Did you think I had run away never to return? Ahhhh, sweet, crazy, carefree, busy, spontaneous, lazy, on the fly, wonderful summer, huh? I actually have more projects than ever before to share with you as I have been busy with Papertrey Ink new release projects plus heaps and heaps of CHA projects. I'll spread them out with time, but for now I am here to introduce you to Papertrey Ink's The Sweet Life and Think Big Favorites #18 stamp sets. They are both such fun sets and will be available for purchase on July 15th, 10PM EST. Enough of my chit chat, let's get started.
The Sweet Life stamp set is truly too beautiful for words and one of those stamp sets that you just have to play with. The cabbage rose images transform before your eyes with each layer of stamping you add. It is a 3-step flower set with the leaves having 2-steps to bring them to life, but keep in mind that you can eliminate any of these layers to make the flowers your own. I played around with colors and layering for each of my projects before committing to my final project.
This first card uses the coordinating dies to bring in some dimension. The flowers are stamped with Sweet Blush as the bottom layer, Hibiscus Burst secondly, and topped with Autumn Rose to bring in the darker color which adds detail. I actually stamp the first layer (Sweet Blush) last because I love how it blends all of the colors and adds softness and finishing.
I used the "Stamping Off" technique lastly by using a sentiment from the stamp set and Classic Kraft ink. I wanted a very subtle script to role across my cabbage roses and love how they turned out. The leaves are stamped in Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse.
The same layers of colors were used in the bottom corner to create a tiny accent and tie the card together. Classic Kraft ink provides a perfect color for the beautiful sentiment.
This card uses some fun and fresh colors, perfect for summertime. The new Winter Wisteria paper pack is beautiful and pairs so wonderfully well with Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, and Ripe Avocado.
This cabbage rose was stamped with Lavender Moon on the base, Winter Wisteria next, and followed by Plum Pudding. I used the coordinating die to die cut leaves from Simply Chartreuse felt.
One more dressed up envelope using the third Think Big Favorites #18 sentiment, sweet accent flowers that coordinate with the card, On the Farm, Postmarks sets, and delicious Washi Tape from Freckled Fawn.
My last project is a mini card set wrapped up in a Favor It Box 4 cut from Aqua Mist and Fine Linen cardstock. Both the favor box and the cards were embossed using the Simple Stripes Impression Plate.
Theses sweet little cabbage roses were stamped in Sweet Blush as the base color, Melon Berry next, and Berry Sorbet to bring in the details. The leaves were stamped with Hawaiian Shores and Aqua Mist.
This little accent flower was cut using Classic Kraft felt, trim, and the Movers & Shakers Poppers die.
I used the Tea for Two die for my sentiment and once again used the "Stamping Off" technique just to add a subtle border to frame in the sentiment. The border image is from the Trademarks stamp set and is stamped in Classic Kraft ink.
I know you'll love both of these sets and will especially love creating some amazing flowers using different color combinations and The Sweet Life.
Thanks for your visit. I'll be back very soon!
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Papertrey Ink Supplies Used:
What Makes Life So Sweet card and envelope
The Sweet Life, Think Big Favorites #18, and Postmarks
Cardstock and Paper:
Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Sweet Symphony
Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Classic Kraft
Vintage Cream Grosgrain, Rustic Cream button twine
The Sweet Life, Eyelet Lace
Life is Sweet card and envelope
The Sweet Life, Think Big Favorites #18, On the Farm, and Postmarks
Lavendar Moon, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding, Harvest Gold, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado
Cardstock and Paper:
Winter Wisteria Stripes, Gingham, and Leaves, Vintage Cream
Harvest Gold Grosgrain, Lemon Tart buttons, Simply Chartreuse felt
Super Stars Border, The Sweet Life, Fillable Frames #10, Perfect Patches
The Sweet Life card and Favor Box Set
The Sweet Life, Trademarks
Cardstock and Paper:
Melon Berry Gingham, Aqua Mist, Fine Linen, and Vintage Cream
Sweet Blush, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, and Hawaiian Shores
Vintage Cream Grosgrain, button twine, Aqua Mist, Melon Berry, and Classic Kraft felt, Vintage Cream buttons
Favor It Box 4, Buttoned Up #2, Sending You, Movers & Shakers Poppers, and Tea for Two dies
P.S.!!! I can't forget to mention the winner of the Washi Tape Anonymous class from Freckled Fawn now can I? It's very important, life changing, and a much needed intervention in the life of .....SHERYL! You lucky lady and washi tape addict. I am so happy that help is coming your way.