I'm guessing that it won't be too hard to figure out who inspired me for this June 2016 edition of the Papertrey Create Along With Us Challenge. I always love and enjoy all of the cards and projects that are seen but Betsy's card made me say "WOW" even though no one was home to hear me. I have loved these tulips since their introduction a couple of months ago and I've used them quite a few times by now. This is the first time that I've used them directly on a white panel without die cutting them first. I (somewhat surprisingly) like the look. And isn't that banner die incredible?
Since Pink is my favorite color, I am excited to be able to order the new color, Pale Peony, tonight. It should come as no surprise to those of you who have been to my blog a few times that Pink is also my most used ink color. In fact, I use it so much that I feel the need for ink refills to be on hand.
I am totally smitten with this scalloped card die that is part of a new series by Betsy Veldman called "Noted". So far there is A1 (also called 4 bar), A2 and Square. There are several dies included in each set but I confess, it's this A2 size card that has me swooning. Nichole posted yesterday with this image and these details:
- Noted: Scalloped A2 die/collection will be available for purchase on June 15th.
- It will retail for $39.
- Noted: Scalloped A2 contains a set of 9 dies. Scalloped card base (5-1/2” x 8-1/2”)”), rectangles (4-1/2” x 3-1/2”), (3-3/4” x 2-3/4”), (3-1/8” x 2-1/8”), (2-1/4” x 1-1/4”), ovals (4-1/2” x 3-1/2”), (3-1/2” x 2-1/2”), (3” x 2”), (2” x 1-1/8”)
For my card this evening, I got as close to that scalloped notecard as I could with a die from the WPLUS9 Design Studio Sunshine Layers Die Set. I started with a Stamper's Select White 4.25 x 5.5 inch panel and stamped the tulips directly to the panel using my MISTI. Oh how I love her. I only stamped one panel with the tulips using Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst and Raspberry Fizz for the blooms and Vintage Jadeite and New Leaf for the leaves and stems. I don't have the banner that Betsy used on her card (yet) so I stamped the greeting in Versamark on Stamper's Select White and heat set it using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder. Then I die cut it with the coordinating dies and adhered it with Ranger Multi Medium Matte. Once I had that done, I die cut the panel with the Sunshine Layers Scalloped & Stitched Rectangle Die. Using an ink blending tool, I went all around the outside edge with the leftovers from Pure Poppy that I used on another project earlier today. There was plenty still on the pad to give this panel a pretty inked up edge. Then I adhered that to an A2 Top Folding Notecard. Here is my finished card:
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope my card inspires you as much as Betsy's did me. I like this so much, I am planning to do a few versions in a few colors over the next few days. For now I just want to get it posted over at the challenge at Papertrey Ink.
* Edited to link the supplies now that the release is live. *
You can find all of the supplies I've mentioned at the Papertrey Ink Store. There's a blinkie in the sidebar to the right. Enjoy the rest of your evening and come back soon to visit.