I'm so exited to be sharing in another Papertrey Ink anniversary celebration! PTI is celebrating 6 years of amazingness and I couldn't be more honored to have been apart of that since 2010. This last year has been a great one! There's nothing like getting to know and growing closer with a team of talented designers that all have a common love of stamping.
To kick this years festivities off, each of us on the design team have selected our top 6 Papertrey Ink projects. I tell you, this was no easy feat! And honestly I could not narrow all of my cards down to just six. So what I've done, to make it a little easier on myself, was made my selection from cards featuring stamp sets that I've designed. So let me get to it...
First up, a card using Modern Basics. This card will always hold a special spot in my heart. Not only because it utilizes my very first stamp set, but also the fact that it's one of my most favorite one layer cards. I hand stamped the solid image repeatedly to create a super cool background pattern. I still love this pattern death! Even as much as I did when I first stamped it. The original post for this one is here.
How about a little Gracious Vases simplicity?! I can clearly remember creating this card forever ago. It started with and idea in my head and it came to life exactly as I envisioned. This orchid image is still one of my top fave images designed by me. :) The touch of color to the centers just brings those blossoms to life. And if I remember correctly, this was around the start of my Glossy Accents kick. These stripes were always and still are a handy thing to have around, they're from the Background Basics: Retro stamp set. Original post here.
I just love how the colors pop on this Background Basics: Circles card. Color combo... berry sorbet, pure poppy, summer sunrise and true black (it's a good one). Oh... the days of the soft stone card bases. I go back and forth with this phase. I think it might be time for me to start pulling that cardstock out again these days, I'm always a fan. That pretty little butterfly, as well as the sentiment and swirly trail are from the Happy Trails set. I can remember the days when that set was a staple and reliably within an arms reach. It's still a keeper! :) Original post here.
How about something a bit more dynamic. This card just makes me happy! Inside and out. Hmmmm... happy sigh. :) The butterflies, from the Beautiful Butterflies stamp set, were stamped in a fun color combo of sweet blush, raspberry fizz and orange zest.
Check out the surprise inside. Such delightful movement, which was achieved using one of the Movers & Shakers dies. For some reason I can't get myself to give this one away, I just love it so. :) Original blog post here.
Up next, Trendy Tree Tops. This may not appear to have a stand out appearance to many of you, but it sure does bring back a fond memory of falling in love with what I felt was a perfectly simple creation. A card with a simple design but yet features little details that shine out and just speak to me. For example the simple impressed panel, or the matching buttons with contrasting thread (sort of opposite of the usual cream or white twine) and the simply stamped tree top in an unusual color, but some how it really works (stamped in berry sorbet with a smokey shadow grey trunk). And lastly, the sentiment stamped right next to the barley noticeable butterfly, it help to focus the eye on this easily overlooked detail. This card just speaks miles as to my style and who I am as a designer. Original blog post found here.Last but not least. This card expresses a couple of the trends I'm currently into... neon and metalics/gold. A simple yet stunning focal point was created by stamping one of the large images included in the Quilled Elegance set and filling it with neon pink and gold inks. It's so me. Yay!
That's all from me today. Now, be sure to see what the rest of the Papertrey Ink design team has in store for you today...
- Nichole Heady
- Betsy Veldman
- Dawn McVey
- Melissa Phillips
- Erin Lincoln
- Jessica Witty
- Danielle Flanders
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Debbie Olson
Thanks so much for stopping by!