Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Designing With Papertrey

Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink 6th anniversary festivities! Today Nichole is introducing the Stamp Design Team.



I feel so incredibly fortunate to find myself in the company of these talented ladies. Even one year into joining the team, I still have to pinch myself on the regular. I just want to take a moment to thank Nichole, Julie, and Jane for their patience, confidence, and kindness over the past year. I owe them so much. I also want to thank all of you. Your enthusiasm and support have been unbelievable. Seriously, somebody pinch me.

Ok, enough gushy stuff...let's get on to the fun!

Today's challenge is to create a project using one of the freebie images on the download you can find on Nichole's blog. Six lucky stampers will win a custom stamp set including a personalized address and "created by" stamp. How super cool is that?! The image I've designed for you to use today is the little candle trio.




On my first card I've die cut the candle image and mounted it to a polka dotty base embellished with a strip of decorative vellum, a bit of ribbon, and glittered flames.



On my second card I printed the candles directly on the base (you should be able to do something similar with photo editing software if you're so inclined) and added a layer of textured cardstock. A paper banner, some colored rhinestones, and glazed flames finished the whole thing off.

So what are you waiting for? Get on over to Nichole's blog to download the freebies and get cracking!

Birthday Card #1:
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Linen Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Birthday Basics - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Frost White, True Black - Papertrey Ink; watermark ink - Tsukineko
Other: 1/4" silk ribbon, small scalloped edge die - Papertrey Ink; Y21 - Copic Marker; 1 3/4" circle die - Quickutz; crystal super fine glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch

Birthday Card #2:
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; white
Stamps: Rhythm & Soul; Polka Dot Basics II - Papertrey Ink
Ink: True Black, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Other: By The Numbers Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; 1 3/4" circle die - Quickutz; Glossy Accents - Ranger; rhinestones - Darice; BG78 - Copic Marker

21 comments:

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Oh I just love the little birthday candle image and your cards are so sweet.

Holly said...

Congrats, Lizzie! Know you are excited about being part of PTI this year. Best wishes.

Anonymous said...

Love your image, something that I can really use! Also like your Posha logo, which I've never noticed before.

Diana K

Morag said...

Always great to have more birthday options and this is a really fun one!

jintyoo7 said...

Two very wonderful cards. Love the diagonal banner :)

Luanne said...

Super fun image! Thanks for the freebie ~ now to just leave work and create with it...haha!

Gina said...

Looking forward to seeing what you have coming!(so adored Love Potion a few months ago) Love the candle image you shared with everyone!!

Kristie said...

Very fun cards!!!

Laura Jane said...

Oh I don't know how I will choose just one of the freebies...I LOVE them all!
LOVE the candles!

Shay said...

You designed a great image that will come in handy and your cards are great. I especially love the second card which could be given to anyone no matter their gender or age. Thank you!

conil said...

Your image is adorable and these cards look so easy to reproduce. Thank you.

Holly Saveur said...

Super cute and fun!

Rhonda said...

Love the candles! and the colors are so fun. I wonder if I can find "real" candles in the yellow pattern? I created a card using your image if you want to take a look see. Thanks for all the inspiration Lizzie.

http://stampnpiece.blogspot.com/2013/02/birthday-candles.html

Pam Young said...

I am a fellow Buckeye!! Love the candles and the numbers embossed into the background!! I really appreciate how you are always so kind and encouraging.

see mary stamp said...

Lizzie - I love your stamp set designs so am very excited that you're returning this year. Looking forward to seeing what treasures you have in store for us.

Greta said...

Wonderful image & I love your cards!

Pati said...

Great image for some quick birthday cards I need to make! Thanks for the freebie!

the primitive country bug said...

Hi Lizzie~
I just wanted to let you know how sweet that was of you to leave comments on everyone's cards that used your image. It must have taken you forever to visit each persons blog and leave such kind comments at each one. It sure made my day to see a comment from you on my blog and I thank you for sharing your talents and your time with others.
Blessings~ Birgit

Randi said...

Cool:-) Love your new photo;-)

Marcie Rhys said...

Congrats Lizzie on now being the newsletter editor. You may be 'lucky' to have Papertrey, but wow, are they lucky to have you. (If they don't watch out, next thing will be your taking over the whole operation...well.... with Nichole's help.)

You have a comfortable and articulate writing style, and I look forward to the new mail in my box. Break a leg (but NO fingers!).

Billie A said...

Love the birthday candle cards. Great sweet touch. Great colors and candle colors also.