Wednesday, December 12, 2012

December Countdown - Love Potion Day 3

Welcome back, Blogland! Today is Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink December countdown and I have even more to share of the Love Potion stamps and dies. But first I'd like to thank all of you for your enthusiasm for this set. I'm so glad to be able to fill a niche for so many of you and I so appreciate all of your kind comments and notes. Y'all are the best!

Well, how about a project? Let's start with another lovey dovey number. This card is another gender neutral spin on a Valentine.

I started by die cutting two wine bottle tags, one from Aqua Mist and the other from white. Then I trimmed about 1/8" off of each side of the Aqua Mist tag and die cut the new Framed Out #11 so that I would have a negative of the heart shape. I traced the heart outline very lightly onto the white tag and stamped my chemical bond image repeatedly inside the line.

Next I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto my Aqua Tag. Then I stamped my patterns on the tag and my Pure Poppy base. You want to make sure to do your pattern after you've embossed your sentiment or you'll have embossing powder sticking where you don't want it. I adhered my tags together and tied on a button. The tag was then mounted to my base with foam adhesive.

Today's second card shows that you can use your beakers for much more than science! A solid filler and a few flowers turn this beaker into a vase.

I started by die cutting and stamping my beaker with Soft Stone and Aqua Mist inks. Then I used embroidery floss to stitch on a handful of flower stems. I used the flower clusters from Piece Of Cake to create a multi-layered bouquet with tons of dimension.

The patterned paper was created with Background Basics Retro and Faux Ribbon. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed onto a strip of Pure Poppy cardstock. Both of those pieces were adhered to a Kraft base that had been textured with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.

My final touches were rounding my corners, mounting my vase and flowers, and embellishing with a few self-adhesive pearls that were colored to match.

Well, that's all for me today, folks. Thank you for visiting me! Make sure to check in with Nichole, HeatherMaile, and Lexi for more countdown projects. Take care and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Our Bond Card
Stamps: Love Potion (available December 15th), Polka Dot Basics, Rosie Posie - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Framed Out #11 Die (available December 15th), Wine Tag Die, Pure Poppy Button - Papertrey Ink; Foam Adhesive - Scotch; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; White Crochet Thread

Friendship Bouquet Card
Stamps: Love Potion (available December 15th), Piece of Cake, Polka Dot Basics (flower centers), Faux Ribbon, Background Basics Retro, Strawberry Patch Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Lemon Tart, Pure Poppy, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Love Potion Dies (available December 15th), Rustic Jute Button Twine, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Green Embroidery Floss - DMC; Self-Adhesive Pearls - Mark Richards; Foam Adhesive - Scotch; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; BG13 marker - Copic; Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers


Jennifer K said...

Lizzie, again, I just adore this set. And I totally love how you did the plaid using Faux Ribbon and BB: Retro. I have both those sets but not BB: Super Stripes, which I had originally thought you used. Totally going to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Marcie Rhys said...

So clever, that 'Rosy, Posy' background. I have the 'Happy Hexagons', and they will need to do that job for me. Really, this set just knocks my socks off!

Tere Azua said...

Love the colors on the first card.
And LOVE the idea on the second one!!!

Cindy O said...

Great cards again today! Love the flower vase idea, and especially how you used embroidery floss for the stems.

Emily Leiphart said...

These are fantastic! I really love how you used the flask as a vase!

Joyce said...

Just brilliant. So many clever ideas with this set--and my oldest is taking Chemistry now, and she says she LIKES it!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous cards, Lizzie! This set is so cute!

Karen (carefree creations) said...

Lizzie this is such an awesome set! I love images and I can't wait to order it!

merryf said...

Lizzie, I love this set and I never would've thought of using the beaker as a vase. That card is lovely!

Sarah said...

Absolutely adorable cards, Lizzie! I can't wait to see the entire set.

Sarah said...

Absolutely adorable cards. I love the stem detail on the second.

Jan Garber said...

Both cards are terrific! This release is so versatie!

Holly Saveur said...

Such great cards!

Randi said...

Can't even tell that it's a beaker:-)