Thursday, May 10, 2018

Introducing Baby Mine, Pitter Patterns, and Sentiment Staples: Welcome

Good morning, friends, and welcome to the May Papertrey Ink new release countdown. Today is all about babies! Heather and Rebecca have baby theme sets debuting this month and my newest edition of Sentiment Staples has several greetings perfect for celebrating new arrivals. Most of our friends are waiting to find out their babies' genders at birth, so I kept my projects on the gender-neutral side for today. A few simple color swaps would make it easy to give these a more gender-specific tone though. Enough yapping - let's get on to some projects, shall we?

I'm beginning today with a project I made with Heather's Baby Mine stamp set and Clouds Stencil Collection. These puffy clouds are so cute with the elephant in Heather's set!


I began by blending an Aqua Mist background onto a white card base. I added some interest with a few speckles and then stenciled on the clouds using white embossing paste. I sprinkled glitter over the wet paste and then pressed the crosshatched cloud into the surface to transfer the texture. I may never get the glitter out of the nooks and crannies of my stamp, but it's worth it. I love the finished result! I used the same technique with one of the die cut clouds and popped it up using foam tape for a bit of dimension.


Next, I heat embossed the elephant onto a piece of Weathervane cardstock using white detail powder. I die cut him and added a patterned ear that I stamped and hand cut. I couldn't help but add a small googly eye to give him a little extra personality. I also stamped and die cut the speech bubble included in the set. I used Lemon Tart and Harvest Gold inks on both of them.


Then, I heat embossed the sentiment from A Bit More: Baby Mine onto Bitty Big: Mint Julep patterned paper that I cut with a new die you'll be seeing more about soon. It created a sweet little "grassy" area for my elephant to stand. I rounded the corners and then adhered my elephant and speech bubble in place with foam adhesive. A little baker's twine finished it off nicely. I love the many textures and sparkle on this card!

Next up, I have a card and gift tag ensemble. I paired Rebecca's Pitter Patterns with Sentiment Staples: Welcome and Jungle Buddies for a collection that's sure to steal any new parent's heart!


I began with the card, so let's start there. I began by creating a die cut frame using the full size Noted: Simply Stitched A2 die with the large oval from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection. I stamped that frame with the heart background from Pitter Patterns. I really like that Rebecca designed the patterns to be a little bit irregular. It makes them very forgiving.


Next, I stamped and die cut the giraffe from Jungle Buddies. Then, I stamped a white card base with leaves from Palm Prints to create a little atmosphere. I adhered the frame to the card base and the giraffe in the midst of the leaves. He, of course, also got the googly eye treatment.


Then, I heat embossed the sentiments from Sentiment Staples: Welcome onto two Summer Sunrise banners. The large one is from the Sketched Shapes die collection and the small one is from the Tag Sale #10 Die. The bright white embossing keeps the whole feeling nice and light.


I wanted a tag to coordinate, so I worked on that next. I used one of Rebecca's Pitter Patterns Dies to create the top layer of my tag and her Paper & Package Essential Tag Die (the largest one) to create the solid backer. I heat embossed a message from Pitter Patterns onto the top tag using white embossing powder before adding a second giraffe with strategically placed foam tape (in that I avoided putting it anywhere it might show through the heart-shaped holes).


I stamped the white tag with another of the sentiments from Pitter Patterns, this time in Canyon Clay ink. I used Summer Sunrise Saddle Stitched Ribbon to connect the two tags. I tied white cord through a Harvest Gold button to finish it off. I can't wait until I get to give this to someone!

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to pop in on Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Laurie, Melissa B, Melissa P, Michelle, and Stephanie for more sneak peeks or click HERE to see everything we're introducing today. Have a great day and I'll see you again tomorrow!

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Your New Addition Ensemble


Betty Wright said...

WOW! These are all wonderful, Lizzie! Texture transfer! Great look! I do believe this would be a cool MIM challenge!

merryf said...

Both of these! wow! I love the texture on the puffy clouds -- such a creative idea.