Do you ever find yourself playing only with your newest stamps and neglecting the others? I certainly do! Part of it is that I generally need to be churning out work with the newer stamps and just don't have much discretionary time to play with my older favorites. Tonight I pulled out one of my (relatively!) older favorites, Green Thumb, for a PaperTrey challenge dubbed "Boot-iful Basics."
The challenge was simply to use the boot from the Green Thumb set. I love this boot! I like that I can stamp the toe and handle in coordinating colors with no trouble, and I like the polka dots as well. I used PaperTrey's Berry Sorbet ink on Stamper's Select white cardstock for the body of the boots, and Sweet Blush for the toes and handles. The flowers in the boots are also from the Green Thumb set; stems and leaves are stamped in PT Spring Moss ink. I'm not sure that you can even see it in the picture, but I used a Copic c-1 marker to add a faint shadow under the boots so they wouldn't appear to be levitating.
I used my SU photo corner punch for the photo corner, then pierced it to add some interest. I used my SU slot punch to scallop the Spring Moss cardstock strip toward the bottom of the card and a Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die to cut the small tag that fits perfectly into the lower right scallop. The "hello" is from the PT Mixed Messages set--one of my favorite sets because I love tiny words on card fronts.
The little foam flowers are die cut with another Cuttlebug die, the 2" x 6" Floral Bundles. I happened across some fun foam that was a close enough color that I wanted to add some texture with it. (I think it's supposed to be a flesh-tone, 2mm Fun Foam by Darice.) The crystals are Swarovski rhinestones , 10ss, in Padparadsha--a lovely coral-y pink. The background is stamped with the largest dot in the Polka Dot Basics set--very simple to align and stamp with!
I stamped the envelope and the card inside to coordinate with the card. Be sure to check the other PaperTrey senior team member blogs too: Lisa Johnson, Heather Nichols, Taylor VanBruggen, and Amy Rysavy. Nichole may play if she gets a chance--you wouldn't want to miss hers! Would you like to play along? Pull out that Green Thumb set and let us see what you come up with!