Sunday, November 13, 2011

Stitches & Swirls

Hello! Welcome back. I hope you've enjoyed the November 2011 release with Papertrey Ink. I'm back with one more project before the big night using the new Stitches & Swirls set. Do you love "Turning a New Leaf"? And "Fancy Flourishes"? I think this will make a nice new addition in that genre for you. Versatile, unique, and easy to use. Can't beat that.

I like when I find elements that have a certain symmetry to them, allowing for a folk art pattern to be built on a card. It allows for other stamp sets to be pulled in to pitch hit for beautiful results. There are two leaves/flower images that are mirror images of each other in "Stitches & Swirls". I selectively inked just the leaves and stems and then used Wishing You and Floral Fusion #7 to add some folksy flair.

I think I'm really going to end up using Dawn's new "Glory Be" set a great deal. Just so lighthearted and fun. I stamped the sentiments on three layered Tiny Tags dies in two colors. Kinda just makes me smile.

Make sure you stop by the blogs of the other PTI ladies to see how they used this set. It's super versatile, so I'm sure it will be used in a ton of ways.

Nichole Heady
Jessica Witty
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Lisa Johnson
Melissa Phillips">Ashley Cannon Newell
Maile Belles
Danielle Flanders

Thanks for a wonderful month and I'll be back in the next few days with my release projects and a few extras created with that new Block Alphabet die--I can't stop using it!

Goodness Gracious
Stamps: Stitches & Swirls, Wishing You, Floral Fusion #7, Glory Be
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Stamper's Select White
Dies: Tiny Tags, Pinking Shears border
Ink: Pure Poppy and Ripe Avocado
White Embossing powder
Baker's Twine
Pure Poppy Buttons