Matt asked me just the other day if things usually work out as I expect with the product design or does the actual product turn out better. Hands down, better. When you get the product in your hand for the first time and finally start creating with it, it is such a high. And there's just no comparing what you see on a computer screen with what you can actually create with. Needless to say, with the Pretty and Scrolled Cover Plates that I've been working with the last few days, I've been having a blast. And I have a pile of the prettiest cards in front of me. So happy with these.
I don't know, doesn't seem like any flames have been doused. If anything, creative inspiration rages even hotter. Might have to do something about that too.
Like Charmed before them, the Scrolled and Pretty Cover Plates are made up of four nested frames, bursting with detail, that can be used together or separately, to create a variety of looks. These two in particular work well in various combinations. I've been having a good time pulling out stamp sets and revisiting old favorites to give them a new look.
First up, the Scrolled Cover Plate. Lots of beautiful scrolls on the outside frame and a eye-catching sunburst for the frame nested within. Love the color combo here of Aqua Mist and Mint Julep.
Feeling very spring-like, I used both the Etched Eggs Die Cuts and stamp set and the Balloon Strings Dies to put together this Easter card. It's a very easy card that comes together very quickly.
Easy stamping here as well with Fresh Floral Wrap Ups and Scripted Sentiments in Smokey Seas.
That's it for me, but I'll be back. Lots of cards to share. More inspiration for today can be found on Nichole's blog.
The new Cover Plates will be available at 10 PM EST at www.papertreyink.com on February 15th.
Stamps: Etched Eggs
Dies: Scrolled Cover Plate, Etched Eggs, Balloon Strings
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Mint Julep, Vintage Jadeite, and Stamper's Select White
Mint Julep and White Patterned Paper Collection
Ink: Stormy Seas
Birthday Girl Card
Stamps: Fresh Floral Cuts, Scripted
Dies: Pretty Cover Plate
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Soft Blush, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Melon Berry, Simply Chartreuse, Stormy Seas