But, being Wednesday, it's time for a One Set Wednesday post! Today I am featuring another Papertrey Ink set, Iconic Images. This was a complimentary set last summer during PTI's first Stamp-A-Faire event. Turns out, it's one of my favourite sets! So today's collection wasn't as big a challenge (a nice break, after last week's brain teaser! Speaking of which, thank you all *so* much for your kind words and encouragement on that post!)
Before I get to it, I have to confess that I was a bit hurried with today's cards. I had a dentist's appointment right in the middle of the day, and they were overbooked which made me run over - and I came home with a face so frozen I couldn't even feel my ear! My husband had a great time making fun of my new way of speaking for a time, until the freezing finally wore off!
The first two cards I have for you, I created using this week's sketch from Card Patterns. It's an incredibly versatile sketch, and I had to stop myself from making all of today's cards with it!
The thing I love most about this set is the ability to stamp my own patterns. I was intending to use this week's challenge to go *out* of that comfort zone, but time restraints got in my way...
I used distress inks to stamp a subtle pattern in the bottom right corner of the first card. I love using Ocean Tides with Rustic Cream... such a beautiful combo. And I could use that Woodgrain impression plate on every project!
Again, I stamped my own pattern, also using the Card Pattern sketch as my jumping off point. I love how easily patterns come together when I sit down with these images!
Normally I would have done a third all-occasion card, and I had all kinds of plans to use the cameo image in the set, but like I said - the dentist ran long. So I gave up the third every day card so I could stamp this holiday idea I had in mind...
I wanted to use the Woodgrain plate again, but thought it might be a bit repetitive, so I used a Sizzix folder that I have which mimics the shape of the stamp I used to create the tree:
And because the tree ended up a bit shorter than I anticipated, I added some more of the images to dress up the top a little bit, and used the star-like image as my tree topper:
I really wish I could have spent more time with this one - I had all kinds of fun sketches drawn up, but time just did not permit. Maybe I'll have to re-visit this one again!
Take care, my friends!! I will see you for Festive Friday!