Papertrey Ink anniversary- Sampler Square Challenge

Good afternoon! It has been really exciting to see all the upcoming releases from Papertrey Ink in celebration of their 9th Anniversary.  That is quite a milestone!

I made this card for the Papertreyink Sample Square Challenge. You needed to create a card that included 9 altered squares, each sized 1.5 inches. I had a leftover background with yellow distress ink and gold paste stenciled on it that I didn’t like. I couldn’t get any ideas going so I decided this might make a good square for the card.

This set the tone for my card, yellow and gold. I just felt like those colors today!

I took more pictures than I normally do because it was hard to get a great picture of all the details.
Here is what I did to each square top to bottom, left to right:

1. Watercolored with yellow and then stamped gold stars from PTI set
2. This was the inspiration paper – yellow distress on watercolor then used a stencil and gold paste
3. A large flower that I stamped with Flitter glue and added gold decofoil. I then trimmed to size.
4. I used a stencil and inked over it with Scattered Straw.
5. I used the Fashion Sense stamp and embossed in gold, then did a quick watercolor in yellow. I felt she deserved to be in the center!
6. Took a piece of watercolor and cut with Tim Holtz die, trimmed to size and colored it with Wink of Stella in Gold.
7. Watercolored with Zig Markers, Yellow and a little orange. I thought about stamping something but liked as is.
8. Die cut an apple from PTI using their beautiful gold foil paper. Went around the apple with gold watercolor.
9. Heat embossed the shapes with gold powder, then used a little Scattered Straw since I had it out.

Have a great day!

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  1. Greta

    Just beautiful! You nailed the challenge!

  2. Marybeth

    Your photos captured the shimmer and shine of this gorgeous card of gold! I love this and your squares are fantastic !

  3. Kathy Mc

    Oh my, the yellow and gold is very striking! You interpreted the challenge as I did using different techniques for each square. Hope we're both winners! 🙂

  4. Anonymous

    Very pretty. 😉 You put a lot of work into this card, I can tell! It's lovely, and you've done a beautiful job. Thank you for your kind comment on my blog. 😉

  5. Kathryn A

    This is a very cheerful, sunny card! Wonderful variety of techniques you've done.

  6. A Crafty Person

    This card is beautiful, I really enjoy seeing the gold and yellow. Very elegant.

  7. Helen F.

    What a lovely card, your color choices are so bright and festive, love each of your squares!

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