Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Background Basics: Super Stripes...

Good morning! One of the new things coming out this month from PTI is a concept I was excited to have been a part of! I had been wondering about getting a diagonal stripe stamp set, and Nichole made it happen for us this month at Papertrey Ink. The stripe stamps are very long, so you could actually use them on a layout if you wanted to! There are several different stripes in the set to create all different looks!

Here I stamped a few of the stripes on white cardstock with Sweet Blush and Pure Poppy alternating the different sizes, then wrapped a doily around it and tied it with Rustic Twine! You can tuck a holiday photo behind, along with a Christmas letter to send to all of your loved ones! Everything is tucked inside the folded doily. Wouldn't that be a fun way to send a card, photo, and letter all at once?

Sentiment is from the new Think Big Favorites #21. (Sorry about the lighting in the photos! I will take better ones in the morning, I'm running a little behind this month and had to take these at night.) I added a little circle and button to the letter like a pull-tab, so the viewer would see that there is a letter and photo inside also! Snowflakes are cut with the Peace Be Still dies. There is a super cool way to stamp these stripes...first you emboss the background with a Diagonal Stripes embossing plate, then you stamp. It helps line up the stamps a bit while stamping. (And it has 2 sides, skinny stripes and thicker stripes!)

From Our Family To Yours holiday card:
STAMPS: Background Basics: Super Stripes, Think Big Favorites #21 (sentiment)
INK: Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: white cardstock
DIES: Peace Be Still dies, Diagonal Stripes
OTHER: doily, rustic twine, Papertrey Ink felt.

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Next, I stamped some of the stripes in pink and red (Sweet Blush and Pure Poppy) to create a plaid design. This technique would work really nice on masculine cards in other colors too.


The sentiment is a sneak peek from a new set called Layered Postmarks: Holiday. I wrapped up my card with twine like a "gift" and used this sentiment to go with it, "may peace be your gift". The felt border is cut with the Super Stars Border die. The little felt stars are just the ones that came out of the border. Don't want to let them go to waste!

May Peace Be Your Gift card:
STAMPS: Background Basics: Super Stripes, Layered Postmarks: Holiday
INK: Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, True Black, Fresh Snow ink (around edges)
PAPER: white and Classic Kraft cardstock
DIES: Super Stars Border die
OTHER: resin flower, rustic twine.
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On the third card, I mixed the stripes with pink and gray ink. I love how it looks with Background Basics: Houndstooth!
I used Sweet Blush cardstock, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack, a sentiment from the new set called Winter Hills.

The gorgeous snowflakes are chipboard from the City Sidewalks line by Pink Paislee. I just received them in the mail and couldn't wait to give them a try. Aren't they pretty?

Warm Winter Blessings card:
STAMPS: Background Basics: Houndstooth, Background Basics: Super Stripes, Winter Hills
INK: Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, True Black, and gray by Jenni Bowlin.
PAPER: white and Sweet Blush cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: resin flower, twine, machine stitching, corner rounder.
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Stripes would be useful for ANY type of card - stamp them straight OR on the diagonal - either way, they are super fun! I hope you'll grab this set on the 15th when they come out at Papertrey Ink! Visit Betsy, Cristina and Nichole for more sneak peeks today.



27 comments:

jintyoo7 said...

Stunning colour combinations on your beautiful cards, Danielle :)

Leigh said...

I wasn't sure about the Super Stripes stamp set and IP, but after seeing you use them, Dani, I think I might need these..... Thanks for then enabling! :)

jan said...

Pretty red and white with the doilies!!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such BEAUTIFUL cards!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Kari D said...

As always, Danielle, your cards are amazing! THANKS for the great ideas. Love that you used the inside stars from star border to decorate the card....we stampers are a 'green/reuse/recycle' crew!

Lea L. said...

These are all amazing, Dani! LOVING what you did with the scattering of teeny stars from the diecut border!!

Debbie Brackett said...

great cards. I love all of the felt embellies.

artful-notions said...

Comfy, cozy, sweet cards. Love them all! Wish I was on your list!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Crap. I was going to avoid the stripes.... Now I am pretty sure I can't!

I was so lucky and won the City Sidewalks collection, and its on its way to me right now! I saw thos now flakes and got so excited to see them in person!!

Tere Azua said...

OMGoodness, I love the way you stamped the backgrounds!!!

Sandy said...

like the diagonal stripes

Jill Norwood said...

I am so excited about the stripes dies and stamps! I will definitely be putting them in my cart for sure! Your cards are as always inspiring, fun, and gorgeous!!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!
: ) Jill

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Sweet and fresh cards!! Love the use of stripes and the use of grey on the card- great combo!

Sharon D said...

Love all your projects!

thejoyinlisa said...

I love how you used the background stripes in straight lines, Danielle. What a neat way to get extra mileage out of a background set! On top of that, you mixed it with other background sets which kind of sounds terrible when you just describe it, but it looks AMAZING when you see it done up so skilfully.

nancy jane said...

You created some great patterns, Danielle. The houndstooth pairs so well with the stripes. And all of the felt embellishments, from the snowflakes to the mini stars, add a warmth to the cards. Inspiring, as usual.

Connie and Jack said...

Love the red and gray with the houndstooth background.
-- Connie C.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Oh wow your cards are beautiful. I can't decide which is my favorite although I have a weakness for plaid.

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous cards, Danielle! Tend to agree with you about the need for diagonal striping on cards. BB Super Stripes looks like a must have ~ so versatile!

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous projects, Danielle! Love what you've done with the new stripes! Looks like yummy peppermint candy. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Seriously, which is cuter than the other? I don't know!! You're so great with adding the little details that really make a card.

Anonymous said...

Love this and can't wait to see what you do with city sidewalks! I have ordered everything in it!

Jessica said...

Looking for the Lilly bee blog hop. Did I miss it?

Sarah Biswabic said...

Your cards are so beautiful!

Ursula Schneider said...

You rock Danielle! This looks awesome.

lakesidekb said...

nice stamps

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