Hi friends! Today is my fourth post for the Papertrey Ink Anniversary Month festivities! How are you enjoying the Papertrey Ink 10 Year Celebration? Each day for 10 days we are featuring stamps sets from one specific year! Today's posts are from 2013. CLICK HERE to go to Nichole's Blog to see everything so far and to enter contests and showcase your cards too. This truly is a party for all of us! I have really been loving looking at all the past cards and then seeing what the design team has come up with currently. It is fun to me to look back at how our stamping has changed and how trends come and go. Such a fun celebration!
The stamp set I chose to feature from 2013 is called Hands of Time! I really love this stamp set! It's sooooo super classy and elegant and (pardon the pun) timeless. I love to use this stamp set to make masculine cards. It's perfect for Wedding cards and sympathy cards too. Anytime you need a classic look. I also really like that there are so many add-ons for this set. You can get separate number dies, and the clock hands are just gorgeous. I use this one a lot, so I was so happy to be featuring it today. My card for today is a birthday card, with lots of stamping in tones of rust, brown and Linen. I also added pretty flecks of gold paint to make it more special.
My card is an A2 card base made out of woodgrain paper from my personal stash. Then I layered rich chocolate brown in a layer on top. My main layer is cream cardstock - not pure white. I think this lends for a more vintage feeling. I corner rounded the edges of that top layer also.
The clocks and the birthday banner are all also stamped on cream cardstock. You can see in this photo that I've edged everything with brown ink.
I use my Finetec Gold Paints all the time. ALL the time. They are so vivid and gorgeous. I really recommend having these as part of your craft stash. I speckled the clock faces, the hands and the main card with gold paint.
In this shot you can see all the different stamped layers and parts. I really like how the overlapping images came out.
I used another of my favorite PTI products - the Branching Out Die - in vellum - to add a bit of a softer element to all the brown. The contrast of the vellum and the wood is very striking! This die is probably my most used Papertrey Ink product!
Now that I have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! Stop by Nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what I made today. Get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for great prizes!
One thing I really love about PTI is that everyone is encouraged to share their work. I can't wait to see what YOU make! Have a great day! I'll be back on Sunday with my final project, with a stamp set from 2015! CLICK HERE to go shopping on the PTI website! Be sure to hashtag your photos on social media so we can see your projects! #papertrey10 #papertreyink
Here are the PTI designers sharing projects today: