Friday, December 14, 2012

December Countdown - Love Potion Day 5

Greetings, Blogland, and welcome to Day 5 of the December Papertrey release countdown. Today is my last day of countdown festivities showcasing the upcoming set Love Potion (available December 15th). Thank you so much for joining me this week! I've had such fun and you all have been super kind and supportive. I've been awash in warm fuzzies since Monday. Anyway, I have a couple of cards to share today, so let's get to them.

Today's first card is a smallish number (4 7/8" x 3 1/2"). I was going through my stamps trying to come up with out-of-the-box ways to use Love Potion when I happened upon the "baby is brewing" sentiment in the Favor It Baby mini set. Perfect!

So it might be a little bit silly and it might be incredibly specific to a very special person, but I love how it turned out. I started by stamping my beakers onto white cardstock with Soft Stone Ink. Then I die cut 6 more beakers; one from white and the other 5 from Clearly Creative Cardstock that had been stickerized by my Xyron.

The white was stamped with the coordinating images and the clear were all adhered over top of the stamped beakers. I stamped my sentiment over the place where my loose beaker would later be mounted with foam adhesive. Super clean and simple with just enough ridiculous whimsy to get the job done.

My last and final countdown card is another perfectly geeky Valentine.

I started by die cutting and stamping my beakers with their coordinating fillers and parts of the long love equation sentiment. Then I laid them on a strip of Simply Chartreuse cardstock so I could place my "+" die. Helpful Tip: I used a tiny piece of rolled up painter's tape in the inside of the die to keep it in place. I knew I was going to use the negative, so it wasn't a problem to lose the actual cut from the die.

I did my die cutting and added texture to the strip with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. That was then adhered to a white base that had been stamped with a background pattern and my sentiment. I rounded the corners and mounted my beakers with foam adhesive onto my focal strip. Also clean and simple, just the way I like them.

Well, that's all for me for this month's countdown. It's the second Group Post day, so make sure to check in with NicholeAshleyBetsyCristinaDanielleDawnErinHeatherJessMaile, and Melissa as they share their exciting countdown projects. And don't forget to check in with Lexi as she shares more with her upcoming set, too. Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!

Baby Is Brewing Card
Stamps: Love Potion (available December 15th), Favor It Baby - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Clearly Creative Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: Love Potion Die Collection (available December 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Xyron Machine; Foam Adhesive - Scotch

You + Me Card
Stamps: Love Potion (available December 15th), Background Basics Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Soft Stone, Sweet Blush, Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink
Other: Love Potion Die Collection (available December 15th), Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Modern Numbers Die - Papertrey Ink; Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers; Foam Adhesive - Scotch


ANna said...

Love the baby is brewing idea! So sweet, and a nice spin on your set!

SomethingSweet : DR said...

Cute chemistry. Love both.

Randi said...

Really like the baby card!

Lisa S. said...

Dear Lizzie, Can't tell you how much i love "Love Potion"! It speaks to my math and science loving heart and to my need for engineering husband's cards. I love your innovative ways for using Love Potion as well. It gives me some great ideas for using this wondrful set. Many, many thanks!