Friday, March 14, 2014

March Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 5

Hello, Friends, and welcome to Day 5 of the March Papertrey Ink countdown! I am so glad to hear that you all have been enjoying the peeks of the new products for this month. I can't wait to see how you use the Text Block: Friends Die and Putting Down Roots! I have a couple of additional projects to share with you today, so let's get to it!

Today, I wanted to focus on showing you how using your background sets can add wonderful dimension and texture to the plant pots in this new set. I was partly inspired by these Hive Vases at West Elm.

I have one of these and it lives on our mantle (with or without flowers). I thought it would be fun to recreate the look with dies and stamps.

I started by die cutting the plant pots from Terra Cotta Tile and Canyon Clay cardstocks. I stamped the round planter with the small pattern block in Background Basics: Farm & Barn. I masked off a stripe on the tall planter and stamped it with the medallion background from Bitty Background Blocks. Next, I stamped two of the plants from Putting Down Roots onto Rustic White cardstock using Limeade Ice, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, and Dark Chocolate inks. I heat embossed the needles on the cactus to give them a more realistic finish.

Then, I adhered the plant panel to a Classic Kraft card base that had been stamped with the sentiment and textured with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. I adhered the planters into place and embellished the cactus with a Canyon Clay bloom. I added a Victorian Lace strip in Ocean Tides and embellished the card base with some Rustic Cream Button Twine and a Terra Cotta Tile button.

My second card uses another background to dress up my planter.

On this card I began by stamping a Spring Rain card front with the house from Boards & Beams using Fresh Snow ink. I adhered that to a white card base and added a Photo Finishers strip that had been stamped with my sentiment. I stamped my plant twice, once in Simply Chartreuse and once in Limeade Ice, for a little extra volume.

Then, I die cut the pot and stamped it with the Crackled Mini background using Blueberry Sky ink (that I'd stamped off to soften the color slightly). I also stamped the plant fronds on the front of the pot before adhering it to my card front with foam tape.

My final card of this countdown is a shaker card using the new Text Block: Friends Die.

I began by simply stamping a pattern down the left side of a white card base using Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, and Summer Sunrise inks. Then, I created the shaker feature by die cutting a piece of Hawaiian Shores cardstock that I had run through my Xyron machine. I adhered that piece to a piece of clear cardstock and created a frame of foam tape on the back of the outer edges. I filled my shaker with an assortment of glitters and sequins for prime shake-ability.

Alright. That does it for me this countdown. Thank you so much for joining me this week! Today is another group post day, so NicholeBetsyDanielleDawnErinHeatherLauraLaurieMaileMelissa, and Melissa have even more to share with you today. Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you again soon!

Southwestern Housewarming Card
Stamps: Putting Down Roots (available March 15th), Bitty Background Blocks, Background Basics: Farm & Barn - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic White, Ocean Tides, Terra Cotta Tile, Canyon Clay - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Limeade Ice, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Dark Chocolate, Terra Cotta Tile, Canyon Clay - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Putting Down Roots Die Collection (available March 15th), Victorian Lace Border Die, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Rustic Cream Button Twine, Terra Cotta Tile Button - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Papertrey Ink

New Home Congratulations Card
Stamps: Putting Down Roots (available March 15th), Boards & Beams - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Fresh Snow, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink
Other: Putting Down Roots Die Collection (available March 15th), Photo Finishers Die Collection - Papertrey Ink

True Friend Shaker Card
Stamps: Autumn Pattern Pieces - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Clear cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Friends Die (available March 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; sequins


Grace said...

Love your cards. I like the colors you used.

Diana K said...

Love the patterns that you added to your pots! Gorgeous cards, all of them.

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous pots of cacti - wonderful cards Lizzie :)

Lindsey said...

Lizzie, I've been totally blown away by ALL your projects this week. I just love them!