Friday, February 6, 2015

Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Challenge Day 1

Yesterday marked the beginning of one of my favorite times of the year in the crafting world. Papertrey Ink is celebrating their 8th year in business. This company completely changed my approach to stamping when I purchased my first acrylic images PTI in 2010. (I had been a pure "Rubber" stamper from the beginning.

For this first challenge, we were offered Color Recipe and Sketch cards on which to base a creation. These are to two I chose:
And this is my project. I used Beautiful Brushstrokes and Keep it Simple: Valentine stamps, as well as PTI card stock and inks. It was difficult to photograph, but the roses actually are over-stamped with a glue pad, with glitter applied to the roses. My 91 y/o MIL taught me to grow the most beautiful roses, and I know she will love this rose-themed card for Valentine's Day.

BTW, if I never purchase another stamp set, Beautiful Brushstrokes will make me happy the remainder of my crafting life! It is such a gorgeous set, designed by Betsy Veldman. 


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful!

Birgit said...

this is just gorgeous! A great take on the sketch!