It's that time again--a new PaperTrey release! I have to say that I've been watching Nichole's blog over the past few days and have wished that I'd had time to remake my samples after seeing how her mind was working with this Boxed Text set--in Cami's immortalized words, "she's da bomb!" I'm showing you two of my three Boxed Text samples tonight, but you really should go see the Ink Pad Gallery to get a better idea of the possibilities of this set.
For the top sample, I was inspired by a Hallmark leaflet that we received in the mail. It had a lovely card with violet ribbon flowers and stitching across the front. Boxed Text worked perfectly! The base is a square Fabriano notecard from Cindy Lyles. For ink I used my Clearsnap Fluid Chalk in Rouge, along with my new little Pixie Dust and Tea Leaves Versamagic DewDrops that I bought from Julie Brooks at DoodlieDoo when she had a product share. I penciled in some lines, then pierced along my penciled lines. I then erased them and used an SU Certainly Celery marker to connect the dots. Thankful is also from Boxed Text, and celery organdy is from SU.
For the second card, I used Versamagic Dew Drops in Sea Breeze--love that color! I had a tiny strip of ribbon that coordinated perfectly, and I used my chalk pad to color the tops of the brads. (Even with chalk ink, I had to use a heat gun to make them dry adequately.) White card stock is Stamper's Select White Card stock, which is a heavier weight than the white card stock that I have typically used, making it ideal for cards that don't have a lot of layering to shore them up. (By the way, I tested it, and Real Red ink will dry on it as well.) Well, that's it--simple, right?
I haven't forgotten about Pick a Petal--just haven't had much stamping time in between mom taxi runs this week! Tomorrow night will be the first evening this week that we've been able to spend at home. Whew!
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