I'm a newly minted member of the Papertrey Chicks and our first challenge is to create a card inspired by argyle and/or the colors Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, and Smokey Shadow.
I already had a SU! embossing plate so I used that. Thank goodness I had that because, as much as I love argyle, that set didn't make the cut on release night. It will be very high on my wish list, however.
I also should mention that I had wanted to put Spring Moss ribbon on the card but I didn't have any (it was on its way though!) so I made do with Ripe Avocado. I held the Spring Moss ribbon up to this card today when I received it in my order and I gotta say that I really like the Ripe Avocado better. It's a better intensity match for the Ocean Tides. The SM just lacked "punch". lol
Stamps: Mixed Messages (these work so awesome on tags!)
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Paper: Vintage Cream, Stone (the scalloped circle), Ocean Tides, and PP Pretty Pastels
Other: Argyle impression plate (SU!), scalloped circle punch, Stars die (Sizzix), tag die cut (Quickutz), Ripe Avocado ribbon, button, twine
I still had a little impressed argyle left over so whipped up this card. After looking at this again, I'm thinking maybe I should have gone with polka dots on the background strip. Oh well, this looks alright too.
Stamps: Text Style, Vintage Labels, Mixed Messages, Star Prints
Paper: Rustic cream, Ocean Tides, Spring Moss
Ink: Nik Bantok Van Dyke Brown
Other: argyle impression plate (SU!), Labels 1 (Spellbinders), tag (Quickutz), edge distresser, button, twine