Thursday, February 16, 2017

Papertrey Ink: Past, Present and Future

Papertrey Ink is running a challenge, or series of challenges, to show past releases and new cards made with them.  We are encouraged to use any of these stamps we have to create a card and post for the year of it's release. I have three cards for you today.

First up is 2007.
The leaves are from their Beautiful Blooms.  I inked them with two colors of Distress Markers and spritzed them with water before stamping.  The sentiment is also from PTI.

In 2008 they released the hexagon coverplate.
I have to admit I didn't use this much because lining up the stamps on the little hexies was too frustrating.  MISTI to the rescue.  I stamped all the hexies on the card base with Paptertrey inks except the blue, using the outline as a guide for stamp placement.  It worked beautifully!!!  The PS die was layered three times so it didn't get lost in all the pattern.  I thought a quilt said 'get well' and I love that the lines of the font were about the same thickness as the coverplate.

In 2010 they released the Wreath for All Seasons and it's one of my favorites.  I usually use it for Christmas but I went with an Autumn theme this time.
For this card I used Altenew ink, layering the branches, leaves and berries on a PPP die cut.  The sentiment is a NBUS one from A Jillian Vance Design and the card base is embossed with a woodgrain folder.

This was fun taking a look back and seeing new ways to use some old stamps.  Maybe you should try it.


  1. Love all three of your cards, you took older stamps and made them new again!

  2. A trio of delightful cards Bobby!

  3. Wonderful cards, Bobby, so glad to see you use them! I have the first two and only wish I had that beautiful wreath... You've used each one beautifully!