Friday, July 12, 2013

July Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 3

Hello, All, and welcome back to this month's Papertrey Ink Countdown! I'm so glad to hear that you're enjoying the peeks this month. I have a few more projects to share with you using Balloon Bash and Wishes Come True (available July 15th), so let's get to it!

This first card features Wishes Come True. I wanted to create a card that made it look like the candles were being blown out and this is the result. I started by randomly stamping my candles in Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, and New Leaf. I added flames to a few of the candles, drew on wicks to the rest with colored pencils, and added the sentiment.

Then I stamped my air swirls using a couple of the decorative swashes from Remember using a glue pad. I sprinkled on a bit of glitter and then burnished the image to make sure the glitter stuck to the glue securely (I used a scrap of paper to protect my fingers from the glitter). I tapped off the excess and matted my focal panel with a piece of Lemon Tart cardstock.

I mounted that piece to an Enchanted Evening card front that had been textured with the Herringbone Impression Plate and given a ribbon/twine treatment. The glittered swirl is subtle, but it shows up well enough to get the point across.

My next Wishes Come True card today shows that this set can go beyond birthdays.

When I was designing this set I wanted to make sure that the images were versatile enough to be used for multiple occasions. I used the solid candle here to create a Hanukkah card, but that's only the beginning. Imagine the Advent, Kwanzaa, and wedding/unity options, just to name a few!

I started by stamping my candles in Spring Rain and Lemon Tart inks. I die cut a scalloped border and adhered that to the lower edge of my focal image. Then, I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment onto a Blueberry Sky card front before texturing that with the Woodgrain Impression Plate.

I adhered my candle panel to the card front with foam adhesive and then finished it off with a bit of glitter on each candle flame.

My final card today pairs a balloon from Balloon Bash with a sentiment from Wishes Come True.

I started by die cutting and stamping my balloon. Next, I pressed the entire die cut into my VersaMark pad until it was good and saturated.

Then, I sprinkled the die with a mixture of clear embossing powder and super fine glitter and heated it until it melted. I repeated this process a few times, until my surface was thick, shiny, and had a good bit of shimmer (which was difficult to capture on camera).

I set that aside while I stamped a Photo Finishers strip with my sentiment and stamped my card front with polka dots. I stitched my balloon string onto my card front before adhering that to a white base. I adhered my sentiment strip into place and mounted my balloon with foam adhesive. I finished the card by embellishing with a small white bow and a handful of clear rhinestones.

Well, that's all for me today. I'll be back with more soon, but in the meantime make sure to check in with Nichole, Ashley, DanielleDawnHeather, Melissa, and Melissa for even more inspiration. See you tomorrow!

Blowing Out The Candles Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True, Remember - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, New Leaf, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; Glue Pad - Tsukineko
Other: Spring Rain Saddle Stitched Ribbon, Herringbone Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Green Apple Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Foam Tape - Scotch

Hanukkah Candles Card
Stamps: Wishes Come True, Menorah Medley - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Lemon Tart Polka Dot Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Small Scalloped Border Die, Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Fine White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Glittered Balloon Card
Stamps: Balloon Bash, Wishes Come True, Polka Dot Basics - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, True Black - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Balloon Bash Die, Photo Finishers Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Fine Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Super Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Small Clear Rhinetstones - Mark Richards; Medium/Large Rhinestones - Darice; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Crochet Thread


Denise E said...

Love the blown swirls! Such a cute idea. And the shiny balloon too! These are great sets! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!

Cindy H. said...

Super cards! I love the blown out candles - such a unique idea and that sweet little balloon card (sigh). Beautiful Hanukkah card, too, and great ideas for other holidays and events.

Annheidel said...

Love the new Wishes Come True set! All your cards have been fantastic. How cool is that swirl? I have that set and it's just perfect!

Cindy O said...

The balloon with Photo Finish strip and stitched string - It makes me smile! Great cards today with the candles, too.

Pam Young said...

Love all of your cards this releadse. I love the new Wishes Come True set!!

BeverlyBL said...

What a wonderful set of cards you created today. Love them all, but the blowing out the candles is my fav.

Tracey McNeely said...

More super cute cards again today Lizzie!

TLady said...


Sharon said...

Great cards! Those balloons will make it easy to create a cute card in no time!

merryf said...

OMG a HANUKKAH card! I didn't even think of that! It is PERFECT.

gardener said...

Love all things balloon, and especially enjoy the shiny effect. Very nice card.

jintyoo7 said...

Such special detailing on these lovely cards :)

thejoyinlisa said...

Love the colours and the glittery swirl of air on your first card. Terrific! The balloon is cute as can be. Thanks for sharing, it's always great to have new ideas for birthday cards.

angela said...

Great thinking with the Hanukkah card . Love how you stiched the string on the baloon. Think I have to take a look at the Photo Finish strip die. Great job.

Susan Gosman said...

Your cards are adorable - special thanks for the Hanukah one.

Petti said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Grace said...

Love the cards. I liked the candle card where the wind is blowing the candles.

Pat Gasko said...

Lovely cards all of them.I love the blown out candles they look so realistic.

Gabby said...

Cute CAS cards using the two new sets! :)

A Cup of Cold Water said...

I LOVE, just LOVE your tags! So cute!
Thanks for sharing

Cindy Groh said...

Great minds think alike. When I saw those candle stamps I thought of Hanukkah. Fabulous cards.