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Welcome to Group Post day #1 for the Papertrey Ink December countdown!  Today the team is featuring a new floral set designed by Nichole called Rosie Posie.  The set contains a ton of different bold floral images along with lots of leaves, stems, and some super cool hexagon background building elements.  This set is a blast to play around with!  It will be available for purchase, along with the coordinating dies, on the evening of December 15th from Papertrey Ink.

For today's projects, Nichole challenged the team to create two projects, one using Rosie Posie as a background set, and the other using the set for the focal point.  She also challenged us to find some images to use for inspiration for our projects.  

So first off is my project using Rosie Posie as a background.  I stumbled across this fabric print on Etsy and thought it would be fun to mimic the look.  I love the gray on black with the pops of color.

Bold fabric inspo

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And here's what I came up with!


I started off by stamping several of the floral and leaf images around the outside edge of a piece of True Black cardstock using Fresh Snow ink.  I *gasped* when I tried this for the first time because I thought the result was so pretty!  It has almost a velvety appearance.  Once my Fresh Snow ink was dry (with the help of a heat gun), I stamped more flowers and leaves with Versamark and embossed with my new favorite embossing powders -- Zing Powders from American Crafts.  I am blown away by the vibrancy of these powders!  Completely awesome...even on black!  You can find a good selection of the Zing powders HERE.

I finished off my card with the new Happy Day label, stamped with BB: Chevron for an uber bold and trendy look....completely different than my typical style, but so fun!


If you're interested in picking up some of the Zing powders, here are colors that I found to be good matches to Papertrey colors:

Rouge = Pure Poppy
Blush = Sweet Blush
Leaf = Simply Chartreuse
Mustard = Summer Sunrise
Aqua = Hawaiia Shores
Apricot = Orange Zest
Grapefruit = Berry Sorbet 

There may be others that are good matches, but so far, this is what I have my hands on.  :-)

How about a few step-by-step shots of the stamping/embossing process?  

First I stamped the blooms and foliage with Fresh Snow ink


Then I layered more blooms and leaves over the top, this time with Versamark.  I stamped on flower, spinkled with powder, stamped the next flower, sprinkled, repeat, until I was happy with the design.  I was actually kind of surprised that this worked... I thought the powders would mix if I didn't heat them before moving on to the next color, but they didn't! Just be carefull when working with multiple colors that you pour them back into the right jar....otherwise it doesn't end well...not that I would know that first hand or anything.  


Once I was happy with the design, I hit it with my heat gun and did all the embossing at once...


So very vibrant, huh?  Love those powders!  

So how about something on the other end of the spectrum?  My next project is about as soft and feminine as it gets...quite a contrast from my first project!  This project was inspired by this image from Heather Bailey fabrics...

Garden district fabric

(photo credit)

I just loved the colors, the blue roses and that pop of lavender with the tulips.  So pretty and fresh!

I created a boxed set of notecards with this photo as my inspiration...


The box was simple to make -- I posted a tutorial a while back, which you can find HERE.  I adjusted the size a bit from the one shown in the tutorial.  This one is a little deeper and also larger, sized to fit standard A2 (5 1/2" x 4 1/4") cards.  But the basic construction is the same.  It's my favorite way of wrapping up comes together so quickly and I can make them in any size with some simple calculations.


I also love that there are dies for most of the blooms and leaves in the new Rosie Posie set.  It makes focal points easy to create.  And that hexagon background?  sigh.  so pretty.  Three seperate rows of hexagons, each one smaller than the last, all nestle inside eachother -- making it easy to create multi-color backgrounds.


These are single layer cards, just topped off with the new Filligree border die.  This set is going to be part of my Grandma's Christmas gift.  I wanted them to be easy for her to drop in the mail, not having to worry abour bulky things like buttons or bows.  I left all the pretties on the outside of the box.  :-)


Well, that's all from me today!  You can hop around to the other DT members to see what they've done with the new Rosie Posie set!

Thanks for stopping by!

Rosie-Posie-sneak Finished Size = 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"
Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Rosie Posie stamp set, Happy Day label

Rosie-notes1 Finished size = 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" (cards), 6" x 4 3/4" (box)

Supplies not linked, but available on December 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Rosie Posie stamp set, Rosie Posie dies, Filligree Border die