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.

3 comments:

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

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  2. A trio of delightful cards Bobby!

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  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!

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