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Card Inspiration – Just For You

August 1st, 2012 by Avital

Just For You Card

Ever since I saw the sneak peek of this stamp set from Papertrey Ink‘s last release (‘The Sweet Life’) I wanted to have them.

Luckily my parents had bought me that stamp set (along with a few other things). Thanks so much!

It took forever (well, a week and a half) to get them and in the meantime I saw this gorgeous card by Alexandra, made with that exact same stamp set. What a tease…

I finally received my Papertrey Ink order yesterday, and this is the first card I made with the stamps.

I used Papertrey Ink’s ink and I must say it isn’t my favorite. I find it a bit splotchy, even with a fresh new ink pad. What do you think about their ink?

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  1. To create the portrait card base I cut the kraft cardstock, widthwise, at 4¼” and folded at 5½”. I used Martha Stewart’s scoring board with a stylus but it isn’t necessary, just helpful.
  2. Next I took the large detail rose stamp from Papertrey Ink’s set and repeatedly stamped it with the versamark ink, starting from the bottom left and making my way up.
  3. Then I covered the stamped images with clear embossing powder and set it with a heat tool.
  4. To create the accent flowers I used the three-steps stamps from the set and the matching dies (they went like butter through my ancient Cuttlebug machine). As the dies aren’t see-through I first cut the ivory cardstock and then temporarily adhered the ‘naked’ die-cuts to a scrap paper and stamped, starting from the least detailed stamp with the lightest ink color and moving on to the most detailed stamp with the darkest color.
  5. Then I cut a 1″ strip of the Ivory cardstock and shaped its end into a banner shape, by cutting a slit in the middle and matching up the ends from each edge of the cardstock strip. I adhered it to the card with permanent tape adhesive and stamped the greeting with individual letter stamps (I actually did the stamping after adhering the accents, but this is not recommended…).
  6. Next I adhered the flowers die cuts. I attached the bottoms with regular tape adhesive and the tops with pop dots to add interest.
  7. To finish off the card I added some bling… How can I not, right!?

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11 Comments to “Card Inspiration – Just For You”

  1. Mary Dawn says:

    your card is beautiful! thanks for playing along with our challenge #9 at A Blog Named Hero

    • Avital says:

      Thanks so much! I love your blog and I love Hero Arts (although I used PTI stamps this time…)

  2. Jamie says:

    I haven’t tried PTI ink, but I’ve heard through the “grapevine” that it just isn’t up to par. Sorry this was your experience as well. But the card is gorgeous. Can’t tell the ink was a problem at all.!

  3. Joy says:

    I love your card, I have heard also that their ink is not the best but then the were meant to have improved it. I have not got any so I can’t say for sure, it seems a pity because all of their other products look fantastic.

    • Avital says:

      Thanks 🙂 Well, I can always buy my ink elsewhere, there are so many options. PTI inks are more of a hit-or-miss. They do have to be re-inked a lot, much like the white Stazon.

  4. I love your card and the background done that way so cool…
    I wish we had talked about the PTI inks, I thought it was me…I have bought about three from them and although I do like the fact that they make it easy to see where you’re actually stamping the results are always VERY disappointing…I wonder what it is because when I watch their videos, the DT ladies use them and get wonderful results? It’s such a big surprise considering how good their stamps and dies are. Did you get the vintage camera as well? I’ve been playing with that set too!!

    • Avital says:

      Thanks. I was wondering about the same thing – my guess would be either video editing or re-inking the ink pads before filming each video. By the way – I love their stamps and dies too but also their cardstock – it’s superb!

    • Avital says:

      Oh, I only got ‘The Sweet Life’ and the special edition ‘Nature Beauties #6’ that they released for SAF2012.

  5. Beautiful card! Love how you created the embossed background, gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero