April 1st? Seriously? Oh, how time flies! My oldest Daughter just turned 17 a few days ago... I sort of wish I could push the pause button on time just so I could savor things a little more!
One great thing about time passing is that it is time again for the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team Challenge! We were charged to share a few tips and tricks about the amazing new Papertrey Ink Impression plates! One of the funnest things about getting new products is the journey of discovery for potential, unforeseen, uses. Sometimes the memory of an old technique triggers a new way of doing something ...and that's exactly what happened with this card!
Let me explain what I meant by that. I used to wet my cardstock before crinkling it to get a neat texture. I thought I would try to mist my paper before impressing it with the Polka Dot Basics II impression plate...
The result is an even crisper pressed look. A very interesting variation huh! You can see a little difference from the Giga Guidelines Impression plate.
I stamped the Leaf corner image from Heavenly Medley and the sentiment is from Year of Flowers: Daffodils. The little strip of Fresh Snow velvet ribbon adds some softness. And let me tell you...It nearly killed me NOT to sponge anything but I was determined to create something crisp and clean! A fresh cotton sort of vibe.
Here is something fun fun... did you realize that you can impress envelope flaps! (and no... I didn't mist the envelope, for obvious reasons. lol!) Simply place the mats in between the flap and envelop before impressing! I just love the possibilities with this! You can also get a great result with glassine bags, Vellum and so much more! Let me tell you... this month holds some amazing additions too! ;)Here are the links to the other Sr. Dt members, Nichole and our guest designer Kelly Purkey! They have projects that will really "Impress" you! LOL!
Do you have any tricks to share??? We'd love to hear them!!!Thanks my friends... it means so much to have you poppying by!
- Stamps- Year of Flowers: Daffodils, Heavenly Medley
- Ink- Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides
- Paper- Ocean Tides, Kraft, White
- Impression Plates/Dies- Med. Scallop Die, Giga Guidlines II plate, Polka Dot Basics II plate
Vintage White buttons, Rustic Button Twine, Marvy Oval punch, Fresh Snow
Velvet, Kraft envelope