Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 4

Good morning and welcome back! I'm so glad you'll be joining me today on Day 4 of this month's Papertrey Ink new release countdown. I have a couple of additional projects to share with you today that feature the Loop De Loop II border die and the Tag Sale #8 die. Let's get started, shall we?

Today I'm going to start with my tag trio. I wanted to go with a Pinefeather, Vintage Cream, Autumn Rose, and Scarlet Jewel color palette for these tags and the design theme is "vintage Christmas carol."

The first tag uses the main tag shape from Tag Sale #8 along with one of Dawn's new 2013 Holiday Tags stamp set.

I began by die cutting an oval from Vintage Cream cardstock and stamping it with the musical score tag image in Scarlet Jewel ink. Then, I stamped the score image a second time onto scrap Cream cardstock using Pinefeather ink. I trimmed around the sentiment banner, leaving just a hint of the Pinefeather border in place, and adhered it to the oval layer before mounting the whole piece to a decorative Autumn Rose layer with foam tape. Next, I die cut the main tag shape from a piece of Pinefeather cardstock and stamped it with one of the strips from Background Basics Medallion in Pinefeather ink before adhering on my oval piece.

My next tag uses both pieces of the Tag Sale #8 die.

I started by die cutting the main tag from Autumn Rose and the secondary shape from Vintage Cream. I stamped the Autumn Rose piece with Background Basics Sheet Music using Scarlet Jewel ink. The Vintage Cream piece was stamped with the leaves and sentiment in Pinefeather ink (both from To You From Me) before being adhered to the Autumn Rose tag with foam adhesive. I inked the medallion (from Round Repeats) with Scarlet Jewel ink and stamped it on scrap stock before trimming it by hand and adhering it to my tag with foam adhesive. A small self-adhesive pearl colored to match finishes off the center of the medallion.

My third tag uses the same musical score tag as the first card, but pairs it with texture and shimmer for a nice variation on the theme.

I began by die cutting a Scarlet Jewel tag as well as an oval and a decorative oval from Vintage Cream. The Scarlet Jewel piece was spritzed with glimmer mist and textured with the Wrought Iron impression plate. The decorative oval was stamped with tiny polka dots using Autumn Rose ink while the musical score was given a similar stamped treatment, this time with the colors reversed. I mounted the score oval to the polka dot decorative oval using foam adhesive. That whole piece was then adhered to the Scarlet Jewel tag. I love how shimmery this tag is! The glimmer mist almost looks like glittering snowflakes.

My final project today is a card that showcases the Loop De Loop II border die - paired again with felt for a fun effect!

I began by die cutting a length of Vintage Cream felt using the new die. I snipped it into sections and glued the ends together to form rings. I used small wooden clothespins to hold the ends together while I worked on the rest of the card. Next, I textured a piece of Winter Wisteria cardstock with the Diamonds impression plate and adhered it to a Vintage Cream card base. Then, I sprayed a piece of Soft Stone cardstock with glimmer mist and die cut a Half & Half shape as well as the new Wonderful Words Snow shape. The "snow" was textured with the woodgrain impression plate to give the appearance of drifting snow.

I then die cut another Half & Half shape from Spring Rain cardstock and trimmed off the edges. I stamped that with the dashed diagonals image from A Little Argyle (using VersaMark) as well as the beginning of my sentiment (using Plum Pudding) and then layered it overtop of the shimmery Soft Stone shape. I adhered the layered Half & Half piece to the card front with foam adhesive and added on my "snow" die cut (also with foam adhesive). Then, I removed my felt snowflake rings from the clothespins and flattened them out, adhering them to my card front with tiny dots of Tacky Glue. To finish my card, I embellished the snowflake centers with threaded Ocean Tides buttons.

That's all for me today. Thank you so much for joining me! I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of additional projects, but you can check out the whole design team for even more inspiration. It's a group post day so NicholeAshleyBetsyCristinaDanielleDawnErinHeatherLauraMaileMelissa, and Melissa all have projects to share. I'll see you tomorrow!

Vintage Carols Tag Trio
Stamps: 2013 Holiday Tags (available October 15th), Polka Dot Basics II, Background Basics Medallion, Background Basics Sheet Music, To You From Me, Round Repeats - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream, Pinefeather, Autumn Rose - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Pinefeather, Autumn Rose - Papertrey Ink
Other: Tag Sale #8 Die (available October 15th), Wrought Iron Impression Plate, Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Oval Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Pearl Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Foam Tape - Scotch; Self-Adhesive Pearl - Mark Richards; Marker - Copic

Let It Snow Card
Stamps: Wonderful Words Snow (available October 15th), A Little Argyle - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Winter Wisteria, Soft Stone, Spring Rain, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Plum Pudding - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Loop De Loop II Border Die (available October 15th), Wonderful Words Snow Die (available October 15th), Half & Half Die Collection, Ocean Tides Buttons, Diamonds Impression Plate, Woodgrain Impression Plate, Vintage Cream Felt - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Pearl Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels; Tacky Glue; Crochet Thread


Patty J said...

So cool - love the loop de loop snowflakes!

LEG Studios said...

Love your creative felt snowflakes, Lizzie!! Your wrought iron IP looks awesome on the new tag - very festive! Great job!

Cindy O said...

Great felt Loop de Loop snowflakes! Beautiful vintagey tags, too.

Diana K said...

Love your Let it Snow card and, of course, your tags for today!

Jill Norwood said...

Love your card and tags! The loop de loop snowflakes are beautiful!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful and very chic tags! LOVE the clever "loopy" snowflakes :)

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, your Loop de Loop snowflake card is just stunning. So very clever! Great job with your variety of tags, too. WTG!

Susan Gosman said...

Smart Lady - wonderful use of the loop de loop!

Kristen said...

Nice use of the geometrics!

Helen L said...

I love your tags and cards: they are all beautiful, and I especially love the way you used the loop de loop!!