Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Papertrey Tuesday

One thing that I've been asked several times over the years is to define my style. I always struggle with that question, because I've always hoped the answer was 'adaptable'. I could pretty much create was required - when I was with Anna Griffin, it was layered and embellished. When I was with Paper Salon, it was cute and whimsical. The one thing that always rang true to me, though, whatever the look, was that my style was safe. My design lines are always straight, and my color choices, well, predictable.

This year, however, I've promised myself to start putting together some more daring color combinations. With all the gorgeous colors that Papertrey Ink offers, that's a no-brainer, right?! So here's my first attempt. I used the cute and versatile Top Ten and Top Ten Additions. There are so many great words in this set, that it's easy to create the perfect card for your recipient (in this case, my adorably goofy husband). I grabbed six pieces of paper from the Bitty Star Basics collection and punched two 1 1/4" circles each. I adhered them to my cardbase, then starting stamping 10 sentiments on the outer edge. For the center, I punched a 2" scalloped circle and stamped the 10 in Orange Zest and the "things I love about you" in True Black. Add a little ribbon, the small star from Limitless Labels and some stickles, and you have a very cute card for a multitude of purposes.

(And it's just so COLORFUL!)

Thanks for stopping by to read my ramblings about challenging myself. I'd love to hear if you made similar crafty resolutions this year, so if you did, leave a comment. Be well,


Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Love this card Jenn! I always have the same trouble when trying to define my "style"!! Have a great day!

Heidi said...

Wow! This card really has pizzaz Jenn! I love it--it's so happy! I'm trying new stamping things too this year.

liannallama said...

what a fun colorful card!

Cathy Weber said...

Really bright and pretty card. I resolved to try to think up more ideas on my own and to try to take better pictures of the cards I make.