Sunday, February 5, 2012

Papertrey Ink Anniversary Countdown

This is my first year joining in with the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities.  I only "found"  PTI last February and it quickly became one of my favorite places:)  This month marks their 5th anniversary and today kicks off some of the anniversary challenges, giveaways, and more.  Today's challenge inspiration is the PTI design team.  With so much inspiration to choose from, I chose Maile Belles first!   Love her clean, perfectly designed, seemingly effortless (but surely not) style!
I incorporated a few elements ala Maile (like the soft stone cardstock, black/twine buttons, peekaboo cut out technique).  I also tried a technique similar to what Maile did with Copics.  I didn't have a Copic that matched the flower bloom, so I used a blender pen (you use ink from an ink pad to "draw" with it) to create a little more dimension on the flower petals.  Hard to see in the pics, but it does give it some dimension IRL.

I hope to play along the rest of the day, so you may see multiple posts today!  Woohoo!
{aloha, jj} 

Stamps: Rosie Posie, Circles, Giga Guidelines (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Slate (A Muse)
Paper: White, Soft Stone cardstock (Papertrey Ink)
Embellishments: Buttons, twine (Papertrey Ink)
Tools: Corner chomper


  1. So pretty! You incorporated some of my favorite design elements from Maile as well.

  2. THis is gorgeous - I just LOVE Maile's creations.

  3. Fabulous! You totally captured the essence of Maile but it still says JJ too. :)

  4. Beautifully done! The cut out technique is really impressive!

  5. This is really pretty. I have both rosie posy and the circle background set on my wish list. I love how you combined these two with those bright colors. Very nice.

  6. Wow, what a beautiful job and very reminiscent of Maile's gorgeous work!

  7. Multiple posts? Ka-ching :)
    I love all the dimension of this card- the peekaboo cut-out is so neat!

  8. Gorgeous! Love that cut out technique and the peep of the geometric design, just amazing!


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