Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Papertrey Ink December Blog Hop


I hope all who celebrates had a Merry Christmas and made a memory or two to tuck under your belt. My favorite memory was when my Mother-in-Law opened the earrings we bought on behalf of our 90 year-old Grandma, who can't go shopping too easily. Our mother-in-law thanked Grandma, and my 5 year-old son stood up to righteously clear the record. "No," he said, "that was from my mom ... you know, 'Kelly!'" So much for our secret mission. Luckily Grandma joined us in laughter!


The white on white Blog Hop sponsored by Papertrey Ink is so appropriate for today. After all the colors, excess, business, and mess of the holidays, a clean white project sounds like heaven.


And here it is.

What? You're not that wild about it?


Once you set it in the window, it comes to life and you see the layers. To me it has a bokeh-like effect, like Christmas tree lights in the background of a photo, only all in white. I put the embossed, white sentiment in the middle of one of the circles and lined up the words on different shades of light (except for "day" which straddles the darkest part).


It came together pretty quickly. I cut an 8.5 x 11 piece of vellum in quarters, randomly stacked them under the circle die and ran them all through the Big Shot. Did that one more time, with
random stacking, and then did a few individual cuts after holding the sheets up to the light. Then cut out the inside of the card, taped them in, added the sentiment, and adhered the whole thing shut.

I'm adding this to the 10 minute challenge at CAS-ual Fridays. I don't know exactly how much time it took because I stopped in the middle to take this photo, but I'm pretty sure it was under 10 after I restarted the time.

 
Thanks for looking!
-Kelly

Supplies used: 
stamps:  Lighten Up Sentiments Mini, Papertrey Ink
dies:  Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Die, Papertrey Ink.

40 comments:

  1. really unique and creative! love it!

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  2. Its very very nice in the window.

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  3. I have never seen anything like it and I am in love. good work engineer!

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  4. love the circle layers in the light

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  5. really pretty. I love the clean and simple look of this.

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  6. Kelly this is so cool! You are so creative, I would never think to do something like this.

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  7. I DO love it! So graphic and fun!

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  8. This is wonderful, and I can't believe you did it in under 10 minutes. Wow! Your 5 year old sounds like a real sweetie.

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  9. Love your creative take on the blog hop with this fun card. Too cute the way your son wanted you to get the credit for the earings.

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  10. Pretty :) I love the unique effect ♥

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  11. So very pretty and cool, Kelly! I love it!!

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  12. Kelly, WOW this is so clever and so Pretty!

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  13. I'm kind of in love with this! Vellum is my current crush!

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  14. I think it's lovely on its own, but your right, the broken effect is incredible! What a fun idea for a card... My bro is a photographer, and this would make sucha. Great card... Might have to borrow your idea!

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  15. Great technique! A small piece of art in its own way :-)

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  16. Very creative ~ a beautiful card!

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  17. What a very cool creation with the circles.

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  18. Kelly this is stunning! And I love the sentiment and how much meaning it can have to someone who is helping one through a difficult time. Such a unique and clever card my dear!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    :) Jill

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  19. I am in love with this card! You are so creative!! Love how you used the vellum, and I am definitely trying this!

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  20. Another stunner - you have captured the layering and the light effects perfectly!

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  21. Wow, Kelly, stunning and incredibly clever ... what a beautiful effect the layering creates ... love it! Anita :)

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  22. Brilliant Kelly!!
    Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us!

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  23. So cool and creative! Love your card Kelly!!!

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  24. Kelly, I was wild about it even BEFORE I saw it against the window. This card is amazing! I love it! Great idea. :-)

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  25. You. really. must. stop. I'm going to just quit stamping altogether! hehe! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  26. Wow...Kelly...this is beautiful and amazing...very cool, too!! So happy you were a part of the 2 week challenge at CAS-ual Fridays...Happy New Year to you, Kelly:)!!

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  27. Kelly, I almost fell off my seat when I saw the bokeh effect. Simply genius. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays :)

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  28. *thud* No way Kelly...just no way. You are so creative. This is spectacular.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly