Friday, February 5, 2016

Papertrey Favorites

Second post today. Click HERE for Reverse Confetti's Countdown to Confetti.

This month, Papertrey celebrates its 9th anniversary. That's a lot of years of well-deserved success and industry-wide inspiration. Congratulations to all who have been part of that legacy!

I hope you'll join us for the anniversary festivities. Visit Nichole's blog each day for the next 10 days as we count down to the Anniversary Release. There are contests, prizes, announcements, and new product introductions. Buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride!

I joined the Papertrey team exactly a year ago during the 8th anniversary release. It has been quite an adventure! I'm so blessed to do what I love, to do it with such fantastic products, and to do it alongside such amazing, creative, and generous teammates. 

For today, each of us was asked to pick out a favorite card from the past year that uses a favorite color combination. I've long been drawn to soft color palettes, my happy colors are any variation of blues and greens, and I'm mildly obsessed with all things gray, so my choice was easy:



INK: Smokey Shadow, Stormy Sea, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, True Black
PAPER: white, Soft Stone, and Mint Julep card stock
OTHER: True Black baker's twine, sewing machine


Here's my new card based on that same color scheme: Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Tropical Teal, Stormy Sea and Smokey Shadow.


This card features so many of my favorite things: the colors (of course), the soft watercolor wash background (I used Aqua Mist and Mint Julep re-inkers), ink splattering, a clustered design, layers, the word die-cut, vellum, and machine stitching, And True Black baker's twine. I need a subscription plan for that stuff!



INK: Smokey Shadow, Stormy Sea, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, True Black
PAPER: white, Soft Stone, and Mint Julep card stock
OTHER: True Black baker's twine, sewing machine

Now it's your turn -- play along with today's color inspiration challenge for a chance to win your Papertrey wish list! All of the designers' color recipe swatches are available for download on Nichole's blog. Choose any of them!



I can't wait to see all the beautiful challenge entries!

Thanks for visiting today!


41 comments:

Vicki Finger said...

This 2nd card is just stunning.

Gina said...

Yay!!!! Amy's on the team again this year!!! :) I love the new card and can't wait to play along with the color schemes. Yours is beautiful.

Luanne said...

I love this one as much as the first! So beautiful!! Glad you're staying on the PTI team, and can't wait to see how you inspire us again this year!

June K said...

So glad you will be on the DT again this coming year. Love your card. Definitely pinning it.

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous card! Love the softness and colors. Amy, I'm so glad you will be on PTI's DT again this year! I've enjoyed seeing all your beautiful projects this past year and I'm looking forward to this year's.

Birgit said...

What a great color scheme this is! You're a wonderful addition to the PTI team! I've admired your style and sweet creations since day one!

Rosiemary Leigh said...

You are an AMAZING designer and artist! I love seeing what you do and inspired to try to be more artistic in my creations.

Geri said...

Oh, gosh, Amy...the first card is lovely, but that second one...GORGEOUS!!! Your designs each release are always favorites of mine. Thanks for your lovely inspiration!!!

Skrater said...

What beautiful cards!!

Linda Eterno said...

Both cards are beautiful, Amy!

BeverlyBL said...

Both cards are wonderful! I love those colors. Congratulations on YOUR anniversary.

Diana K said...

Crazy gorgeous, Amy! Thank you so much for the wonderful year of inspiration. I'm so happy that you're back for another one and can't imagine the PTI design team without you.

Nora N. said...

Oh what lovely cards!! These colors are stunning!!

jan metcalf said...

Oh gorgeous!! Love the stitching detail too!

Leigh Penner said...

I love that you are a part of the PTI DT, Amy! You are one of my very favourite designers!
And both of these cards are fantastic!

artful-notions said...

Love those colors! Probably because of your use on those stunning cards! Thank you, Amy, for all your inspiration!

Vicki S said...

Stunning. I love the colors and the design. You are always an inspiration.

Kathie B said...

I'm loving your wonderful color combinations...you have me longing for spring!

Joyce across the Pond said...

Both cards are wonderful....loved the first and it was that one that sealed buying Bitty Butterflies for me...the second is equally stunning just in a different way. Beautiful.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Both cards are wonderful....loved the first and it was that one that sealed buying Bitty Butterflies for me...the second is equally stunning just in a different way. Beautiful.

Joyce across the Pond said...

Both cards are wonderful....loved the first and it was that one that sealed buying Bitty Butterflies for me...the second is equally stunning just in a different way. Beautiful.

Wanda Cullen said...

Your designs never cease to amaze me! I really should create an Amy Pinterest gallery! My jaw is on the floor with your new take on those gorgeous colors!

Connie G said...

Your HUGS card is simply gorgeous!! Wish I had everything to re-create it right now!!! I love your work.

Sandy M said...

Love both the old and new cards but I think I like the new one the best. The watercolor background really sets it off.

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Amy!!!!

Imke said...

Wonderful colors and stunning cards !

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous ,Amy!

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE both your cards..such a gorgeous color scheme too..Thank you for your inspiration!

Lynne said...

Amy - You have been such a wonderful addition to the Papertrey team. I look forward every month to see what you come up with using the Papertrey products!

Marilyn in Michigan said...

I'm so happy you're on the dream team again, Amy! Love both cards you've made.

see mary stamp said...

Beautiful cards. Looking forward to your wonderful designs for another year.
Happy Anniversary and thank you for the inspiration.

Shirley said...

Beautiful cards. Love the color combinations.

Susi Kelly said...

I'm with you on the colour combination - it's beautiful, soothing, and obviously, creates fabulous cards! :-)

Kari D said...

So glad you are on the DT, Amy. Have loved your cards and stolen, er lovingly copied, your cards since you joined the team and I was introduced to your blog. Today's cards are no exception. Beautiful. Gotta give this color combination a try.

Kari D said...

So glad you are on the DT, Amy. Have loved your cards and stolen, er lovingly copied, your cards since you joined the team and I was introduced to your blog. Today's cards are no exception. Beautiful. Gotta give this color combination a try.

Bori said...

Your work is amazing! I am so happy you are part of the DT!

Linda Droege said...

So happy you are staying on the DT. I know you will continue to inspire us all. Love the elegance of your 2nd card.

Connie MacFarlane said...

Love this colour scheme Amy and absolutely love both of your stunning cards. Always look forward to seeing your work at each release. Have been a fan and have had your site bookmarked long before you joined the PTI team.

Jill Norwood said...

Amy thanks for always inspiring me with each card you make! Love your design style!

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Daša said...

I always wanted to try this kind of card. it is amazing but I have to ask my dad to stitch..haha. :)