Thursday, February 16, 2017
PTI Past, Present and Future 2008: Frenzied Hello
I have three of the stamp sets featured on the Papertrey Ink blog for 2008. After much debate, I decided to use Floral Frenzy. I was inspired by Michelle Leone's card where she used one of the patterned circles to create a graphic design. The leaf image in the set caught my eye, so I created my own graphic-style background.
I stamped the leaf image using Tropical Teal and Tuxedo Black inks in an interlocked design on white cardstock. I matted the piece with True Black cardstock and then adhered it to a Tropical Teal card base. The color is actually a bit more green than my picture shows. In real life, it's a rich teal.
I cut two black leaf silhouettes using a die, doubling them for extra thickness. I stamped the hello image on white cardstock and punched it out with a 7/8" circle punch, matting it with a black 1" circle so it would stand out better from the background. Finally, I stamped a sentiment directly on the card base just above the pattern.
Simple, but striking! Go here to see other cards for the 2008 Papertrey Ink celebration.
Stamps: Floral Frenzy (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Tropical Teal (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: White, Tropical Teal, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Misc: Leaf Silhouettes die (Papertrey Ink); 7/8" and 1" circle punches (EK Success)