Monday, March 12, 2012

On The Links & Background Basics: Wrought Iron - Day 3

Good morning, Blogland! Welcome to day three of Papertrey's March countdown. I'm so glad you're enjoying the countdown and I'm really loving the feedback about On The Links and Background Basics: Wrought Iron (available on March 15th)! It sounds like you're excited and that makes me so happy! I have another four projects to share with you today, so let's get started.

My first project is a Father's Day card featuring the golf bag from Out On The Links as well as the Wrought Iron impression plate. I was inspired by the fancy country clubs and golf courses that are sometimes enclosed with big, beautiful, scrolling gates. I wanted to "man" it up a little, so I used a bold, masculine color scheme and added a strip of argyle. Side note: A Little Argyle is getting a serious work out this week. It coordinates so well with On The Links!

I stamped the golf bag onto a Half & Half shape and mounted a second Pure Poppy bag over top of the clubs for a bit of dimension. A little flag of Smoky Shadow stamped with the Father's Day sentiment (also from On The Links) finishes the card nicely.

Today's second card incorporates actual golf gear! I started by stamping my pattern onto Simply Chartreuse. I used the largest open dots in Polka Dot Basics and went back and filled in alternating spaces with either the golf ball or the solid dot. The golf balls were heat embossed using white Filigree powder and the circle was die cut before that piece was textured with the Picnic Plaid impression plate. I rounded the bottom corners and adhered that to a Kraft base and set it aside.

Next, I took a wooden golf tee and VERY CAREFULLY shaved off about one third of it so I would have a flat edge to work with. I used an xacto knife, but you could probably use sandpaper to get a similar result. Please don't go chopping off your fingers with xacto knives. For realsies.

I adhered my tee to my base with 1/8" Scor Tape and added a paper banner emblazoned with the "You're Tee-rific!" sentiment. A couple of small pearls finish off the card. Mailable...probably not, but it's definitely fun!

My next card is an attempt to showcase the whimsy you can achieve with the Background Basics: Wrought Iron set. On this card I used the less intricate strip as a sort of garden border (like those tiny white "fences" you can get at the garden center to edge your flower beds). I started by repeatedly stamping the foliage from Honey Bees onto Spring Moss cardstock.

Next, I stamped the border and heat embossed it using white Filigree powder. That piece was matted with Rustic White before I added a pinked strip of Simply Chartreuse that I had stamped with the sentiment. I stamped a Kraft base with the smallest dots in Polka Dot Basics and mounted my image panel with some more foam tape. I then stamped, cut out, and added three flowers to the foliage. Those little flowers were embellished with rhinestones to finish the card.

Today's final card is a sympathy card made with the Wrought Iron impression plate. No one likes to make, send, or receive sympathy cards, but they are a necessity none the less. The impression plate is intricate yet subtle, so I relied on it to do the heavy lifting.

I started by texturing a piece of Ocean Tides that I had embellished with a bit of Soft Stone ribbon. I adhered that to a white base and mounted on a Fillable Frames #8 shape that I had stamped with the frame and my sentiment. Next, I stamped the butterfly shape from Love Lives Here and added it to the frame before embellishing the ribbon with a single white pearl.

Thank you for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed my cards. I'll be back tomorrow with even more projects featuring On The Links and Background Basics: Wrought Iron. In the meantime don't forget to check in with Nichole, Heather, Dawn, and Melissa for more projects and inspiration. I hope to see you tomorrow!

All products from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Father's Day Golf Bag Card:
Stamps: A Little Argyle, On The Links (available March 15th)
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Smoky Shadow, Pure Poppy; generic white
Inks: Pure Poppy, Smoky Shadow, Fresh Snow; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Half & Half Dies, Wrought Iron impression plate (available March 15th); foam tape - Scotch

You're Tee-rific Card:
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, On The Links, A Little Argyle
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse, Kraft, Fine Linen
Ink: Landscape - Palette; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Picnic Plaid impression plate; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers; Pearls - Mark Richards; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Wooden Golf Tee; Scor Tape

Thankful Garden Card:
Stamps: Honey Bees, Fillable Frames #1, Polka Dot Basics, Background Basics: Wrought Iron
Cardstock: Kraft, Spring Moss, Rustic White, Simply Chartreuse
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise, Plum Pudding, Fresh Snow; Landscape - Palette
Other: Pinked Edge Die; Rhinestones - Darice; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam tape - Scotch; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers

Sympathy Butterfly Card:
Stamps: Birds of A Feather, Fillable frames #8, Love Lives Here
Cardstock: Ocean Tides; generic white
Ink: Smoky Shadow, Ocean Tides
Other: Wrought Iron impression plate, Fillable Frames #8 Die, Soft Stone Saddle Stitched Ribbon; pearl - Mark Richards; foam tape - Scotch; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers


Unknown said...

Lizzie, wait let me pick my jaw up off the floor...AWESOME cards! What a great idea for the Tee-riffic background and I love the colors! And oh my, what can I say about the rest? Love the garden you created with the Wrought Iron bg stamp. I can see a need for both the stamp and the impression plate because they give totally different looks!!

LittleSurferGirl said...

Lizzie, everything is just lovely! The wrought iron is so intricate and beautiful and I can't believe how versatile it is. Wonderful job!!

Jean said...

I love your on the links set ~ lots of golfers in my family. Love all of your cards ~ especially the sympathy card. It is absolutely perfect.

bjmartin said...

I love the little wrought iron railing on the thank you card! On the Links is on my wish list too - I really like the cards you have made. Thanks for the inspiration!

Suzanne Russell said...

Great projects, Lizzie! My favorite for today is the one with the white wrought iron fence. So delicate and whimsical. i love today's golf cards too!

Dana said...

Awesome samples today Lizzie! LOVE that wrought iron fence!

katrynka said...

I love the garden with the wrought iron fence! Not really complicated, but looks amazing.

jintyoo7 said...

What a fantastic mix of designs! Especially love the elegance of the sympathy card - perfect!

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie, and love your wrought iron garden fence. Your sympathy card is very elegant, and unfortunately I've needed plenty of those lately. : (