Happy first day of March everyone! Here is Minnesota, our March is coming in quietly like lamb. March can definitely be our snowiest month here, but getting through it means that spring will be here very, very soon!
The first of March means it's time for the Papertrey Ink senior design team challenge. We are keeping up the theme of revisiting older Papertrey sets - something that I am definitely loving to do each month. This month we are using Alli Milles' Wedding Day set that was originally released in March of 2008.
Wedding Day is definitely a go to set when it comes to needing a card for wedding celebrations. The set is elegant and the sentiments cover the gamut of things I want to wish to a newly married couple. So many parts of the set are also perfect for occasions that happen year round as well.
For my projects today, I used the same layout, but changed up a few things to take the card design from a wedding theme to birthday card that can be used anytime of year.
On both cards, I embossed the large oval frame in white on a Fine Linen card base. The Double Ended Banner dies cut from White Shimmer cardstock were a perfect place to stamp the sentiments in Ocean Tides ink to match the stitched Ocean Tides felt heart.
One of the things I am loving about the Doily Details dies, is how perfect they are as a little base to create a cluster/college of shapes, images, and embellishments. The Jar Label die is just right to stamp a single word sentiment onto and tuck right under the felt heart element.
For the birthday version of this card, I used only 1 of the Double Ended Banner dies, this time just cut from white cardstock. I changed the felt heart element to the butterflies from the Love Lives Here die collection cut from Pacific Vineyard patterned paper. I added a few stamped butterfly images in Ripe Avocado ink and attached the Jar Label die element to the doily shape with a white button with some white embroidery floss.
All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Happily Ever After Card
stamps: Wedding Day
ink: True Black, Ocean Tides, Versamark (Tsukineko)
cardstock: white, Fine Linen, White Shimmer, Pacific Vineyard
other: Ocean Tides saddle stitch ribbon & felt, Double Ended Banner die, Jar Label die, Doily Details die, Heart Prints Die, Love Lives Here die, white embossing powder, white button, white embroidery floss (DMC), white lace (vintage)
Butterfly Birthday Card
stamp: Wedding Day, Birthday Basics
ink: True Black, Ripe Avocado, Versamark (Tsukineko)
cardstock: white, Fine Linen, Pacific Vineyard
other: Ripe Avocado saddle stitch ribbon, Double Ended Banner die, Jar Label die, Doily Details die, Love Lives Here die, white button, white embroidery floss, white embroidery floss (DMC)
Here are a few past projects that I created with the Wedding Day set...
I used the flourish image from the set for the background and also on the chipboard heart shape. The chipboard is colored by pressing it into the ink pad. Let it dry completely before stamping the design over the top. The colors for this project are Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet - definitely a color combination I want to revisit.
This card uses just one of the sentiments from Wedding Day. The sentiments can pair with so many sets, like on this card I used the Guide Lines set to create a background embossed with clear embossing powder.
This project is one that is a favorite of projects that I have made. I colored a white photo mat with a Spring Moss ink pad - just pressed the pad right onto the mat until the color was all over and even. I let it dry completely and then stamped the flourish image all over the mat with Fresh Snow ink. The element on the bottom includes the wedding date and more chipboard hearts that are attached and threaded along a ribbon that wraps around the bottom of the photo mat. I still have this photo project on a shelf in my bedroom.
Sneak peeks start up in just a few days, and I also need to share how my Project Life is going. I am up to date, just need to take photos to share.
See you soon!