witticisms by Jess Witty

January 14, 2013

Fancy Folk Art

Hello, there!
So happy to be with you today, sharing a few new products from Papertrey Ink :)
{All of PTI's newest products will be available at Papertrey Ink beginning on the 15th.} 

Today we're bringing you an all new set called Fancy Folk Art.

Nichole tasked the design team with finding a Pinterest inspiration for our projects and it didn't take me long :)  This bright floral print had plenty to pull from...

The bright and simple color scheme drew me in but it was the black background that really clinched it for me.  {I realized after I finished my projects that my pinterest inspiration?  Yeah, I repinned it from Nichole, haha!}

I really wanted to bring the feel of that floral print to life so I started with the obvious... the black background.  And although it's not my typical style, I also wanted to depart from my typical white space and go with the more full feeling of the floral print...

Enter my secret weapon... the Fancy Folk Art dies :)

It might not look like it, but I used the main die 3 times. Yes, there's the full image in the center, but I used two more die cuts to fill out the corners and sides. 

No need to color all three images, though.  Here's the key... start by coloring the main image and embossing the sentiment.  (I did some simple masking with a piece of scotch tape to stamp only the top portion of the sentiment.  I stamped the banner portion separately on white cardstock, trimmed it out, and adhered it with foam tape.)

Once the sentiment is finished, adhere the main die cut image.  Then take the two extra stamped die cuts and arrange them at the top corners.  You'll only need a small portion of each die cut... you can see that I tried to position two of the flowers at the corners. 

Then it's just a matter of putting a little adhesive those portion and trimming off the rest, right along the straight edges of the card.  I repeated that process at the bottom corners and sides.  The top center needed just one of the single die cut flower to finish everything off. 

That left me coloring only the portions of the images that I actually used :)

I have to say... this card is a new favorite of mine.

Over the years I've realized how closely tied in to my emotions so many of my cards end up being... silly, I know, but true.  Can anyone relate?  This one was so fun much fun to make and came out so much like I hoped that I can't help but love it.  It makes me happy :)

I have one more happy project for you today... a little mini take on my happy card, if you will...

It's actually sort of a mini within a mini :)

One of the new Tremendous Tag dies was perfect for layering on the previously released Tag Sale #7.  I paired the Fancy Folk Art flower with the stem image from this month's Heart-2-Heart #12.  The little Tremendous Tag in black made a nice mini background there and left jus the right amount of space for the Fancy Folk Art sentiment.

I'm really digging the combination here... it's sort of the clean and simple version of my card...

And just when you thought it was over... nope :)
Lots more to see with the rest of the design team...
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell
Cristina Kowalczyk
Erin Lincoln

Soooo... thoughts on today's Fancy Folk Art?
Let me know what you think and I'll be back tomorrow with lots more from this release :)

{Many Thanks} card
Supplies not available now but available 1/15: 
Stamps - Fancy Folk Art
Die - Fancy Folk Art
Supplies available now:
CS - White, Black
Ink - True Black, various Copics
Other - Filigree White Embossing Powder

{Many Thanks} tag 
Supplies not available now but available 1/15: 
Stamps - Fancy Folk Art
Die - Fancy Folk Art, Tremendous Tags
Supplies available now:
CS - White, Black
Ink - True Black, various Copics
Die - Tag Sale #7
Other - Limeade Ice ribbon


jodpea said...

It makes me think of a narrow boat!

richardbreaks said...

wow, the colors and images just explode on the black! The tag is just adorable! Great job!

Holly Saveur said...


Cristina said...

Aha! Great minds, great minds... ;) Love your version, Jess? Did you emboss "many thanks"? You must have, right? Why does it look so much crisper than mine? Spill your secrets, lady!

sentsue said...

You did rock this challenge. Great projects. Love the black in the background.

Gina said...

Absolutely love it. This is my favorite of all the cards/tags today!!

conil said...

Never thought of myself as folk artsy but I'm reconsidering. Your card and tag are lovely and the die makes this so easy to assemble. The black background make the stamp very appealing.

Susan Gosma said...

Gorgeous - just gorgeous!

Sue McRae said...

Wow, I love how the colours pop off of the black background! Gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

Love the colors on the black cardstock.
These stamps just lend themselves to bright colors.

Elizabeth S. said...

I just love how the colors just pop with the black background !

uncbballfan said...

I can totally relate to having my emotions tied in with my cards; after all, I put a little of myself into each card I make. And I can see why this one makes you so HAPPY! It's totally gorgeous, and is my favorite also. Love it!

Anonymous said...

This is hands down my favourite card of the whole release! Wow, it's a stunner.

Anonymous said...

Oh, wow. Just wow. This may sound a clichè, but this is one of the most amazing cards I've ever seen (and the CAS tag version is pretty cute too).

see mary stamp said...

This is such a striking card. Just beautiful!

jintyoo7 said...

Amazing and vivid colours on the black - divine :)

Lola G. said...

If the Panel of Supreme Craftologists called me to appear in front of them with five of my favorite cards, this would definitely be one of the first ones I'd show them! Nothing witty about it, just plain dang fab.u.lous!!

~amy~ said...

good grief, I absolutely love what you've done...seriously...wow.