I'm back again tonight with some challenge entries. Today PTI gave its customers a free gift -- a beautiful set of tag stamps in digital format to print out and enjoy some instant gratification. This set of tags is just wonderful! I'm printing a lot of these, because I can see myself using them often. For tonight, I managed to make some small projects -- a few little 3" x 3" enclosure cards. I think they turned out so great. I can't wait to find someone to give them to! (I should go ahead a apologize for the crummy pictures. It's late. And I'm not a great photographer, anyway.)
First, my favorite. The tag on this card is the one designed by my hero Dawn McVey. I immediately noticed that it coordinated with a digital download she had designed for her Color Couture series. I noticed because it's one that I actually own! I was excited to print it out and use it to make a sweet little card.
My second favorite was made with the tag created by Nicole Heady herself. It's a great tag that I can get a lot of use out of. It was really hard to get a good picture of this one. I wanted to show the background I stamped with A Little Argyle. Yesterday as I was looking through everyone's amazing cards entered in the big contest (No, I didn't win that, but I'm very happy that another "Amy" did!) I told myself that I do not use that Argyle set enough. It's really a great set -- it just scares me a little. (Don't ask. I really don't know why.) So I used it on two of my little cards tonight. :) Yay me! I'll work my way up to using it on bigger cards and then (dare I?) scrapbook pages.
Finally, my last card of the night. I love this little image by Lisa Johnson. Okay, I love ALL images by Lisa Johnson. The colors certainly didn't come out great in this picture. For this one, I printed the "stamp" tag and colored it with Stampin Up markers and a blender pen. I like how the hearts turned out, but I'd really like a do-over on the ground. I do think it's better in real life than it looks in the photo, though. (I really need to hire a new photographer.) After coloring, I spritzed the whole tag with Glimmer Mist. Sparkle makes everything better, right? The Pink Pirouette background is stamped with A Little Argyle in Fresh Snow, but you'd never know that from my picture.
I can't wait to have some time to create more of these with the other tags. Honestly, I decide that each one I pick up is my favorite. I think I have 9 favorites! Is that possible? Thanks, PTI and stamp designers, for such a wonderful gift!
Thanks for visiting!
Paper: Aqua Mist (PTI), June Color Couture download (PTI), Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Versafine Onyx
Stamps: PTI anniversary download, Mega Mixed Messages (PTI)
Other: Scor Tape, glitter, PTI Harvest Gold button, PTI rhinestones, Hawaiian Shores felt (PTI), Fiskars punch
Paper: Kraft (PTI), Aqua Mist (PTI), Hawaiian Shores (PTI), Georgia Pacific White
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI)
Stamps: PTI anniversary download, A Little Argyle (PTI)
Other: Hawaiian Shores ribbon, Diamond stickles, PTI Beautiful Blooms II #1 die
Paper: Melon Mambo (SU), Pink Pirouette (SU), Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Fresh Snow (PTI), Melon Mambo marker (SU), Soft Suede marker (SU)
Stamps: PTI anniversary download, Mixed Messages (PTI), A Little Argyle
Other: Scor Tape, glitter, flower rhinestone (probably from Archiver's Hot Spot), Beautiful Blooms II #1 die