Tuesday, February 9, 2010

CPS Sketch # 153 - Papertrey Inc.

Hello!  This is just a quick post with my sketch card for the week at Card Positioning Systems.  The sponsor this week is Papertrey Inc.  I'm just beginning to find out how addictive their images, paper and wonderful embellishments can be.  All I have to say is I'm going to be spending a lot of cash with PTI in the future!!!

OK.  So, without further ado - my first card for this sketch.

With Faith:

A few design notes on this card:
  • I paper pieced the flower onto patterned paper.  I think this is a really wonderful and cohesive way of giving dimension.
  • I repeated stamped the flower image with Versamark and embossed in clear on the white layer.  This isn't hugely obvious in the picture, but in real life, it's a subtle and elegant way to dress up a design.
  • I scored a square around the main image.  I think this helps ground the image, as it's raised on dimensional tape, and give added interest to the simple card base.
Overall, I thought it was fitting for Papertrey, which (in my opinion) is the epitome of simple elegance!

Stop by the CPS blog and join us this week for a chance to win a PTI prize pack!  We'd love to see your projects!

Thanks for visiting,

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Stamps: YEAR OF THE FLOWERS: VIOLET by Papertrey Inc.

Paper: Paper Basics Kraft and Stamper's Select White cardstocks by Papertrey Inc.
Patterned Paper: Green Tea Leaves Collection by Papertrey Inc.
Ribbon: White silk (1/8") and Melon Berry Saddle Stitch ribbon by Papertrey Inc.
Buttons: Holiday mix vintage buttons by Papertrey Inc.
Ink: Black Soot Distress and Embossing ink by Ranger
Embossing powder: clear detail by Ranger
Tools: Scor-Pal, precision scissors, dimensional tape