Monday, February 20, 2017

Papertrey 10th Anniversary Challenges

Hey everyone!  I had some time this weekend, and managed to create a couple cards for the 10th Anniversary celebration happening over at Papertrey Ink.

This first card is for the 2014 challenge.  One of the featured sets is Embellished Elegance, which I had to have (let's remember that this was back in 2014) and then never actually used.  Guilt-ridden, I pulled it out, it really is such a pretty set and wonderful for framing a sentiment.

I kept this very CAS, in terms of the stamping, the real interest come from the stitching.  I used two strands of DMC floss for the stitching.  Stitching always adds such great texture and interest and really elevates a card.

This next card is for the 2009 Challenge.  One of the sets being highlighted is Giga Guidelines, which I don't own, but I thought that my Fancy That set would fill in admirably.

For this card I was really inspired by Laurie Schmidlin's creation.  The medallions in the Fancy That set are significantly larger than Giga Guidelines, so it's not as delicate and open as that card, but I love the background pattern you can create.  For this card I alternated between black stamping and gold embossing.

The sentiment is also from that set, and I added some sprigs from my all time favorite Leafy Branch die cut from both black cardstock and vellum to frame the sentiment.  I also added a few clear sequins for some extra sparkle.

That's all for me today.  Hope you are enjoying the long weekend!


  1. AMAZING!!! I have never been such exquisite stitching on a card Miriam!
    They are both gorgeous!!

  2. Both are GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the stitching!

  3. TWO beautiful cards...... but the stitching on card #1 provides such a-mazingly lovely detail! Brilliant!

  4. Oh my word - the stitching is amazing & gorgeous!

  5. Oh my goodness!! I am in LOVE!! That stitching is amazing!!

  6. These are absolutely beautiful, Miriam! I'm particularly drawn to that amazing stitching!

  7. Gorgeous cards Miriam! Exquisite details!

  8. Wow ...this is absolutely beautiful.

  9. Those are both wonderful! I love the delicate stitched vines.