Saturday, September 25, 2010

Papertrey September Blog Hop Challenge





I'm entering my first Papertrey Ink blog hop challenge! I just love this wreath from the "Wreath for All Seasons" stamp set, and it inspired me to make a door card for my brother and his family, who just bought a new house. This card fits in a regular business sized envelope.

The challenge is to use a tip you learned from another crafter. I used a technique I picked up from Nichole Heady's blog for my wreath. I stamped it once in Terracotta ink, and then rotated the stamp 45 degrees and stamped again, giving it a faded look for the second stamping.



Recipe:
(all materials Papertrey Ink)

9 1/4" x 8" Kraft cardstock, scored at 4"
9" x 3 3/4" Terracotta Tile cardstock
8 3/4" x 3 1/2" Fine Linen cardstock, scored with my Scor-Pal to look like a door

"Wreath for All Seasons" stamp set
Dark Chocolate, Terracotta and Chai Ink
Rustic Jute Button Twine
Vintage Button

46 comments:

Kelly in Canada said...

very pretty.

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Very cool, I just love that wreath!

Amber said...

Very nice!!!

Debby said...

Great card. Love the fab way you've put the door together. The button door handle is so cute.

Dani said...

Beautiful!!

Aimes said...

What an AWESOME idea! If only my front door looked that fabulous! LOL!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Leah said...

Oh my! This is AWESEOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am soooooo in love with that stamp but this design/idea is brilliant!!!!!

Harvest Moon Papiere said...

This is a beautiful design that's simple and elegant :) I just loved her examples using the wreath that made me add that set to my wish list...you just reinforced my need for it! :)

-Roxanne

Rhonda said...

What a great welcome home card!

Sue Ann said...

Of course the wreath is fantastic but what hit me over the head was your scoring to make this the perfect door and the button for the knob ....... fantastic card!!!

Kay said...

OMG- I love how you turned this into a "door"! Awesome!

Allison said...

That is a super cool idea and so CASEable! Great job!

Cathy Weber said...

Your wreath looks just like a real one hanging on a door. Great job making it look so realistic.

Debra said...

Oh goodness, this is lovely! What a creative, fun card!

just2ducky said...

So beautiful! Come by my place and pick up your award. :)

Kerry Crockett said...

Such a great concept and a beautiful card!

sugacatz said...

I love how oyu made the door. Lx

Kelly S. said...

EEK this is so great! The scoring is perfect and I love the button door knob!! Fabulous colors, tooooo!

Stephanie said...

Just awesome! I had to add this to my bookmark folder called "Projects I want to do!" LOL Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

So pretty! What a fun card!

Marge said...

Oh, the last 2 are this wreath set that I won on Day 1, but haven't received yet -- your door idea is FABULOUS -- very creative -- and I may have to CASE it (when I have my set)!!!

peggysue said...

Nice depth, lovely card!

Ravengirl said...

So clever, love the door! The embossed squares are perfect panel accents!

Cristina said...

This is so clever! I wish I had thought of it first. Great card!

Karen said...

Love the door you made for this; what a pretty card!

karahoward said...

Love your door!! (actually, two exclamation points aren't enough to tell you how much I love it)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kristii said...

Beautiful!!!! I just love the embossing too!!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!!

Jen Carter said...

Such a super cute idea! Fun, fun, fun!

Ginny said...

Just beautiful, I love the two toned look of the ink and your color choices are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiration!

Cassie_lu said...

cute door card and love the hanging you used with the wreath.

Kara said...

so pretty...i love this card!

Nerina said...

Oh my gracious me! This is absolutely STUNNING - so beautiful and creative and so subtle with the scoring!

Kalyber said...

love this. The details are awesome.

Laura Isham said...

completely in love with this card! what a great idea. it must have taken some time to get all of the score lines figured out. well worth the effort. its beautiful

Babies- Beth said...

Oh gosh, that door is so perfect! It looks like, well, it looks just like a door! I love it!

Amy said...

Beautiful card.....your door is perfect!!! I can't wait to get my wreath all inky after this blog hoppin'!

Sue Lelli said...

FAB wreath technique and LOVE the scoring for the door panels!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful card!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Great idea, and beautifully executed! I love this stamp set too but held off buying it until I figure out what to do for Christmas cards.

Victoria said...

Lovely card, perfect for a new home congrats! Thanks for the inspiration!

Christina said...

This is so incredibly clever! Love the twine and the button doorknob. Beautiful job!

Cammie said...

What a cute card and perfect for new home congratulations. So glad you joined the hop.

Ulysses' mama said...

What a truly cute and unique idea! Love the door and the wreath technique.

Adele Fowler said...

what a great idea!! :)

Shanna said...

I'm impressed! So clever!!!

Kerry--Momma K said...

I love this card. You did an awesome job.
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