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PTI Feature: Corner Adorner March and Penned Elegance Alphabet

Hi there! I am jumping in the Papertrey Ink March Release countdown to share a vintage-inspired card featuring some of today’s previewed products, the Corner Adorner: March and the Penned Elegance Alphabet. You’ll also see a sneak of a later feature that you are sure to love in the coming days.

I started by stamping the roses and leaves from the Stitching Garden set (sneak for a future feature!) in dark brown hybrid ink. Then I started the layering solid images to fill in the roses with colors with Pale Peony and Autumn Rose. Then I used some prismacolor colored pencils to add a little additiona shading into the images, and die cut the images out with the coordinating dies. I blended the edges of all the images gently with Vintage Photo distress oxide ink.

For the background, I used the stamped the dotted lines from the Corner Adorner: March with Autumn Rose. Then, I heat embossed the solid lines in gold. As you may have noticed, I may failed a bit on the alignment, but I kept going as mistakes happen! I also heat embossed the sentiment ‘just for you’ in gold.  With the Penned Elegance Alphabet set, I spelled out ‘friend’ in Pinefeather ink. If you loved the handwritten font from last month’s Penned Elegance, you’re definitely going to love this alphabet stamp set. I only used the lowercase letters here, but there is also an uppercase set released this month as well.

Finally, to bring it all home, I blended Vintage Photo and Antique Linen distress oxide inks from the outer edges in. I then used the same inks to add a touch of splatter on the card. And lastly, adhered the roses onto the card with foam tape. Thanks for joining me today and I’ll be back tomorrow for more Papertrey Ink March Release countdown inspirations!



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  • 1
    Jan Metcalf says:

    Adore your card today! Such a different look for you! They are all wonderful!

  • 2

    Very pretty card, looking forward to another sneak peek at the beautiful flower set!

  • 3
    Nancy M says:

    This is a gorgeous card, mistakes and all! Love how you colored the flowers.

  • 4
    Kathy Mc says:

    Stunning, Keeway! My first thought when I saw your gorgeous roses was what stamp set is that. Eager to see what else you do with those. Lovely card!

  • 5
    Sandy Mullenix says:

    I love the way you use inks and pencils together. It makes such a statement and fine tunes the image.

  • 6
    Stephanie Clapper says:

    Hi Keeway! You know, I think one of the nicest things about vintage cards were the colors and imperfections. Before cards were mass produced, originality was treasured. Your card reminds of that bygone time. It’s BEAUTIFUL!

  • 7
    Linda BL says:

    This card reminds me of postcards that I have seen (pictures of) from the 1890’s and early 1900’s. What a great card! I am in love with the stamping, but especially the blending of the antique linen ( my favorite distress ink) and the vintage photo distress ink you used to age the card.

  • 8
    Stacey Kowbel says:

    Gorgeous card! I love the classic design with the vintage photo inking!

  • 9
    F. Andre says:

    This card is so elegant and classy. Love your colour palette.

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