Sunday, February 15, 2009

Happy Birthday to You

I am so excited to finally be able to share more of my cards that I have been working on for this month's Papertrey release.  The new sets are absolutely fabulous!  Today, I'm sharing a card I made with the new Damask Designs stamp set designed by Dawn McVey.  This set is so gorgeous and I love it so much!!  It will be staying out on my desk as I have lots more color combinations that I still want to try out!

I had to use aqua mist, dark chocolate, and kraft with this set.  I love this color combo!  I stamped the damask design on my aqua mist cardstock using dark chocolate ink.  Then, I wrapped two dark chocolate satin ribbons around my card and added an aqua mist satin ribbon in the center.  Then, I cut out a square from kraft cardstock using a square nestability die.  While the cardstock was still in the die, I sponged dark chocolate ink all around the edges.  I wanted my damask image under my sentiment to be subtle so I inked my stamp up in dark chocolate ink, stamped on scrap paper, and then stamped on my kraft cardstock.  (This technique is called secondary stamping.)  Then, I stamped my sentiment in true black ink over my image.  I love the font that Dawn used with this set.  It is so elegant!!  I used foam adhesive to add my sentiment block to my card.  Last, I added a couple vintage cream buttons to my card.

I had so much fun at the release party last night!  It was great to talk to so many of you!  Hope you all have a fabulous week!


Stamps: Damask Designs (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: kraft, aqua mist (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: true black, dark chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: dark chocolate satin ribbon, aqua mist satin ribbon, vintage cream buttons (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: square nestability die (Spellbinders), sponge, hemp


Pattie Brown said...

Niki - I love your card. I have this stamp set coming soon. I can't wait to try some of Dawn's color combos, they are amazing. Thanks for sharing, Pattie

care-in said...

This is gorgeous! I love how simple it is yet so classy.

Kelly S said...

Beautiful Niki, I'm sure it'll be awesome with tons of different color combos, a very versatile set for sure!!

Carole said...

Hi Niki,
This card is wonderfull and this set too.
The new realise at PTI is amazing, I've placed an order but it is soooo difficult to choose.
The next time I will choose this one too. Thanks for sharing.
Bonjour Niki,
Cette carte est magnifique, et ce set de tampons aussi.
La nouvelle collection PTI est incroyable, j'ai passé une commande mais c'était trop dur de choisir. La prochaine fois je le prendrais aussi.
Merci de nous avoir montré ton travail.

Nikki said...

Gorgeous card Niki, love the colour combo so pretty. Hugs Nikki x

Lacey Stephens said...

Oh, Niki!! This is soooo awesome!! Man, I should have gotten this set! I got the friend set, the polka dot paper, and the cards stock sampler. But I could only go with one stamp set this time! I must get this one soon!
I just LOVE this color combo.

Heather said...

Absolutely beautiful. Each time I see what the designers have done with these new stamp sets, I want them all! But this one is definitely a must-have.

Dawn McVey (dawnsing) said...

SO pretty, Niki!! I love the color combo and how you inked up the edges vintage and sweet!

Tiffany said...

Wow! So elegant. I love it!!!

Bev J. said...

Wow, so very pretty and I love the color combo. tfs

Michelle said...

I am soo loving this set. I just adore this card it's too cute.

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous Niki! Love the secondary stamping - I'm going to have to remember that! :)

Julie Masse said...

Very pretty Niki! Love those colors together!! :)

Melissa said...

Hi Niki- this card is so beautiful! Great color combo and I love how you stamped your sentiment with a damask behind. Can't wait to get my goodies and try this set out!