Friday, August 12, 2016

Splits: Giving Thanks

Hi! Welcome to day three of the August Papertrey Ink countdown.
Today I bring you another look at the Splits: Giving Thanks stamp set. The is the 7th set in the Splits collection.
I am loving the movement that the swirls of this frame create. Here I've contrasted that with a few solid stripes behind the frame die cut, in a color combo of Scarlet Jewel, Smokey Shadow, and Simply Chartreuse.
I switched out the coordinating sentiment for a "hello" from the Tropics stamp set.
The focus for these two next cards is on using this set in ways other than its original "splits" frame form.
Here I've used both the bottom and top parts and stamped them along the top edge.  It adds such movement! Color combo here... Smokey Shadow, Autumn Rose, and Simply Chartrues.
Also included in the Splits: Giving Thanks stamp set are lots of little leaves and acorns.  These can be used to accent the swirls, embellish the sentiment or on their own. Lots of mixing and matching can happen here!
Here I've taken just one of the leaves and stamped a sort of border on either side of the sentiment. I have a feeling this little figure would make a wonderful bit of hand stamped pattern paper too!

Well, there's a quick look at the Splits: Giving Thanks. Just remember... this stamp set and its coordinating die will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning August 15th

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  1. Great cards, love the simplistic look. Especially like how you used only, either the top or bottom of the split stamp for a totally different look, great idea.

  2. really love these....great fall colors (would never have thought about using these together, but LOVE them!) THANKS for the very cool card sketch.

  3. You come up with the best color combinations, Maile. So striking.

  4. I love the color choices you used in the paper and inks. Thank you for showing different ways to use the same colors to make simple, but striking cards.

  5. The new Splits set is divine, Maille! I love the delicate swirls of the stamps & the die. Your cards are awesome as always. Thanks for showing so many ways to use this wonderful set.

  6. Love this split, Maile, and am eager to see your Christmas one. I'm hoping for the solution to CAS cards this year, and your holiday one might be just the ticket. Love your color combo and angled strips. Great release again!

  7. Love your work! and really like the simplicity of these cards Brenda Jaques