Good morning, Friends! Long time, eh? I'm so glad to be back sharing this month's Papertrey Ink Color Play feature with you. Here's the palette we're working with this month:
Christmas crafting is one of my absolute favorite things, but I tend to tire of the traditional red and green color scheme after a handful of cards. I wanted to find a color palette for this month that stays close enough to tradition to satisfy my seasonal whims, but gives enough of a twist that I’d stay excited about my project. The inspiration I found in this photo of vintage ornaments fit the bill perfectly!
I began by die cutting a Text Block: Christmas shape from Pure Poppy cardstock. I trimmed away all except the word "merry" and set it aside for a moment. Next, I trimmed a window from a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped it with one of the floral images from Songbirds in Fresh Snow ink. I lightly stamped the Christmas music line from Songbirds onto a white card base using Sweet Blush ink. Then, I die cut a scalloped accent from Pure Poppy cardstock using the Journal Card Borders Die and a leafy branch from Ocean Tides cardstock. I adhered the border shape, the "merry," and the leafy branch to my card base before adhering my Aqua Mist layer on top. Next, I stamped "Christmas" from Wet Paint Holiday under the "merry" die cut using Pure Poppy ink. Then, I die cut one of the larger birds from Songbirds from white cardstock and stamped it with a coordinating image using Sweet Blush and Raspberry Fizz inks. I filled in the leaves with Ocean Tides and the speckles with Aqua Mist inks. I die cut one of the more detailed birds from Pure Poppy cardstock and used the resulting flower as a layer on my bird. I mounted the bird to the card base with foam tape and added a glittered, self-adhesive pearl to the flower as a final embellishment.
Thank you so much for joining me today! I'll see you all again soon!
Stamps: Songbirds, Wet Paint Holiday - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Christmas Die, Songbirds Die Collection, Journal Card Borders Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glittered Pearl - Mark Richards