Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I'm in love

With a stamp set (or three)! Papertrey Ink's April release included Enjoy the Ride, Background Basics: Woodgrain, and A Little Argyle. As soon as I unwrapped them, I was inspired! I created SEVEN cards in less than two days. Crazy, right?

Oh, and did I mention there's a matching PTI die for the CAR in Enjoy the Ride? Awesome, right???

So here are the first two. I made them at my aunt's house, and gave them to her, so I couldn't get a normal photo in my crafts room. Both use the same layout, just different colours.

Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, A Little Argyle, Background Basics: Woodgrain (PTI),
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Ruby Red, Bayou Blue (SU), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: Enjoy the Ride car die (PTI)


I knew as soon as I saw the woodgrain stamp set that I wanted to use it for "kissing." This is a super easy technique. Ink up a solid stamp (such as the body of the car) and then take a clean (un-inked) stamp and touch it to the inked stamp. This removes the ink from the solid stamp, and leaves the image of the un-inked stamp. Cool beans, eh?
Don't you LOVE the argyle? This stamp set is so much fun to use. I also edged both cards in white ink. Oh, and notice the wee license plate? The Enjoy the Ride stamp set includes a bunch of little sentiments to fit in the license plate, as well as larger sentiments that go along with them.

Stamps: Enjoy the Ride, A Little Argyle, Background Basics: Woodgrain (PTI),
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White (SU)
Ink: Sahara Sand, Pink Passion, Blue Bayou (SU), Fresh Snow (PTI)
Accessories: Enjoy the Ride car die (PTI)


I plan to post the other cards over this week, to spread them out a bit. I've been super busy at work, so I haven't been in my crafts room since Saturday!

ps. I'm closing in on 20,000 hits to my blog. Expect a wee bit of yummy candy when I do!

11 comments:

Leanne said...

I likey like this. Can't wait to see the others!

Lindsay said...

I love these sets together! Great cards!

Ted said...

Jessica, this is a really fun card! Love the "kissing" technique you did. :)

Susan said...

So cute!! I love your cards. Very creative with the woodgrain car!!

Rhonda said...

Fun cards. I love these sets.

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the "kissed" cars! Very cute cards!

resmith said...

Great cards!! Love your kissed car!

BethieJ said...

These are so CUTE! Love the kissing! I gotta go ink my argyle again now! LOL!!!
have a GREAT day!

AuroraDawn said...

Wow, gotta love those kissed cars, great cards :O)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Really cool card Jessica! I planned to do kissing with this set too but completely forgot - thanks for reminding me!

Sara Mac said...

How fun! What cute little cars. And wow, seven cards in two days is amazing.