Thursday, February 14, 2013

Fanciful Finials - Day 5

Hello, Everyone, and welcome to the fifth and final day of the February Papertrey Ink Countdown! I have a couple of projects to show you today featuring Fanciful Finials (available tomorrow, February 15th). Today I wanted to try using Fanciful Finials without the Background Basics: Wrought Iron stamp set. While the sets were designed to coordinate, that doesn't mean you can't use one without the other. Fanciful Finials is perfect for creating small-scale backgrounds with a very architectural flair.

My first project today is a valentine. As today is Valentine's Day (the second most celebrated holiday worldwide; New Year's Day being first - cool right?! I read that yesterday). I thought it might be fun to put together one last valentine. I started by stamping my finials in Scarlet Jewel ink onto Autumn Rose cardstock.

Then I die cut my heart and stamped the frame and sentiment in the leftover negative space. The focal panel was tied with 1/4" silk ribbon and mounted to a Scarlet Jewel card base that had been textured with the Wrought Iron impression plate.

My second project is a trio of thank you cards that feature panels of a pattern I created with one of the finials. I used the open, wire-inspired finial on these cards.

I began by stamping the finial pattern on each of the different cardstocks using monochromatic ink pairings (Ripe Avocado ink on Simply Chartreuse Stock, Canyon Clay ink on Summer Sunrise stock, and Ocean Tides ink on Aqua Mist stock).

Then I went back and filled in the open area of each finial with a white gel pen. Once that had dried I went back over the white spaces and added adhesive and glitter to each one. The result looks much like the very expensive glittered patterned papers, but it didn't take me long at all!

The panels were then mounted to card bases that had been stamped and textured with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. A simple set of cards that really lets the finials shine.

Well, that's all I have for this countdown. Make sure to visit NicholeDawnHeatherMaileErinAshleyBetsyCristinaDanielleJessMelissa Phillips and Melissa Bickford for more inspiration. See you all again soon!

Valentine's Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fanciful Finials (available February 15th), Love Birds, Framed Out #11 - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink
Other: Framed Out #11 Die, Wrought Iron Impression Plate, Small Scallops Border Die, 1/4" silk ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Thank You Trio Recipe:
Stamps: Fanciful Finials (available February 15th), Embroidered Blooms - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Canyon Clay, Ripe Avocado, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Other: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; white gel pen - Sakura; glue pen - Zig; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch


Cindy O said...

I love the patterns you created with the finials. Beautiful cards.

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Love your cards. They are clean, simple and very pretty.

Jill Norwood said...

Lizzie these are stunning! Love the glittered paper you created on the card set! Just gorgeous!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

What a gorgeous set of Thank you cards!

Elizabeth S. said...

Love how you used the finials to make a pattern paper.

Randi said...

Really like the thank you cards!

Anonymous said...

all of your cards are amazing. i am so glad you are working w/ pti. i have been a fan of both separately, it's great to have you working together.