Welcome to the second Papertrey Ink group post of September. The new Holiday Photo Finishers stamp set is so much fun to use. The idea behind it is to combine paper-crafting/stamping with handmade photo cards. I will admit to being a bit nervous when it came to stamping directly onto my photo and then heat embossing the image...not knowing for sure what the heat would do to the photo, but now after trying it once, LOVE the way it looks and can't wait to try it again and again. The stamping just adds so much personality and character.
I took this photo of my little girl not too long ago, shortly after her Mutton Bustin' incident, so you can catch a tiny peek what remains of her shiner. She's her daddy's tough little cowgirl.
A tiny flourish at the bottom was added to balance out my holiday card.
I created a coordinating ornament that could be given with the card. The Photo Finish Strips die collection are a must have as well. They can be used in so many ways. For this project I chose to wrap it around the base of my ornament to create a simple way to present the gift to someone and personalize it. Once again, I stamped the image with VersaMark Watermark ink and embossed with Silver embossing powder. Kraft and silver are another new favorite of mine.
One more peek at the sweet, new Holly Jolly die collection that coordinates with the Holly Jolly stamp set. I could use this die on all of my holiday projects. The leaves are cut from Simply Chartreuse felt. The fabric is by Moda and has been soaked in tea to stain and age it a bit. The rusty jingle bell can be found at Frost it Pink.
Thanks for stopping by. I can't believe tomorrow night is release night. This has truly been one of my most favorite releases yet.
The other Papertrey Ink designers have created something special to share with you as well:
- Nichole Heady
- Heather Nichols
- Dawn McVey
- Lisa Johnson
- Betsy Veldman
- Michelle Wooderson
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Erin Lincoln
- Danielle Flanders