Thursday, November 17, 2016

Papertrey Ink's November 2016 Create Along With Us

It's time for the Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us Challenge for November 2016. The idea is that we are inspired by one of the projects from the Design Team during release week.  I had a hard time deciding which direction I wanted to head this month. The projects from Nichole and the whole team are always inspiring but I loved the projects that incorporated a tag into the cards done by Betsy and Melissa.

I started by die cutting the Tag Sale #4 Die from Coaster Board and Hawaiian Shores Cardstock.  I glued the Hawaiian Shores layer to the coaster board layer using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Next I cut the 2nd largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle from Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper.  This die just happens to be the exact size for the tag die. After treating the circle with my powder tool, I stamped the Papertrey Ink Splits - 'Tis the Season onto the circle and heat set it with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  This is still my go to powder for most things.  I love that its a really warm gold. I just used an acrylic block to do my stamping.

I had originally planned to watercolor this part of the "ornament" but I ended up using my Copic Markers doing some very basic coloring.  I used two colors on the candles but one color for the greenery (G17) and another for the holly berries (R29).  The candles were colored using BG01 and BG05. Once the coloring was complete on my circle, I misted it with some shimmer spritz and let it dry.

Several months ago I got a paper pad from Hobby Lobby called Be Bold, Be Bright and it has all these gorgeous foiled prints in it.  I really only use these papers as backgrounds from time to time and I have hardly used any at all, but when I want something really special looking, I love to pull them out.  I die cut a piece with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die and mounted that to a Top Folding Card Base made from Stamper's Select White.  I pulled the banner greeting from the Botanical Blocks IV set and stamped it onto the banner from Tag Sale: Quilted Die cut from the same watercolor paper.

This was another super fast card to put together but still allowed for a little bit of a handmade touch and would be easy to do multiples of.

Thank you so much for stopping by to look at my project today.  It always means a lot when you take time to leave kind and encouraging comments.


  1. This turned out absolutely BEAUTIFUL Vicki! I never thought I would use that Splits set much and so I didn't order it, but I'm really thinking I missed the boat after seeing your lovely, lovely card! Excuse me while I go add that to my cart!! :0)

  2. No, excuse me, Vicki, while I pick my jaw off the floor! Stunning! Colours and design are absolutely gorgeous.

  3. Oh Vicki, simply stunning! Beautiful from the gold foil paper to the gorgeous gold emboss. Love it!

  4. This is just stunning Vicki! Hawaiian shores is one of my favorite colors and gold paired with it makes it looks soo elegant! I wish I would have ordered the splits set as it fits perfectly on that tag and looks like it would make a quick card easily.

  5. fabulous Christmas card- love the colours

  6. Wow, Vicki, LOVE your card with the beautiful shine! Your design is simply stunning.

  7. Such a beautiful card and photo Vicki! Beautiful colors and patterned paper too! Love the scattered bells in your photo!


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