Thursday, October 15, 2015

Release In Review

Good morning, everyone, and welcome back for my final wrap up for this month's Papertrey Ink countdown. It's been a busy one and I have a handful of projects left to share.

Let's start with Warmest Wishes, shall we?

Warmest Wishes Card

I started this card by trimming three panels of watercolor paper and heat embossing them with the landscape images from the set.

Penguin Close Up

I just stamped the mountains upside down to create the iceberg for the penguin. I colored the images with Zig markers and a water brush before adhering them to a Tropical Teal card base.

Fox Close Up

Next, I die cut and stamped the animals and their threads, also from watercolor paper. Again, I colored with the Zig markers.

Polar Bear Close Up

Before adhering them to the card front with foam tape, I colored over the snowcaps and iceberg with a clear Wink of Stella pen for an extra touch of shimmer.

Next up, I have a tag made with Quilted: Winter and Tag Sale: Quilted die.

Jessie's Christmas Tag

I began by die cutting the tag from white cardstock and stamping it with the flurry image from Quilted: Winter in Tropical Teal and Aqua Mist inks. I added a sentiment from Wet Paint Holiday Tags in Pure Poppy ink and attached a vellum snowflake that I'd cut using the Quilted: Winter Die. I love having the ability to personalize my tags and the new Wet Paint Alphabet die gave me the perfect opportunity. I simply die cut the letters of my sister's name from a Pure Poppy Christmas Label shape and then gave it a little texture using the Striped Sweater Impression Plate. I adhered that to the tag with foam tape and tied on some red baker's twine as a finishing touch.

Speaking of gift giving, how about we take a look at a pillow box made by pairing Joyful Christmas and Snowflake Sparkle.

Joyful Christmas Pillow Box

I began by stamping a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock with the snowflakes from Snowflake Sparkle using Fresh Snow ink. Once that was complete, I die cut the box, assembled it, and added glitter to the snowflakes. Next, I die cut the tree from Joyful Christmas and stamped it with New Leaf ink. I added the trunk by heat embossing with Liquid Platinum powder and glitter to the edges of the tree.

Joyful Christmas Pillow Box Close Up

Then, I die cut two banners using the First Place Die Collection, one from white cardstock and one from Holiday Plaid patterned paper. I stamped the white banner with a sentiment from Joyful Christmas and layered the two banners together before adhering them to the pillow box. I mounted the tree in place with foam tape and topped with a tiny embroidery floss bow.

And last, but not least, I have a card featuring Cup of Cheer by Dawn McVey. I love this set and can't wait to do more with it in the future. It may not seem like a big deal to most of you, in fact, you may not have even noticed, but there are mugs in this set that have their handles turned for lefties like me. Huge!

Holly Jolly Christmas Card

Anyway, I began this card by trimming out a piece of the new Pure Poppy + White Basics patterned paper and stamping Pinefeather lines between the Pure Poppy stripes. I adhered that to a white card base and set it aside. Next, I die cut the tea service pieces from white cardstock and stamped them with Spring Rain ink.

Holly Jolly Christmas Close Up

The leaves and flowers were also die cut and stamped with Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, and Scarlet Jewel inks. Then, I trimmed a white panel and heat embossed the Holly Jolly sentiment in the upper left hand corner with gold powder. I adhered that piece to the card front with foam tape and added my tea pot and mug. The tiny centers of the flowers were embellished with gold glitter and a steam swirl (from Candy Cane Christmas) was embellished with Crystal glitter as the perfect finishing touches.

Well, friends, that's it for me this time around. The whole team is sharing the rest of their projects today, so make sure to check in with Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, DawnHeather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa for as much inspiration as you can handle. I'll see you all again soon!

Warmest Wishes Card
Stamps: Warmest Wishes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Tropical Teal - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Ranger
Ink: Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Versafine Onyx Black, VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Warmest Wishes Die - Papertrey Ink; Clean Color Markers, Clear Wink Of Stella Pen - Zig; Foam Tape - Scotch; White Embossing Powder - Filigree

Jessie's Christmas Gift Tag
Stamps: Quilted: Winter, Wet Paint Holiday Tags - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Striped Sheer Basics Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Tropical Teal, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Wet Paint Alphabet, Tag Sale: Quilted, Quilted: Winter Die, Christmas Label Die, Striped Sweater Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Cherry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch

Joyful Christmas Pillow Box
Stamps: Joyful Christmas, Snowflake Sparkle - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Holiday Plaid Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, New Leaf, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other; Joyful Christmas Die, Essential Pillow Box Die - Papertrey Ink; Sugar Cube Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder - Ranger; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glue Pen

Holly Jolly Christmas Card
Stamps: Cup Of Cheer, Background Basics: Plaid Builder - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy + White Basics - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pinefeather, Spring Rain, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Cup Of Cheer Die - Papertrey Ink; Gold Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Florentine Gold, Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch


artful-notions said...

Oh gosh, that penguin's iceberg... adorable! Love the coffee set, so enjoy the way you 'set your table'. Fun inspiration today!

jan metcalf said...

The personalized tag is nice, and everyone has me with Holly Jolly today! Great inspiration!

Diana K said...

I'm also loving all of the Holly Jolly's this morning. Lizzie, stamping a candy cane stripe on the striped paper? Genius, girl! Gorgeous cards.

Cindy H. said...

Wow, Lizzie, you are always thinking outside of the box! I love the winter animals card and I wondered (until I read) where the iceberg that the penguin was standing on came from - so clever. The Holly Jolly's candy stripe is perfection! Beautiful projects, all!

Carol Didier said...

I love your snowscapes using Warmest Wishes. The colors are fun, and the result is just wonderful.

Sharon said...

Love all your projects, Lizzie! Especially love your Warmest Wishes card--and it was brilliant to stamp the green lines on the red and white striped paper!

Chriss Blagrave said...

OMGoodness, such CUTE projects, that first card...Stinkin cute! LOVE!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,


María Alba

vickienipp said...

the animals are so sweet, love the colors

Cindy O said...

Great projects and designs this month! I'm happy for the mug handles, too, for a different reason... it's nice for 2 cups to face each other, like people are having a conversation.