This week's Papertrey Ink MIM challenge was a fun one for me. It just so happened I had been playing last night with Mat Stack 6 Collection of stamps and dies. Just the ticket to complete today's "twice stamped background". As I went through the process I could see my card building and coming to it's completion. So I took a few step out photos of the process. This is a real mix of PTI stamps and dies and I am very happy at how they all worked together in creating this card. My design is not at all original and pretty darn close to the sample given. But hey...copying is a form of flattery, right?
My first step was to create the twice stamped background. I used two of the arrow-like stamps from LIve, Love, Life with Memento Bamboo Leaves ink on a turquoise card stock.
Next was to create the label and greeting. I used die cut shapes from my already cut stash of Mat Stack 6 Collection and the accompanying stamps. This one is particularly fun to use due to the multiple parts you can add to this label. I adhered the whole panel to a cream card stock for a 5"x5" card. The base of the label is a shimmery copper text weight paper that is very rich looking.
Now came the fun part of making the flowers and leaves. I chose (since it's the only flower and die set I have) Happiness in Bloom stamps and dies. This is one sweet and versatile flower collection. I had not used the leaf stamps or dies yet and was extremely impressed with the delicate leaves and how nicely it stamped up. I stamped the smallest flowers twice in Memento Angel Pink and two more in Memento Rose Bud. The pink ones I edged with the Rose Bud and then colored in the centers with a Spectrum Noir marker.
I layered the pink over the rose ones for some depth and shadow effect and then tucked the leaves at the sides.
I have noticed of late that my tastes have turned a bit on the gaudy side...at least for me who has always preferred the color of mud, LOL. I am happy with how this turned out.
All stamps and dies are Papertrey Ink
All ink Memento die ink
All card stock came from my enormous Club Scrap stash