Saturday, March 10, 2012

Introducing On The Links & Background Basics: Wrought Iron

Hello, Blogland! Welcome to the March Papertrey Ink countdown. I have two sets and an impression plate releasing this month and I'm really looking forward to sharing them with you, so let's get started!

The first set I want to introduce is a golf theme set called Out On The Links (available on March 15th). It includes images and sentiments that will cover any need; from retirement to encouragement and beyond. The set also includes both punny and straight sentiments so you have more versatility depending on your recipient. My first project for this release is a birthday card/gift tag combo (that just so happens to be heading its way up to NW Ohio this weekend for a certain special Father-In-Law's birthday).

I started the card by stamping my green scene onto Aqua Mist cardstock. After giving that piece some texture using the Canvas impression plate, I adhered it to a mat of New Leaf stock.

Next, I stamped a white card base with the large dashed background in A Little Argyle and mounted my image panel with a bit of foam tape. The small pearl "golf ball" added just the right amount of embellishment.

To make the tag I began by cutting out a Mat Stack 5 shape and stamping the golf clubs and sentiment directly onto the cardstock. Then I stamped the whole image (the golf bag is all one stamp) onto a scrap of cardstock and trimmed just around the bag portion of the image. By the way, the golf bag features a very special brand name. As a little nod to my aforementioned Father-In-Law, the bag is emblazoned with the "Chipper Jones Premium Golf Gear" label. Happy Birthday, Michael C!

I matted the tag with a Mat Stack 5 Layerz shape and mounted my golf bag with a little foam tape (the itty bitty stems of the clubs that are visible on the golf bag were shaded with a colored pencil). The last steps were adding an eyelet and a bit of baker's twine to tie it to my gift bag.

My second release this month is a background building set inspired by classic ironwork. Background Basics: Wrought Iron includes two long pattern strips and two small pattern blocks. There is also a coordinating impression plate. I was so pleased to find these strips to be a total breeze to line up, but the impression plate is perfect for anyone who has decided that one easy pass through the die cut machine is their preferred background method.

The first card I want to share today is a wedding card that uses the emboss resist technique to add dimension to a cake. I started by stamping the flowers for the cake because I wanted them to be beneath the pattern.

Next, I stamped the BB:Wrought Iron background in watermark ink and heat embossed it using clear Filigree powder. Once that had a chance to cool a bit, I stamped the cake using Sweet Blush ink and used a damp baby wipe to remove the ink from my embossed lines. The result is a wedding cake covered in beautiful piping!

I cut out the cake and foam mounted it to a circle that had been stamped with the floral details. Next, I stamped that same background over the front of my card base using Fresh Snow ink. To that I adhered a piece of textured vellum that had been cut with the Edgers 1 dies. I stamped my sentiment, tied on my bow, and rounded the bottom corners before mounting my cake with a bit more foam tape.

My final project today is another wedding card that showcases the Wrought Iron impression plate. I started by cutting a window from a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock using the Mat Stack 4 Layerz die. Then I ran that piece through the trusty Cuttlebug with my new impression plate. I sprayed the dickens out of that piece with shimmer spray afterward and I lost a little bit of the impression from the moisture, so don't be like me - use your spray first.

While that was drying a bit I stamped the branch and the sentiment onto a white base. I tied a bit of sheer white ribbon around the Aqua Mist panel and mounted it to my base with foam tape. A little rhinestone finishes off the sentiment nicely.

Well, thank you for joining me today. I'll be back tomorrow with more projects using these two new sets. Make sure to visit NicholeHeather, Dawn, Betsy, Erin, Ashley, and Melissa for more projects and inspiration. I hope to see you tomorrow!

All supplies Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Fore Your Birthday Card:
Stamps: On The Links (available March 15th), A Little Argyle and Up, Up, and Away
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, New Leaf; generic white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow, Smoky Shadow; Landscape - Palette
Other: Canvas & Linen Impression Plate; Mini Pearl - Mark Richards; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Just For You Tag:
Stamps: On The Links
Cardstock: New Leaf; generic white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Smoky Shadow
Other: Mat Stack 5 Die, Mat Stack 5 Layerz Die; Silver Eyelet - We Are Memory Keepers; Foam Tape - Scotch; Baker's Twine - Divine Twine

Emboss Resist Wedding Cake:
Stamps: Background Basics: Wrought Iron (available March 15th), Piece of Cake, Masculine Motifs
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Textured Vellum; generic white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Fresh Snow, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Berry Sorbet Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Edgers 1 Dies; Circle Die - Quickutz; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Corner Rounder - We Are Memory Keepers; Vellum Tape, Foam Tape - Scotch

It's Your Day Wedding Card:
Stamps: Turning A New Leaf, Think Big Favorites #2
Cardstock: Aqua Mist; generic white
Ink: Spring Moss; Silver Pigment - Colorbox
Other: Wrought Iron Impression Plate (available March 15th); Rhinestone - Darice; Pearl Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Foam Tape - Scotch; sheer white ribbon; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree


Cammie said...

Lizzie, congratulations on these fabulous releases this month! Married to a golfer, I would love to have a golf-themed stamp set. And the background set is so elegant. Your cards are wonderfully inspiring.

Jessica Wekenman said...

Ooohhhh, Lizzie! I love your projects and new products!!! The wrought iron is the perfect detail on that cake! And the pearl golf ball!?!? Adorable and genius!!! I have to say, I don't think I'll be able to choose between the backgroud stamp set and IP...I think I need both! Off to see what everyone else did with them...

Jodi_E said...

Love the wrought look. Great impression plate and that wedding cake rocks.

Jodi_E said...

I am loving the wrought iron!

katrynka said...

Amazing card with the emboss resist wedding cake! I really love it!

Suzanne Russell said...

Great job, Lizzie! I love the new designs and know that Out on the Links will be a well used set in my future-we are a family of golfers!

Jennifer K said...

The wedding cake card is divine - really loving the wrought iron stamp set! Great work, Lizzie!

Anonymous said...

Love your style Lizzie! When I think of the odds of you winning the chance to design a set, it seems like the opportunity was made just for you!!! Congrats! This is an awesome way to showcase your talent.

IamDerby said...

Hi Lizzie! I love your iron work stamp! So pretty and detailed. The golf cart is really cute too- too bad I don't know any golfers! Loved your projects!

cards by cara said...

I love your new background set and impression plate!! Gorgeous!

Karen Rose said...

I really like these sets Lizzie and thanks for the details about the embossed wedding cake ... love it. I've always been a fan of the wrought iron look and can hardly wait to see more! The golf set is excellent and the little golf card is creating some excitement. Way to go!!

jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful - the impression plate is definitely screaming my name :)

Beautiful work, thank you!!

Unknown said...

Oh how delicious that wrought iron background is! And the impression plate too. Love both of those sweet, soft cards:) Oh and the golf card is a great masculine card (or could go feminine...I know a few lady golfers)

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE your creations!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Colleen said...

OM these are fabulous cards made with your new set...I love that wrought iron look, and your cake is beyond fabulous! Congratulations on these sets coming out...and for sure I will be getting the golfing set as I have many golfers in my family! thank you!

Tigriswillreign said...

These are such wonderful additions to your stamp line-up! (I still can't wait for Global Greetings!) I'm so excited for you! Your projects are fabulous as well!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

I'm really liking the wrought iron background image you've created. Love the wedding cake. All your cards are great!

Randi said...

My birthday card falls under this category, right?! Even if not, it's still awesome:-)Thank you!! And I'm so glad to see Poshta on the back *wink*!

Gabby said...

Great samples! Love the b.d. cake! :)