Sunday, March 11, 2012

On The Links & Background Basics: Wrought Iron - Day 2

Good morning, Blogland, and welcome to the second day of Papertrey Ink's March release countdown. Thank you for all of the wonderful feedback about On The Links and BB: Wrought Iron. I'm so glad to hear you are excited about these new sets! Let's get on to some projects then, shall we?

I wanted to show the gender versatility of On The Links in this first project. I really tried to style the images in this set to be rather neutral, so you could use them for anyone in your life who swings a club now and again. With that I give you...a pink golf cart (hey, if Cadillac can do it for Mary Kay, I can do it for Papertrey).

I used a little creative masking to make the tires gray. A little helpful tip: I found it easier to stamp the main section of the cart and then go back and add the tires rather than the other way around. I trimmed the cart out and set it aside while I created my little scenery triptych.

I added my triptych panels to a base that had been stamped with polka dots and tied with a bit of baker's twine. I stamped my sentiment below the center panel and then finished the card by mounting my pretty pink golf cart with a bit of foam tape.

My second On The Links project features the same green that I showed yesterday, but this time with the tee image instead of the pin. I designed the green to work with either stamp (simply mask a small portion of the tee to make it look like it has disappeared into the existing hole).

I started by stamping my tee with watermark ink and heat embossing it with clear powder. Next I stamped my green over the tee and my sentiment in the opposing corner. That panel was then trimmed with the decorative pinked edge die and textured with the Canvas Impression Plate.

Then I sponged the edges and stitched on a button golf ball. I then added the ribbon tab and mounted that whole panel to a Rustic White base that had been stamped with the stitched strip from Background Basics: Retro.

My next two projects focus on Background Basics: Wrought Iron. I know there has been a lot of talk about Father's Day with the sets being released this month, but I didn't want to overlook Mother's Day completely. This first card is a simple Mother's Day card that really allows the ironwork background to stand out. I stamped my background with watermark ink onto Plum Pudding cardstock and mounted that piece to a white card base.

Next I created a decorative strip using Spring Moss Bitty Boxes paper and Linen Vellum along with a bit of 1/4" silk ribbon that I colored with a marker. That strip was adhered atop the background layer.

Next I created a round focal point using a couple of the Tag Its sets and mounted that to my decorative strip using foam adhesive. I used a little rhinestone to highlight the small flower.

My final project today is a new home card. I started by stamping my townhouse onto Soft Stone cardstock with Smoky shadow ink. I did a little simple coloring and cut out the windows. Then I added a piece of clear cardstock (stamped with the missing window images) behind the cardstock layer to resemble glass. I just love how realistic this makes the windows look.

I stamped my sentiment onto a Half & Half shape and then added "gates" using the small pattern block included in the BB: Wrought Iron stamp set. I mounted my house with foam tape and finished that piece by embellishing my gates with tiny rhinestones.

I wanted the card to feel sleek and sophisticated and I thought a striking contrast (by using a dark base) would help me achieve that goal. I stamped my background onto Smoky Shadow cardstock with watermark ink, taking care to only go part of the way across the base. Then I lined up the point of my Half & Half shape along the dividing line. I really like the way it turned out!

Thank you for visiting me today. I'll be back tomorrow with more projects featuring On The Links and Background Basics: Wrought Iron. In the meantime don't forget to check in with Nichole, Heather, Dawn, and Melissa for more projects and inspiration. I hope to see you tomorrow!

All products are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Go Fore It Card:
Stamps: On The Links (available March 15th), Polka Dot Basics, Love Lives Here, and Up, Up, And Away
Cardstock: Sweet Blush; generic white
Ink: Sweet Blush, Smoky Shadow, Spring Moss, Aqua Mist, Fresh Snow
Other: Oyster Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree

You're A Pro Card:
Stamps: On The Links, Background Basics: Retro
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic White
Ink: New Leaf, Dark Chocolate; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Pinked Edge Die, Kraft Saddle Stitched Ribbon, New Leaf Twill Ribbon, Linen/Canvas Impression Plate, Fresh Snow button; Aged Copper brad - Recollections; White Embroidery Floss - DMC; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Mother's Day Ironwork Card:
Stamps: Background Basics: Wrought Iron (available March 15th), Tag-its #2, Tag-its #5
Cardstock: Plum Pudding, Spring Moss Bitty Boxes Paper, Linen Vellum; generic white
Ink: Plum Pudding, Spring Moss, Smoky Shadow; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Small Scallop Border Die, 1/4" silk ribbon; Rhinestone - Darice; Foam Tape - Scotch; Circle Die - Quickutz; Purple Marker - Sharpie

Home Sweet Home Card:Stamps: Background Basics: Wrought Iron; Boards & Beams
Cardstock: Smoky Shadow, Soft Stone; generic white
Ink: Smoky Shadow, Ocean Tides; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Clear Cardstock, Half & Half Dies; Foam Tape - Scotch; Rhinestones - Mark Richards; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor


Unknown said...

Lizzie, you are one amazing girlie! How many different looks you can obtain is fantastic. I love the townhouse card the most...need to get those half and half dies!

jintyoo7 said...

I am definitely in love with the wrought iron image - it is so elegant and versatile - Fabulous cards too, showcasing it :)

Jessica Wekenman said...

Love your cards today, Lizzie! The button golf ball is super cute! And the pink golf cart makes me want to take up the sport! Your townhouse card is gorgeous and I think you nailed the effect you were going for!

Suzanne Russell said...

I love the pink versions of the golfer cards! My golf pro friend will be so surprised when she gets something similar for her birthday this year! AND I love what you did with the townhouse , half and half die, and the bb: wrought iron. I'm so glad you are on the PTI design team!

jan metcalf said...

I like how you used the white button for the golf ball!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

All the cards shown are wonderful. Your last card, New Home, is quite elegant.

Karen Rose said...

Great cards to showcase your set! I really like the simplicity of your "mother" card. That's cool how you did the windows on the house card. Thanks for sharing everything here.

Gabby said...

One super card after the next. TFS many ways to use these sets. :)