Happy April! Today I have a fun Spring project for you created for Papertrey Ink's Sr. Design Team Challenge. We were asked to revisit the Year of Flowers stamp sets and create something new to share with you. I love this series of stamp sets...each one so beautiful and detailed. I chose to use the Year of Flowers: Violets set as this flower reminds me of my Grandma Haslam who always had these lovely, delicate flowers growing in her house. I remember their deep, rich purple and the feel of their soft, fuzzy leaves.
I used Papertrey Ink's medium glassine bags and die cut the top using the Small Scallop Border Die. I then broke out my silver embossing powder and set to work transforming the glassine bags by stamping the violet image using the VeraMark Watermark Stamp Pad and embossing powder. I haven't ever tried this technique before on a glassine bag, so I was excited to see how beautifully it turned out.
I then used the Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Oval Die Collection and created tags for the front of the bags. Once again I used the VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad and this time Stampendous Winter Wonderland Opaque embossing powder. The sentiments used on both tags are from the Year of Flowers Collections Stamp Set.
I created another handmade embellishment for this bag using the Loopsy Daisy die, bookprint, Vintage Cream felt, the Heart Border die, and the Beautiful Blooms II #3 die. For the center of the flower, I rolled the felt border cut from the Heart Border die and turned it upside down so the pointed ends were showing.
Thanks so much for visiting. The other Sr. Design Team members have projects to share with you as well.
Before I go, I wanted to tell you about a beautiful Russian challenge blog I am happy to be part of called the Vintage Cafe Card Challenge blog. For all of you shabby, vintage lovers out there, this is a perfect place to come and be inspired and to play along with the challenges. I can't wait to get started!