Sunday, October 11, 2015

Fair Isle Borders - Day 2

Good morning, Friends! Welcome back for Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink October Countdown. I'm so glad to hear you're all as excited about Fair Isle Borders as I am! Nichole and Dawn are featuring this set today, so make sure to check in with them for even more inspiration. In the meantime, I have a couple projects of my own to share.

Let's start out today with a card. I love the look of those heather gray Fair Isle sweaters with the multicolored, unique stacked stripes, so that's what I was going for on this card.

Fair Isle Text Block Card

I began by stamping the different patterns from Fair Isle Borders onto a Soft Stone card base with Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, and Pure Poppy inks. Then, I xyroned a piece of white cardstock on both sides (leaving the adhesive backing in tact) before die cutting a Text Block: Christmas shape. I trimmed a Pure Poppy mat to be just larger than the Text Block and then stamped it repeatedly in the matching ink with one of the images from Fair Isle Borders so that the entire surface was covered (a grid line block helps immensely with placement).

Fair Isle Text Block Close Up

I removed the adhesive paper from the back of the Text Block die to adhere it into place. Then I removed the adhesive paper from the face of the die cut and sprinkled the sticky surface with white flocking. The results are delightfully fuzzy! To finish, I simply mounted the sentiment panel to the patterned card base with foam tape. Easy and a cinch to mail!

My second project of the day is a little set of festive gift tags.

Fair Isle Christmas Tags 1

I began by die cutting the Tag Sale #2 die three times from white cardstock and once each from Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, and Aqua Mist cardstocks. I die cut a candy cane, Christmas tree, and snowflake from the colorful tags and set those aside. Then, I stamped the patterned strips from Fair Isle Borders onto the white tags using a variety of inks (Tree: Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, and Spring Moss - Candy Cane: Pure Poppy - Snowflake: Versamark with silver embossing).

Fair Isle Christmas Tags 2

I layered the colorful tags onto the white tags so that the patterns showed through the die cut negatives. I added sentiment banners that I'd die cut using the Tag Sale #10 die and stamped with a sentiment from Dawn's new Joyful Christmas set.

Well, that's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to pop by tomorrow for another peek at Fair Isle Borders (and who knows what else)! I'll see you then, but in the meantime, make sure to check in with Nichole, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, and Maile as they share more of this month's fabulous new release. Take care!

Fair Isle Text Block Card
Stamps: Fair Isle Borders - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Christmas Die - Papertrey Ink; White Fun Flock - Stampendous; Foam Tape - Scotch

Fair Isle Christmas Tags
Stamps: Fair Isle Borders, Joyful Christmas - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Tag Sale #2, Tag Sale #10, Winterberry Die, Fancy Flakes Die Collection, Seasonal Stitching: Candy Cane Die - Papertrey Ink; Silver Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Crochet Thread


Shirley A. said...

Your tags are just adorable!

Robyn G said...

WOW! LOVE what you did with the Fair Isle Borders!! I can just feel the sweaters! Makes this Minnesota girl homesick!

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous projects!

Peg Coombes said...

Thank you for your inspiration with the tags!

artful-notions said...

Fair Isle looks to be a perfect stamp set for winter cards! Gorgeous images of warm woolen patterns! Can't wait to get them in this month's collection!!!

Vicki A said...

Great cards and tags! Thank you!

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! Those Fair Isle Borders are lovely and I love that you used Fun Flock on your card, too - how fun!!

Diana K said...

Looking at everyone's cards today, I would say that you've managed to make the perfect Fair Isle set! It's amazing, Lizzie.

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful fair isle stamping - brilliant ideas :-)

Kathy Mc said...

Great job showcasing your new Fair Isle Borders, Lizzie!

Kren Kurts said...

Great projects, Lizzie! Love the tags and the colors too! Thanks for sharing your creativity

Kathy Krug said...

Love your tags.

Noreen Fontana said...

Love these projects! In love with this release already!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Just one word.........A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E.!!!!!!!!!!

María Alba

vickienipp said...

i have to admit i am a die Junky! but i love the die cut words tag

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful projects! Thank you for the inspiration!

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous projects! Wonderful release!

Leslie S. said...

Love love love - wonderful release!