Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Great stamps + simple design =

My Papertrey anniversary set came in the mail yesterday! (yes, that shake of your screen is me bouncin'!) Now, I admit... I searched the Papertrey forums looking for a hint of what the set would look like a couple weeks ago and when Nichole posted a pic I looked at it for quite a while. "What am I gonna do with that?" was my first response. The words are wonderful, but there's no main image? Just a bunch of little doodads (adorable doodads to be sure!).

But (and isn't there always a *but* to a story like this? lol), then I spent the weekend stamping my friends Lisa and Pine. Pine (ok, so ya'll know her as Heather Nichols, but I've always called her Pine and I get confused when people call her Heather), was playing with her anniversary set and making the most unbelievably awesome backgrounds! She completely turned my impression of this set around!

So in honor of Pine (who is the craft and white QUEEN), I made this card. I love it when stamps are so gorgeous that you don't need any designer paper or a bunch of bellies to make the card look good!

The main image (ya, ok... so I still need a main image) is by Inkadinkadoo and is embossed with white detail embossing powder. The design on the bottom of the cards is one of the designs from the anniversary set, also embossed in white detail embossing powder. The Papertrey stamps are clear acrylics, so I can see where I'm putting them without digging out the stamp positioner!

Here's a close-up of the tag. The little background is a matching stamp in the set.

I only had light blue ribbon and I wanted it to match the little flower, so I used my Copic Airbrush system and sprayed it with E31 Brick Beige until I had that vintage look. Oh, how I love my tools!

Thanks Pine, for making me see things differently!


Stamps: Papertrey Ink, Inkadinkadoo
Paper: SU! (craft), Neenah (solar crest)
Ink: SU! (craft white, brocade blue)
Misc: tag from office supply store, Cindyribbon, Prima flowers, SU! brad


Bevie Pearl said...

HB, You have designed yourself a beautiful card. I am just hanging on to every word you write...just so some of that creativity will pop through my screen. I love it when you talk tools, too.

Heather McNally said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Gorgeous! WOW!!! OMG - your card is awesome and I am SO getting my PTI Anniversary set out TODAY!!!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!!!! Love it, girl!

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card! Love the white on Kraft look that Pine is famous for. (I need to use that combo more) and I really like your main image stamp. Your blog never disappoints! Thanks!


Stefanie Staniak said...

This is Beautiful, Elegant and so Sophisticated!! I absolutely love it !! :)

holly said...

Wonderful card and great lead in to how it came to be! I'm going to go back and look at this set.

Maria Jesus said...

beautiful card!! GORGEOUS!!!

good job!!


Vicki C said...

That is just a absolutly GORGEOUS card HB! I love the colors ..just everything about it! Love it!

Tanja said...

This card is so amazing! I just ordered the inky stamp yesterday and am so inspired by your card! It's stunning!

Debbie Olson said...

WOW! I love everthing about this card, and, yes, it is reminiscent if Pine!

Charmingdesigns said...

And you did the ribbon too!! with the copic air?! I'm lovin this!! Laurie

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Beth M said...

This is just beautiful!