Hello again. I'm back for another Papertrey Ink group post, this time showcasing the new Fancy Folk Art stamp set and coordinating dies. I have always been drawn to folk art and primitives...they speak to my country-fied, artsy, homespun heart, so this set opens up a whole new world of creativity for me and I have been having such a great time using it. We were asked to create a card and tag for you today and were also asked to seek out inspiration for our projects. I knew immediately that I wanted to use the photo shown below as inspiration for my first card.
Here is what I came up with. Along with the Fancy Folk Art stamp set I used birds from the Tweet Talk stamp set and the Limitless Layers: 2 1/4" Hearts die collection and started building from there. My color palette includes, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, and Smokey Shadow ink.
I wanted the theme of my card to focus on love, so I carried the hearts through to the Heart Border die using glitter tape and the sprinkling of hearts at the top of the card which use the Background Basics: Hearts.
(photo from allpeoplequilt)
I was inspired for my next project using this sweet, cozy photo.
For my tag, I went with colors that I use in my own home and that I associate with folk art...deep reds, cranberry, mustard yellow, deep black and navy, and rich, warm green. I used Smokey Shadow cardstock and die cut it using the Mat Stack 4 die and matted it with mustard yellow patterned paper using the Layerz Mat Stack 4 die.
I stamped my sentiment onto vellum with watermark ink and embossed it using white embossing powder. I then positioned it onto my die and cut it to fit across the bottom of my tag, layered over the Fancy Folk Art images. A bit of Smokey Shadow grosgrain tied at the top and my tag was complete and ready to attach to a bundle of vintage trims to give as a gift.
Thanks again for visiting. Be sure to stop by and check out the projects created with this set by the other designers:
- Dawn McVey
- Betsy Veldman
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Erin Lincoln
- Danielle Flanders
- Nichole Heady