Saturday, August 25, 2012

August 2012 Blog Hop - Papertrey Ink

Last night I made a card for the August 2012 Blog Hop over at Nichole Heady's Blog for Papertrey Ink.  You can see the blog hop post and everyone's incredible projects: HERE

Here are the inspiration photos:
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Photo credits on Nichole Heady's blog - see link above




I love all these textiles! Autumn is such a beautiful season and I am always ready for the cooler temperatures and the sweaters, scarfs, tweeds and woolens that come with it. I decided to go with a fairly clean and simple card this time especially when my order arrived from Papertrey this afternoon with my new herringbone background set and impression plate to play with.


Here is my card:
First I used the new herringbone impression plate to emboss my smokey shadow cardstock. 

Then I used rustic cream cardstock and smokey shadow ink to create my herringbone panel after creating a 1.75 inch circle mask and having it hang partway off of the piece I was background stamping. 

I then added a strip of houndstooth patterned paper cut with the pinking die and inked with some wild honey distress ink to darken it to this lovely color. 

Next I created a frame for the masked circle with a limiltess layer 1.75 inch circle die out of smokey shadow cardstock and stamped my sentiment which is from the "We Go Together" stamp set. 
To embellish the card I picked 3 buttons from my stash to pick up on the grey and gold tones of the card and create some visual triangles as well as try to follow the rules of three. 

I love the sentiment on this card as I could use it for a variety of things....I left the inside blank - see picture below....but could even add a birthday sentiment and give it to my brother for his upcoming day...I love the masculine feel of this card!

Thanks for taking a look at my card!  I would love to know what you think of it!  I cannot wait to hop around and see what everyone creates today!  Happy crafting and hopping!

: )   Jill

26 comments:

  1. Jill this is awesome, great stamping!

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  2. I love the masculine feel as well.

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  3. Isn't this just the greatest card! I love how you combined the herringbone stamp and the IP together! I love that tiny strip of houndstooth paper with this too...great card and congrats on your WM win this week!

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  4. What a great use of all that texture! Your herringbone stamping is awesome & love the way created our focal point!

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  5. Such a NICE card, Jill!!! Love the stamping paired up with the impression plate! Such a pretty, clean look!!

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  6. Oh, this is wonderful, Jill! I love the texture of the herringbone IP and stamp (I was really hoping to get my set in time for the blog hop, but it didn't work out!) I also love the placement of the sentiment and the buttons! Perfect!

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  7. Love what you did with the herringbone and houndstooth textures! Love the buttons too!

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  8. Terrific card Jill! Love the pairing of the IP & stamp & your color palette is fabulous.

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  9. Beautiful card. Love the herringbone and houndstooth.

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  10. Love your card Jill! I have to buy the herringbone impression plate and background stamp. Love how you used them here!

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  11. Beyond Awesome! I have to pin this one!!

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  12. I love this card. It is so fun to see the herringbone IP and Stamp used together like that.

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  13. Jill, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! The design and colors are fabulous! Beautifully done!

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  14. Well designed, Jill! I love the detail on the bottom where you cut diagonals along the herringbone pattern.

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  15. Oh that herringbone background stamp <33 Love this!

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  16. Fantastic take on the challenge! Love the design, patterns, and colors!

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  17. Oh the detail on the lower right is awesome! A fabulously composed card!

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  18. Fantastic card. Love how you combined the herringbone stamping with the herringbone impression plate. Great colors too!

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  19. Wonderful card! Love the design of it and the different patterns.

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  20. Beautiful card!!! Love the herringbone!

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  21. Wonderful card! I love what you did on the inside too! I struggle with what to do on some of my darker card stock and this gives me some new ideas! Thanks!

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  22. Lovely card. Love the herringbone.-
    Irma

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  23. Lovely card. Love the herringbone.-
    Irma

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  24. Neat card Jill. Love the pretty images and colors you used. Great take on the photos.

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  25. Wonderful masculine card, Jill! The herringbone pattern is one of my faves for a man's card.

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: ) Jill