It’s that time again—PaperTrey Ink Release time, that is! I have a few cards to share with you beginning with a Cupcake Collection card. Once I started playing with this set, I loved it. I used some PTI patterned papers, 2008 Bitty Box Basics and 2008 Bitty Star Basics for the yellow layers, and 2008 Bitty Dot Basics for the pink layer. I used a Spellbinders Circle die and Labels Three die to mat my focal image, and PTI Sweet Blush Vintage Buttons to adorn the scallops. Ink for the cupcake was Pixie Dust and Pink Grapefruit Versamagic for the frosting, and Thatched Straw and Mango Madness for the cupcake paper. Both the sentiment and the sprinkles are stamped in PTI’s Hibiscus Burst ink.
Next, I would like to share my Fruitful and Fruitful Sentiments project—yes, that’s homemade strawberry jam! Benjamin was so excited that a blog project involved strawberries and sugar. I’d love to say that it’s some secret family recipe, but it’s not: it’s the one from the Sure-Jell box, and it turns out perfect if you follow the directions. The papers are PTI’s new 2008 Bitty Box Basics and the 2008 Bitty Dot Basics. I stamped the images in Versamagic Red Magic, Pink Grapefruit, Key Lime, and Tea Leaves inks. If you’re wondering why I would use the Versamagic inks instead of my PaperTrey inks, it’s that I was blending ink right on the surface of the stamp, and I tend to have better luck blending with those tiny chalk pads than I do with my Palette inks. For solid stamping, I would use the PTI Palette inks with no problem. Again, I used Spellbinders Circle dies and Label Three dies to mat my strawberry labels, as well as the Borders and Corners Circle set on the card and jar tops. I have several more views posted in my PTI June gallery, if you would like to see them.
Finally, I have a wedding card made with Lisa’s Heavenly Medley stamp set. Being shimmery white on white, it was a little tough to photograph, but I was please with how it turned out. I stamped the sentiment and flanking leaves in PTI’s Smokey Shadow ink, and the swirls from Fancy Flourishes in Versamagic, with detail white embossing. Rhinestones are Hero Arts Gemstones, and Silver Sheer Metallic ribbon is PaperTrey Ink. I used a Spellbinders Labels 4 die and long oval die to mat my layers.
What was your favorite set this release? Besides these, there was the Vintage Picnic set and its accompanying Sentiments, as well as the Trademarks set. I’m still debating. . . One set that I can see myself using often is the Vintage Picnic Sentiments set. It’s versatile and fresh—I love it!
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