Only a few more days to go until the big reveal of Papertrey's latest stamp sets! Tuesday night is THE big night, and we are SO excited for you to see everything that we have in store for you!
I have received many emails over the last few months as to what is the best way to execute custom stamped patterned paper (a.k.a. OSW or One Sheet Wonder). Today I thought I would show you a little of my process.
So I pulled out a piece of white confetti cardstock (SU!) to use as my base. I like to start building my patterns with the LARGEST image I intend on using in the grouping. So I stamped the leaf from our new floral set in Creamy Caramel, covering the whole sheet.
Going down to an even smaller image, I selected the small floral flourish (an exact miniature of the large version). I stamped it (with Cranberry Crisp again) randomly in between all of the large flourishes. Each of the floral flourishes also have a solid shadow stamp counterpart in this set. I felt that the pattern I was creating needed some added solid color, so I overstamped each small florish with it's shadow using Really Rust.
As a finishing touch I went back through and added the dotted leaf outline in Cranberry Crisp, randomly on some of the Creamy Caramel leaves. This step helped to fill in any blank spaces. Viola, completed paper!
Notice the elegant flower accent. It is created with some Beautiful-died-and-gone-to-heaven-the-price-is-right-VELVET FLOWERS! (Yes, Papertrey will be carrying them!) There are a variety of colors available and they come packaged in a cute little tin. There are a whopping 96 flowers for $8 (that figures to be about 8-cents a piece!). And did I mention that they are DOUBLE-SIDED velvet!!! I love the subtle texture that they add to a project. There are so many layering capabilities with these as well since there a few different sizes included in one tin.
I created the coordinating paper accent for my accent flower by using a portion of the small floral flourish stamp. You can see here how I carefully cut away just the center portion of the image for each "petal". I was then able to easily assemble them into a layer for my velvet flower.
If you were to ask ANYBODY, they would tell you that my favorite candy hands-down is anything with Reese's on it (although, for the record I did NOT care for the white chocolate peanut butter cups! *wink*) So I thought I would incorporate Reese's Pieces into my Halloween project (color scheme and all)! I used one of our new square clear top tins (have I mentioned that we will be featuring NINE different types of tins!?!?! How fun is that! I just LOVE tins!!!) and filled them with my favorite peanut butter + chocolate delicacy! I decided to create some fun patterned paper to wrap around the base of the tin. I used two images from the new Halloween set to do the job (don't you just love that basic little spider!). I adhered that to my tin once it was completed.
I have some more fun things to show you tomorrow and a big announcemnt! Be sure to stop by; you won't want to miss out!
AUTUMNAL BIRTHDAY CARD SUPPLIES:
ink- creamy caramel, really rust & cranberry crisp dye ink from SU!
stamps- Papertrey Ink
paper- confetti white & cranberry crisp cardstocks from SU!, brown cardstock from DCWV
other: velvet flowers from Maya Road (via Papertrey Ink, brad from 7gypsies
TREAT TIN SUPPLIES:
ink- pumpkin pie & chocolate chip dye inks from SU!
stamps: Papertrey Ink
paper: yellow cardstock from Prism
other: ribbons from May Arts, extra jumbo scalloped punch from Marvy