Tuesday, October 25, 2016

October Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Hello!

Today I have my card for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop. The inspiration photo for this month's hop is down below my card, I really liked the background with the bright orangey leaves and terracotta berries so I decided to make a wreath for the leaves and berries, my wreath for all seasons stamp was a little smaller than what I wanted so I free handed my wreath and stitched it with embroidery floss (and then ended up covering up most of my sewing work with the leaves on top. sigh.)

so here's my card:


Here's a closer picture of the wreath:


and here is the inspiration photo:

I started out by stamping my background, Background Basics: Farm & Barn in a light gray ink and my sentiment, from Think Big Favorites #4 in Pinefeather ink on a panel of Soft Stone cardstock and then adhering that to a rustic cream card base. I die cut my tag out of Rustic Cream card stock and decided I didn't want the tag end of my scalloped square so I flipped the die around and cut the top off with the bottom of the die (you can see where I did this because it cut a double stitch line) I inked up the edges of the tag with Antique Linen Distress Ink with an ink blending tool. I sketched out my wreath and then stamped my leaves, in Bright Buttercup ink, with the bottom edge rolled in Summer Sunrise ink, and my berries, stamped in Canyon Clay Ink around the wreath. I pierced holes for my stitching around my wreath and then erased my pencil lines (which turned my sewing into a fun guessing game trying to figure out how I intended for all of my pierced holes to stitch together without the pencil guide lines!) I stamped my other leaves on some Rustic Cream cardstock in Summer Sunrise ink, with the bottom of the leaves rolled in Orange Zest ink and then fussy cut them out. I adhered the leaves to the wreath with glue dots and added the tag to the card with foam tape. I finished everything off with some enamel dots and a twine bow on the wreath!

Emma did not want to go to sleep last night. I didn't get her down and asleep in her bed until after 10 and then I finally got to start this card so I'm pretty sleepy zZzZzZ

Have a great day and enjoy the blog hop!

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23 comments

  1. Becky this is a stunning wreath layered with beautifully stamped fall leaves! Gorgeous card! Looks like you work well late at night :)

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  2. OK, dropped jaw! Gorgeous, gorgeous wreath! Love it's fiery glow!!!

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  3. Beautiful card and I love that you sewed your own wreath!

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  4. I can still see your stitching and your card is just stunning! Absolutely love your beautiful leaves...they are so warm and colorful! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

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  5. Becky this is a beautiful wreath, the colors are perfect and I love your 'berries'!

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  6. How clever of you to create your own wreath by stitching it! Gorgeous card!

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  7. Wow! Love the texture of the stitched wreath. So pretty!

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  8. A wonderful use of embroidery. I love your great

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  9. Gorgeous colors on that wreath. So pretty.

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  10. Love your wreath, it is so beautiful!

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  11. This is so pretty! Love the colors. A really special fall card.

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  12. This is beautiful! I love your wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

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  13. Beautiful card. Very creative with the stitching. Great color combination.

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  14. Gorgeous! Love your stitched wreath! What a great idea!

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  15. What a beautiful card! So many gorgeous layers! Good for you taking the time to stitch the wreath!

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  16. Gorgeous! Love how you incorporated the enamel dots to represent berries!

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  17. I kept reading your blog looking for the wreath set and then saw the stitching! Wow! your wreath and the pretty leaves is stunning!

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  18. Gorgeous wreath! I love the leaf layers and stitched branches - beautiful card!

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  19. Becky, this is simply beautiful.
    Fabulous take on the inspiration photo.

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  20. Stunning card - somehow I missed seeing your blog yesterday. I love the stitched wreath and the lovely fall colors!

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  21. Without a doubt, in my mind, this is the prettiest card on the hop. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful choices.

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  22. Wow wonderful card! The hand stitching adds such a special touch.

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