Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Introducing Fancy That

It's the first of two Group Post days at Papertrey Ink for the August release. Today we are featuring the medallion set by Nichole called Fancy That. Fancy is an apt descriptor. These images are so beautiful and intricate, not much more is needed to fancy them up any more. They are perfect as is. All you've got to do is stamp.

This card is so very simple in design, but the combination of clear embossing powder on the repeated medallions really pulls it together . I stamped a square medallion (there are six this size...oh the possibilities)  three times across the top of my card and three times across the bottom. This left an approximately a 1/2" space in between for a Classic Kraft strip of cardstock with a Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving sentiment stamped in the center.

For me, this is a very simple card. But it ended up so luxe.  The intricate designs plus the tone on tone embossing powder really makes it shine. Love this look. I can see this design working well for card sets. Colors and sentiments can vary for just about any occasion.

Next up, I thought the medallions in Fancy that begged for some Copic treatment. I colored this one in shades of blue.

Gemstones and a button add additional interest. Living up to its name, this stamp set...very fancy.

Moving on, I thought I'd show a few previews of my August stamp sets. Just a little tease. Here we have Full Moon. This is a great scene builder set because it features a two-step moon that coordinates with the 2.5" Limitless Layers Circles. I stamped the first step in Lemon Tart and the second in Harvest Gold. It's subtle in this color palette, but there behind the witch from Spooky Sweets II. You can see the detail above the broom and between her hat and curls.

Also included in Full Moon are four wispy spooky clouds that look great stamped directly over the moon. On this card, they are stamped in Fine Linen ink.

The sentiment is from Superstition. Spooky.

And here's a super little tease of Superstition, my black cat stamp set. No cats to be found on this card. But there are three candies with coordinating dies included in the set. They look great in a vintage bowl from Bowl of Sunshine and backed up with the Candy Corn Collage die that is also being released this month. Sentiment is from the previously Spooky Sweets II.

To fill my bowl, I die cut the orange with leaves filler from Bowl of Sunshine Dies. I then stamped my candy directly on it. Then I piled on top of that die cut and stamped candy to make it look like it was overflowing. Worked quite well.

More inspiration below. All these products and more will be available in just a few short days. August 15th at 10 EST over at

Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Dawn McVey
Maile Belles
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillips
Danielle Flanders
Laura Bassen
Laurie Willison
Ashley Cannon Newell
Lizzie Jones
Lexi Daly


Happy Thanksgiving
Stamps: Fancy That, Keep It Simple: Thanksgiving
Cardstock: Dark Chocolate, Kraft
Clear Embossing Powder
Dark Chocolate Ink

Blue Card
Stamps: Fancy That
Dies: Holiday One Liners, Phrase Play #6
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky
Ink: Enchanted Evening

Witch Card
Stamps: Full Moon, Superstition, Falling Leaves
Ink: Harvest Gold, Fine Linen, Lemon Tart
Cardstock: True Black, Stamper's Select White
Burlap Paper
Dies: Spooky Sweets II

Trick or Treat
Stamps: Superstition, Spooky Sweets II, Bowl of Sunshine
Dies: Candy Corn Collage, Superstition, Bowl of Sunshine
Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Soft Stone, Orange Zest
Ink: Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Orange Zest
Black Bitty Dot Paper


  1. Beautiful cards! And the moon stamps look so incredible! Yummy candy too! Looking forward to seeing the kitty too! :)

  2. Your Thanksgiving card is simply stunning! I am definitely going to try it once I get my new Fancy That set! Your blue card is classy too. Love the color combo! The Halloween cards are adorable! Love the candy corn!

  3. These cards are amazing. The elegance of the first two really play up the strength of the medallion stamps. Your Thanksgiving card has to be the most elegant I've seen, and talk about the ultimate unisex appeal! You and Betsy have to be the two most talented artists creating cards. Both of you combine sets in the most astounding ways, like the "love" and "you" dies on your blue card.What a knock out.

    Combining sets - in spades - on your Halloween cards. "Falling Leaves" bare trees! I just saw my friend create a card a few days ago with that set, and I didn't even recognize where the trees came from, and they are the perfect scary trees for Halloween. You design the niftiest details for your sets, like the candies and their dies. That versatility is what makes your sets, and dies, 'must haves'. You were a marvelous artist when you first joined the team, but you have ascended to the heights now, and you have worked diligently for it. You are one of the finest innovators I know.

    Thanks again (even if I don't say it often enough) for all the joy and know how you bring to my creative life. You are a rare gem.

  4. Beautiful cards, but I especially love the blue medallion. Gorgeous...

  5. Happy Thanksgiving is so elegant. This technique could be done with brighter colors for a completely different look.

  6. I really like the Fancy That medallion that was used with clear embossing. It is so elegant and yet makes an impact! I will definitely try this technique - thanks for sharing!

  7. Wonderful and all. The clear embossing on the first is the height of elegance. The Haloween cards are just plain fun!

  8. Your medallion card is beautiful Drin, very elegant in all it's simplicity. I am also in love with Full Moon,may much more realistic appearing moon this time of year and on the tails of seeing a Super Moon this past weekend. Looking jgn forward to ordering my new goodies!

    1. Sorry for the typos ERIN �� I need to start proofing my posts...