Saturday, February 16, 2008

Shiny Saturday & Everyday Blessings

The sun is shining brightly this morning in Pittsburgh! Hooray! I am in serious need of a good dose of it.

I have a few more Papertrey Ink projects to show you, so how about I cover Everyday Blessings?

This is a set that I did with my Mother-in-law in mind. Her church's congregation is older, and she's always saying how she has a hard time sending Get Well cards to members that aren't necessarily going to get better. I thought this sentiment fit the bill perfectly. I hope she'll like them. I used the new Spring Moss ink on these; this ink is green, but it has a fair amount of yellow undertones. Knowing that I wanted to use this ink, the yellow papers were a natural choice. I used a Classic Rectangle Nestabilities to cut and emboss the one piece. When I stamped the sentiment, it seemed like it was missing something; once I added the double lines from Faux Ribbon, it felt finished. I stamped each envelope for a nice coordinating touch. They're in a clear box from PTI and simply wrapped with a paper band, a piece of 3/8" Spring Moss Twill and a Making Memories metal tag.

This one uses Aqua Mist ink and ribbon (the cardstock is not PTI Aqua Mist, that hadn't come in time for the release. I used a WorldWin color here called Totally Awesome Aqua.). I stamped the background from a small image in the set and then the Cross was stamped, cut out and covered in Ranger's Glossy Accents. I love doing this, as it lends almost an embellishment-feel to a stamped image.

"Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day" - isn't that a perfect sentiment? I just love it! I wanted to create one sample that didn't have a religious tone to it just to show the versatility of the set. I can completely see using this sentiment on wedding or anniversary cards, amongst others.

Kelsey Forester was instrumental in the design of this set. She won the 1st Papertrey Apprentice contest, and worked closely with Nichole Heady in the fruition of this set. Great job, Kelsey!

Be well ~ Jenn


Kelsey said...

I love the cards you have made! They are all so beautiful! I knew you would do a fantastic job!! :)

Diane D. said...

They're all wonderful! I especially like how you used the flowers on the last card as a border treatment.

Jennifer Kirk said...

Lovely cards! Very liftable :) I ordered this set and can't wait to get it!

{Anya} said...

These are beautiful. I especially like the simplicity of the second one. The background 'patterned paper' is beautiful.