~Mr & Mrs~
I hope you are all having a wonderful Valentine's :)
I am here to share a few cards that are just right for this love-filled day. I was super inspired by some new stamps gifted to me by a friend.
You see, earlier this week, two of my very dear friends visited for lunch. I was hoping to treat them to an afternoon away, and to thank them for all the support over the past few months...But, to my surprise, they had a little treat up their sleeves, too! Treats, gifts, goodies....Boy, let me tell you...I felt spoiled!
The lunch turned into somewhat of a "housewarming" gathering and it was such a lovely afternoon.
One of my friends also shared a whole bag full of stamps she stumbled upon and I have been itching since that day to get into my crafty space and put them to use.
Here are just a few of the sweet little stamps I used....
I loved the wedding stamps, and seeing as today is the official day of love, I thought what better to create than some candy-colored congrats cards for the Mr and Mrs.
Here is the lineup of cards and pillow boxes I whipped up.
(apologies for the bare background...still experimenting with lighting here, and still unpacking props)
I used oodles of sherbert-inspired colors, buttons, die-cuts and pretty colored inks...
I am pretty sure that a lot of these papers are Prima, but since I mainly worked with what I had in my scrap stash, I can't be sure. Does anyone recognize these papers? If so, please feel free to leave info at the bottom of the post for everyone :)
Oh and I can't forget the felt!
Yes, the yummy, delicious apricot felt I used here with PTI dies...
I believe this was a Crafty Wool Felt find on Etsy...Great shoppe with oodles of pretty colors.
I used the Pillow Box die, and Lovely Layers dies to cut the shapes out of white cardstock. I then stamped each layer with a different color (Hibiscus Burst, Berry Sorbet and Spring Moss).
Here are a few pics of the individual cards and products used.
For this card, I used PTI's Happiness In Bloom Leaves Die, Heart Border Die, Papertrey Ink Buttons in Spring Moss, and My Favorite Things Spring Wreath Die.
I used many of the same dies on this card, just with different colors of paper. For stamping, I used Papertrey Ink's Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, Hibiscus Burst and Sweet Blush inks. I stamped all the sentiments in each color, and then all the lace circles in each color as well as a darker, smaller bit in Smokey Shadow. I layered the different colors together for each card.
On some of the cards, I added a bit of scrunched seam binding. I used the Hibiscus Burst re-inker to color this pretty, ruffled ribbon. And it's as easy as can be...just mix a dash of ink with some water in a spritz bottle and mist your favorite ribbon! Makes for perfectly-matching embellishments to all of your PTI inks!
If you look closely, I also used a white pen to draw some (very squiggly) outlines on the leaves. But you could also use the co-coordinating stamp set to add some dimension.
Each of cards also got a teensy dose of Copic coloring...Can you spot it?
I used Cool Shadow to color each ampersand :)
For the last pillow box, I stamped right on the front of the cardstock, using some Prima and WPlus 9 stamps. Following that, I added a bit of lacey ribbon, die-cut hearts, and a final stamped sentiment...Another fave from the adorable stampy gift :)
Lastly, I strung a few little buttons together and adhered them to the top. They look super cute, but also help act as a pull for the top of the pillow box.
I think most of these will be heading over to the Etsy Shoppe, if I can bare to part with them, that is :)
I wish you all a very wonderful and love-filled day, and thank you for all the love since my return! It is so wonderful to be back again!