welcome! it's officially day one of the countdown to the papertrey ink april 2014 release. first of all, i can't believe it's april - this year is flying by! but i'm so excited that it's april, because i can finally share this new pieces of confetti stamp set, modern cross quilt, available for purchase on april 15. like i mentioned with the sneak peek image, i was inspired by the swiss cross popping up in home decor across the web, and i just had to create a stamp & paper version. for today's projects, i decided to focus on six of the patterned crosses in my go to favorite color scheme, the rainbow! above, i stamped crosses directly on a white panel in a puzzle pieced pattern, mixed in a sentiment pairing from comfort food additions in black, and finished it off with a few white cross die cuts. a little texture, a lot of white space, and a big pop of color - a clean and simple trifecta!
next up, another pop of rainbow color. this time, stamped die cuts scattered a little more loosely. still in my favorite clean and simple style - white layered on white, bright color, black sentiment. i love the way the patterns look together and add interest.
and last, but not least, a more simple rainbow card, with crosses stamped directly on card stock, lined up in two rows. trimmed all together and layered on black, they create a mini quilt-like piece, perfect for a focal element. add a sentiment - any sentiment, really! - and you've got a quick and easy card to stamp and send in no time. so, there you have it, a bright and colorful introduction to modern cross quilt. be sure to come back for take two tomorrow! until then, don't forget to check out nichole's post, along with dawn's and melis' to see what else is in the spotlight today - erin, heather, lizzie, and melissa are all showing and telling about their new product, too. if the sneaks are any indication, there will be lots of eye candy this week!