Hi Everyone! I just got my long awaited Guidelines 2 from Papertrey ink and decided to play around with it. Ironically, I ended up only using this set slightly and ended up using some other stamp sets instead. I also tried out the new Guidelines Grid Cardstock too. I'm still holding out judgment though and haven't really decided if I like it or not.
Along with playing wiht my new stamp and some new inks that came along with them, I decided to play along with Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge. I've been following her challenge ever since it started and am glad that I finally got to play. Her color choices are: Dark Grey, Medium Pink, Bright Pink, and White. The pinks I used are from Papertrey ink and the dark grey is a Close to my Heart color called Grey Wool.
I ended up making 2 cards using these colors. The 1st one reminds of Neapolitan ice cream minus the chocolate of course and I did use the Guidelines Cardstock, but ended up using a stamp set called Shapes by Design. The circles work great and I like the overlapping design.
This 2nd card was also just as much fun to make. I did use a stamp from Guidelines 2, but then added the outline stamp from Boxes, Bags and Tags. Then to get even more confusing, I used the little outline circles from Shapes by Design since I already had it out.
But, what I love THE MOST about this card is the ribbon. I adore this sparkly sheer ribbon from May Arts. I purchased a lot of it from Limelight Papercrafts. It is white and you can see it in its original form at the bottom of the card. It has a wonderful "twinkle" to it and May Arts does carry it in other colors, but really you wouldn't need it when it colors so well. I took enough length and then ran it over my Hibiscus Burst ink pad from Papertrey to get it this color. Check out the difference between the ribbon. The Palette ink is wonderful becuase it virtually dried instantly on this ribbon. You will get a pink finger unless you use gloves, but it is well worth it for the results.
Here is a closer picture of the ribbon and I think you can still see the awesome shimmer.
And finally, I added some small Kaisercraft pink pearls to the center of my circles.
Ok, that's it for me today. The boys have a T-Ball "game" at 2pm. This is their first "game" - lol, I have game in quotes since we are talking about 3 and 4 year olds. The twins last about 30 minutes of practice and they are good to go. Even 30 minutes is a long time for them. The games have an hour set out for them so we'll see how it goes. It will definitely be picture time.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day/weekend.
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst , White, Guidelines Paper (PTI), Grey Wool (Close to my Heart)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst (PTI), Grey Wool (Close to my Heart)
Stamps: Guidelines 2, Shapes by Design, Boxes, Bags, and Tags (PTI)
Other: May Arts ribbon, Kaisercraft Pearls, misc. ribbon, sewing