very clever design, Rosemary!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful! Great use of the brushed off stamp and a fabulous take on the inspiration photo.

Debbie said...

What a wonderful use of the Brushed Off stamps. Love your card!

Linda said...

So creative Rosemary. Very pretty.

Kay Miller said...

What a fun and creative way to make the ornaments! Love this!

Karren said...

This is genius! And oh so beautiful!

Eva Bussom said...

This is fantastic! I love the texture you've added in the ornaments! Perfection! Thanks for joining CYCI :) Eva

Lisa said...

Look at you clever girl, this is FABULOUS!! Have a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Susangail Powell said...

This is beautiful!!

Greta said...

Oh wow--I'd say you "won" the hop, my friend! So creative & beautiful--just love it!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

ooohhh! So pretty!!

Deanne :)

Cris G said...

Fantastic effect in a CAS card! LOVE your take on the inspiration picture.

Petra Swart said...

WOW, your ornaments look fantastic, Rosemary!!! What a beautiful card!!!!
Have a great day!!!!

Carol Didier said...

Beautiful! What a great design.

Kelly S. said...

Clever, sophisticated, chic...so amazing!

Karen C. said...

Awesome stamping to create the Christmas baubles. They look like they've been dusted with snow!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love it!!!

walchowDesign said...

My jaw dropped when I saw how you made this card, Rosemary! Such a creative idea and simply love it!

Wynne Grob said...

Simple Stunning! ~ Thank you for joining us this week at CYCI ~ Wynne

Lisa Lara said...

Oh sooooooooooooooo cool Rosi.

Mimi said...

Such a great little card! It caught my eye in the ocean of entries on Simon Says. :)

Deepti said...

One of a kind, one genius of a design... This rocks!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Rosemary! It's so elegant and pretty.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx