Good morning! So, I’ve had a very long obsession with Papertrey Ink stamps. It honestly was the second company from which I purchased any stamps, and after I received my first order, I was absolutely hooked. The super high quality stamps, the coordinating ink and card stock…. I was smitten. Though I don’t have as much time to play with my PTI products as I used to (hasn’t stopped me from purchasing, ahem), I still follow along with each release and glean SO much inspiration from their crazy talented designers. One of those designers, Dawn McVey, has been having a series of very serious health troubles for the last few years, and finally was able to receive a small intestine transplant that will hopefully give her some relief, at long last! (To read all of her story and/or to donate money to her recovery, click here.) To celebrate this auspicious occasion, the cardmakers who adore Dawn’s style and trendy products from Papertrey Ink are taking part in a blog hop using Dawn’s products!
Dawn is known for her florals and use of color, as well as the vintage flair that she adds to all of her projects and products. I personally love her holiday sets; she has so many, and they are all so unique and so lovely. For my project for today’s blog hop, I chose to work with Deck the Halls. I die cut and stamped the wreath and bow from PTI’s white card stock (the only white card stock I use. So sturdy and economical!), then stamped it with Tropical Teal and Pure Poppy inks.
I have had this card in my head for awhile, since the Garden Gate Make It Market kit came out. I die cut the gate from plain white card stock and added the sentiment from Deck the Halls in black ink down in the corner. For the background, I blended some Spring Rain ink at the top of the card base, gradually tapering it off down towards the bottom of the card. I used a snowfall stencil to add some snowflakes with pearlescent embossing paste. I adhered the gate with the wreath to the card front using dimensional adhesive.
Well, that’s all for me today! I am so happy for Dawn, even though she has a long road to recovery…. hopefully this transplant will be the answer for which she’s been searching for so long! Sending big hugs and lots of healing thoughts to you!