Saturday, February 25, 2017

Ginkgo Sympathy

Today I'm joining in on the February Papertrey Ink Blog Hop where we are to make a card inspired by this photo:
I was inspired by the gray background, the purple fruits, the gold bowl and lettering on black and the touch of pink of the jewelry boxes!
I gold embossed the Ginkgo stem from Harvest Berries onto a panel of Stormy Sea card, die cut and stamped the berry stems from Spruce and Sprigs using Plum Pudding card and ink.  I layered the purple berry stems over the ginkgo with foam dots.  I  gold embossed the sentiment from Round and Round on a black strip and layered it with foam dots as well.   I stamped the 3 dot clusters from Harvest Berries for a little interest and added 3 pink dew drops.  I layered the panel to a black panel and then to a white card base.

You'll find the PTI blog hop on Nicole's blog here -  I'm off to see how everyone else was inspired!

I'm also linking my card to:
Stamps:  Round and Round (a free set for points), Harvest Berries, Spruce and Sprigs - PTI
Paper:  White, True Black, Stormy Sea, Plum Pudding - PTI
Ink:  Plum Pudding - PTI, Versamark
Accessories:  gold embossing powder, Spruce and Sprigs Die set - PTI, foam dots, dew drops.

29 comments:

victoria h said...

love the gold embossing on your striking card

artful-notions said...

Beautiful, Julia! Such subtle beauty with the gold gingkos!

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is so pretty!

Marybeth said...

Julia , I love this beautiful sprig of flowers front and center! Gorgeous!

Karen said...

Beautiful! Those are two of my favorite sets, but I've never used them together. Thanks for the inspiration.

Skrater said...

What a beautiful card. I love your color choices and especially the ginkgo leaves, they are my absolute favorite leaf. Thanks for sharing!

Marcia HIll said...

GORGEOUS card Julia!! Those leaves from Harvest Berries look so rich embossed in the gold and love the touches of pink and purples...lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Cindy Boney said...

Beautiful card!! Love your diagonal design and the gold embossed background. So pretty!

Sharli Schaitberger said...

WOW! What a wonderful card - it is so soft in the muted colors, and the embossed gold brings something really special - perfect for a sympathy card. Excellent work! Hugs!!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

Very beautiful, love the gold leaves!!

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Ohhh...so pretty. Love the gold leaves.

merryf said...

Oh, this is lovely. That gold embossed on the Stormy Sea is beautiful, thanks for the inspiration!

Diana K said...

I love every single thing that you did on this card. It's elegant and very beautiful.

Redanne said...

You were definitely inspired Julia, your card is gorgeous, I love the grey background and those Ginkgo leaves are stunning (my favourite tree/leaf ever!). Hugs, Anne xx

Jill Norwood said...

Julia this is soooo beautiful! I love those ginkgo leaves in gold with the gorgeous flower sprigs! Lovely take on the inspiration! :)

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a lovely sympathy card!

Natasha said...

Wow! The gold on the stormy sea is quite lovely! Beautifully done.

Kelly said...

A beautiful unique design, Julia! The Harvest Berries leaves in gold paired with the purple berries, so elegant and gorgeous!

Traci M said...

This is lovely with a classic design for a special sympathy card!!

Brenda Brown said...

What a beauty, brilliantly designed from the inspiration board. Love it xxx

Bonnie said...

The subdued colors make a perfect sympathy card, Julia! I love the embossed ginkgo leaves in the background! A perfect base for the die cuts!

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous composition ... love those pretty leaves.

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful!

Jacquie Southas said...

Lovely take on the inspiration photo, Julia!

Jo Manna said...

Stunning card, those colours are just gorgeous together. The composition is perfection, love it! xx

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful sympathy card...looks gorgeous in these colors.

butterfly said...

It's a lovely inspiration photo and I love the journey you took with it. The resulting card is sombre, thoughtful, and so beautiful too - a perfect sympathy card.
Alison x

Helen Gullett said...

What a beautiful card with lovely color combo and great layering work for CAS style. Thank You for playing along with HLS February Anything Goes With Dies Challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Julia. Love the gorgeous areangement. The gold looks great on the gray background.