Hey Everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying all of the Papertrey Ink Countdown posts. Today, the designers have a group post to share featuring Rosie Posie, a great new set featuring floral and hexagon patterns. There are countless way to create with this set (and the coordinating floral and leaf dies). I had a lot of fun creating for this assignment. Nichole asked us to design projects from an online inspirational source. Since earlier this year, I’ve been a huge fan of Pinterest. It’s a great resource to locate photos, tips, and all sorts of information and it was definitely my choice for this assignment.
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For my first card, I used the stamp set to create my own patterned paper. I was inspired by the floral and hexagon pattern in the pillow showcased above and also the color combination. I also chose to distress the edges of the cardstock to make it a bit more shabby.
I chose to make the hexagon pattern very subtle so not to overpower the floral design. To achieve this technique without covering the entire cardstock, I only inked part of the hexagon pattern, starting from the lower-most empty white space and worked my way up. I also used the stamp-off technique. If you are unfamiliar with the stamp-off technique, it is very easy. You simply ink your stamp and stamp on a scrap piece of paper, then immediately stamp on your working project. It makes the stamped image a lighter tone than the original ink color. Although very subtle in the photo (due to the light color choice), in person, you can see the pattern easily.
Trim rustic white cardstock to about 4″ x 5.25″, then stamp floral pattern in various ink colors.
Ink large hexagon stamp, stamp off onto scrap paper, then stamp on empty “white space” on rustic white cardstock starting from the bottom, working your way to the top.
Stamp sentiment in black ink.
Stitch border with sewing machine.
Using paper distresser, distress paper edges.
Adhere cardstock onto aqua mist A2 card front.
Tie satin berry sorbet ribbon into a bow.
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Color is one of my favorite elements for inspiration. This photo of what I assume to be bridesmaids caught my attention. I love the varying colors each bridesmaid is wearing, along with the bouquets. The green grass simply adds that natural touch of color. I chose to use the stamp set to create a card making the images a focal point with this bold color combination.
For this card, I clustered the stamped and die cut flowers onto a button card to create a focal point. I thought this floral bouquet was only fitting for a mom, on her special day.
I chose to be inspired by the color palette in the photo and stamped the flowers in a rust, yellow (a ColorBox ink), and pure poppy.The leaves I kept naturally green to assimilate the natural grass featured in the photo as well.
Did you see the one bridesmaid’s dress with the gray bottom? Well, that’s why I added a couple of staples! The doily was pulled in from the pattern on a couple of the bridesmaids’ dresses; they looked like doily designs. It’s all inspiration from the photo and how you interpret it.
Trim doily in half and adhere to an A2 aqua mist card front at an angle.
Die cut button card, stamp image, and add baker’s twine. Then, set aside.
Die cut flowers and leaves, stamp images, then adhere to button card with foam adhesive.
Adhere button card to card front at an angle, partially with foam adhesive at the top.
Stamp sentiments on rustic white cardstock strips and adhere to card front. For “Mother” sentiment, don’t ink the “s” in the stamp and cut the notch from cardstock using scissors.
Add staples to sentiment.
Thanks for visiting. I’ll have more to share tomorrow! Take care.