Wednesday, March 13, 2013

introducing Bountiful Banners...

Hi there! The Papertrey Ink team is introducing a beautiful new stamp set to be released in a couple of days, it's called Bountiful Banners.

Each of us were to choose an inspiration piece first to get us started with ideas, and I found this wonderful scrapbook layout by Wilna Furstenberg. Her work ALWAYS inspires me! It's so fresh and carefree and happy.

Scrapbook pages can certainly inspire you to make a card (or TWO in this case). I'll explain my process...

First, I was inspired by the text on the scrapbooking layout and how everything was layered over it, so I grabbed Papertrey Ink's Background Basics: Text Style stamps and started at the bottom stamping with True Black ink and stamping again as I went up the card without reinking. It created an ombre effect from dark to light. Both cards began this way with the text portion stamped first.

I was inspired also by the light, fresh colors in the page: the pinks, blues, yellows and whites. I found this pretty brad in my stash by Crate Paper that had the look I was going for. I loved her little word banners on her layout too, so next was the banner.

I die cut a banner from the Bountiful Banners dies with Aqua Mist cardstock and stamped/embossed thank you in white with the Bountiful Banners stamps. I added the "Wonderful Friend" stamp from the Think Big Favorites #4 stamps. Then I felt like the top of the design was a little bare, so I found this swirl stamp in the Vintage Labels stamp set to add some visual weight to the top of the card.

Thank You Wonderful Friend card:
STAMPS: Bountiful Banners, Background Basics: Text Style, Think Big Favorites #4, Vintage Labels
INK: True Black, Raspberry Fizz, Fresh Snow, Harvest Gold
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist and Soft Stone cardstock
DIES: Bountiful Banners dies

OTHER: Crate Paper brad.

On the second card, I used the Think Big Favorites #4 set again to stamp the "Thank You" and placed it on a vertical. The layering of everything on the layout inspired me to die cut "you" from the Wonderful Words dies and add it over the top. Using white assures that it doesn't take over the design, but just adds some dimension and interest.
Soft Stone cardstock is so pretty with these colors, so I trimmed a partial banner down to add to this card in Soft Stone. I LOVE gray right now. It goes with everything!

A couple of pearls finish it off (and help hide any smudges I might have left behind with my fingers)!

I love the paint splatters on the original page, however I'm not very good at adding paint in that fashion. I chose to instead add the heart stamps from Bountiful Banners to add a similar feel that the paint splatters would add... little splashes of color.

Thank You Hearts card:
STAMPS: Bountiful Banners, Think Big Favorites #4, Background Basics: Text Style
INK: True Black, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold
PAPER: white, Aqua Mist cardstock
DIES: Bountiful Banners dies, Wonderful Words dies

OTHER: pearls.

Would you like to see more Bountiful Banners? I think this is going to be one of the most versatile sets. The banners could really be used with anything! Birthdays, anniversaries, weddings... you name it. Here are the other team members' blogs:

Betsy Veldman
Nichole Heady


Luanne said...

Such pretty cards! I love the color palette!

jan metcalf said...

Cute cards, love the style and color!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your cards! So fresh and pretty! Love that little circle heart stamp so much!

jintyoo7 said...

WOW, these are wonderful :)

Angela Fehr said...

These are adorable! Love them, and Wilna is a favourite of mine so I love that you were inspired by her work.

Elizabeth S. said...

These are so pretty! I just love your colors. Your use of the heart die cut is fantastic.

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

These are beautiful! I especially love your second card~ Your mix of fonts with the little hearts are perfection! :)

Debra Miller said...

Love the added you die cut - so very clever. Awesome cards. Deb

suzeyq said...

Love both your cards! Can really visualize how you used the inspiration piece as a jumping off point! Great post!

TLady said...

WOW DANIELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your cards!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE how you used the text too!

Melissa said...

These cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the text background and the little pops of bright colors on top. That Thank You card is one the coolest cards I have ever seen! Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

Deborah R said...

Scrapbooking is my first love. Thank you for showing an example of a page using the dies!

Andrea Amu said...

Love all that wonderful text!
Great pieces, Danielle!

Holly Saveur said...


Unknown said...

What a lovely collection! These are all adorable. The ideas are great, so creative. Thanks so much for sharing these crafts!