Saturday, February 7, 2015

Papertrey Ink 8th Anniversary Challenge #2

Today's anniversary challenge at Papertrey Ink is dedicated to welcoming Maile Belles back as a stamp designer. She took a year off to take care of her family and new baby, and now is ready to return with a renewed focus! Welcome back Maile!

The challenge was to peruse Maile's blog and choose a card to interpret as my own. I have always admired Maile's sense of color and use of white space. She makes this look so simple, yet her designs are well thought out and stunning! Here is the card I chose to base my project on:
And this is my project:
I used the same older PTI set, Mehndi Medallion, and a newer set that I associate with Maile, Wet Paint (and dies). I used Versamark Ink and Powdered pearls for the main images, then die cut Wet Paint dies, stacking and gluing together several die cuts for strength. I also white heat-embossed two of the cards with additional sentiment from Wet Paint stamp set. All card stock is Papertrey Ink.

While I was at it, I decided to reproduce this card using my new MISTI from My Sweet Petunia, which arrived in the mail yesterday. This is my first project using this wonderful tool. It actually was a breeze to reproduce this card - three was as easy as one! (Sorry - I used turquoise pearls on the top medallion which did not photograph well.)


Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I remember this card from Maile! I love your take on it -- it's very pretty!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your take on Maile's design! Beautiful cards!!!

Greta said...

Hi Steph--Hope you're having a great vacation! I've always loved Maile's work & you picked a great card to Case. Love how yours turned out--great choice of images & the white really pops!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! That stamp has been on my wish list for a while, you used it so beautifully!