Hey there! Welcome to Day 1 of Papertrey Ink’s March release festivities. Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you a few projects featuring World’s Greatest, a stamp set by Melissa Bickford. Melissa sure has a great eye for stamp design. This set will surely be a necessity for those masculine projects we all need to create from time-to-time. I decided to also showcase how this set can be used as an “everyday” set. I hope you like them!
Husbands need love too, right?! I designed this simple encouragement ensemble. It would be perfect to give a husband after a long day of yard work or even that ever-so-dreadful shopping trip!
I carried the striped design from the necktie to the card and bottle wrap.
I measured an adhesive sheet to fit the bottle, then stamped the design in the center. To “dress up” the bottle, a necktie was die cut, then stamped.
I used Limitless Layers Ovals (a plain die cut) to create a mask so the stripes would simulate the oval curve. Then, I stamped the sentiment in the center. The “world’s greatest” sentiment set is curved perfectly for the Limitless Layers Oval dies. A very easy one-layer card to create in a matter of minutes! Since masculine cards are always a challenge for me, I like to keep the design concept as simple as possible. You can see a peek of one of my husband’s ties in the photo above that I used as inspiration for the design – simple lines.
I really liked the angled lines of the necktie stamps, so I thought about grouping them together to create one image. I think it turned out sort of like a flower. With various color combinations, this technique could be used for lots of designs.
First, I stamped one necktie design into a “T” format making sure all corners meet.
Second, I stamped another necktie image in between the first images. I stamped the top of the necktie on the straight line of the previously stamped necktie images.
Here, I added the last necktie image wherever there was an empty space left. For this step, I placed the necktie stamp slightly above the other necktie images making sure they fit evenly between the other neckties.
I hand cut the stamped image and placed a stamped die cut doily in the center. I layered a stamped sentiment pennant element on top and embellished with some buttons. The card is 4.5″ square.
Some products used will be available March 15, 2012 at Papertrey Ink, including World’s Greatest stamps and die.
Don’t forget to also check out some other blogs who also shared projects for the release today: