Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Forget Me Not Notes

Good morning, friends! Welcome back to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink June countdown. Today we're introducing Betsy's new Forget Me Nots stamp set and the Noted and Double-Ups dies. So much good stuff coming your way!

Forget Me Not Cards

This new set is so lovely it even makes creating for somber reasons a little bit easier. Not only that, but Betsy included thoughtful sentiments that you can use for those occasional, everyday memory lapses, too. And you're going to love the vintage style font paired with the clusters of petite flowers! Let's get on to the project details, shall we?

Sympathy cards tend to be some of the most challenging to make. The Forget Me Nots set truly makes a difficult task a little bit easier. It's full of simple, thoughtful sentiments that convey a heartfelt message without getting too flowery.

Never Forgotten Card

I began by sponging a Rustic White card base with Aqua Mist ink starting at the top left and ending at the bottom right. I stamped the clusters of flowers along that same line using Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, and Ripe Avocado inks. Then I went back with a small stipple brush and added Aqua Mist speckles around the flowers. I found the reinker the best way to do this. You don't get quite enough ink by just pouncing the brush against the ink pad.

Never Forgotten Close Up

Next, I die cut the Noted: Scalloped Square die from vellum and trimmed it at the score line. I heat embossed the sentiment with white detail powder and adhered the vellum to the card base with vellum tape. I like keeping my sympathy cards on the simple side. There's no need for bells and whistles when you're consoling someone after a loss.

My next card uses the belated birthday sentiment from Forget Me Nots. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say I've been known to miss a birthday on occasion. Now I can make up for those lapses in style!

Belated Birthday Card

I began with the frame. I die cut a piece of white cardstock using the straight edge rectangles included in the Noted: Scalloped A2 die collection. I used Lemon Tart and Harvest Gold inks to sponge on color and then stamped the plaid using Background Basics: Super Stripes and Harvest Gold ink.

Belated Birthday Close Up

Next, I die cut the card base using that same die and sponged the edges lightly with Spring Rain ink. I stamped my sentiment onto the card base using Spring Rain and sponged Blueberry Sky before adhering the frame into place. Here's a tip: when I want dimension but not bulk, I use strips of coaster board instead of foam tape. That's what I did here with the frame.

Forget Me Nots Close Up

I tied a white crochet thread bow around the card base before adding die cut flower clusters from the set with foam tape. Another tip: when I want a color, but I don't want it to be quite as intense I sponge on the color rather than ink an image directly from the ink pad. That's what I did with the Blueberry Sky flower centers and they turned out great. I finished the card off by embellishing the flower centers with just a touch of crystal glitter. It's subtle, but I love that tiny bit of sparkle.

Well, that's all for me today! I'll see you back here tomorrow for the monthly wrap-up. In the meantime, Nichole, AmyAshley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, HeatherKay, Laurie, and Melissa to see more of these fabulous new products. Maile are also sharing another peek, so make sure to visit her, too! See you tomorrow!

Never Forgotten Card
Stamps: Forget Me Nots - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Vellum - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Noted: Scalloped Square Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Vellum Tape - Scotch

Belated Birthday Card
Stamps: Forget Me Nots, Background Basics: Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Green Parakeet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection, Forget Me Nots Die, Coaster - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Crochet Thread


Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards!

Donna Cala said...

I love your cards Lizzie. They are my favorites from today.

Suzanne Russell said...

Love your plaid frame! Both cards are just beautiful. The vellum overlay seems like the perfect touch for a sympathy card.

Leslie S. said...

Gorgeous cards Lizzie!

artful-notions said...

Love the plaid frame! Love the vellum! Oh my, Lizzie, great ideas today, thank you!

jan metcalf said...

Love the yellow and blue! Great cards!

Cindy H. said...

Lizzie, your cards are simply gorgeous! Love them both!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are gorgeous Lizzy! Actually, I am one who LIKES to make sympathy cards. (NOT because of the occasion but the challenge to make an elegant card!) IF you have the right images and word stamps I find them easy. For me, masculine cards are the hard ones!
I would say you have nailed it as your cards are so beautiful!

Regina Hamilton said...

Absolutely beautiful cards.

Colleen said...

Another set of beautiful and amazing cards with this stamp set! WOW, so impressed!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

AWESOME cards!!!

María Alba

TLady said...

The more I see these sets, the more I LOVE!!! What a WONDERFUL SET OF DIES & STAMPS TODAY!!!! I have been WAITING to see what all was in this segment of the release! ;) I KNEW BETSY would BLOW OUR MINDS with this!!! Your cards are WONDERFUL!LOVE the lavenders & the blues with yellow!!!!!!!! TIMELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JUST MY STYLE! ;) (MAKE SURE Nichole has PLENTY of these in stock, as I THINK these will GO FAST & MANY will want them, BEYOND Release Night!!!!) CAN'T WAIT TO GET MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful plaid stamping, LOVE the color combo and design, Lizzie!