Monday, October 27, 2014

Papertrey Ink: Painted Poinsettias in Neutral Shades

Just playing around today with my new PTI Painted Poinsettias and inks I recently purchased.  Wanted to take Nichole Heady's suggestion in the set's included 'tips' to try unconventional colors. Always a few on my list I know will appreciate non-traditional shades more than reds/greens.

I had neutral colors in mind, but added a hint of soft pink to my flower by embossing the stamp's petal layer in Desert Tapestry EP.  LOVE how it turned out!

From there I first stamped my sentiment in PTI's Classic Kraft ink, then VersaMark ink, offsetting it just a bit so when I heat embossed the Kraft would still show.  Like the effect that technique gave and how it ties in with my petals. My leaves were cut from PTI's Fine Linen CS and then the 'shading' inked in VersaMark and heat set. Next, the veins were stamped in Classic Kraft.

Finishing it off are a few Hero Arts sequins I've had forever (found when adding shelving in my craft closet) and a baker's twine bow from The Twinery.

I'm entering my card @ Christmas Card Challenges for Challenge #48 -- Anything Goes.

6 comments:

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--so gorgeous, Marge! One of my all-time favorites!

Greta said...

Forgot to say--I have those old sequins, too--didn't know what company they were from.

Shona said...

SO LOVELY !! That EP you used is beautiful, I love the soft pink with the kraft. Your sequins just add the perfect final detail to your beautiful card.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog to say HELLO! : )

Marsha J Reed said...

Lovely poinsettia, Marge. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Inkyfingers said...

This is so soft and pretty Marge, and I love the technique you used for stamping the sentiment - really effective!

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