Thursday, February 9, 2012

Oh Pinterest, how I love thee! Really, I could spend hours looking at Pinterest. Why, you might ask? Endless inspiration can be found there...

Look at this beautiful page I found the other day from Pink Paislee made by Corrie Jones. Stunning, right?

I took this page as my inspiration, as I loved the background she made over a stencil with spray mists. I wanted to try something similar with my stamping inks on a card.

Let me show you a few step-by-step photos to make this.

First, I cut a piece of white cardstock 5x5". I also cut out a white leaf using the Papertrey Ink die called Turning a New Leaf. Get out your Hawaiian Shores ink and a Tim Holtz blending tool.

Now lay the leaf die cut paper over the cardstock and dab the blending tool into the ink pad. Carefully dab ink around the leaf die cut. Go slow and with caution, as to not rip the paper or get any ink under the die cut. You can go over it more than once to make a darker image, but I did a light dabbing here.

Remove the leaf die. Blend ink again over a small portion leaf on left side of card. Now using Smokey Shadow ink, stamp a frame from the Mat Stack 1 collection and a sentiment from the Mat Stack 1 with Pure Poppy ink.

Now stamp a plain frame from the set 3 times. Stamping off the edges of the card adds interest. Stamp 2 leaves from the Blooming Button Bits stamp set.
Now we are going to add some color. We'll make a mask by stamping the plain frame and cutting out the center. Place the negative of that over your card. Stamp the flowers from Simply Jane inside the frame with Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz inks.
We are almost done! Fill in the top and bottom frames with the same Simply Jane flowers in Lemon Drops ink. Add two Aqua Mist buttons with twine. Adhere the finished card front to a card base.
You are probably wondering what Pinterest has to do with Papertrey Ink and our countdown festivities?

Papertrey Ink has a new Pinterest gallery! This means it will be easier for you to repin cards and projects by the design team, or if you are looking for a specific type of project - such as a sympathy idea, or a wedding idea - we have them categorized for you...

Here is a link to my Pinterest boards.

There is another contest happening today! Select an inspiration piece from Pinterest and create a project based on that for your chance to win! FIVE winners get to each select FIVE free stamp sets of their choice! Visit Nichole's blog for more information.

20 comments:

Donna said...

Danielle, I just love your card! You always please my eye with your cards. TFS.

soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful inspiration and card!

Gerli said...

i love your beautiful cards-inspiration ---Gerlinde

Cindy Tobey said...

Beautiful card Danielle!

Lelishna said...

Very beautiful card!

Luanne said...

This is wonderful Danielle. Your instructions are great, and I want to leave work and go home to try it out. (Yeah, I'm at work and have fun celebrating PTI's Anniversary.. :-)

Faygie Fellig said...

wow love how you did that.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful movement and colors Danielle!

Leigh said...

Fabulous card, Dani! I love your take on the photo!

Marybeth said...

Love the way you made this background , love the card too. TFS

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

beautiful.

Lisa Johnson said...

I absolutely LOVE this, Danielle! You are so talented!

Holly saveur said...

Gorgeous card and idea!

Diana Waite said...

thanks for the how to! I'm not a stamper and am always amazed at how lovely your projects look--this is something I could do! Thanks!! Love your card BTW--awesome!

Leigh said...

I love the photo you pinned, Danielle, and what you made with it! Your card made me regret selling my Mat Stack 1 set earlier this week.... ;)
I made a card using your pinned photo for the PTI challenge, if you'd like to check it out: http://leighpenner.blogspot.com/2012/02/day-5-contest-attempt-3.html

Linda said...

Beautiful inspiratin!

Kimberly said...

LOVE your fun masking and GORGEOUS color combo's with these creations! xx :)
Loves,
K

all that scrapbooking said...

This LO is Totally AWESOME!!!! Love it!

Creative Photo Albums said...

An eye catching card. Love the simplicity of the canvass yet made it look so appealing. I also love all the details of the card.

Annabella Merlin

talha said...

Like your stamping, the cool colors made this card quality work.


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