Hello girls! Sorry for the day-late post and a big thank you for being so patient with me! I finally had a chance to ink up some stamps last night.
The year is almost over, and it's time look back on a few things, including your stash. What did you realize about yours? Here are a few highlights of this year: Mine has grown in pattern paper (oh such a vice of mine!) and in new stamps. I also picked up some new products to try, such as liquid pearls, more chipboards, "new" brands and paper collections that have caught my eye, and I started slowly upgrading my ink pads to the Jenni Bowlin Dye inks *swoon* However, I realized some of my oldie but goodie favorite didn't get a chance to get as much inky love. So here is my challenge to you, dust of your old first loves and create something around your favorite stamp sets.
Needless to say, they include a lot of the basic Papertrey Ink sets and the cute little Beetle from Enjoy the Ride. Here is a CASE on my friend Belinda's card. I have a sweet neighbor who had an 80th birthday and that's quite a milestone!
Stamps: (Polka Dot Basics, Enjoy the Ride, Botanical Silhouette) Papertrey Ink
Paper: (Paper Basics Card Stock - Spring Rain, Smokey Shadow, White) Papertrey Ink
Ink: (Jenni Bowlin - No. 3 Chili Powder, No. 8 Soap Powder) Ranger; (Memento - Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko
Embellishments: (Vintage Buttons - Pure Poppy) Papertrey Ink; (Summer Days - Element Stickers) Echo Park; (Border Punch - Upper Crest) Fiskars; (Hero Hues - Gems) Hero Arts; (Silver thread) stash
This was a fun card to make. I really enjoy pulling out old stamp sets that I love very much. Some of these were some of my first PTI purchases, that never even kissed a Jenni Bowlin ink pad!
The only festive button colors I had were red or green. But I thought a red beetle, like Belinda's, was super festive and fun and the Jenni Bowlin red matched quite well. I love the light blue ink; it matches Spring Rain so well and made a fun bottom border to match the clouds outlined in faux blue stitching...
I'm going to pop this into my neighbor's mail tomorrow. I hope he likes it! It's a tad late, since I only found out two days ago while chatting with him in the drive way.
I hope you like the challenge...the most important part is that you have fun with it :) Can't wait to see what you have all up your sleeves!