The new issue of Stamp It! Cards is out and it is such a great issue (not to mention my BFF Dawn McVey has a project on the cover)!  I received my copy yesterday and there's a whole lot of Papertrey in there!  The folks at Paper Crafts even highlighted Quilter's Sampler in the popular Stamp It Three Ways column, which I personally contributed a project for.

Quilter's Sampler project

(click photo for a larger view)

I chose to use one of my favorite sentiments from the set regarding marriage, so soft muted colors seemed like a good choice. This particular issue also highlights the use of dye ink sprays so I had incorporated that technique into my card.  I placed several quilt block images onto my block at once, like Debbie Olson did HERE, which allowed me to stamp my background pattern onto my white cardstock with just a few impressions using Versamark ink.  I then heat embossed with clear Filagree embossing powder

Background closeup

I made my own ink spray by mixing some drops of Aqua Mist ink refill
with water.  I spritzed it onto my cardstock, which in turn allowed the
embossed pattern to resist the color.  I went back in with a Copic
marker in a slightly darker shade to accent some of the quilt
patterns.  If you would like to see more detailed instructions and a
complete supply list, along with what the other two designers did using
this set, be sure to pick up a copy of this fab publication today! 
It's a really great resource and has LOTS of inspiration that is
specifically stamp oriented!!!

Nichole Heady

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  • 1
    sarita says:

    sooo pretty! thanks for sharing

  • 2

    Absolutely stunning. Breathtaking.

  • 3
    Laura Beck says:

    So soft and romantic; just a beautiful card!

  • 4
    Shay says:

    You are consistently wonderful! Thank you for continually astounding me with your talent, organization, generosity and business-savvy! I just don’t know how you do, but it is a delight to marvel at. Thank you!

  • 5

    This is such a neat card! I’ll have to give this technique a try.

  • 6
    peggysue says:

    That’s really pretty.

  • 7
    Jeanne says:

    What a sweet and sentimental card. Love the Quilt set and sentiments. You are amazing in all that you do. Hooray for Dawn having her cards on the front. Way to go, PTI!

  • 8
    Geny says:

    Wow Nichole that is beautiful and definitely makes me want that magazine! You are so talented, thanks for inspiring me today!

  • 9
    Char says:

    So pretty Nichole!! I like the soft colors you used!!

  • 10

    YAY! It looks fabulous in the magazine!!
    (but, then everything you do is fabulous! :))

    I am happy to say that I am in there 3 times and that two of them are totally Papertrey Ink!! 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend–oh and I got my buttons and YAY they are wonderful!! Can we get Dark Chocolate and Raspberry Fizz ones, please? 🙂

  • 11
    Stampin Pam says:

    COngratulations to Nichole and the other gals with Papertrey card ideas in there – I must pick this up and check it out.

  • 12
    Rieca says:

    Congrats to you and Dawn! What a gorgeous mag. I just went today to my LSS and picked it up. There are so many great ideas and beautiful projects. Thanks for always inspiring me!
    What a lovely tribute your team did for you yeasterday.
    I was very moved.
    And I also appreciate all you do!

  • 13
    Sandy Kay says:

    Went to AC Moore today and they didn’t have it yet – what’s up with that? Anyway, I had to stop at Wal Mart for my groceries, and guess what…..they had it! So I bought it there! No coupon like I could have used at AC Moore, but you know what? It was worth it!

  • 14
    Norine says:

    Congrats to all have to pick up this issue for sure

  • 15
    Dana G says:

    Congrats Nicole on your lovely card and to all the designers who are bringing and keeping PTI in the forefront of the stamp world! You gals are SO creative 🙂

    THanks for all you do Nicole. PTI products definitely make my day!

  • 16
    Rachael says:

    Oh my! I love your blog and your online shop. When can we get these products in the UK?
    International posting is such a gamble and soooo expensive when customs get us!

  • 17
    Joan B says:

    The spray idea turned out gorgeous. What a beautiful color combo.

  • 18
    Stampin Pam says:

    Wow – I ust picked up my copy of this magazine – AMAZING projects and SO many from the fabulous Papertrey design team too! I am off to congratulate each one – but congrats to you Nichole for YOUR published card as well. Love your style and fun to see you in print as well.
    Hugs n smiles.

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