Good morning and welcome back for Day 5 of this month's Papertrey Ink countdown. I've really enjoyed seeing all of your excitement for my new dies. I have just a couple of additional projects to share, so let's get to it!
I'll start today with my final tag trio. I wanted to make sure I didn't neglect my Jewish friends, so today's tags are all Hanukkah themed. I used a combo of blues and yellow/golds to make these lovlies happen.
For this first tag, I began by die cutting the main tag shape from Spring Rain cardstock and the secondary shape from white cardstock. I textured the Spring Rain piece with the Herringbone Impression Plate and set it aside for a moment. Next, I stamped the menorah using a combination of Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, and Lemon Tart inks. The "To:" and "From:" sentiments were stamped in Enchanted Evening ink and the white piece was mounted to the Spring Rain shape with foam adhesive. I finished the tag by glittering each of the candle flames for a bit of sparkle.
The second tag is a little bit of a two-parter held together with the baker's twine. I began by stamping my candle pattern onto white cardstock before die cutting the tag shape. I didn't want to cover up my pattern, so I decided to add a free-floating layer for my sentiments. I die cut the tag shape from vellum and stamped and heat embossed my "To:" and "From:" sentiments using Enchanted Evening ink and clear embossing powder. The two layers are connected only by the twine and that allows them to swing a bit so you can see the pattern easily while keeping the gifting information legible.
My third tag is another shaker tag, but this one's a bit different than the one from the other day. Rather than make the top shape a frame, I used a full second cut shape to create a fully die cut panel. I started with two white tag shapes. Next, I die cut the large menorah from the Menorah Medley Die Collection out of the center of one of the tags. I used Spring Rain and Gold Shimmer cardstock to back parts of the menorah and stamped my sentiments using Enchanted Evening ink. Then, I created a shaker area up by the flames. I used chunky gold glitter inside the shaker, so the candles look like they're flickering when you shake the tag back and forth.
My final project of this release is a Christmas card using the Loop De Loop II border die as a fringe of sorts. I began by die cutting two lengths of the Loop De Loop II die from white cardstock. Next, I stamped a strip of Aqua Mist cardstock with polka dots and a small grounding oval. I adhered the loop borders to the back edges of the Aqua Mist strip. Then, I die cut the tree shape from white cardstock and stamped on my trunk with Dark Chocolate ink. I then stamped the tree top onto Simply Chartreuse cardstock using Ripe Avocado ink and trimmed around it with a craft knife. I adhered the tree top to my die cut and mounted it to my Aqua Mist strip with foam adhesive.
Next, I stamped my sentiment onto a Kraft card base before texturing it with the Linen & Canvas impression plate. I adhered my tree strip to the card base and embellished the ornaments with Christmas Red Stickles. As a final step I added a small star from the Star Gazer Die Collection to the top of my tree and glued on a small, yellow rhinestone.
Thank you so much for joining me these past several days. I hope you've all enjoyed the projects I've shared and I can't wait to see how you use these new dies. You won't want to miss the projects the ladies have to share with you today. So go and see Nichole, Ashley, Betsy, Cristina, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laura, Maile, Melissa, and Melissa for even more inspiration. I'll see you soon!
Hanukkah Tag Trio
Stamps: Menorah Medley, Wishes Come True, Fresh Alphabet, To You From Me - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Shimmer Gold, Vellum Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Lemon Tart - Papertrey Ink; gray pigment - Studio G
Other: Tag Sale #8 Die (available October 15th), Menorah Medley Die Collection, Herringbone Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Lemon Twine, Blueberry Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Adhesive - Scotch; Clear Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Crystal Super Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Chunky Gold Glitter
The Double Bow Die is also a supporting character in the photos.
Merry And Bright Card
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Winterberry, Warm Happiness (grounding oval), 'Tis The Season Sentiments (available October 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Fresh Snow, Ripe Avocado, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Loop De Loop II Border Die (available October 15th), Winterberry Die Collection, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Star Gazer Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Adhesive - Scotch; Christmas Red Stickles - Ranger; Yellow Rhinestone - Darice