Hello beautiful March! I love this time of year and am certainly in the mood for spring. While creating my projects for today's Papertrey Ink Sr. Team post, I had warmer weather and some spring blooms on my mind. This winter has seemed a tad longish to me :).
(photo from Pretty Zoo)
My inspiration for my projects using the Friends 'Til the End stamp set comes from the above photo. Gosh, I keep looking at it and love, love, love it. It was just what I needed in order me to know what direction to go with my stamping.
Paper-piecing is one of my most favorite ways to stamp and so I pulled out several coordinating patterned papers from Papertrey Ink and combined them into making one flower. I used paper from Damask Designs, Happy Spots, In Bloom, Road Trip, and Sweet Symphony collections.
I loved how the letters in the inspiration photo were mixed colors, so I inked up my sentiment stamp using Melon Berry, Spring Moss, and Aqua Mist to stamp the first part of my sentiment. I then used the Headline Alphabet Die along with Classic Kraft, Limeade Ice, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, and Harvest Gold felt.
My tag uses the larger flower from the Friends 'Til the End stamp set and the same paper-piecing technique. I used the Tag Sale #2 die and Rustic Cream cardstock. The sentiment is stamped along the edge of the tag in Dark Chocolate ink.
I pulled out my Lovely Layers die collection and vintage trim to cut a second layer for my flower and topped it with a blossom from the Orchid collection. The tag is attached to a small glassine bag dressed up with tissue trim and a bit of burlap. Tags are so much fun to personalize and a perfect way to make a package extra special. The scrunched seam binding used on my tag can be found at Craft Spot.
Thanks so much for visiting today. The other Sr. Team members have some lovelies ready to share with you on their blogs as well.