Friday, September 25, 2015

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


It's the 25th of the month, which means that I'm playing along
with the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop, where this month's challenge is this photo:


Isn't it fabulous?
It makes me want to paint my front door black 
and make a wreath like this -- so very perfect for fall!

I decided to use Twig Wreath stamp set & dies -- I know: surprise, surprise!
Here's my card:


I started by diecutting the Twig Wreath die from true black 
and classic kraft cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment (from Choose Joy) in versa mark and heat embossed it in white.
I stamped the wreath onto my kraft diecut, as well as onto my white panel.
I stamped the stamps from Twig Wreath onto my white panel and 
onto a few diecuts.
A trio of buttons and some classic kraft button twine finish it off.


Thanks for looking!

32 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

what a fantastic take on the inspiration photo - gorgeous!!

Birgit said...

Love this!! The sentiment is perfect for your sweet, sweet card!!

honeybeelane said...

Beautiful, Leigh! You should link this up at AAA Cards: Autumn Colors Game #48 too. :)

Linda said...

Pretty fall card.

Jenelle said...

Gorgeous! I love that you made the inside of the wreath the chalkboard and the buttons are a perfect added touch!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful Leigh! Love how you showcased that fabulous sentiment!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Very pretty Leigh! Love the way the twig wreath highlights your chalkboard sentiment.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful take on the inspiration photo! Love the soft blue inking!

Marybeth said...

Simply beautiful, love the twig wreath!

Ruth said...

Beautiful CASE of the photograph. Just love that orange paired with the black. Xx

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

I love how you took this beautiful photo and made a "lighter" version of it! the Twig Wreath rules!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, that is gorgeous, Leigh! I love how you did the inside of the wreath in black, and the outside in white, and the whole design and combo of colors is amazing! Great sentiment! Fabulous stamping! I love it!

Annette Allen said...

WOW this is completely gorgeous.. lovely designing.. i love it

Nancy Guse said...

This is SO pretty!! Love that twig wreath and how you used the inside of the die to make the chalkboard and the buttons and colors are perfect!

Marcia HIll said...

Ooooooooh Leigh...I love this!!! I think the Twig Wreath set is so cool anyway (obviously as I used it too!!), but I really like how you used it...very CAS and yet stunning! Totally love the buttons on this card too! Lovely, lovely card! :0)

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Leigh!

Karen said...

This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Another beauty with this awesome set! I love it, Leigh!
You know...you and the cards you have made with this set are the reason I bought it! :))). Thanks!
Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Brings to mind a quote, whose I do not remember, which applies to the inspiration and your card:
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." Have a wonderful weekend, Leigh, and everyone else!
The card is beautifully done; so lucky to also have the Twig Wreath set...must get busy. :)

karen h said...

Sweet card! Love the wreath inlaid with the chalkboard!

Martha said...

Leigh, this is simply beautiful.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a pretty card Leigh. Love the circle wreath with the fall images. The buttons look wonderful with the twine. I also really like how you inserted the black panel in the middle of the wreath.

Lisa said...

This is just terrific and I like the buttons you added!

maryrose said...

Leigh, your card is adorable! I love how carefully you turned that wreath into a frame for the chalkboard beneath...sweet!

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Leigh! I love that frame. :-)

Greta said...

Always fun to see how so many of us use the same products & come out with totally different looks! This is beautiful, Leigh!

Joyously Noelle said...

What a lovely card. You are inspiring me to find my buttons...so cute!

jen said...

It's the perfect set for the inspiration- and you've used it to perfection!

Manuela said...

super lovely card with the chalkboard inside the wreath, cute with the buttons and great saying!

Jacquie Southas said...

Lovely card, Leigh! The twig wreath makes a perfect frame for the chalkboard sentiment.

Svitlana Shayevich said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you made design similar to the inspiration. This wooden frame with chalkboard inside. And buttons are perfect addition!

cm said...

I'm joining the applause you've received from the others: a most beautiful card that truly does fill me with joy! You should see my smile...
~c