Saturday, February 4, 2012

Adore Jane?



Just received my latest order from Papertrey Ink, and amongst my small bounty was one of the newest stamp sets called Simply Jane.  It is a novel set (pun possibly intended) created around some of the more memorable quotations and images inspired by Jane Austen.  Although I am not a complete philistine, I do know of Jane Austen and am most certainly aware of the impact this famed British novelist has had on early romantic fiction, but I cannot say that I am a fan of hers specifically.  However, I do adore quality period dramas of both the literary and cinematic kind, absolutely, giving this set further appeal.  I think perhaps Jane Austen may have just eluded my quasi-philistine sensibility (I did admit that I wasn't a complete philistine which lays claim to being at least part) in terms of making me a devotee.   When I saw that Papertrey Ink was releasing this set, I was attracted to the romanticized images almost straight away despite my low brow roots.

After readying my Simply Jane set for action, I set out to create a card for this week's The Play Date Cafe.  This week brings the most delightfully romantic collection of colors:  Robin Egg Blue, Lilac, and Bisque.  I couldn't think of a better stamp set to use, in fact, with such an idyllic trio of colors.



Along with a couple of dies from the Simply Jane Set, I used the largest Spellbinder's Lattice Rectangle from the set of the same name.  The lattice rectangle die cut's outer edges were only distressed inked a bit and upturned, then stamped on the inner corners with my favorite Hero Arts Cling Stamp called Old Letter.  This stamp has the most ideal sized script writing (some text sets I find to have such microscopic writing) coupled with a few fun postmarks thrown in for good measure.  This stamp may be the first that I have ever risked using to death, as I feel it soon may give up the Ghost. Perhaps I should order another?  The other notable inclusion on this card was the Amuse ink in Wheat for the cameo.   In person, when stamped, it is the most perfect antique ivory in color, but unfortunately though, natural daylight wasn't playing very nicely with me, but still playing nonetheless, when I photographed my card.  I dare say, the subtle beauty of this fine pigment ink may be missed.  Pity.

Oh well, I must dash.  I am off to a new (well, new to me that is) craft fair tomorrow and need to gather a few things more in order to put my best foot forward.  I wonder if this card will sell?  

Looking forward to seeing you anon.

30 comments:

Pink Lady 631 said...

I like that Card a lot!! It is very Beautiful! Bravo!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

AMAZING!

Mayol said...

Beautiful colors, Jen, and such a sweet card. I can somehow see the wheat ink on the cameo - very nice! Good luck to the craft fair!

Pauline said...

Absolutely stunning Jen! I love these dies and stamps in this new range, and the colours aperfect for them.
I bet that card will be the first to go at your craft fair, its gorgeous!

Kara said...

Beautiful! Good luck at the craft fair. I'm sure this one, along with many others, will sell!

Deb said...

Jen, this is fabulous! This set was made for you. Beautifully done with the distressing and script stamping. Blessings at your craft fair. This card will sell hands down.

Michelle said...

alright, I've held out long enough...I have to buy that PTI set! Love what you made...so elegant!

Geri said...

I think it WILL sell!! It's just lovely!!

Karen C. said...

Oh, Jen. This is really gorgeous. I love the layering of elements and the soft colour scheme is so pretty. You've outdone yourself with this one!!

Maggie said...

What a delicate card! Nice job....

Cathy Weber said...

I have to keep going back and forth from this comment to the pic of your card to write this, there are so many great things I like, don't want to forget them all. Especially love the way you laced the ribbon through the lattice, genius! The lovely lavender colors, the beautiful striped ribbon and that gorgeous cameo all create a card that is so YOU! This is one of your best. I love it, you will win with this one I am certain of it!

Denise said...

This is GORGEOUS, Jen! (and look at all your sweet and adoring comments) Simply Jane is perfectly "you" and I am so glad to see you making it shine. Thanks for joining us this week in the Cafe, friend - it always makes me smile to see your beautiful work in our gallery. :)

Tenia Nelson said...

This is soooooo gorgeous dearie!!!

Deanna Jean said...

Wow..stunning card. The colors and layout are beautiful. I don't think you're going to have trouble selling this one. Good luck.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, my. This is simply gorgeous, in its every detail! I'm smitten. :)

Thanks so much for playing with us at The Play Date CAfe!

stephinka said...

That frame is my absolute favourite part of the Simply Jane set- I'm a little sad they didn't sell it separately because I will be all over it LOL. Great card as always!! Love the purples in the frame and ribbon :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! So sophisticated and elegant looking!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful in this soft blue! Lovely card and hope you do well at the craft fair!

Jennipher said...

love the vintage and shabby feel to this. great job.

~Tammy~ said...

Jen, this is just amazing! Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful!~

Joyce said...

This is just so pretty. You have captured the Jane Austen spirit perfectly.

cbuswell said...

Oh wow! I do ADORE this card! Love the color combo too! You're making me want to place an order!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is oh, so pretty, Jen! I don't think that you need to doubt for a second that it might not sell. I bet it'll be snatched up before you can blink twice! Beautiful take on this week's color story, girl! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Cheryl said...

Your card is GORGEOUS! I love the soft colors and the sheer elegance.



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Aleksandra said...

Gorgeous card! I love the papers and that embossed frame looks fabulous!

Have a blessed day!
Aleksandra

Ruby said...

I adore this!! I love your 'novel' phrase, made me giggle! You've used this set beautifully, Jane would be proud lol. Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at The Play Date Cafe!

Deb said...

I knew this card was a winner! So happy for you! Congrats!

maria f. said...

Congrats on your win! That is a lovely stamp set and you have done it complete justice.

Jenny said...

Beautiful card! I have been on the fence on whether or not to buy Simply Jane, but I think this might just be "the" nudge. The frame is gorgeous itself but the way you embossed it and stamped the cameo in the most perfect color...swoon.

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is a very pretty set and the card has a great vintage feel to it. Great job Jen!