Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Treasure Hunt á la PaperTemptress

The PaperTemptress ...
Now, as a papercrafter,  doesn't that name just make you curious?! Well Patricia, the PaperTemptress, is celebrating her ONE YEAR anniversary and I was invited to help her celebrate by helping YOU have a chance to WIN!

First off, here is a card I made to highlight some of the most beautiful paper that this fabulous company offers.


I worked with the Bronze and Copper metallic papers to bring you this Thanksgiving card. I colored my image very lightly with Koh-I-Noor pencils (no OMS) as I was going for a very soft look and didn't want the image to fight with the glory of this paper. After cutting the main image with an oval nestie, while the ivory CS was still IN the nestie I lightly rubbed some copper metallic paste over the image to soften it and add some richness. I used GKD's ivory cardstock as my base, then I added a layer of the PaperTemptress Bronze metallic followed by a Copper metallic that I had run through my textile CB embosser. This metallic paper embosses SO beautifully!

Using a recent sketch from Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge, I put together the rest of the card, with a simple nestie mat made from the bronze metallic paper followed by my main focal image on ivory. A simple bit of organdy metallic/pearlized ribbon and a few deep brown rhinestones for some "glitz" completed the card.

Here's a close up so hopefully you can see the real beauty of the paper  - it IS tricky to photograph to catch the sheen without the glare :-)



Ok - here's the scoop on the Treasure Hunt.

To celebrate the 1 year anniversary,  Patricia is hosting a Treasure (Blog) Hunt starting on Saturday the 24th, the actual day PaperTemptress originally opened!!  Things are a little different since PaperTemptress's design team members generally post on PT's Community Blog but for the Treasure Hunt you will be visiting the design team members'  blogs so you can spend a little time looking around their creative blogs!!  There are some amazing new design team member (names you are definitely going to recognize) so the hunt is going to start with them so you can get to know them a little better.  There may be more than one blog to visit daily but there will only be one letter each day so be sure to keep track of the letters you need in order to come up with the word that qill enable you to enter the treasure hunt giveaway.  This is where it gets really good!!  For every 25 entries there will be a variety package of the winner’s choice given away so be sure to spread the word so that your chances to win increase!!  The more that enter the more packages given away so be sure to tell everyone!  If only 25 enter  then only 1 package will be given away but if over 30  enter then there will be 2 lucky winners, now if 75 enter then 3 winners and on and on.  All you have to do is start here at the Community Blog, check for the link or links to the featured blog of the day, visit the blog or blogs, write down the letter every day and when the treasure hunt is over then  you will e-mail the PaperTemptress the word that you found during the treasure hunt to enter the fabulous giveaway!  Good luck!!

Thanks for hopping by!

19 comments:

the PaperTemptress said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!! So glad you could come out and play LOL!!

Patricia
the PaperTemptress

Dawn Mercedes said...

Great job photographing your cards and the papers!! Fun to see we both used a cornicopia!!

Debby said...

Gorgeous!

StampinCathy said...

This card is just stunning and love that paper.

lisa808 said...

Beautiful Thanksgiving card.

Mary said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration, I am so happy that I already have some of that paper!

Have a great weeK!

craftieodamae said...

oh wow! this is jaw dropping gorgoeus!

JoAnn said...

I have been playing this week on the Treasure Hunt. I just became a follower of your blog. I love the card you made and I'm definitely going to get some of that paper. It is truly gorgous! I will be checking back with you to see what other wonderful creations you have come up with.

Brenda said...

Beautiful Pam! Your coloring is gorgeous!

Deb H said...

Your card is just gorgeous! I especially love how you used very soft coloring for your main image. It really shows off the beauty of the embossed paper. Really nice work!

evetterice said...

Pam, I love what you have done with the bronze and copper paper. Your card is lovely.
I hope lots of people are on this Treasure Hunt. I would love to win some of these beautiful papers.
Evette Rice
evetterice@aol.com

Kelly S said...

Fabulous card. The softness of the colored image really works well against the beautiful metallic paper.

Selma said...

Gorgeous card Pam. I agree that your coloring is so beautiful with the embossed background.

Jen said...

wow, what a beautiful card!! love it!! it looks so pretty!!

Polly Pierce said...

thats brilliant Pam
love the colours you have chosen
ps the flowers on my card are diecut, was having a moment of laziness!!!

Jenny said...

Very pretty Pam! Happy Halloween!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Pam! First off, you did a fabulous job coloring in that Horn Of Plenty image! It looks like it is water colored! Second, I love how you embossed that metallic paper! You sure did a FABULOUS job showcasing your friends paper!!! I am sure she is thrilled! :) TFS

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, love the bronze and copper papers! Gorgeous!

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