I decided to use every image in both sets at least once BEFORE putting them away (remember my new year's resolution?), and it has been so EASY! Today's card I made using Tree Trimmings, found on page 28 of the current catalog.
I stamped the ornaments in Atlantic and Smoke Blue VersaColor cubes. I drew the lines with a black Micron pen and edged the whole panel with a silver metallic pen. The sentiment is from PTI's Signature Christmas.
This card is actually oversized at 6.25 x 5 inches, which will fit into a 5x7 envelope. I originally tried the stamped panel on a standard 5.5" x 4.25" card, but it looked cramped. There's a lot going on here, even though it's very clean, and it needed a bigger matte to let the panel breathe. I finished it off with three silver, self-adhesive half-beads I bought at Hobby Lobby. Very cool.
These colors are so peaceful yet crisp, don't you think? VersaColor's Atlantic blue is a dead ringer for SU brocade blue, and I just love having a creamy ink option to go with SU's papers. I only have SU white craft ink, which I adore, but with so many ink pads, I can't justify buying the craft spots.
Also, I'm in love with PTI's Signature Christmas, which is wonderful and will definitely be my go-to Christmas sentiment set for a long time.
See, I'm not even loyal to just one stamp company!
stamps: SU Tree Trimmings, PTI Signature Christmas
paper: PTI white, SU brocade blue
ink: VersaColor atlantic, smoke blue; Palette noir
accessories: silver beads, silver metallic marker, dimensionals