Sunday, March 13, 2016

Super Heroes & Stars

Good morning and welcome back for Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink countdown! In this morning's group post we're featuring two of Betsy's new sets, Paper Clippings: Congratulations and Dress Up Dolls: Super Heroes.

Congratulations Cards

I'm always looking for fabulous ways to send my congratulations, so the products we're featuring today are a welcome new addition. And the best part? They're great for a wide range of ages, so I can create something to suit just about anyone on my list! Let's get on to some projects!

How about we start with the shaker card.

Congratulations Shaker Card

I started by stamping Hibiscus Burst and Harvest Gold lines onto Mint Julep + White patterned paper. I love how easy it is to customize that line of papers! I trimmed a rectangle from the center and added a Hibiscus Burst mat to the inside. I backed that with Clear Cardstock and added a thin border of foam tape all along the outside edge.

Congratulations Shaker Top

Next, I die cut and stamped a handful of the stars from the set. I added those, some sequins, and some chunky Crystal glitter together to form my shaker filling. I assembled the shaker box and mounted a Paper Clippings die cut shape to the front with bits of foam tape.

Congratulations Shaker Close Up

I wanted to make the shaker the star of the show, so I left the die cut simple and unadorned.

Next up is the Super Hero card.

Congratulations Super Hero Card

I love how versatile this Paper Clippings set is. Who would have imagined that you could get such completely different styles from the same set? I began by die cutting, stamping, and coloring the little boy.

Super Hero Close Up

Next, I stamped a ray and star image on a panel of white cardstock using Lemon Tart and Harvest Gold inks. I sponged a little extra Lemon Tart ink to warm it up a bit, too. I stamped the large "congratulations" over that with Pure Poppy Ink and added the companion sentiment in True Black.

Congratulations Close Up

I added a strip of Pure Poppy cardstock that I'd stamped with polka dots and mounted that whole piece to a Spring Rain card base. My little super hero was added to the card front with foam tape. As a finishing touch, I gave him a glittered lightning bolt to hang on to. This card will be perfect for my nephew the next time he has an accomplishment to celebrate.

And lastly today, I have a quick card I created with a sentiment from Just Desserts and the new Best Birthday Dies.

Celebrating With Streamers & Balloons Card

I began by die cutting the balloons from the Best Birthday die into a piece of Hooray patterned paper. Next, I heat embossed my sentiment using white detail powder.

Celebrating With Streamers & Balloons Close Up 1

I die cut a second balloon shape from Fresh Snow Linen cardstock and reassembled the card front on a piece of polka dot vellum. Then, I added a Hibiscus Burst card base, but I made the front much shorter so it acts more like a hinge than anything else. That way, the vellum balloons maintain their transparent quality.

Celebrating With Streamers & Balloons Close Up 2

I finished the card off with a sprinkling of clear rhinestones. Nice and simple; just the way I like it.

Well, that's all for me today, folks. I hope you've enjoyed today's post! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, andMelissa to see more of these fun new products. Erin and Maile also have more to share with you, so be sure to pop over and check them out too. See you tomorrow!

Recipes:
Congratulations Shaker Card
Stamps: Paper Clippings: Congratulations, Plaid Builder - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Mint Julep + White Patterned Paper, Hibiscus Burst, Clear - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Other: Paper Clippings: Congratulations Die - Papertrey Ink; Sequins (Marigold, Pink Peonies) - Pretty Pink Posh, Sequins (Mint Julep) - Hazel & Ruby; Foam Tape - Scotch; Chunky Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Congratulations Super Hero Card
Stamps: Paper Clippings: Congratulations, Dress Up Dolls: Super Hero, Hello Sunshine, Blue Skies - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, True Black - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Dress Up Dolls: Super Hero Die - Papertrey Ink; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Copic Markers

Celebrating With You Card
Stamps: Just Desserts - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Hooray Patterned Paper, Bitty Dot Sheer Basics Vellum, Hibiscus Burst, Fresh Snow Linen - Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Best Birthday Die - Papertrey Ink; Rhinestones - Kaisercraft/Mark Richards

7 comments:

Cindy H. said...

Super cards, Lizzie! I especially love your shaker card with your customized design paper!

Diana K said...

Love how you customized the patterned paper. Such a fun shaker card! And that little blond Super Hero reminds me of my Léo. Too cute!

Linda Droege said...

It's all in the details. Love that shaker card!

Sandy M said...

I am a sucker for shaker cards. Yours is awesome. All three cards are fabulous.

Helen L said...

LOVE your shaker card!!! It's just so pretty and fun!! :-)

Ericka Strange said...

Fun cards. Love the superhero.

DIANA L. said...

Fun shaker.
Love all th designs the hero is so cute!