June 14, 2009

Vintage Picnic...birthday flowers

Hey everyone! What a fun release this month at Papertrey!! I want to thank you all for the wonderful response to Vintage Picnic. I thought I'd show you a pretty little card using the flower basket topper to get your creative juices flowing.

There are so many options for Vintage Picnic. Many of you are joining the Copic craze...and all of the stamps in Vintage Picnic can be colored with Copics. I hope to be showing you lots of coloring tips to help you out. You can also paper piece the baskets with patterned paper like I've done here using Wild Raspberry K & Company paper. Here's a great tip for all you Copic users: Use grey colored Copics to add shadows to your paper pieced baskets. The patterned paper looks great by itself but you can add extra pizazz by adding some shading. You want to use light greys that won't overpower the patterned paper. For my project today I used T1. Just a little shading under the lid and basket handles...and a little more down the sides and bottom of the basket......and you're good to go. If the shading is too dark, lighten it up by using your Coloress Blender (0). Zoom in on the photo below to see the shading close up.
As for the other pretty details on my card: I love the greenish/blue of the patterned paper paired with Lemon Tart Satin Ribbon, Vintage Buttons in Lemon Tart and Sweet Blush, both tied with Rustic Twine. And be sure to scroll back up to the first photo. I love to add sentiments to little toppers I create by using a large Spellbinder's Scalloped Square Nestabilities Die Template. Just die cut and emboss a square and then cut off about 1" to use as a topper. Don't you just love the fonts Nichole chose for Vintage Picnic? The vintage looking typewriter font paired with script is so lovely.
I'll be thinking of all you girls staying up late to get your Papertrey goodies. Let me know what ya got, okay?

28 comments:

JeanFB said...

Gorgeous, Mish! Your Vintage Picnic stamp set totally rocks! Congrats and thanks for an awesome design (ya know, I have my Grandmother's green plaid metal picnic basket that she used to fill with cookies.. it looks very much like one in your set :)) I will be ordering soon!

Rebekah said...

Beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

I really like your Vintage Picnic set and ordered it tonight. It's going to be just the right one to use for so many occasions!

C Burke

Carolyn said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait until Tues. The anticipation of this stamp set is killing me. It is so amazingly beautiful.

Katie W. said...

I absolutely LOVE this set (and it's sentiments) that you've created with Nichole. It went straight into my cart tonight! I can't wait to play with it! I also purchased Heavenly Medley and Trademarks...and some other goodies...but SHHH! Don't tell anyone!

Cindy Holshouser said...

I got Vintage Picnic and the sentiments, some scarlet paper, and the heart punches. From the first look at this set I knew I had to have it. The fact that it can be changed for different seasons is just icing on the cake:)

Elaine said...

It's JUST marvelous!

Barbara M said...

I bought the picnic basket set. It was the one that I loved the most. Those small flowers, and great designs. I also bought the new scarlet jewel color, I iove a rich color like that, This was good release month:) I will be buying the additional sentiments next round. Of course we cannot wait to see what other ideas will be born (you know a sister)

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Get out of here! Michelle, this is an awesome set...it's so you, and I love it! Beautiful card, and the set has SO many possibilities. Looking forward to what else you do with it!! Congratulations!!

Anonymous said...

Michelle,
What a beautiful stamp set, of course I ordered it right away, I'm sure it is going to sell out very soon. Also ordered some bags that I've been wanting after seeing some of your ideas, using them. I also ordered twine and ribbon....you are getting me into trouble. Can't wait to see what other ideas you come up with. Have a great day.
Patty Rad

dolcreations said...

Last night I ordered the Wonderful Vintage Picnic Stamp! I can hardly wait to get it in the mail.

Your idea for the picnic basket seems so you!

Your card is absolutely beautiful.
Christine

Cammie said...

I stayed up to midnight to order. I knew this set would be popular. Now I'll just patiently (yeah, right) wait for the man in brown.
My copic skills are marginal, but my prismas are sharpened!

Anonymous said...

Well girl you did it! Of course got your picnic set! Also totally digging your projects with the KC and co papers you have been using lately. I actually have the same paper for once and don't have to go buy it! I think I spent 2 bucks shy of 200! Gosh! I was insane, but it's my treat for another school year. Keep those ideas cooking! Got any new recipes? Heidi quick

glitter girl said...

Morning Mish! Your set is sooo dang cute! I am in love with it... I have this habit of waiting a month to buy sets to make sure I really have to have them, so I just got Star Prints this month, but I'm pretty sure that Vintage Picnic is coming to my house next month!!! I bought Scattered Showers after seeing your amazing creations with it!!
Also, Scarlet Jewel is gorgeous and I got paper, ink and ribbon - oh, and buttons, too!
Have a great week!!!!

Kristyn Sinnott said...

Mish, this was by far my favorite stamp set(s) for this release. It is sooooo unique yet all encompassing. It will be a set that never leaves my desk top. You and Nichole really hit this one out of the ballpark. Awesome job. You two need to collaborate again.

Tamara said...

I absolutely love vintage picnic! It's my favourite stamps set of this month's release, and I am so impressed with the amazing things you have been doing with it. Keep the inspiration coming!

Yvonne..... said...

I was up at midnight and of course, ordered the picnic set and sentiments. I can't wait to see all of the goodies you create with this set. My favorite image from this set has to be the daisies and the pumpkins! Now, just need for the mailman to get my order to me NOW!

Stefanie said...

Love it Michelle! The copic shading tip is awesome too!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

lovely! I can't wait to hear all your Copic tricks!

Vina said...

Pretty card & beautiful stamp set. It's been at least a year since my last Papertrey order but when I saw Vintage Picnic unveiled last night..I couldn't resist. The tiny bunch of strawberries is so cute! I also picked up the matching sentiments & some new cardstock. Can't wait to receive them!
Enjoy your day!

resmith said...

Mish, I just love this set and of course I got it. I didn't have to stay up late since I am on the West Coast but it does take a litle longer to get, so I am hoping it ships today and maybe I'll have it by this weekend. Thanks for all the inspiration and such a wonderful stamp set. I love this card!!!

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just beautiful! Congrats on such a wonderful and versatile set - I can't wait to get it and play!

Cindy H. said...

What a sweet card!! Love the images and the dp.

Cheryl O said...

Love the card you did with the paper for the basket... great idea. Of course this set with the sentiments were two of the sets I ordered last night, along with too many other things. Good thing I have my priorities in line, huh??? Well, one thing I can say, is I sure had fun shopping, and I didn't even have to take any clothes or shoes off to do it!!

Kelly S. said...

Oh Mish, I cannot WAIT to get my hands on this set! I even stayed up until midnight JUST to order it!! You and Nichole really have outdone yourselves...and I even looked on Etsy at some Vintage Picnic tims...what a fun thing to collect...maybe I can tell my husband they are the latest craze for stamp supply storage, HEE!

Michelle said...

I am blown away by this set of yours!!! I am totally in love with it. Great job Michelle! You are so talented! You never cease to amaze!

Sharri Seffens said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors you used and the layout! Thank you for the tip on shading dp with copics.

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW! So beautiful! What a fantastic set!!

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