Sunday, May 13, 2018

Introducing Stars & Stripes and Celebrate With A Bang

First and foremost, Happy Mother's Day to all of you crafty mamas out there! I hope you all get to enjoy some relaxing, creative time today. And in other news, welcome back to today's Papertrey Ink May new release countdown! I have the great pleasure of getting to introduce two new sets from Lexi Daly today, Stars & Stripes and Celebrate With A Bang. You can use them together or separately for fabulous Fourth Of July projects or use one of the more universal sentiments in the Stars & Stripes set to make year-round creations. Let's take a closer look!

My first card today uses the sets together to create that classic Fourth Of July look.


I began by stamping a cascade of stars using Dark Indigo ink on an Enchanted Evening card base. Then, I stamped the fireworks and stars from Celebrate With A Bang onto a Noted: Simply Stitched panel using Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, and Pure Poppy inks.


I followed up with the sentiment from Celebrate With A Bang in Dark Indigo before trimming off one end of the panel. I also stamped and die cut a the small firework and embellished each of the stars with glitter.


Next, I adhered a strip of Bitty Big: Pure Poppy patterned paper to the focal panel and embellished with a decorative border cut using the Cover Plate: Pretty Frame Die. I attached that panel to the card front and added the die cut firework, both using foam tape. This card is ready to celebrate!

My next two cards are more everyday sorts of cards using Stars & Stripes. We all love a great holiday set, but a holiday set that can be used for other occasions too...that's the best!


To begin this card, I cut strips of several colors of cardstock in varying widths (to keep things interesting). I adhered them together using the sticky side of label paper and then used the Stars & Stripes dies to cut a design into the strip.


I stamped the sentiment using True Black ink and then adhered the colorful strip and die cut elements to the card front using foam tape.


Then I embellished with a handful of Sunshine & Rainbows sequins. I love how simple this card is, but the die cutting with the reverse negatives gives it a little something special. I did this card in rainbow colors, but you could try a monochromatic color scheme and it would be just as interesting.

My last card today pairs the new Stars & Stripes set with an older set, Shine, to give a supernova sort of effect.


I began by sponging and speckling a bit of Aqua Mist ink onto a white card base. Then, I stamped the ray image from Shine using Aqua Mist ink both above and below a given point.


I stamped the sentiment onto an additional strip of white cardstock using Tropical Teal ink and adhered it to the card front using foam tape.


Then, I stamped and die cut a whole mess of stars from Stars & Stripes using an array of yellow and orange inks. I adhered them around the sentiment using a mix of flat and foam adhesives to give my arrangement dimension. I love how it looks like the stars are bursting out from the sentiment!

Thank you so much for joining me today! I had such fun playing around with Lexi's new sets and I'm absolutely sure you will, too. I'll be back with more peeks at this month's release tomorrow, but in the meantime 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. Enjoy your Mother's Day and I'll see you again in the morning!

Happy 4th Of July Card

You Did It Card

You Are A Superstar Card


stephanie clapper said...

Hi Lizzie! Your post is s more than sharing cards but a real lesson in versatility. And therefore, inspirational. I also wanted to congratulate you on your newest florals. I love your Dogwoods for their realism and Forest Floor is another set I can't wait to work with. I really love it because you not only have different images, but a frame AND sentiments. That's a home run in my book. Thank you Lizzie, BEAUTIFUL work! :)

nancy said...

Your striped card is brilliant. Even my teenage nephews would be impressed... and it is very hard to impress them with cards.