witticisms by Jess Witty

March 16, 2013

Birds & Blooms

 Hello, again :)
Papertrey Ink's design team is dedicating today to projects showcasing PTI's new anniversary set for this year, Birds & Blooms...

This set is super sweet... it has a large wreath image with flower images ready to be stamped in place along the wreath, along with a long branch and a few birdies and nests, lots of extra flowers and foliage to fill everything out, and several elegant sentiments. 
I wanted to come up with something a bit different for this one, so I thought I would show you how easily you can make a background out of some of the images.

For the underlayer, I simply stamped the wreath twice and filled it in with the flowers and a few leaves.  Because the wreaths are so big, this small area was filled up quickly... just how I like to do things. 


I didn't get a chance to use the border image from Boutique Borders: Birthday during the release, so I was happy to have a chance to use it here to ground that beautiful sentiment... love how it fits the style of the fonts so nicely. 

A little gold embossing for shine and a silk ribbon for softness make this officially the prettiest card I've made in a while. I've been keeping more to more clean and simple combined with bright colors for a while so it was nice to see if I still had some elegance in me ;)

Can't wait to see what takes each of the design team gals has on this set...
Nichole Heady
Betsy Veldman

Thanks for stopping by, folks.
I love sharing a bit of craftiness with you each release week and reading all your sweet comments.
You guys are the best :)

{Grateful Heart} card
Stamps - Birds & Blooms, Boutique Borders: Birthday
CS - White
Ink - Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, VersaMark
Other - Filigree Gold embossing powder, silk ribbon


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! It's a super elegant card with a Jessica twist. I can't put down the gold embossing powder lately, the result is so pretty! :)

Cindy H. said...

Just so elegant!

Susan said...

Just gorgeous Jess! I love the simplicity of it and the gold embossing of the font. Thanks for the tip to create a quick background with the wreath!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous card dear! Love that you used the wreath to make the quick background! And the sentiment is gorgeous with the go,d and pink ,

Danielle Flanders said...

Pretty, Jess!

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jintyoo7 said...

This is marvelous, love the floral base panel and the way you have utilized the Boutique Border is beautiful :)

suzeyq said...

This card is beautiful!