Hello! Welcome back to Day 6 of the Papertrey Ink 7th Anniversary Release countdown. We started a day early, so this is actually a bonus! Who doesn't love a bonus? I have one more project to share featuring the Text Block: Birthday Die. Shall we?
I wanted to create a card that might appeal to younger folk (and I mean much younger, like children younger), but with a few variations in color this card could really work for just about anybody.
I began by Xyroning and die cutting a Text Block from both Hawaiian Shores and Tropical Teal cardstock. I then stamped the Tropical Teal shape with the stars pattern from Bitty Background Blocks II using Pinefeather ink. I layered the two shapes using the Drop Shadow Die Cuts technique that Betsy Veldman did for a recent Make It Monday video. I also used the same technique for the star embellishment. I didn't have a darker red cardstock that complemented Pure Poppy, so I just colored a scrap of Pure Poppy with a W4 Copic to create a darker shade of cardstock. I set both layered pieces aside while I worked on my card base.
I had a lot of fun with my February Color Play card, so I decided to employ the same technique for today's card. I traced a very light pencil line around the shape of the die to make sure my dots would be visible both inside and outside the frame and then went to town stamping dots (and a few tiny stars) from several sets in a rainbow of colors (Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, and Hawaiian Shores). When my dots were finished and the pencil line was erased, I adhered my Text Block shape directly to my card base and then added the star with foam tape. A handful of the dots were embellished with Glossy Accents for added texture and shine.
Well, that's all I have for you this countdown. Thank you so much for joining me all week and I can't wait to see how you all use the Text Block: Birthday Die for yourselves. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Ashley, Betsy, Cristina, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laura, Melissa Phillips, and Melissa Bickford for even more inspiration using this month's new releases. See you soon!
Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks II, Birthday Style, It's A Celebration (this set is heading to The Vault after today), Foodie Fun, Holiday Cheer - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pinefeather, Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Simply Chartreuse, Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Birthday Die (available February 15th), Tremendous Treats Halloween Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; W2 Marker - Copic; Xyron Machine; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Foam Tape - Scotch