Friday, November 13, 2015

Petite Places Through The Seasons


Good morning, friends, and welcome back for Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink November countdown! Today is all about Petite Places. One of the most wonderful things about the Petite Places collection is that they can all work together to create charming projects with ease. The new Walk In The Park addition is perfect for adding seasonal style to your cards with a simple color swap. I've already fallen in love and I'm sure you will, too!

For today's assignment we were asked to come up with one basic card design that could be adjusted a little here and there to represent each of the different seasons. Let's take a closer look at each card!

Here's my Spring card:

Petite Places Spring Card

I used the little brick building from Petite Places Main Street for all four of the cards, but I added extra details from other sets to change things up a bit from card to card. On this one I stamped my building in Canyon Clay and added an Ocean Tides door (it's the same on all four). The flowering bush and tree are new additions from the Petite Places: Walk In The Park set. I used Limeade Ice, Berry Sorbet, and Dark Chocolate on those pieces.

Petite Places Spring Close Up

I stamped the floral cart with Berry Sorbet, Dark Chocolate, and Harvest Gold inks. The sentiment and flower shop sign are stamped in Dark Chocolate. The road was created by stamping a strip from Plaid Builder in Stormy Sea and trimming it out with an xacto. I sponged Aqua Mist ink on the card front before adhering the pieces into place and I added a strip of striped Berry Sorbet patterned paper to the bottom edge of the card for a pop of color.

Next up is the Summer version:

Petite Places Summer Card

On this one, the sponging was done in Spring Rain. The bistro chairs and signage are from the Petite Places: Main Street set and were stamped in Dark Chocolate ink.

Petite Places Summer Close Up

The tree and leafy bush are stamped in Ripe Avocado and Dark Chocolate inks. The sentiment was stamped in Ripe Avocado with a patterned paper strip to match.

On to Autumn:

Petite Places Autumn Card

How about a coffee shop to go with the cooler temps? I sponged this background with Ocean Tides. The signage and scooter are from Petite Places: Main Street and they're stamped in Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, and Summer Sunrise inks.

Petite Places Autumn Close Up

This time around, I rolled the bush and tree in Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise and added a swatch of Summer Sunrise patterned paper.

And finally Winter:

Petite Places Winter Card

I got a little more detailed on the background of this one, sponging in Stormy Sea and adding Confetti Toss snow flurries. I stamped my dots with a glue pad and added Carerra Marble glitter (though Heat & Stick powder would have worked too). I dressed up my building with signage from Petite Places Sweet Shoppe and flowers (I'm choosing to think of them as poinsettias) from Petite Places: Main Street.

Petite Places Winter Close Up

I added a Christmas tree and snowman from Petite Places: Holiday Lane and the light post from Petite Places: Walk In The Park to round out the scene. The patterned paper strip on this version was cut from Pinefeather ink to match the Christmas tree. I'm totally smitten with this little series of cards!

Lastly today I have a Confetti Toss card to share with you. I actually just used the patterned paper to make things nice and easy.

Special Birthday Card

I began by stamping a Stylish Sentiments: Birthday onto the patterned paper panel. I heat embossed that with Liquid Platinum embossing powder for a touch of metallic shine. Next, I stamped the streamers from Hooray onto white cardstock in Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, and Sweet Blush inks before fussy cutting them by hand. I attached those to the card front, overlapping and weaving them together a bit.

Special Birthday Close Up

I die cut a Birthday Bash balloon and stamped it in Aqua Mist with one of the coordinating images. Then, I die cut a string and bow from Linen Vellum using the Balloon Strings die and attached those to the balloon. I adhered the balloon to the card front with foam tape and embellished the knot on the bow with a self-adhesive pearl for good measure.

That's all for me today. It's group post day though, so you have plenty of inspiration to see when you visit Nichole, Amy, Ashley, BetsyDanielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, Melissa, Erin, and Maile's blogs today. I'll see you back here tomorrow with even more to share. Have a great day, everyone!

Recipes:
Petite Places Spring Card
Stamps: Petite Places: Main Street, Petite Places: Walk In The Park, Keep It Simple: Birthday II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet Striped Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, Stormy Sea, Limeade Ice, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Other: Petite Places: Sweet Shoppe Die, Petite Places: Main Street Die, Petite Places: Walk In the Park Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Petite Places Summer Card
Stamps: Petite Places: Main Street, Petite Places: Walk In The Park, Keep It Simple: Birthday II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Ripe Avocado Striped Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, Spring Rain, Stormy Sea, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sweet Shoppe Die, Petite Places: Main Street Die, Petite Places: Walk In the Park Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Petite Places Autumn Card
Stamps: Petite Places: Main Street, Petite Places: Walk In The Park, Keep It Simple: Birthday II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise Striped Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Canyon Clay, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Stormy Sea, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sweet Shoppe Die, Petite Places: Main Street Die, Petite Places: Walk In the Park Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Petite Places Winter Card
Stamps: Petite Places: Main Street, Petite Places: Walk In The Park, Petite Places: Holiday Lane, Keep It Simple: Birthday II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pinefeather Striped Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black, Canyon Clay, Pure Poppy, Stormy Sea, Pinefeather, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Other: Sweet Shoppe Die, Petite Places: Main Street Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glue Pad - Tsukineko; Carerra Marble Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Special Birthday Card
Stamps: Stylish Sentiments: Birthday, Balloon Bash, Hooray - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Confetti Toss Patterned Paper Collection, Hibiscus Burst, Linen Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Balloon Bash Die, Balloon Strings Die - Papertrey Ink; Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder - Ranger; Self-adhesive Pearl - Mark Richards

15 comments:

Ohhh Snap said...

The cards are amazing. And I love the confetti for snow! And the birthday card is like a little party in an envelope lol. I finally bought Hooray (hooray!!) and it was a key inspiration to the birthday card with a lamp that actually lights up (with one of the petite LED lights). I posted it in the Showcase forum if you want to see.

Jennifer K said...

These are all awesome, Lizzie! Such great inspiration. Well done!

Cindy H. said...

Amazing little cards! I love the birthday card, too, and can't wait to get Confetti Toss:)

Lori B said...

How fun are these cards! Basically the same layout-but they all have such a different personality-love this!

Sue in Grapevine said...

The colors you chose, & your technique in the ink sponging has made for some stellar cards!

BethieJ said...

LOVED all the WONDERFUL Cards!!!!

Diana K said...

Oh no. I was wondering if Confetti Toss would make a fun snowfall. Now I know. Really fabulous cards, Lizzie. Love how C&S they are.

Vikki Hein, southern Oregon said...

What a great idea this post is today with all the variety! Your cards are spectacular!

Kathy R. said...

Love all your cards...so pretty!

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous cards. I love these cute scenes.

Luvpurple said...

Love your cards! I am especially fond of the birthday one! Can't wait to see the reveal of confetti!

Holly Saveur said...

AMAZING cards..LOVE IT!!!

Leslie S. said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

LOVELY CARDS!!!

Cariños,
María Alba

see mary stamp said...

Your Petite Places cards are just charming. All of the projects with the new Confetti Toss set and papers just bring a huge smile to my face.