Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Simple To Spectacular: Rosie Posie

Good morning, friends, and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink Simple To Spectacular feature! Today, Betsy, Laurie, and I are showcasing the progressive possibilities of Rosie Posie. This is a set I've loved for a long time, so it was such a fun challenge!

I generally feel like I land on the simple end of the spectrum, so I really enjoyed dreaming up ways to step up my designs from one card to the next. There's absolutely nothing wrong with keeping things clean, but there's something truly satisfying about adding in layers of texture and detail to really put a project over the top!



I started with my first card. One layer cards are quick and easy to produce and a whole set of them packaged together can make a lovely gift. Even better, a sentiment set like Penned Elegance paired with a wonderful floral like Rosie Posie makes it a snap. Just switch our your colors and your greeting for a collection of handmade cards that cover a wide variety of occasions.


I began by stamping a floral swash along a curved line. I went with a Rustic White card base, so I used more subdued pinks and greens in keeping with the natural feel.


Once those inks were dry, I stamped my sentiment and tied on a Rustic Jute bow. Even one layer cards can use a little zhuzh.



For my intermediate card, I decided to add a bit of texture and contrast.


I cut the front panel with the Round Off Edgers before stamping the flowers in the same color palette. Then, I added a scalloped Olive Twist trim along the edge and tied another Rustic Jute bow.


I heat embossed the sentiment on a Kraft card base this time. The white embossing really pops and ties in to the Rustic White panel.



On the more complex end of the spectrum, I decided to go all out with layered stamping and die cuts.


I paired Rosie Posie with the companion Step 2 set to give the blooms themselves a little additional interest. I also die cut and popped up the largest flower and a couple of its surrounding leaves.


I went with the same die cut panel and Olive Twist trim against a Kraft card base, but this time I used the large hexagon background strip in the set to give my card base a little bit of extra texture. The monochromatic stamping doesn't distract from the sentiment, but it does amp up the interest.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Betsy and Laurie to see how they're using Rosie Posie for this month's challenge. Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!






Debbie said...

Lizzie, I really love this new feature with the older stamp sets. Beautiful.

jan metcalf said...

Love seeing the progression and definitely loving the third option!!

merryf said...

Oh my goodness these are all gorgeous! This is the very first time I've seen that hexagon stamp highlighted -- and now I have to finally use it after all these years! I love your rustic take on this challenge; thank you for the inspiration! wow!

Greta said...

I always love your cards, Lizzie, but right now this is my favorite post! I adore Rosie Posie & honestly I love each of your cards! Your designs & color combo are stunning! Gonna get RP out to use for my MIM card--just the inspiration I needed!