Friday, January 12, 2018

Papertrey Ink Feature: Lucky Scratch

Good morning, friends! Welcome back for Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink January New Release Countdown. Today, I have the pleasure of introducing a few of the sets in my new Lucky Scratch series (just a reminder: all the new products will be available on the 15th at 10pm on the Papertrey Ink website). This series is designed to make creating hidden message and scratch-off cards a breeze. There are five sets in the series - Lucky Scratch, Lucky Scratch: Prize Pack, Lucky Scratch: Love, Lucky Scratch: Baby, and Lucky Scratch: Wedding. I'm sharing projects with the first three of those.

My samples all incorporate scratch-off sticker paper today, but several of the team members have projects showing other ways of using these sentiments. You can also create your own scratch off stickers using a mixture of paint and dish soap on contact paper or clear packing tape. HERE's a tutorial you might find useful or you can search Pinterest for one that will work better for you. There are several out there. Ok. Now let's get on to the projects!

Lizzie Jones Do You Feel Lucky Card

My first project today is a shaped card. I used the large ticket die in the die collection to create the shaped card base and card front. I cut and folded a card base like I normally would. Then, I ran the card base through my die cut machine with the die, making sure that the top fold was inside the cutting edge (so it wouldn't cut through).

Lizzie Jones Do You Feel Lucky Card 2

I sponged a white panel with Vintage Jadeite ink and die cut it with the ticket die again. I added the dotted border and debossed the medallion shape before masking off the inside of the square. You get a subtle (though still totally visible) impression if you just use a die cut sandwich. You can get a deeper impression, like I did here, by using the impression plate sandwich. Once that was done, I stamped the polka dots and sentiments.

Lizzie Jones Do You Feel Lucky Card 5

I adhered the ticket panel to the card base and used the circle die in the Lucky Scratch die collection to cut a scratch-off sticker. I covered the prize sentiment with the scratch off sticker.

Lizzie Jones Do You Feel Lucky Card 3

Next, I die cut three of the "Lucky" shapes from Enchanted Evening cardstock and sponged one with Dark Indigo ink to give an ombre effect. I stacked the three die cuts together and adhered them to the card front. This added a nice dimension to an otherwise fairly flat card.

Lizzie Jones Do You Feel Lucky Card 4

As much as I love foam tape (I'm sure that comes as no surprise), this is one instance when I'm going to suggest forgoing the foam. The scratch-off stickers are best left flat so your recipient can get enough pressure to scratch off the sticker coating and reveal the message or prize.


Next up, I have a Valentine to share.

Lizzie Jones Won The Lottery Card

I'm loving using scratch-off paper because you can die cut it into any shape you happen to have in your collection. I used the hearts from the Winter Woolens die collection to cover my messages on this card.

Lizzie Jones Won The Lottery Card 2

I began by covering a white card base with Hibiscus Burst patterned paper before setting it aside. Next, I used the ticket die to cut a white panel for the front of the card. I double cut one end to adjust the size to fit on the front of the card. I did the same with an Amethyst Allure panel.

Lizzie Jones Won The Lottery Card 4

I stamped my greeting and prizes on the white panel. The prizes were covered with the aforementioned heart stickers before I layered the white and Amethyst panels and adhered them to the card front.

Lizzie Jones Won The Lottery Card 3

Then, I die cut and stamped the banner sentiment from Lucky Scratch: Love in Hawaiian Shores ink. I used foam tape to adhere it to the front of the card. I can't wait to give this to my fella!


Lastly today, I have a St. Patrick's Day card. You could use this same layout for any day of the year though. It would be great for lifting the spirits of a kid having a rough week or a friend who could use an unexpected pick-me-up.

Lizzie Jones Lucky Penny St. Patrick's Day Card

I began by sponging the starburst pattern onto Tropical Teal cardstock using the matching ink. I adhered that to a white card base and set it aside. Then, I die cut the ticket and added the dotted frame and debossed medallion.

Lizzie Jones Lucky Penny St. Patrick's Day Card 2

I stamped the St. Patrick's Day sentiment onto the card in Green Parakeet and on a scrap piece of white cardstock in Tropical Teal. I layered the Tropical Teal die cut over the Green Parakeet banner and adhered it with foam tape. I also stamped the prize and the "every ticket" sentiments before adhering the ticket to the card front and trimming off the overhang.

Lizzie Jones Lucky Penny St. Patrick's Day Card 3

Next, I die cut the circle from Green Parakeet cardstock and adhered it to the center of the medallion. I also die cut a sticker shape using the Jar Labels 2 Die and adhere that into place too. The last step was to use a bit of washi tape to secure a lucky penny to the center of the die cut circle. No need for your recipient to search for their own lucky coin when one is attached!


Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Betsy, Heather, Keeway, Laurie, Melissa, Michelle, Stephanie, and Wanda to see how they're using these clever new products today. You'll find some inspiration over on Lexi's blog too, so be sure to visit her while you're hopping around. Have a great day, everyone!


stephanie clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! This month's release didn't happen by Luck, pun intended, but because of your hard work and talent. I admired your Dogwoods yesterday and today was a great surprise! How ingenious that you found a way to make interactive cards. And again Lizzie, I really like all the great details you've added, to make cards- Spectacular!!!! Thx for today's post and tutorial, along with your fun and playful card designs. :)

F. Andre said...

You've shared three beautiful cards today. It's great that these stamps and dies can be used independently of the scratch off paper and still create lovely results. Thanks for sharing your creativity.