Maile Belles has captivated me with her style ever since I stumbled across her blog forever ago. When she started designing for Papertrey, I knew my money and I would be parting frequently, and when she released Modern Basics, the set called to me...at just the moment I'd decided to trim my purchasing and resist new stuff while using old stuff.
Darn it all. Darn it all to heck.
When my fabulous SIL gave me a gift card to Papertrey for my birthday, Modern Basics was the first thing in my shopping cart.
And oh how I love it.
Because you can do things like this with it:
One day, I'm going to mask and ink this in two colors and draw crossbars with a ruler so the two strands look like a double helix. And give the card to my chemist aunt. But considering how much is going on in my life right now (so many good and blessed things!), I figured it was best to stick to one color. A double helix will result in mistakes and wasted paper, and I don't have the energy to face that with maturity and without bad words. But one day....
To make this, I used the open petal turned sideways, and stamped it repeatedly across the card, starting in the middle and working my way to the sides. I was amazed at how easy it was to line up with the gridded acrylic block, but the joints were not completely perfect, so they begged for bling. I stamped the Thanks before adding bling, though. I learned the hard way once that bigger bling can interfere with your stamp. So stamp first, bling last.
Y'all are going to get sick of this set in the coming week. I'm on fire with it. But I'm in love and beg your forgiveness for my enthusiasm. You might as well just go buy the set now if you haven't already.
You know you want it.
stamps: Modern Basics (Papertrey)