Back in action. Today I am using a set that I picked up right near the end of the holidays, so I didn't get to use it much at all... 2008 Holiday Tags from Papertrey Ink. The reason I bought the set, even so late in the season, is because it has a lot of images that could be used in many non-holiday applications. In fact, if I hadn't been so busy this week, I'd have loved to give you a bunch of examples! Maybe I'll do another feature post with this set in the future...
I have to admit, my mojo has been on a slight hiatus this past couple of weeks. I have been focusing on something else - something pretty big - and it's been taking a LOT of energy. I don't want to share too much just yet, as it's quite a big change for me, and I really want to get into the groove of things before I give it all away! But things are going really well - better than I might have thought - and the results are proving worth my efforts.
Back to my cards. These are somewhat simpler than my usual style, because, as I said, energy and mojo weren't the best this week!
My first card is super simple, but I wanted to really showcase the beautiful star frame.
I originally had it just green, but something was really lacking. So I used a circle punch to create a cut out to feature the star in red. A little rhinestone finished it off perfectly.
Next, I created a card using my favourite stamp in the set.
You had to know a snowflake was coming! I love the subtle tones of the paper, after using lots of distress ink to shade it.
And finally, a non-holiday card for you. I love how this one turned out. Could it be because it's full of Crate Paper goodness? *wink*
I used a sentiment from Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers before I realized there is a "Just for You" sentiment in the tag set - so I really shouldn't have had to use another set at all for this one! Isn't that frame lovely?
And I just want to throw my 2 cents in about the new ink from PTI... I LOVE it. I know a lot of people have been unsure about it because of previous issues with the ink from them, but I highly recommend it. The colour saturation is perfect, the image quality is nice and crisp, and I don't find the shape of the pads to be a hinderance at all.
If you were wondering, of course. *wink*
That's it for me today... I'll be back tomorrow though, so come back and say hi!