Tuesday, May 19, 2009
laughter is music for your heart to dance to
Today, I have a card to share that uses the last two sets released from Papertrey Ink last week. I absolutely love Background Basics: Text Style and Fancy Flourishes. I love to stamp my own patterned papers so these sets are right up my alley! Using old book print is a trend that is very popular right now. What I love about BB: Text Style is that I can stamp my own, distress it to look like old book print, and it is safe to use in my scrapbooks. Love that! I get the look without all that acidic paper.
I stamped my book print first, cut it out, and distressed the edges. Then, I sponged ink along the edges and over the text. Then, I stamped my flourish pattern on spring moss cardstock with hibiscus burst ink. I sponged the edges with dark chocolate ink again and then, I stitched each piece to their mats. The sentiment is from Out on a Limb Sentiments.
I played around a little more with my etsy shop this morning, adding some things, and adjusting some prices. We've had a week of sunshine and nice weather finally although today is cold and dreary. We had my son's preschool graduation last night which was fun. I haven't taken a photo of the card I made him yet so I'll share that soon. Have a great day!
Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style, Fancy Flourishes, Out on a Limb Sentiments (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: vintage cream, smokey shadow, spring moss, raspberry fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: true black, dark chocolate, hibiscus burst (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: hibiscus burst vintage button, spring moss stitched ribbon (Papertrey Ink), rhinestone (MAMBI)
Tools: sewing machine, sponge, long rectangle nestability die (Spellbinders)