Good morning! Are you ready for all of the Papertrey Ink Stamp-A-Faire festivities to kick off? Just a few more hours! While you wait, the team is here to share some projects using the exclusive SAF set that you can get free. Here are the details:
"Art with Heart will ONLY be available on Stamp-a-faire day to all customers who make a qualifying $100 purchase. All orders made between 7am ET and 11:30pm ET on Stamp-a-faire Day tomorrow (July 23, 2016) that total $100 (before shipping) will receive the set for FREE! You will still earn Rewards Points on your order too, so it's an amazing offer! Please email Papertrey Ink Customer Service with any further questions"
Art with Heart features some cute Impressionist style flowers and a handful of great artsy sentiments. I went a little crazy and pulled out like a gazillion ink pads to make my cards for today! I just wanted to experiment with stamping those layered flowers in all kinds of different color combos. I referred to the color mixing charts I made in THIS post for ideas on what ink colors to layer and use together. I filled an entire panel of cardstock (slightly larger than A2) with these flowers, stamped in different colors.
When I was finished stamping, I took a deep breath and spritzed the whole thing with water to create an even more mottled, painted look. It took me about 45 minutes to do the stamping, hence the deep breath. But I think it turned out pretty fun! I trimmed the panel down to A2 size, then took another deep breath and diecut the largest oval from the Noted: Scalloped A2 die set from the center (I felt really invested in this project by this point lol). I backed the oval with some watercolor paper that was sponged with Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, New Leaf, and Amethyst Allure inks, and spritzed with water. I also stamped one of the sentiments from the set with black ink. I stamped one more flower bouquet, cut it out by hand, and added it above the sentiment. I also added some clear sequins and Rainstones.
Since that stamping was pretty time consuming, I did not want to waste a single bit of it, so I created a couple more cards using the scraps from that stamped panel. I used the oval here on the Noted: Scalloped A1 card base, another sentiment from the set was stamped onto it with black ink. I also added a little color to the scalloped edges by masking right along the stitched line with post-its and sponging some Aqua Mist ink onto the scallops.
And finally, a little square notecard. I mentioned that my stamped panel from the first card started out slightly larger than A2 size. I like to do that when I'm stamping all-over patterns in case something is a little off balance when I'm finished. That way I can trim whatever side I feel like needs to be trimmed to make everything feel more balanced. These little strips were laying on my table and I thought they really were too pretty to throw out. They look like strips of floral fabric. So I added them to the Noted: Scalloped Square notecard, along with a diecut heart and another of the sentiments from the SAF exclusive set.
Want to see what the other DT girls created with this fun Art with Heart set? Click around to their blogs to check it out!