This is today's second post. Don't forget to scroll down for a card fit for a princess!! And now on to Papertrey's January Blog Hop Challenge!
It's been a while since I've participated in the Hop, and I'm excited to play today and have not one, but two cards to share! Here's the challenge, straight from Nichole Heady's blog:
With the new year comes a clean slate along with many resolutions. This month's blog hop challenge involves you challenging yourself to use a Papertrey stamp set that has yet to see ink or even one that might be collecting a little dust! Go through your stash and see what little used treasure it might hold.
I have a LOT of Papertrey Ink stamps sets, and I was thrilled to get a little nudge toward inking up an oldie but goodie (or two). For the first card, I totally cased a card by Maile Belles in this awesome publication. I absolutely fell love with the clean and simple look of the card and am always looking for new ways to use these beautiful Embellishments stamps and dies. I used a sentiment from Heart Prints that will be perfect for my husband for Valentine's Day.
This second card is also totally cased - this time from a previous CARDS publication (sorry, but I don't remember which one!), and it came together exactly the way I imagined it would. That doesn't happen often, so I was thrilled with it. I adore all the texture - the impression plate, the felt, the rhinestones, the sentiment raised with the dimensionals...my bliss! I also love that it's a little "bohemian" - kraft, felt, rhinestones, squares and flowers combined with the more formal font of the sentiment. I'm truly not gushing over my own work, but again, when I'm able to turn something in my brain into a finished product...well I was jumping for joy!
A couple of notes...I used a punch on the felt for the hearts. It worked great, but I don't think that method would work well with a cheap felt. Also, I'm working to improve my photography, so constructive criticism is welcome. I shoot with a Nikon D60, use a photo tent (I have just changed to use daylight bulbs), and have Photoshop editing software.
Thanks so much for hopping on over, and have a great evening!
(All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Embellishments, Heart Prints
Ink: True Black
Accessories: Embellishments die, Vintage Pure Poppy Buttons; SU! Fine Linen string
I Love You Card
Stamps: Fillable Frames #2, Damask Designs
Paper: Kraft, Vintage Cream; My Minds' Eye (Alphabet Soup Girl - Sweet Song)
Ink: Pure Poppy
Accessories: Pure Poppy Felt, Fillable Frames #2 die, Medium Heart Punch, Brown Rhinestones, Guide Lines Impression Plate;SU! Corner Rounder Punch