Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop - Holiday Style






  Hello, the next 24 hours are going to be pretty busy here on the ol' blog,  and I am excited to be sharing lots of fun stuff with ya! First I have two cards that I created for the Papertrey Ink October Blog Hop. The challenge this month was to create cards using the beautiful color combos given to us as inspiration. Here is the first combo that jumped out at me:





        Here is the card I created using these colors!


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To create my card I used the PTI sets "Snowflake Medley", and the beautiful sentiment set "Happiest of Holidays".
I cut the frame out using a cutting file from Lettering Delights, and my KNK Zing.

For my second card I used this color combo:


  And here is the card I created using these colors:

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I decided to go CAS with my second card. I used the PTI sets "Happy Harlequin", and "Peaceful Pinecone.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day!!

25 comments:

Annette said...

wow beautiful cards..I love the first one...great color combo and great stitching..

Tenia Nelson said...

What beautiful cards!!

Elena said...

Such pretty cards!

Laurie said...

Both beautiful cards! I love that frame on the first one! The stitching on the second one is perfect! Love it!

artful-notions said...

You made each color challenge your own. Beautiful.

Rhonda said...

Great cards. The second one is going in my inspiration file. love it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both beautiful cards!

Cecilie said...

Both cards are gorgeous. I struggle with pink for Christmas cards but the amount you've used is absolutely perfect!

And the 2nd card is so simple yet so very elegant. It is not easy to get such a simple card right but you absolutely nailed it. It will have to go in my "my try this" folder.

pamela said...

Gorgeous cards... loving what you did with the first color combo!

Audrey said...

Both are beautiful! I love how you used the snowflake diecut as part of the focal point on the first card, and I love how you raised up one of the diamonds with foam tape on the second card... such a small detail, but it makes all the difference. :)

Laura B. said...

Such pretty cards. I love that first one so much!

nancy jane said...

I did not care for that (your second) color combo when I saw it on Nichole's blog, but you have changed my opinion. It looks perfect the way you've used it. Popping up the more vivid diamond is a great detail that bring such life to the card.

angelabranon said...

Love the softness of the first card and the simplicity of the second.

laughadaisy said...

Beautifully done with both of the combos you used. I love the contrast between the more simple card and the more 'dressy' card. Fantastic job. ;-)

Joyce said...

Both cards are really wonderful. How fun that you did two cards with two totally different color schemes.

Marybeth said...

Both are so pretty! Love the way you framed the first card. Beautiful stitching and stamping on the second card. Great work, even thought I know you had fun!

victoria h said...

great cards - love the pink and blue snowflakes.

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Veronica, these cards are fabulous! I especially love that first one.

Jacquie Southas said...

I saw the pink blue as "snowflakes" too - love what you did with yours.

Karen C. said...

Love the Happy Harlequin card - the colour scheme looks subtle, but very effective. The Snowflake card is really sweet - pink and aqua snowflakes - remind me of cotton candy!!

Ted said...

Both cards are just delightful! Love the harlequin!

Tracey C. said...

These are beautiful! I love the frame on the first one, really draws you in to that great sentiment, and I ADORE the CAS style of the second one -- a little bit of texture (I've seen 4 cards I LOVE today that use that impression plate...I MUST get it next time -- I SWORE I didn't need it -- ha ha)and just a few simple elements -- and it's awesome! TFS

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, they're both beautiful! I love all the elements of the first one and how they came together - it's just lovely. And I love how you stamped the four diamonds on the second one to include all the colours - such a great way to get a lot of detail but still keep it simple. Love them!

Lee said...

Beautiful cards. I love the simplicity of the second card...very striking!

Greta said...

Two wonderful cards!