Saturday, January 31, 2009
I am so excited! It is time for the Papertrey Ink 2nd Anniversary festivities to start!!!! Today is all about favorites. Nichole asked each of us to pick a favorite set to give away on our blogs! That's 11 chances to win a Papertrey Ink stamp set!!
Picking a favorite is a little hard to do, though. I have so many sets that are my favorites. I finally decided on the Background Basics: Stars set since it was the set I used to create one of my favorite cards last year. I love stamping patterned papers and I love all the different star patterns in this set. It is another must have set for me.
I started by creating my card base (A2) and stamping the upper 3/4 with the Background Basics: Stars set and dark chocolate ink. I sponged some dark chocolate ink on the edges. Then, I cut a 1 inch strip of white cardstock. I stamped the stars from Around and About Sentiments in pure poppy ink and the sentiment in true black. I added a dark chocolate mat before adding it to my card. I stamped the same sentiment again on white cardstock using the circle version. I stamped the star in pure poppy ink and punched the sentiment out using a one inch circle punch. I added a dark chocolate scalloped mat and used foam adhesive to add the sentiment to my card. Lastly, I added red rhinestones in the centers of the stars.
Now, be sure to check out all the designers blogs for a chance to win one of their favorite stamp sets. You can enter in the drawing until midnight Eastern. The winners will be announced on Nichole's blog and in the Anniversary Celebration thread on the forum. Here are the links to the other design team ladies' blogs:
Melissa PhillipsMichelle Wooderson
Oh, here's the other card I was talking about:
I love this set!
Recipe for first card:
Stamps: Background Basics: Stars, Around and About Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: spring rain, dark chocolate, white (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: dark chocolate, pure poppy, true black (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: red rhinestones
Tools: sponge, circle punches
Recipe for second card:
Stamps: Background Basics: Stars, Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: aqua mist, dark chocolate, kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink), versamark
Accents: dark chocolate satin ribbon (Papertrey Ink), button, hemp
Tools: scorepal, heat gun, white embossing powder (Papertrey Ink), sponge