Stamp-a-faire is off and running! The first challenge, a Bridal Challenge, has been posted, and now it's time for our second challenge, the Patterns Challenge. Each of the Papertrey designers will be featuring a Go-To Card Pattern, along with some samples. Your challenge is to create a card based on any one of these patterns. I'm excited to see everyone's creations!
I'm working with Pattern Number 11 based on this gorgeous card by Nichole.
I'm not usually a super technique-y person, so the opportunity to experiment within that masked off area was a challenge I was excited to take on.
On this first card, I did some ombre ink blending on the background using Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Tropical Teal. Before removing the masking tape, I added some black splatter, white splatter, and plain water splatter.
For the sentiment, I combined a Scripted die-cut with a Scripted stamped sentiment. The white die-cut is from the new Leaf Silhouettes die set.
Dies: Scripted, Leaf Silhouettes
Ink: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow
Paper: Stamper's Select white card stock, Smokey Shadow card stock
Other: black mist, white mist, clear sequins, ink blending too, Post-It masking tape
For this next card, I experimented with some stenciling. I created a stencil by die-cutting Branching Out from card stock and using the negative as the stencil. I did the stenciling in layers -- first I sponged some leaves in Spring Moss, moving the stencil around to get good leaf coverage top to bottom. I then lightly sponged around the perimeter in Spring Moss (so that the strip would stand out agains the white card base). Next, I added some sponged leaves in Simply Chartreuse. Last, I added the darker leaves in Ripe Avocado.
For the sentiment, I combined a thanks die-cut from the Wet Paint Cuts die set, along with a white embossed stamped sentiment from the Wet Paint stamp set.
I accented with white butterfly die-cuts (from the Flower Favorites die set) and a clear sequin trio.
Stamps: Wet Paint
Dies: Wet Paint Cuts, Flower Favorites, Branching Out
Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Enchanted Evening, VersaMark
Paper: Stamper's Select white, Enchanted Evening, and Ripe Avocado card stock
Other: white linen thread, clear sequins, white embossing powder, heat tool, foam tape adhesive, sponge daubers, ink blending tool
Have fun with these patterns! The Patterns Challenge link-up is on Nichole's blog. For lots more pattern inspiration, visit the Papertrey team: