Good morning! So glad you're here for another Papertrey Ink group post. Today we are highlighting a beautiful and serene new stamp set called Meadow Greens. We were asked to create two cards to share, both inspired by a photo of our choosing, but both different in nature.
(photo from Textile Art Lace)
This lovely organdy lace inspired me to create my first card. I loved the very natural softness, the scalloped, lacey edge, and the way the white berries popped off the trim and made me want to run my hand across it, so I tried to duplicate as much of those elements as possible.
I used vellum cardstock to bring in the soft, translucent appearance and Filigree Border die along with Soft Stone Leaves paper to mimic the scallops. I used a watercolor technique to stamp my leaves and stamped them from Spring Rain ink and then used white embossing powder to mimic the touchable berries from the photo.
I loved the natural feel to the photo so I used Kraft cardstock and added texture by using the Tin Types Impression Plate. And, I have to add that this particular sentiment might just by my most favorite ever, ever, ever.
I used more color in this second card and was inspired by the photo below.
I love all of the color used here, but was especially drawn to the use of these colors combined with cream, gray, or Kraft, and I love the way the vibrant berry color pops when mixed with the others.
So for my card I began with a base of Sweet Blush and Vintage Cream and added in pops of color here and there by using Autumn Rose felt, cork, and Ocean Tides cardstock embossed in white. I used the new Mat Stack 6 collection and Mat Stack 6 die collection to frame in my sentiment. The Meadow Greens dies added dimension and softness and made creating this card so much fun.
I'll be back soon with the remainder of my July projects, but in the meantime, the other designers have projects ready to share with you:
- Dawn McVey
- Betsy Veldman
- Maile Belles
- Jessica Witty
- Cristina Kowalczyk
- Erin Lincoln
- Ashley Cannon Newell
- Heather Nichols
- Nichole Heady