Saturday, November 13, 2010

Signature Series Showcase

We're back again for a second group posting this month with the November PTI release. Tonight, it's all about Dawn's new Signature Series stamps.  After getting the stamps/dies and spending some time playing with them, I found they lend themselves to lots of fun techniques. Let me show you what I mean with the Dress Form.

Check out these lovely ladies. Each unique. I had some fun coming up with a few new ways to use the die and stamps together. You'll have to forgive the lack of step by step photos, as I did this late at night without adequate photography lighting. But I can walk you through how I did it. Here's how:

1. Die cut dress form using thin printer paper.
2. Position the negative stencil created by die on your project. Use Post-It note to mask off the dress form stand. Use ink applicator tool (Tim Holtz for Ranger) to fill in the color. Before you remove the stencil, stamp your pattern in black.
3. Remove stencil. Ink up just the stand portion of your dress form stamp in black and stamp on your project to complete your dress forms.
4. Embellish at will.

Fun, no? The sweet sentiment is a lovely positive affirmation for girls of all ages. I'm hoping to give this tag to my good friend for her to use on her daughter when a pick up is needed. Oh, and my favorite part? That ribbon tutu! I will so be doing this again.

How about a card? I love how the Fillable Frame #10 die and stamp looks like a mirror in which this lovely pink lady is admiring her figure. The sentiment "bliss" and "enjoy the moment" is very appropriate for a girlfriend who is relishing in some type of personal or profession success.

And that, my friends, wraps up another crazy countdown for me. Check out what all my partners in crime have up their sleeves tonight. All this creativity should be illegal in the lower 48 states.

 Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Debbie Olson
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips
Michelle Wooderson
Niki Estes
Kim Hughes
Maile Belles

You Are A Treasure Tag

Cardstock: Plum Pudding and Lavender Moon
Ink: Fresh Ink, Plum Pudding, and Fresh Snow
Stamps: Signature Series: Dress Form, Polka Dot Basics II, Background Basics: Text Style, Background Basics: Diamonds
Dies: Dress Form, Banner Border die, Library Card Tag
Ribbon: True Black Saddle Stitch, Plum Pudding Grosgrain
Plum Pudding Button
Other: OUnch, rhinestones, floss

Bliss Card:

Stamps: Signature Series: Dress Form, Fillable Frame #10, Background Basics: Text Style II, Mixed Message
Cardstock: Stamper's Select, Aqua Mist, True Black
Ink: True Black and Raspberry Fizz
Score Tape
Diamond Impression Plate
Dies: Fillable Frame #10, Dress Form
Other: Glitter, tag and flower punch


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done with the dress form Erin!!!

  2. Oh I love the purple tag! It is absolutely stunning!

  3. Erin, your purple tag is!! Love it, Girly!!

  4. Wow. Once I've assembled back my dropped jaw I can say that I need that dressform just to try the cooooooool stenciling technique you used!

  5. What great creations you've made using this die/stamp set! I love each of your projects! :)

  6. I just love both of these cards! The stenciling technique you shared is fabulous.

  7. the tag is so cute!! love the skirt:)

  8. Oooh fabby, fabby, FAB!!!! Love your technique and adore the way you dressed them up - the possibilities are endless! Awesome!

  9. Gorgeous love the tag!

  10. How cool that you combined two stamp sets! Love that:)

  11. genius on the stencil to make different patterns.
    love it!

  12. Fantastic creations! The skirt on the tag, the mirror on the card - amazing!

  13. the tag is amazing! I love the little skirt! the card is super cute too, the colors are so cute together :)

  14. Love both these cards, Erin! You're amazing! FF 10 as a mirror is inspired!

  15. Erin, I love your tutu and mirror! PUre genius!!!

  16. Thanks for all the inspiration! I've been a fan of Papertrey for ages....don't stop and comment nearly enough! Living in the UK have never bought anything until now...looks like I've missed out on the banner border die though as it was out of stock boo hoo ;(
    Thanks again :)
    xoxo Sioux

  17. Super card and tag, Erin! Just love them!

  18. I have always been a fan of your work. When you joined the papertrey team I was estatic. I think it is a match made in heaven. I do love all the things you have made for this release. A question though. I notice you and Dawn have that circle with the spikes holding up your cards. What is that and where do you get one? It looks like it is great for photographing cards.

  19. I love your purple card!!!! Totally amazing and delish!