Monday, November 11, 2013

Fancy Footwork - Day 2

Good morning and Happy Veterans Day! Today also happens to be Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink countdown and I have two more projects featuring Fancy Footwork to share with you today. I want to say thank you for all of your enthusiasm for the new set, by the way! It's so much fun to hear what you think of the possibilities. And let me tell you...there are many! Let's start today with a Valentine (yes, I know how early that sounds), shall we?

I wanted to do something very, very simple that would be ideal for the fellas. You all know I have no problem putting bows on men's cards, but not everyone is in that camp. This card is as simple as die cutting and a smidgen of embossing.

I began by die cutting two hearts, slightly overlapped, from Kraft cardstock and textured that panel with the Herringbone impression plate (see, even a masculine/textile pattern). Next, I heat embossed the men's dance diagrams onto Pure Poppy cardstock and the women's dance diagrams onto Sweet Blush cardstock.

I adhered the colored cardstocks to a white card base and mounted the Kraft panel overtop with foam tape. Then, I stamped the sentiment onto a white cardstock circle using True Black ink and mounted that circle in the space between the hearts. Totally simple and not a bow in sight.

One of the great things about this set is that it's really versatile. You can use it for just about any lovey occasion (weddings, anniversaries, etc.), but it's also useful for friendship and encouragement cards. This next one is perfect for giving a blue friend a little boost. Sometimes you just need to that little reminder that there's something, somewhere worth doing a two-step over. Even if that something is as simple as someone being there for you, know what I mean?

I began by covering a white card base with striped Sweet Blush patterned paper. Next, I die cut a Wine Bottle Tag shape from white cardstock and stamped it with the foxtrot images in Spring Moss and Sweet Blush inks. I adhered that to the card front about 3/8" from the top fold.

The sentiment was stamped with Simply Chartreuse ink onto a die cut circle and adhered to the front of the card with foam tape. I finished the card with some Rustic Jute Button Twine and a Spring Moss button.

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed today's projects and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for even more. In the meantime, make sure to check in with Nichole, Dawn, Heather, and Melissa for a few additional peeks at their sets this month. See you soon!

It Takes Two Card
Stamps: Fancy Footwork (available November 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Herringbone Impression Plate, Framed Out #11 Die - Papertrey Ink; Circle Die - Quickutz, Clear Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Reason To Dance Card
Stamps: Fancy Footwork (available November 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Sweet Blush Striped Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, Simply Chartreuse - Papertrey Ink
Other: Wine Bottle Tag Die, Rustic Jute Button Twine, Spring Moss Button - Papertrey Ink; Circle Die - Quickutz; Foam Tape - Scotch


Jill Norwood said...

Lizzie your cards are so beautiful! I love them all! Here in Seattle in our downtown area we have brass footsteps in the sidewalks for various dances and many people stop to try them out! I love that you created a stamp set about dancing with such beautiful sentiments that can apply to so many life moments! :)

Kathy Mc said...

Wow, Lizzie, very creative with your new stamp set. You certainly had a vision when you created Fancy Footwork (and I love the name).

Sharon said...

How clever = cute cards!