Monday, August 25, 2014

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop

 Here's my take on today's Papertrey Blog Hop Challenge.
I used the Giga Guide Lines stamp set and created the first stationery note card. I used Versamark & gold embossing powder on Enchanted Evening cardstock. I love the combo of navy and gold. I added some of the gold border tape (from the Make It Market Luxe Letterpress set) on either side of that stamped navy strip.

While I was at it I made an envelope with my Envelope Punch Board (so fun!) and then made an envelope liner for it. This time I just used Versamark to stamp the images on the liner. When that was complete I took a gold leafing pen and ran it around the edge of the cardstock. That gold leaf made the liner look pretty snazzy :-)

While I was at it, I decided to make some clips for my stationery. I used the Clip Bits die to cut up some gold sticker paper (again from the Make it Market Luxe Letterpress set). I also cut the same clips from of PTI's coaster board. Then applied those gold stickers to the top of the coaster board. I took the smaller round & rectangle coaster board die cut bits and stamped them with an oldie-but-goodie stamp from Hampton Arts. It's called The Little Classic Rubber Stamp (has a wooden handle). It's a tiny little stamp - about 3/4". I stamped it using Versamark, clear embossed it then covered it with Enchanted Evening ink. I think they're pretty :-)

I was on a roll so I thought why not keep going?
I took out my Smooth Alphabet Dies and cut my monogram from the same gold sticker paper. I adhered those letters to a piece of cardstock that I'd run through my Herringbone impression plate. Then used some more of that gold tape on the top and bottom of the cardstock strip as well as at the bottom of the notecard
Wait. There's more!
Next card I used the medallion die from the Luxe Letterpress set to cut more of the gold sticker paper. I cut a piece of the blue cardstock, adhered the letter P (Smooth Alphabet again in gold sticker paper) and my notecard was almost finished. I used the gold leafing pen around the edge to complete the card.

Here's a full shot of the notecard with the monogram and gold leafed edge. Very simple but elegant.

I had a few pieces of cardstock stamped with the Giga Guide Lines image so I made that into another notecard. This time there's a letter T (Smooth Alphabet die cut with gold sticker paper again). More gold leafing pen around the edge.

Here's one last shot of everything. Oh I forgot to mention the front of the envelope. You can see it there in the pic - on the left there is a blue stamped image with a gold center. And at the bottom of the photo there is a square stamped image (below the clips)- that's a sticker to seal the envelope.

I don't know about you but I had a ball with this challenge. I can't wait to see what everyone else made.
Thanks for coming by to look. Have a good one!


Charlene said...

Gorgeous Tracy!!

jw said...

WOW - this is just beautiful! Such an elegant presentation.

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS stationary set.
You thought out all of the details!
Thanks for sharing

Connie MacFarlane said...

Stunning Tracy! Love the deep blue with gold. Love the clips too.

Jacquie Southas said...

Wow - fabulous set of cards. I love the elegance of the gold and navy!

the primitive country bug said...

Wow! What a fabulous set! You really outdid yourself with these.

Anonymous said...

Love this; it reminds me of the packaging for a fragrance my Mum used to wear called "Navy".
Little Mabel

Karen C. said...

This is such an elegant grouping of goodies. Great take on the challenge.

victoria h said...

love the navy and gold- the giga bits stamp looks so elegant and you've made fantastic use of the gold foil paper.

Diana K said...

So elegant, and so refined. You did an amazing job! This was a lot of work, I'm sure, but it really was worth it.

~amy~ said...

The navy and gold combo is fabulous!

Kari D said...

wow! What a wonderful set to give to a very good friend....OR to use yourself. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.