papertrey ink's five year anniversary in 2012 marks the year I began as a stamp designer. after following nichole and papertrey ink since the beginning, this was such an exciting new venture for me. an offshoot of my graphic design biz confetti by lexi, directly related to stamping?! and so pieces of confetti was born. comfort food was a last minute whim when I was submitting my ideas, but easily became my favorite of the year - and longer, when I added comfort food additions a few months later to expand the versatility of the set.
i love manipulating images, using them in different ways than i originally intended, and one of my favorite such tricks is opening up the ice cream pint in comfort food. it's easy to do with really fun results. simply layer a stamped die cut with the lid cut off over a plain white die cut, trimmed to finish off the open edge. for added interest, i die cut two spoons from luxe silver cardstock and stuck them in between the layers - ice cream for two! in this case, maybe a girlfriend dish sess to let it all out. ice cream is the cure!
here's an ice cream card from the original release. clearly, i love a good chocolate/strawberry color scheme!
and how about neopolitan? this one is from round two when comfort food additions was released - chocolate, strawberry and vanilla!
while i focused on the ice cream for today's card, the soup can has probably appeared here even more - these soup can telephones were a release original!
i even created a clean and simple warhol inspired card - long before the stamp-a-faire version this summer!
thanks for joining me for another walk down memory lane! now that i have showcased how this product from the past has remained a classic, it's your turn to share your ideas for the future! stop by nichole's blog to share a new project you make with this product, or just share a creation that is somehow inspired by what i made. get crafting and enter today so you can be eligible for a fantastic prize! see you tomorrow in 2013...