Thursday, February 18, 2010

Many thanks!

This little black & white thank you was really quite fun to make! I started out with a 4 Bar sized card base from Stamper's Select cardstock, then I pulled out several new products from Papertrey Ink and went to town with it! For the background, I used the sweet flower strip from Heather Nichol's Egg Hunt. Then for the sentiment, I used her Fillable Frames #1. I don't know if you saw the concept for this during PTI's countdown week, but this is a simply brilliant idea! Each month, a new Fillable Frames set will be introduced for - GET THIS - $5. Each set will have a frame and a few sentiments that not only fit in that frame, but also the frames for every other month. And if it could possibly get any better, PTI would find a way! Yes, there are matching dies for the frames! And they're only $5!! It is such an economical, flexible way to stamp.

Do you see that great black accent under the sentiment? THIS was the really fun part. I took a section of Papertrey's new 100% Wool True Black Felt and die cut it with the new Medium Scallop Border Die. I saw a few questions about the felt when it was introduced, and for what it's worth, this stuff is really nice. (I have other 100% wool felt that I thought was pretty darn good, but after feeling this, I have to rethink it because I really love our new felt!) After die cutting it, I stitched it with a cute flower stitch that I have on my sewing machine, then adhered a strip of True Black Gingham ribbon to it. SO CUTE! The final touch was adding some adorable Vintage buttons on the scallops. Totally fun!

Since I knew I was going to have a lot of details on this card, I opted to stay with the black & white rather than adding in color. I felt like this was a pretty busy card on its own, and that adding colors in would really muddy it up. It's something to keep in mind when you're creating, too!

I hope this gives you some fun ideas for the new Papertrey Ink products! Have a creative day - and be well.


KanataNewf said...

This looks great.

liannallama said...

what a delight! The row of stitching really makes this special!