witticisms by Jess Witty

December 13, 2011

Rosie Posie

Happy Tuesday, all!

It's a fun day for the Papertrey Ink team.  We're coming at you with our first group post for December's release... yay! 

And tonight's assignment?
Rosie Posie.
{I know... even the darned name of the set is cute. That's a good sign :) }

But not just Rosie Posie...
Rosie Posie plus inspiration.
ANY inspiration we want.

You mean my assignment is to hang out on pinterest with the sole idea of looking for things I like?
Yeah, I know.
Sweet :)

So... first up...

Anthropologie... did you guess?
Love the pattern.
Love the color.
LOVE the texture.

And, gee... don't you just love the $158 price tag for a beautiful but impractical bread container?
Riiiiight :)

Obviously, I will adore it from afar.
And by that, I mean Pinterest :)

And here's what the beautiful and unattainable inspiration piece inspired...

I have to say... once I got going, I had to resist the urge to add a pop of color.
Instinct, I tell ya.
I didn't do it.
And I'm so glad.

Rosie Posie has a set of 3 coordinating dies, so I started by die cutting several of the stem/leaf image and a few of the flowers (all using Vintage Cream cardstock).  All the images were stamped with VersaMark and then heat embossed with clear powder.  I wanted the images to have that shiny glaze that the inspiration piece has. 

I started with a white card base, but I put a vellum overlay on top to give that translucent feel.  I also wanted to play around with the placement of all the elements, so I trimmed the large stem and leaves apart, leaving 2 large leafs from each die cut.  That gave me lots of versatility in making everything fit together.

It was fun to puzzle piece it all :)

I added the sentiment on Kraft to echo that pretty lid but I switched it to the bottom to ground everything.  A little silk ribbon helps add some softness.

Sweet, right?

Next up... a photo I saw a few weeks ago and hid away for such a time as this :)
I love this girl.
I love what she's wearing.
To be specific, I mean every single item.

I mean... if I had to leave one thing off... I'd say the shoes. 
Because I'm a shorty and I need some sandles with some height, folks.

But other than that, I kid you not when I say I have some serious thrifting plans for this outfit.  I already have the shirt and skirt figured out from my closet, but I need to work on the sweater {lost my bright yellow Tardigan - that would be a Target cardigan - somewhere :( }, clutch, and tie. 

Yes, I will wear a tie. 
Do not be surprised when you see me in the outfit look-alike at CHA, my friends.

But back to the point :)

As much as I've drooled over this picture, I had to reasses my card plans. 
You know what?  I just had to pull it back to my natural instinct.
I kept trying to do too much... too much color on top of too much color.

In the end, because the inspriation colors we re so bright, I went back to my good ol' white card base and whew... immediately I felt so much better :)

I am loving how all of the flowers in Rosie Posie work together!  I think the large cabbage rose is officially my favorite PTI flower ever :)  I die cut all of the pieces then stamped and embossed in clear.  If it's not already clear {haha!}, I consider clear and white embossing powders the wonder drugs of any simple card. 
Buy them.
Use them on everything.
Love them.
Buy another.

I added a strip of silver glitter paper at the bottom of the card to pull in that silver clutch.  The little sentiment is from Lisa's new Happy Everything set and yup... that's embossed in clear, too :)

The Rosie Posie goodness continues on... just check out what the rest of team was inspired to do with this one...
Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman
Erin Lincoln
Maile Belles
Lisa Johnson
Dawn McVey
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Michelle Wooderson
Danielle Flanders

Go on, now... mosey on over to check 'em all out :)
But first... any thoughts on today's projects?
As always, I'd love to know what you think!

Happy Tuesday!

{Thanks So Much} card
 Supplies not available now, but available on 12/15:
Rosie Posie stamp set, Rosie Posie Die Collection

{Happy Day} card
Supplies not available now, but available on 12/15:
Rosie Posie stamp set, Happy Everything stamp set, Rosie Posie Die Collection
Other Supplies: Silver Glitter Cardstock (Best Creation); yellow cardstock (unknown)


Janna Werner said...

very vibrant and elegant!

Denise E said...

Love both your inspiration photos and cards. And, I agree that clear and white embossing powders are definite wonder drugs...seem to fix cards right up! Thanks for sharing. =o)

Suzanne Russell said...

Fabulous! Both of them...I mean fabulous.

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous cards...LOVE the bread pot too...would buy it if I were you it will be the antique for the future...gorgeous!

Crestajune said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love, love the second one especially. It is so perfect! Thank you for the inspiration, have a fantastic day!

Amber said...

These are so good. Like really so very great & good! I could go on...but I'll just say this: These are really good!

Unknown said...

Beautiful cards!! and you will totally rock the outfit!!

Julie Ebersole said...


Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Can't wait to try this new set out! It makes elegant cardmaking easy!!! :) Love, love, love what you did with your ispiration photos!!!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

I was NOT going to buy this set, and I could totally live without it.

Way to GO.

And I can totally see you wearing that outfit - not that we know each other or anything, but I think it suits you.

Tardigan - LOVE. Just bought my second one a couple of weeks ago; MUST remember to call it that from now on!

Gabby said...

Nice cards! I especially like the white on blue. :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Swoon... love this one, just doing some blog surfing and I thought I'd be able to hold off on a few more PTI goodies, but this post isn't helping.