Hello there! I know it's been a long while since my last post and I apologize. It's been a topsy turvy summer and I needed to step away from things for a while in order to accomplish all that was before me. We sold our house very quickly....I wasn't expecting that at all, and because things happened so quickly, I shut everything down for a bit in order to pack our home, move, find a temporary place to land while we build, and get settled once again :)....I am exhausted but so grateful to get to stamp again. I wasn't sure I would be able to come back to doing what I love so much, and was unsure of what the move would mean for me...even nervous about having any creative energy or desire once we were settled, but I am happy to report that I feel invigorated and refreshed and so happy to get to create once again. Thank you for your patience, kind notes of concern, etc.
Today I have the pleasure of introducing Papertrey Ink's new Stencil Basics: Dots and Ways to Say: Thinking of You products. These are wonderful products to combine with so many other things from Papertrey Ink, including their new stamp sets and dies, such as on this card where I've used the new Sunflower Harvest stamp set and dies.
You can see my stenciled dots peeking through the window cut using the new Brushed Off die. Polka dots are right at the top of my list when it comes to favorite patterns, and these new stencils make it so much fun to create patterned paper, subtle accents, dimensional backgrounds, etc. Across the bottom of my card, I've used the new Ways to Say: Thinking of You stamp set...so many sentiments to love and enjoy.
My next card uses another sentiment from the Ways to Say: Thinking of You stamp set along with images and dies from the new Bit Size Tags stamp set/dies. What a sweet set!
I created a soft background on my card base by using the Stencil Basics: Dots across the bottom, lightly sponging on Fine Linen ink. I then used the new Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge dies to start creating a base for my focal point.
The new Beautiful Berries: Autumn stamp set and dies are gorgeous and will be well-loved here. I added them to my card to bring in a bit of softness and femininity to the bold stripes and colors I chose to use.
Lastly, I used another sweet sentiment from the Ways to Say: Thinking of You stamp set along with images from the beautiful new, Kind of Corny stamp set and dies.
It's hard to pick a favorite sentiment, but this one is one of my favorite from the set...appropriate for many occasions.
I mix and matched my Mix & Mat: Pinked Edge dies with the Kind of Corny frame die and loved the layered look. The Beautiful Berries: Autumn stamp set and dies were used once again.
What a treat you're in for this month at Papertrey Ink! In my opinion, autumn stamping is the most wonderful stamping ever :). I'll be back soon with more from this fabulous release!
All products will be available, August 15th, 10PM EST HERE at Papertrey Ink.
I've missed you all!