Oh my goodness! Yesterday saw my first ever Papertrey order arrive! I have been looking at these stamps for ages and have been wanting to try them so badly. I bought a few sets and a die. It was the Argyle set that pushed me into making the order as I love the background it makes. I also wanted to try their die/stamp combos and so got the car set! I'm going to be brave and show you my first ever try with them. It's not perfect by a long shot. I was using a grid lined acrylic block but the lines seemed to obscure my view for lining up the diamonds etc. Am going to use a plain one next time.
I have also found out that I need to stamp the first stamp on scrap paper and re ink to get a better result - the second one came out better as you can see on the top of the card. I'd love to try some of the card from PTI but the weight makes the postage a tad steep so I think I'll have to stick to SU supplies for that. I've used melon mambo and chocolate chip for this card.
I really like the car here. The die and stamp work so well together and it was really quick to make. I have also purchased the star stamp set and am now waiting for a star punch to match. I love it when all these gadgets make things easy!
Well even though it's my first ever PTI, I'm able to enter it into the Passion for Papertrey challenge. They have set a Polka Dot challenge. I made the polka dot backing using a row of the dots from the Argyle set. The melon mambo ribbon is also polka dotted (if that is even a word).