Thursday, June 9, 2011

Rhythm & Soul Day 1

It's here, it's here, it's finally here!!!

Ok, now that I've gotten that out of the way...Welcome Papertrey Ink fans! Today is day one of the June Papertrey Ink Countdown and my first opportunity to share a very big secret. Back in February I had the incredible luck to win the opportunity to design a stamp set with Nichole Heady. Once we started chatting about my ideas she offered to allow me to illustrate the set myself (I may have not-so-subtly sent along an illustration). I couldn't turn down such an amazing offer! So after several days of late nights and early mornings, Rhythm & Soul was born. I'll share more about the meaning behind the set over the next few days, but in the meantime let's get to some projects. Yay!!!


The first card I want to share with you today uses the guitar image and the sentiment that Nichole shared in her peek the other day. By the way, my set took a wrong turn in the mail, so all of the images I'm sharing in this post are printed. I'll get back to sharing stamped images just as soon as the set decides to turn up. Let's just pretend I've stamped everything though.

I started by "stamping" the guitar in brown ink onto Kraft cardstock. Then I used Background Basics: Woodgrain to add a subtle texture to the guitar. I thought it added a nice, soft realistic look.


Next, I stamped the sentiment onto Rustic White cardstock and trimmed using ric-rac scissors. Then, I stamped the stitched background from Background Basics: Retro onto Ocean Tides using both VersaMark and Fresh Snow inks. That stamped panel was mounted to a Rustic white card base before adhering the sentiment panel. Then, I wrapped the entire shebang with Spring Moss Saddle Stitched Ribbon and Button Twine. I mounted the guitar using foam adhesive and finished the whole thing off with an antique copper brad.

The second card I want to share features the snare drum image included in the set. This is also a larger card (A6 - 4.5 x 6.25). I wanted to show that the images in the set are large enough to be focal points on larger-than-average cards or scrapbook pages, but they'll work on the good ol' A2s as well.


I started this card by stamping the drum twice onto scraps of white cardstock and colored both images using Prismacolor Pencils.


Next, I cut out the drum section of the image and mounted it over the top of the full image using foam adhesive and set that aside. Then, I cut a piece of Smoky Shadow cardstock and stamped it in VersaMark with the smallest dots in Polka Dot Basics 1. I went back over that panel with one of the images from Dot Spot in white ink to layer the patterns and pump up the visual texture. I wrapped that panel with Spring Rain Saddle Stitched Ribbon and adhered it to a white card base.

Next, I made a frame from Pure Poppy cardstock using the Fillable Frames #1 die and the Picnic Plaid impression plate. I adhered the colored drum image to the patterned base and mounted the frame using foam adhesive. Then, I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock and adhered it to the frame. The finishing touch was a tiny pale blue rhinestone to pull it all together.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll see you for day two of the countdown tomorrow!

Recipes:
Rhythm Guitar Card:
Stamps: Rhythm & Soul (Available June 15th), Background Basics: Woodgrain, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Kraft, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Spring Moss Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Button Twine - Papertrey Ink; Copper brad - Recollections; Foam Adhesive - Scotch

Birthday Drum Card:
Stamps: Rhythm & Soul (Available June 15th), Polka Dot Basics, Dot Spot - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Smoky Shadow - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Spring Rain Saddle Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Foam Adhesive - Scotch; rhinestone; mineral spirits

37 comments:

Stacy Simpson said...

Wonderful cards - can't wait to see the whole set. This will be going into my shopping cart! Congrats!

Joyce said...

Congratulations on designing such a beautiful set. It looks like you've been designing stamps your entire life. Great cards, too.

Gladys said...

So cute! can't wait to see the whole set!

Nadine said...

Congrats on your set coming out! You must be out of your mind with excitement!! Love everything I've seen so far.

paperella said...

Congratulations, Lizzie, you designed such a beautiful set!! And I love what both Nichole and you made with it :)

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Lizzie, on your first stamp
set with PTI. Bet it won't be your
last! You did a great job.

Sherry in MI

Holly Saveur said...

Great stamps and cards..the music instruments are so beautiful..love them.

Cammie said...

Lizzie, congratulations on the debut of your stamp set! I believe this set will open many doors and offer new wonderful opportunities for you. Your cards are a fantastic showcase for these wonderful images.

Kelly S. said...

Oh Lizzie, you did an amazing job on this set...it's so, well, PTI! I hope they decide to keep you around town in the stamp set design department!! You have some crazy good design skills, and your samples are so awesome, too! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Lizzie, your set looks AMAZING! I can't wait to see more projects with this. The instruments are so beautifully illustrated, and the sentiments so unique. CONGRATULATIONS!! :)

Artyjen said...

Love the set....music and playing instruments is ingrained in my soul!
xoxo Sioux

Jess said...

So happy for you! And so jealous! Your set is wonderful!

Karen said...

Congratulations; how lucky someone with your talent won this prize! Fabulous set and great cards. Can't wait to see the rest of your creations.

Anonymous said...

Conratulations!! You must be on cloud nine ! =) It's a fantastic stamp set!
Janice

Amy said...

You did such a lovely job with this set. Welcome to the PaperTrey fold -- I look forward to your contributions! My crazy cat says Hey to yours.

Dana said...

Congrats again, Lizzie! There was a definite gap in PTI's collection when it came to music (only Sheet Music)! Perhaps you can create a sequel that includes a flute, too! ;)

IamDerby said...

Congratulations Lizzie! How exciting for you!

see mary stamp said...

Congratulations Lizzie! This set is already on my wish list for this month!!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Such a Fabulous set you have created! I love the images shown so far. Melissa P did a wonderful job showing how elegant they can be on cards. Beautiful sentiments too!

Rose said...

Lizzie, what a gorgeous set and I can't imagine how excited you must be !! Congrats, and I hope this isn;t the last set we see form you !!

susan said...

I'm so excited for you! I love the set. Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

WOW...congratulations, Lizzie, on your wonderful PTI-Rhythm & Soul stamp set! (Hope there will be dies for the musical instruments. Love it when PTI does this with stamp sets.) Looking forward to seeing more wonderful designs and products from you.

Many blessings to you!
-Martha V

Dana said...

Wonderful! I love this set already, and am over the moon about the piano!

P.S. Your word verification is asking me to type: PTIpedu

HA! PTI!

Lynn said...

congrats on the design gig! great job on this unique set.

Jenn Copeland said...

Congratulations! What a cool set! I am so excited for you!

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

Congrats on creating this amazing stamp set! I love music, all music, it is a constant source of comfort and joy for me. I look forward to purchasing this set and I hope you are invited back to create for PTI!

Luanne said...

Congratulations, your honor is well deserved! This looks amazing!

Helen L said...

Congrats on your set!!! I'll bet you are thrilled to death :-) I love the cards you made, I especially think the background on the guitar card is really clever and looks great! I wasn't wowed by the idea of a set with musical instruments, but after seeing your and Nicole's samples I think I'm going to "need" this set. Great Job!

Kristii said...

Whooo hooo! I love your set!! You are amazing!!!

Laura said...

Congratulations on your wonderful stamp set! It was seemingly a match made in heaven for you to win the contest and have the skills to design the whole thing yourself. Enjoy the hoopla -- you deserve it. :-)

huntla1 said...

Congratulations on your set of stamps. You did a fine, fine job of illustrating and I love the quotes that you chose to include.

Annheidel said...

I really love your new set! I hope you get to do a sequel sometime, because I really need a trumpet, an alto sax, and a microphone in the same style. :D Love it!

Karen H. said...

Congrats Lizzie!! I love the set - you did an awesome job!

sgc said...

I can't wait to order this set. I have a Lizzie in college who is a band student (and a guitar player) so I will have lots of opportunities to use this set. Great job designing it!

Ginny said...

What a fun set you designed, I can't wait to see all the wonderful details!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Andrea M said...

Huge CONGRATS!! What a wonderful set you've designed!!! A-MAZING!!!

Gabby said...

LOVE this set and your cards! Can't wait to see more! :)