Hello my friends, how are you? Today I'm bringing you more new Papertrey Ink goodies, all so much fun. Our group post today focuses on the new Simple Stars stamp set and coordinating Cover Plate. My first card is very girlie, and was inspired by this photo below:
I used the Cover Plate: Stars die and vellum because I wanted some tiny vellum stars for this card. I then colored the vellum stars with a pink Copic marker to turn them a soft, translucent pink. They are scattered across the front of my card and layered over patterned paper cut using the Monthly Moments: Slide Frame die, with the center die cut one more time to form a negative where I could nest another star. These were both cut using the Sketched Stars die collection. I attached part of my sentiment to the side of my card by stamping it first on white cardstock using Melon Berry Ink, and then attaching it to Kraft cardstock cut using the Journal Tab die.
Across the bottom, I scattered more vellum stars after stamping images from the Simple Stars stamp set in Sweet Blush Ink, and then embossing my white cardstock base using the Star Spangled Impression Plate.
I continued on into the inside of the card where I added my sentiment stamped with Melon Berry Ink, and more Sketched Stars.
My next card is a tad bit more masculine and was inspired by the colors found in this photo below, beautiful, eh?
(photo via niftythriftydrygoods.com)
I began with a Kraft card base and then added a block of white cardstock stamped with a few stars from the Simple Stars stamp set using Spring Rain, Fine Linen, and Soft Stone ink. I then used my Cover Plate: Stars die and vellum, Spring Rain cardstock, and patterned paper and cut myself three strips, trimmed into banners, that I adhered down the front of my card. I plugged in the negative spaces here and there with contrasting colors and patterns.
I then attached a die cut and stamped Fancy Flourish followed by a die cut Tremendous Tag stamped in Fine Linen, and then topped it off with a double layer of stars cut using the Seeing Stars die collection. Across the bottom I stamped my sentiment in Smokey Shadow ink on a Rustic Cream die cut Double Ended Banner.
Stars are so universal and classic and using them in paper-crafting is something I love to do, especially when paired with sentiments as sweet as those found in the Simple Stars stamp set.
Thanks for visiting. The other designers have projects ready to share with you today as well:
- Nichole Heady
- Betsy Veldman
- Danielle Flanders
- Dawn McVey
- Erin Lincoln
- Heather Nichols
- Laura Bassen
- Laurie Willison
- Maile Belles