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Merry Christmas Card – Papertrey Ink October 2015 Blog Hop Challenge


pti oct 2015 red green

It’s the 25th of the month, time for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge!

The inspiration was lovely, it put me in mind of antique ornaments:

pti oct 2015 blog hop inspiration

I silver embossed greenery from the PTI With Sympathy set, then die cut a circle out of that. Added a green layer behind the red, and embossed the sentiment (from PTI set Holiday Wishes) in gray (I tried silver, but the letters blurred together). When it was all mounted onto a white base card, I added Swarovski crystals where the greenery terminated for flowers.

I also made a green and silver version of the card:

pti oct 2015 green silver

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

Supplies: Stamps – Papertrey Ink, paper – Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Brushed Silver, Real Red, Wild Wasabi, ink – VersaFine Smoky Gray, VersaMark, dies – Spellbinders, crystals – EK Success Swarovski Elements (Aurora Borealis, Moonlight), embossing powders – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, Stampin’ Up! Sterling Silver.

40 thoughts on “Merry Christmas Card – Papertrey Ink October 2015 Blog Hop Challenge

  1. Beautifully Festive! Love all the silvery embossing! Fabulous layout with great contrast 😀

  2. Love both the cards Kathy!

  3. These are both so stunning!!

  4. These are beautiful…love the embossing and they’re totally postal friendly!

  5. Beautiful cards Kathy! Great takes on the inspiration photo.

  6. Wow, what stunning and elegant Christmas cards and easy to mail! Beautiful embossing,Kathy!

  7. Beautiful! Love the silver embossing…

  8. love the silver embossing- great cards

  9. Beautiful card to receive in the mail! Love the embossing!

  10. Lovely, Kathy. Beautifully designed and executed – both!

  11. So elegant! Love the vintage feel of these stunning cards!

  12. Your silver embossing is so pretty. Lovely cards.

  13. Elegant and timeless. Classic Christmas loveliness.

  14. Your embossing is just lovely…beautiful, beautiful cards!! :0)

  15. Beautiful! Love the silver embossing and center focus for the sentiment! So pretty in both colors!

  16. Oh, these are pretty! And I especially love the green + silver – wow!!

  17. Love how you created this in both red and green. Super pretty with all the silver.

  18. Beautiful cards Kathy! The metallic embossed designs look outstanding! Happy hopping!

  19. I would of thought that I wouldn’t really have a need for many sympathy stamps but I love the way you used the greenery from the set. Its absolutely stunning.

  20. The silver embossing is perfect for festive Christmas cards!