Sunday, April 29, 2007

Green Thumb

I took the plunge and bought the Papertrey Green Thumb stamp set - my first ever acrylic. I know, I know. I should have done this much sooner! But I've just been stamping for about 2 years. I move slow!

I have very few pigment inks, so all my creations were limited to the colors I own. I have all the Versamark Dew drop inks on order and should see them in about a week... all 36 colors! I'm really excited by this. So, my sad collection of pigment inks were dusted off for this first for me.

What a fun set. I really like how the images themselves lend to simple designs. Here's my first card with the strawberries. I think this is what sold me on the set. I love that image! I added my ColorBox pigments to show what inks I had available. Sad, isn't it? I think I need to go shopping!

It became obvious to me that the dye inks will not work for acrylic stamps... very quickly in my experiments. The chalk and pigment inks do a fabulous job coating the acrylic and stamp very cleanly.

I really liked this card! The boot in green was a MUST! And the large violet primas that I just bought (another first for me) seemed perfect for this card. I used a small swatch of lavendar dotted grosgrain ribbon from a recent share. I like this card!

Here is a group shot of all the cards I managed to make this weekend with this set. They are bright (again not my usual - just the limits of my inks), but very fun. I like the other Papertrey sets too. Maybe I'll just have to check out the other ones!



  1. Your cards are beautiful! I was just curious why you think that they dye based stamp pads will not work for the Papertrey stamps? I have had no problem with them. In fact, I think they have better coverage than my rubber stamps. I made some cards with the Butterflies Papertrey set (that I also just got in) and posted them on my blog. All of those were using Stampin' Up!'s Classic ink. Just thought I'd help you to know you have way more options than you think.

    What a fun blog you have!

  2. These are adorable!!! Nice work!

  3. These are all fabulous, Lisa!!! Dont'cha just love those PaperTrey stamps??? ;)

  4. I still have not purchased this set! I'm so jealous. I'm hoping to finally purchase it this month. Great job on the cards!