Friday, November 25, 2016

November Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

Well, you can't get much more festive than the wonderful inspiration photo for the November PTI Blog hop!
I was inspired by the green bottle brush trees with all their ornaments, the pink in the bench and the green polka dotted box.  I used the trees and sentiment and dies from Joyful Christmas and the Cake Plates dies (first time I've cracked these cake plate dies out of their packaging even though I've had them for more than a year!)
I added Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter to the trees to give the look of snowfall on the trees.  The glitter makes the trees look blurry in the photos - it must be refracting the light all over the place! IRL they are clear and very glittery!
I used an oval Nestability for the opening - and the paper is from Green Boutique.  I layered the oval die cut panel over the card base with foam dots.  The Hibiscus Burst top of the cake plate and the tree are popped up as well.
There are 3 graduated size trees in the stamp set - and I originally was going to use all three on one card -  but I decided that was going to get really busy looking! - so I made 3 cards - each one with just one tree! 
Here's the baby tree - I made the oval cut smaller .

and here's the papa tree - I just used the top of the cake plate and cut it in white card.
Three more Christmas cards for my box -  it's almost time to start sending them out now!
I'm off to check out all of the other inspired cards - you'll find the blog hop on Nicole's blog here.

Stamps:  Joyful Christmas - PTI
Paper:  White, Hibiscus Burst, DP Green Boutique - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Ocean Tides - PTI
Accessories:  Oval Nestabilities, Joyful Christmas and Cake Platter Dies - PTI, foam dots, Martha Stewart Coarse Glitter, rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive.

28 comments:

Natasha said...

How cute is this! You did a great job of recreating the look of those tiny trees!

Marybeth said...

Hi Julia! This tiny tree is absolutely gorgeous! I can just see it in a window! Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

artful-notions said...

Julia, your tree trio of cards is stunning! love that you focused on each sweet bottle brush. They are really the stars of your beautifully crafted cards!

DIANA L. said...

WOW!!! I love all of your cards and the tree is fantastic Have a blessed day
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samantha's cards said...

This is fabulous!

Rosemary said...

oh I love your sweet little sequin encrusted tree!!!

Joyce said...

This is wonderful. What a beautifully decorated tree. And, it is so interesting that our cards are so different and our stamps were the same. It's the creativity that I love so much about our hobby.

Darnell J Knauss said...

A baby and papa tree! How flipping adorable are these! I love what you've made, Julia, and well done using NBUS!! Hugs, Darnell

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful set of cards, Julia!

Donna Phelan said...

Great design, I love that background paper! Your bottle brush tree is perfectly decorated. FAB!

Michelle said...

Love this beautiful card!

Stella said...

I just love that sparkling tree; it's a gorgeous eye catcher!

Kara said...

awesome!

Redanne said...

And three wonderful card they are too, the trees are adorable! I love that Martha Stewart glitter (one of my favs) and I love your sequin baubles too! Hugs, Anne xx

Marcia HIll said...

3 absolutely lovely cards Julia and I love how you were inspired by the photo! Your trees are amazing and I love the background paper you used too! well done!! :0)

Betty Wright said...

Love the decorated silver tree! Takes me back a few years! Lovely design!

~amy~ said...

Oh these are sooooo sweet Julia! Hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving.

Cindy Boney said...

Awesome design, Julia! I love how you used the background paper to enhance your focal point. So smart to put the tree on a cake plate! Beautiful!

Cindy Boney said...

Awesome design, Julia! I love how you used the background paper to enhance your focal point. So smart to put the tree on a cake plate! Beautiful!

Karen B. said...

What a cute little arrangement, I want one at my house! Great card.

Kathy Mc said...

Your trees are so fun sitting on the cake plate, Julia. Love how you placed them in an oval opening with polka dot background to represent the boxes in the challenge photo. Yay, for having three more Christmas cards in your stash!

Claire said...

The tree looks so sparkly and has so much texture - a perfect take on the one in the inspiration pic Julia!

Greta said...

These are so cute, Julia--love the trees with all the bling!

Renee said...

Love these beauties, Julia!
A great take on the inspiration!

Helen F. said...

What a lovely set of cards,Julia. Those sweet bottle brush trees all decked out are adorable!

A Crafty Person said...

Wonderful card!! Great take on this month's inspiration.

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty!

Bonnie said...

I love this sweet little tree, Julia! The sequins make perfect ornaments! Glitter and shine always seem to make my photos blur.