The stack of teacups is not an original idea, but I'll be darned if I can remember where I saw it. The idea for the pairs of large and small bling scattered over the design comes straight from the Hero Arts catalog. It didn't need the bling, though, as the completely flat card really was fun without it.
Sometimes, I bling and it really doesn't make a whole lot of difference in my feelings toward a card. Other times, bling takes a card from "eh" to "ahhhhhh"...like this one:
The small flowers were relatively easy to cut out and pop up, and the bling really brings this card together.
The ink on both cards is Memento, which is quickly becoming my new favorite. I bought all 24 colors at Michael's when it was 40% off. It stamps beautifully, and I'm finding the colors match either PTI or SU cardstock pretty well.
Generally speaking, I'm not as wild about companies giving free sets as I am about sales on sets I DO want. But PTI is a class act, and their free sets from the last two years are outstanding, versatile, and packed with simple, stylish sentiments. Can't wait to see this year's set!
STAMPS FOR SALE UPDATE
There are only two left of the SU sets for sale: Ho Ho Holidays ($8) and Fine Lace (background, not in clamshell box, $6). Let me know if you are interested!
I will be organizing some Hero Arts and other stamps into lots to sell soon.
stamps: PTI Everyday Classics
paper: PTI white
accessories: bling, corner rounder