Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Introducing Modern Basics

Yay! It's time for the Papertrey Ink countdown! And I am super excited to be sharing a few samples of my very first Papertrey Ink stamp set, called Modern Basics.

First off, I would like to thank all of you for your support and enthusiastic comments. You all have made this experience very special and exciting for me.

As you may know, I am a big fan of a clean and simple card designs, and I love that this set is perfect for creating exactly that. With a combination of basic yet modern shapes which can be combined in a number of ways. Another love of mine are rounded corners, and the signature shape featured in this set is one I have used a number of times in the past.

Today, I'd like to focus on one image from the set. The butterfly...Modern Basics features both a solid and linear version of this simple butterfly. It may be a little hard to see but, this cards background was stamped entirely with the solid butterfly alone. I stamped a Fine Linen card base with rows of alternating butterflies. This was super simple to create and I think the results are stunning. I love how the butterflies, when stamped like so, transform into a whole new shape. It all depends on how you look at it!
To create a focal point within this mesmerizing background, I emphasised a single butterfly by stamping the outline in Plum Pudding. Then finished the card off with a "Hello" (also from Modern Basics), a Royal Velvet button and rustic twine.
Keeping with the butterfly theme this simple beauty uses the outline butterfly, a couple other simple squares and a sentiment from Modern Basics.
Onto a Sweet Blush card base, I stamped a row of Scarlet Jewel butterflies. To draw attention to a single butterfly I simply stamped, in Smoky Shadow, a medium and small square with in the open wings. These little squares are a great for adding pops of color not only to the butterfly but, to a few of the other images included in Modern Basics too. I'll be showing you soon!
And finally, a combo of both butterfly images. I started this card by stamping the solid and outlined butterflies randomly at the base and up the side of the white card base.
I started by stamping the solid butterflies using the Rock & Roll technique; inked up with Raspberry Fizz and then rolled the edges in Pure Poppy. If you look closely at the butterfly behind the sentiment you can really see the gorgeous detail this technique gives these simple butterflies. Next, I stamped the outline butterflies in Raspberry Fizz and finished it off with a sentiment and rhinestones.

So there you have it! I hope you have enjoyed today's peek at Modern Basics. I would love to know what you think so far, so be sure to let me know! There is a whole lot more to this set, so I'll be featuring Modern Basics during the entire Papertrey Ink countdown. Be sure to visit again tomorrow!

But first, don't forget to check out the rest of the happenings for today. These ladies have much more to share with you too...

Thanks for stopping by, have a great one!

Maile

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59 comments:

  1. I don't even know what to say to you anymore. These are amazing. That first one, in particular, is ridiculous. In the best way! I'm dying to see the full reveal of this set!

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  2. Are you kidding me?!? This is FANTASTIC! I love love love how you created that first card. That's just craziness! Love it..so so much!

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  3. this is amazing Maile, you totally rock this background set of yers :) I'ma have to buy it, lol :)

    Hugs,
    C :)

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  4. oh my word!! you go girl!! i'm so excited for you! great work..i can't wait to see the full set!:) xoox

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  5. In a nutshell???? WOW!!!! :)

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  6. Brilliant!!! It's sooo YOU!!! LOVE LOVE!!!

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  7. Congrats on your first stamp set!! I love how the butterfly creates such a cool geometric background. Can't wait to see the whole set!

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  8. I can't believe you created all of those cards with one image - a butterfly! You amaze me! I can't imagine what else is in your set? I can't wait to see more of it! :)

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  9. Love this set and especially love the last card!

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  10. You are amazing! What a fantastic set of projects. I can't wait to see what is in the rest of this set! You have just blown me away with your first set! Congrats!!!

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  11. Wow! This is sooooo versatile! Love every way in which you've interpreted it! Can't believe a butterfly can be used for so much more ;-)

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  12. This look really grate. A simple but so versatile stamp set. Gorgeous. Congratulation for your first stamp set. I looking forward for the next ones.

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  13. Perfect!! The butterfly is made in such a gorgeous shape and I looove the cards you made with it! I was sure this first set of you was going to be something awesome and you already surely did not let me down! This is amazing! And can't wait to see more of it!
    Hugs, Wendy

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  14. Wow! You used the exact word that popped into my head when I looked at these: stunning. Can't wait to see what's next! :)

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  15. One teeny, tiny stamp did all that! That's incredible! Love your amazing creativity! Superb!

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  16. Amazing....you are always so creative....this set is going to be "hot"...and all we see is one stamp used, and I love it already!!

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  17. I love the 2 step stamping technique sets - your cards have a nice crisp clean look - but oh so playful. Thanks for sharing your creative talent!

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  18. This looks like so much fun to play with. Your creations are beautiful.

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  19. What I adore about your creations, Maile, is that most of them are single layer! Makes me feel like I can do that. Love, love your Modern set and can't wait to get it for myself:)

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  20. Stunning! But then I knew I would love this before I ever saw it!

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  21. Maille- this stamp and your creations are amazing!

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  22. Fantastic! Can't wait to see more!

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  23. Oh WOW that first card is the coolest, and so perfectly stamped! Congrats on your first set, Maile! It's just so YOU! Can't wait to see more of it tomorrow!!

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  24. This is an automatic in my cart set! I LOVE the simple modern style and you really hit a home run with this one.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  25. beautiful cards. Look like they are professionally printed!

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  26. Congrats on the release of your first set! I love geometric sets and this one looks terrific. Lovely creationa with it, look forward to more.

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  27. Your cards are wonderful, 'simply' perfect!

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  28. This is great - I love your clean, crisp style and this set is going to be wonderful - can't wait to see more of it!

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  29. Love the butterfly. Can't wait to see the rest of the set. I also love clean and simple. Thanks. Congratulations on your first stamp set.

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  30. Wow Maile, I love your new stamp set, it's very unique! What makes it extra special though is having YOU show us the fabulous ways in which the stamps can be used! You definitely have a special talent that not many possess! Well done :)

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  31. Just love this butterfly! Can't wait to see more of this set! Congrats!

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  32. LOVE, love, love these cards! This set is definitely going in my cart! Can't wait to see more of this set :)

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  33. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAck! I am dumb-founded by your style & talent. Simply beautiful, Maile!

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  34. How exciting, Maile! These are truly stunning! I love that butterfly and all its possibilities!!

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  35. Very cute designs. Modern Basics has so many possibilities, just as you have shown in your fabulous designs.

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  36. Great job, Maile! Love the versatility of the set - single images that can make up such a beautiful background as well.

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  37. Love it! Your clean style is lovely!! Can't wait to see the rest of the set! Great designs!

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  38. This is very clever! I am really enjoying this fresh, graphic look!

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  39. Maile -

    Love this set! So very many possibilities.

    Elaine Allen

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  40. Your cards are just stunning. I am completely blown away! Congrats on the new stamp line!!

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  41. I knew I would love your stamp set and just with the butterfly I am sold! I am especially fond of the background you created on the first card--it would be great for guys, ladies, young or old. I am so excited to see more.

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  42. Maile your first set looks awesome!! Very, very modern! I just love that first card so much!! Can't wait to see more!!

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  43. Maile - you've definitely been doing this before - right??!! I can't believe this is your first set - its stunning!! I love that you can create focal images or backgrounds that form different designs with just the one stamp set!! Its amazing!!
    I promised myself I wasn't ordering from PTI again for several months - but this set is gorgeous!! Eeeeeeekkkk what's a crafty gal to do.
    Love the first card - though that may be because purple is my favourite colour. :)
    Thanks for demonstrating your gorgeous CAS style and showcaseing how diverse this beautiful set is. xx

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  44. Congratulations on designing your first stamp set, Maile! Woo hoo! If this is just one design from the set I am on pins and needles to see what you will come up with next! Looking forward to many more sets with the CAS Maile Style!

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  45. Oh, Maile! Fabulous! Can't wait to see more!

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  46. Congrats on your first stamp set! I LOVE how you can see different designs in the images depending on how you look at it....this will be such a fun set to play with and we haven't even seen the whole thing yet - I cannot WAIT! I love the fact that you can make a simply stamped card look so elegant! Awesome job!

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  47. Congrats, this set has your name all over it!!!!!

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  48. Wow - what a set! So glad you explained it all. I love the modern feel it has. Congrats on your first stamp set - I'm sure its a dream come true. Can't wait to see more of your creations.

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  49. What a fun set! A quick way to make simple, yet fun cards, especially in a hurry!

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  50. Love your cards Maile! I'm so excited to see more of this stamp set - I think Modern Basics will be high on my shopping list ;)
    Have a great weekend, hugs, Ruth S

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  51. Hi Maile. Congratulations for your upcoming release. I LOVE it!! I love the way your projects pack such punch, with minimal layers, and look forward to having this set.

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  52. Gorgeous Maile and definetly your style! Love it!

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  53. I think you are ridiculously talented. I would never have looked at those stamps and thought I could make so much. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  54. soooo exciting! love what I'm seeing today. Looks like a fabulous set! congrats!

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  55. What a quick and lovely card! Thanks

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  56. Those are some fantastic tips for stamp useage!! Thanks!!

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