Thursday, September 30, 2010

Peace Be Still

Morning, all! Just a quick post today, as I'm working diligently on the Papertrey Ink October newsletter. 17,000+ of you receive it! I'm always blown away by that - and I'm blown away that tomorrow is October. Time flies...

Heather Nichol's Pinefeather Press stamps (for PTI) have this funny little way of sneaking up on me. Peace Be Still was no exception! I started out and became so quickly enamored that I could hardly stop! So quick details here: Clearly Creative Cardstock base, blue shimmer cardstock given the Background Basics: Diamond Impression Plate treatment with a lil' stitching for good measure. Peace Be Still dies and stamps with Spring Rain ink.

Fun trick I discovered, thanks in part to Jennifer McGuire. Ranger Perfect Pearls dusted over PTI inks (the 2nd generation, pigment hybrid formulation - the one with the spongey base) looks UNBELIEVABLE. Perfect Pearls have always been a love of mine, but they adhere so beautifully to the PTI ink that I can't hardly stand it. The most gorgeous, subtle shimmer ever - and it looks so perfect with the blue shimmer cardstock. Just stamp, dust on the Perfect Pearls before the ink dries and set it aside for a minute or two. Dust off the excess and this is what you're left with. Go - pull out your Perfect Pearls and try it!!

A very glary pic of the interior to show you a couple of quick things - one, the beauty of Inside & Out: Holiday. Such a striking font combination - I will be using this set for years to come, so if you're on my card list, just be forewarned. Also wanted to show you that the flourish from Vintage Labels goes with this in the most absolutely perfect way. Last thing I thought I would point out is how stinkin' cool Smokey Shadow ink is on PTI's Blue Shimmer cardstock. Can you hear my contented sigh from over there?

Ok, back to the newsletter! Have a wonderfully creative day! Be well.

PS - Thanks for the sweet comments yesterday! For those of you who asked, I picked up my mini clothespins at Paper Source, but I think you can find them at Michael's, too, in the wood craft aisle. Hope this helps.

1 comment:

Sue Ann said...

Beautiful Jenn and I LOVE the Vintage Label to really make the sentiment stand out on the inside. Love the impression plate .......