It's the first day of Papertrey Ink's 10th Anniversary Celebration! For ten days, the design team will be sharing projects created with sets from each of the ten years Papertrey has been in business! This blog celebration will include lots of inspiration, contests, and of course prizes! Maker sure to head on over to Nichole's blog for all of those details!
Today, we are celebrating 2007, the year Papertrey Ink was born! I chose a set from that year that is, to me, very classic Papertrey.
I still remember the month Text Boxed was released. I mean, I was already eagerly awaiting each new release...and even staying up late to see it go live! Little Lady had just been released the month prior and I was having a hard time putting that stamp set down. I couldn't wait to see what they came up with next! I guess some things never change, right? It's still like this with every new release!
I remember being so impressed with Text Boxed. Reverse images were something new to me and I was blown away with the versatility of the the entire set!
So of course, I couldn't wait to ink this set up for this celebration! This particular image is my favorite! I am a sucker for foliage, and this one is as classy as they come. I started this card thinking of doing some color blocking. That plan changed a bit as I created but the three bold panels stayed the same. To create them, I embossed the leaf image onto Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, and Tropical Teal cardstock. I tucked in a coordinating little paper flag underneath each panel.
I embossed the sentiment in silver onto True Black cardstock, and cut the sides of the strip to make a flag.
I created the background last, believe it or not. I chose some watercolor paints that matched the cardstock panels and painted on a messy wash onto watercolor paper. After the paint was completely dry (I may or may not have helped it along with my heat tool) I stamped one of the coordinating images all over using black pigment ink. I chose pigment ink because the watercolor paper is a bit rough with texture and the juicy pigment ink would give better results. For the finishing touches, I added some Rustic Jute Button Twine and some enamel dots.
Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize!
Ready for more inspiration? Here is a list of the ladies that have projects to share today...
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Stamps: Text Boxed
Paper: White, Enchanted Evening, Simply Chartreuse, Tropical Teal, True Black, Watercolor paper
Ink: Versamark, Black pigment ink, Watercolor paint
Other: Clear detail embossing powder, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Enamel dots