Saturday, January 28, 2012

PaperTrey Ink: Willow

Today, I have a card using more new stamps.  The willow tree is a PTI set called Willow and the sentiment is from the Clear Dollar Stamps set I used last week Tag Blessings.

The set Willow is actually a sympathy set and I did make some cards using those sentiments.  It is always good to have a sympathy card around.  The sentiments from Tag Blessings are wonderful too, lots of possibilities for all occasions.  My stitching was the best on the one, so this is the one I picked to show. 
I added an eyelet and threaded the ribbon through it and tied a bow. The image is popped on the light green stitched layer.

All the cardstock is from PTI.  The image is stamped on Fine Linen cardstock.  The base card is also Fine Linen.  The light green is Spring Moss and the darker is Ripe Avocado.

I've found that pigment inks work best for me with clear stamps.  I used VersaMagic ink again this week.  The colors are Hint of Pesto and Jumbo Java.  The ink does stain the stamp but the stamped image is nice.  When there is fine detail like the stitches in the image I used last week the ink can build up and pool if you are stamping a stack of cards without cleaning. I stamped 12 images and the last 2 were not perfect.  The stamps I used this week I had no problems with. 

Supplies -- PTI Willow, Clear Dollar Stamps Tag Blessings, PTI Fine Linen, Spring Moss and Ripe Avocado cardstock, VersaMagic Hint of Pesto and Jumbo Java, Antique Copper eyelet, Ribbon, Sewing machine with cream thread. 

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  1. That is a pretty and simple card, Deb. The brad adds accents. I wish I could see the linen cardstock in the photo, but it sounds nice. I like the paper I've gotten from PTI - heavy cardstock. I haven't tried linen. Is it heavy too?

  2. Very pretty - love the simple design - this is the kind of card you could give to your "boss" in good taste.

  3. This one is beautiful! Love the placement of the eyelet... you are so clever!

  4. <3 this! Simple, clean and beautiful! Thanks for using my stamp set!