Monday, August 29, 2016

Color Q #356

Hello everyone! I wanted to create a card to send to a friend to let her know I'm thinking of her and so appreciate all she does for all of us who work in this industry.  I've been dying to play with Kay Miller's 1st release for Papertrey Ink called Stylized Autumn. If you know me at all, you know I have a thing for leaves so when I first saw this set, I knew it was going to have to go in my shopping cart!

Today is the first time I've had a chance to sit and play with this set so I wanted to use the colors for the Color Q Challenge this week; Melon Mambo, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Soft Sky which translates into Papertrey Ink's Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avocado and Aqua Mist inks with SU!'s Blackberry Bliss. Since Papertrey doesn't have an ink even close to the same color as Blackberry Bliss I kept my SU! ink pad in that color for now.   I love that the leaves are all in one stamp as this makes it super easy to line up. I cut and stamped two of the leaves and three of the flowers for my design. I used my MISTI tool with a negative placeholder so that I could double stamp the images as I like the more intense color.  You can't do that without a MISTI tool.  Well you could try, but I never could get them lined up exactly without the MISTI.

This card came together really quickly and I kept it simple because I really like how it turned out. I spritzed my Aqua Mist background panel and my decorative elements with Tsukineko Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz.  Make sure the ink on your stamped elements is completely dry before doing this. You could heat set them if you need to.  I let the shimmer spray dry for about 5 minutes and then adhered my arrangement to the background panel using a combination of Thin 3D Foam Squares and Small Glue Dots.  After that I cut it with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Die.  I should have done it before adhering my arrangement but, thankfully, I didn't mess anything up doing it after the fact.  In some places I wanted the elements to lay flat on my card and in others I wanted just a bit of dimension. Thin 3D Foam Squares are a great option if you want some dimension but still want to keep it a nice thickness for mailing.  Then I adhered the background panel to a Noted: A2 Scalloped Notecard made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock.  I cut an Aqua Mist, Coaster Board and Stamper's Select White banner from the Number The Stars Banner Die then stamped the greeting from the Scripted Stamp Set in Versamark and heat set it with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.  I adhered the White banner to the coaster board banner for some dimension using Ranger Multi Medium Matte and then offset the Aqua Mist Banner a little bit.  Coaster Board is getting to be one of my favorite items for sentiments and Papertrey Ink offers them in packs of 25 for just $1.00.  Its perfect for making a thicker sentiment element and takes a lot less time than gluing three layers together. I adhered the whole banner piece to the card with a thin foam square on the right end where I wanted to pop it up to the same level as my decorative elements and a glue dot in the center of the banner and at the left end. Lastly, I added a few gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

I love this stamp set and think it will be great no matter what season you use it in. You can use it for great Fall colors or Springtime colors.   I hope you enjoyed my project today and will come back soon to see what is coming up.  STAMPtember is just a few days away!


  1. Vicki this is just beautiful! I love the colors and the design! The gold sentiment on the doubled up banner looks so perfect! Beautiful work with this new set!

  2. Love this design...simply gorgeous!!! Thank you for joining us at the CQC!

  3. What a pretty floral card!! Love the flowers and leaves clustered together. Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ!

  4. Vicki, this is beautiful! So colorful and cheery!

  5. Love this PTI stamps set! Beautifully arranged spray! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!


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