Thursday, October 25, 2012

PTI October Blog Hop - Color Combo #3

This month's PTI Blog Hop challenge is to gleam inspiration from a variety of non-traditional holiday color schemes to create a project.  Nichole provided us with six gorgeous non-traditional holiday color scheme inspiration photos.  I love each color scheme, and really wish I had time to create a project for every one of them!  If you would like to check things out for yourself, you can find out all about it here.

For this challenge I decided to use the color scheme in the third inspiration photo.  It was the color scheme that I was first drawn to from the bunch.  Isn't it gorgeous?

I was so inspired that I ended up making two projects for this color scheme!  The first being a wine bottle tag, perfect to gift at a Holiday get-together.

It is made with a Smokey Shadow base with the sentiment embossed in white and colored with Copic markers.  A decorative flourish from the Over Under Easy stamp set is embossed with clear powder under the sentiment.  I love the decorative touch it adds.

The focal point consists of a house die cut from Love Lives Here from Ocean Tides.  The bottom half is stamped in Fresh Snow using BB: Text Style and the roof is stamped in Ocean Tides ink with one of the patterns from Bitty Background Blocks.  

The house sits upon a glittered snowflake die cut layered on top of a trimmed Mat Stack 3 die cut, stamped with BB: Polka Dot Basics and BB: A Little Argyle.  The finishing touch is the sewn-on heart border cut from Ocean Tides felt.

My second project is a nifty little gift card holder using the Seed Packet Die.  The seed packet was die cut from Aqua Mist card stock and stamped with Erin's new Striped Sweater background set.  What a match made in heaven!  I can totally see giving a clothing store gift card in this sweet little package!  The sweater stripes were stamped with Fresh Snow, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides, and Smokey Shadow inks.  

And, to keep with the sweater/clothing theme, I chose the "Wishing you a Cozy Christmas" sentiment from Peaceful Pinecones to stamp onto the vellum label cut with the Happy Day die.  A *heavily* glittered branch/pinecone from the Peaceful Pinecones set serves as the main focal point.

Die cuts from the Buttoned Up #1 dies serve as closures for the packet.  Button-shaped cuts from coaster board and Smokey Shadow card stock were glued together, stamped with designs from the Delightful Doilies stamp set, and then heat embossed with glittery embossing powder.  I really like how the buttons turned out!

Thanks ever so much for stopping by!


  1. WOW what stunning projects! I just love that wine bottle tag, and the sweater knit stamp set looks amazing in these colors. What kind of glitter did you use?

  2. I love all the design elements on your tag. The gift card holder is lovely.

  3. All fantastic projects! Gorgeous and even your wine bottle fits the colour scheme!

  4. Beautiful projects! Love the tag and the snow that you used on both cards… soooo… pretty. Love the envelope too.

  5. Love all your projects. Great detailing. Loving the glitter.

  6. LOVE this wine tag; perfection!

  7. Gorgeous collection of projects - love the wine tag & can't wait to get my hands on the striped sweater!

  8. Everything looks so beautiful - you really worked the colour board so wonderfully! I think the wine tag is my favourite - every little element is just perfect!

  9. lots of pretty details in your projects - love the seed packet as packaging.