February 5, 2013

Papertrey Ink's 6th Anniversary: Design Team Inspiration

Dear Reader,

I have a soft spot in my heart for Papertrey Ink.  I stumbled upon the company sometime in 2008 I believe and have been a fan ever since.  I love how cleverly designed and thoughtfully crafted their products are.  I have spoken of them so often I receive gift certificates from them for birthdays (thank you to my sister for this year's birthday gift which is just in time for their anniversary release) and Valentine's Day (no flowers, chocolate or diamonds for me...give me craft supplies thank you very much!) .  From February 5th - February 15th they are celebrating 6 years.

Their first day of festivities focused upon the their design team.  I also find their design team to be well...stellar.  I think I have mentioned Betsy Veldman at least once as well as Maile Belles, but each member really puts a lot of heart and talent into their creations month after month.  For more information about today's celebrations check HERE.

I decided to pick this project from Jessica Witty as my inspiration:

I love the pops of color against the strong black and white graphic design with a touch of ombre, gold and typography for a trendy and classy card.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then I hope Jessica Witty is very flattered by this card:

There is very little I altered from her card because it is perfect as is. I changed up the colors to fit this time of year, added gold hearts instead of a button for the recipient who loves hearts, changed out the sentiments for a thank you card and used Polka Dot Basics II instead of the Backgrounds Basics: Herringbone simply because I don't have the herringbone stamp. Still, I really like this card because it reminds me so much of Jessica Witty's.

Another view of the card:

And a close up:

Many thanks to Jessica Witty for her inspiring card and for the whole Papertrey Ink's Design Team!

Happy creating,

Many Thanks Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics II, Heart Prints, Fillable Frames #1, Mat Stack 1 Collection and Round & Round (limited edition), Papertrey Ink
Ink: Versamark and onyx black VersaFine, Tsukineko
Cardstock: aqua mist, hibiscus burst, raspberry fizz and pure poppy, Papertrey Ink; white, Georgia Pacific; gold cardstock, stash
Other: detail metallic gold embossing powder, JudiKins; aqua mist button, Papertrey Ink; black button, Bizzy Buttons; white embroidery floss, DMC; Heart Prints Die Collection, Papertrey Ink; Cuttlebug, Provo Craft; dimensional adhesive, Stampin' Up!


SugarGem said...

This is really cool and so posh.

Rose A said...

Love your card!! You interpreted it perfectly and I love your choice of embelishments for your little cluster. Perfect!!

Jessica said...

Shay... I love it! I especially love the color combination and black polka dots... very chic. I am very honored that you would pick a card of mine... thank you!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this looks great! I love your polka dotted version!


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