anniversary time over at Papertrey Ink and you know what that means. Yep, I'm in B-I-G trouble. If you have been living under a rock and haven't stopped in at Nichole's blog this week, get over there! Wait a minute, pretend that last line is at the end of my post. HA!
Nichole has been teasing us all week with design team news, new product peaks and contests, among other things. She also shared free downloads for color recipes and sketch recipes that we could print to add to our "recipe" cards that we received during the last Stamp-A-Faire", so here is a card that I made today using the following recipes.
The colors are new leaf, hawaiian shores, hibiscus burst, aqua mist and pure poppy.
Here's my little creation. I probably would never have put new leaf with the rest of those colors, but I really like it.
I just cut strips of card stock that I had in my scrap basket. On the pure poppy strip, I stenciled a pattern with pure poppy ink, just to give that corner a little more interest. I love those "happy" word dies from Papertrey! As you can see, I paired one with new leaf card stock. Then I used a banner end die, stamped "birthday" with new leaf. I adhered the white banner piece first, then I used tombow liquid glue on the "happy" and bumped it against the white banner. I added one red enamel dot to the banner piece. I spent 10 minutes debating if I should scatter a few more enamel dots above the sentiment to break up some of the empty space, but surprisingly, I was okay with all that blank space. I KNOW, who would have thunk it!!
I stamped the sentiment and just to add some interest inside, I added some of the strips underneath that I had left after trimming the front.
And there you have it. Thanks Nichole for the "help" and for all the fun during PTI's anniversary!