Good morning, friends, and welcome back for Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink January new release countdown. I have two more cards to share with you featuring Words Of Comfort, so let's get to them. Ok!
My first project is a card to let someone know that you're there for them if they need you.
I began by stamping my patterned paper using strips from Faux Ribbon and Background Basics: Retro. The pattern was stamped onto Aqua Mist cardstock with Fresh Snow, Winter Wisteria, and Simply Chartreuse inks. I adhered that piece to a white card base and set it aside while I created my focal point. I wanted to make it look like I had one friend reaching for another's hand, but both hands in Love Lives Here are facing the same direction. I used a mirroring technique to flip one of the hands the opposite direction. To do this, I inked up the hand and stamped it onto the back of one of the 2012 Birthday Tags stamps (any large, flat stamp surface will work). Then, I stamped the tag down onto my cardstock to transfer the hand image. It's a pretty neat trick and it accomplished exactly what I needed it to.
I continued by stamping my sentiment onto the same white cardstock strip and matted it with a scalloped strip of Winter Wisteria polka dotted paper. I added some stitching and mounted the strip to my card base. Next, I die cut and stamped the other hand from Love Lives Here. I also stamped the heart image and adhered it behind the negative in the hand die. I wanted to convey that the friend reaching out had plenty of love to share with the friend with the empty/sad/missing heart. Maybe I read too much into things. Anyway, I mounted the die cut hand so that it was touching the first hand and embellished the heart with fine glitter.
My second card could be used as a sympathy card, but it could also just be used for someone who is going through a particularly hard time.
I began by stamping and heat embossing the gingko leaves with gold detail powder onto Terra Cotta Tile cardstock. I know I suggested earlier in the countdown that I like to use cool colors for these sorts of cards, but the sentiment on this one seemed to suggest a warm color would be more apropos. Then, I impressed that piece with the Quatrefoil Cover Plate and adhered it to a Rustic White card base. Next, I stamped the Label Basics rectangle onto Rustic White cardstock using Ocean Tides ink.
I stamped my sentiment (which is actually two phrases combined for one message) and heat embossed it with gold detail powder. I wanted to carry over the gingko leaves to the label shape, so I lined up the label and masked it so that the image would only stamp inside the border. I continued by stamping the gingko leaves using Spring Moss ink. I mounted the sentiment panel to the card base with foam tape and embellished the card front with a handful of pearls (side note: I colored the pearls with a Y32 Copic to soften the whiteness just a little).
Thank you for stopping by today! I have a couple of additional projects to share with you tomorrow, so I hope you'll check back. In the meantime, today is a group post day, so Nichole, Ashley, Betsy, Cristina, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laura, and Melissa have projects to share. Tiffany is also sharing a project with her new set. I'll see you tomorrow. Take care!
Recipes:Not Alone Card
Stamps: Words Of Comfort, Faux Ribbon, Love Lives Here, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Winter Wisteria Polka Dot Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Fresh Snow, Winter Wisteria - Papertrey Ink; gray pigment - Studio G
Other: Love Lives Here Die Collection, Small Scallops Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Crystal Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; White Pearle Cotton - DMC
Difficult Time Card
Stamps: Words Of Comfort, Label Basics, Harvest Berries - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Terra Cotta Tile, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Ocean Tides, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Quatrefoil Cover Plate - Papertrey Ink; Gold Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Self-adhesive Pearls - Recollections (large), Mark Richards (small); Foam Tape - Scotch; Y32 Marker - Copic