Saturday, May 10, 2014

Introducing Summer Sweetness

Hello, friends! Welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink May countdown! I am so, so, so excited to share my new set, Summer Sweetness (available May 15th), with you today. I love popsicles. Love them. There are strawberry and peach in our freezer right this minute, in fact. I was so pumped when this set got picked up last fall and I can't wait to share all of the ideas I have for these stamps over the next several days. Let's get started!

My first card today features one of the most iconic popsicles known to ice-pop aficionados everywhere...the Bomb Pop!

I began by die cutting the popsicle from white cardstock and stamped the top and bottom sections in Pure Poppy and Enchanted Evening inks. This stamp is one piece, but the space between them is wide enough to make inking with multiple colors a breeze. I stamped the stick with Classic Kraft ink before I overstamped the colored areas with a glue pad and sprinkled each section with fine glitter in a coordinating color. I followed up with the glue pad in the center section and added fine crystal glitter to fill the void. Then I textured a piece of Spring Rain cardstock with the Star Spangled Impression Plate and adhered a sentiment strip and decorative Pure Poppy strips. That piece was matted with Enchanted Evening cardstock and mounted to a white card base with foam tape. I added the Bomb Pop with foam tape and embellished it with a small baker's twine bow. I can practically hear fireworks! You?

My next card features a fruity trio of popsicles in the process of being nibbled.

I began by stamping three of the rounded popsicle from white cardstock. I stamped one in Lemon Tart, one in Summer Sunrise, and one in Limeade Ice ink with Classic Kraft sticks. Then, I kissed the popsicle stamp with a citrus slice image from Friendship Jar Fillers in a darker shade of ink (Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, and New Leaf) and overstamped on each popsicle to make it look like they had embedded fruit. You could also try this with berries.

Next, I used the scalloped oval from the Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Oval die collection to create "bite" marks out of each pop. I stamped a second stick and my sentiment onto a white card base and then textured it with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate. I mounted each popsicle to the card base with foam tape to finish it off. Nice and easy!

For my final card today I created bright, colorful patterned paper to act as my focal point.

I began by stamping the popsicles repeatedly onto a piece of white cardstock (the drips are a great way to fill in any trapped white space in your design). Then, I die cut a Photo Finishers strip from Summer Sunrise cardstock. I stamped and heat embossed my sentiment with white embossing powder and then adhered the strip to the patterned panel.

I drew over each drip with a glue pen and sprinkled them with clear embossing powder. I let that dry (the glue gets clear when it's dry) and heat set the powder. This method seems to give the embossed spots much more texture than using VersaMark, so it's a great technique for things like drips. After heat setting my clear powder, I adhered the patterned panel to a Berry Sorbet card front.

Thank you for visiting with me today. Make sure to check in with Nichole and Heather as they share more projects featuring Summer Sweetness. You can also check out projects from Dawn, Erin, Laura, Lexi, Maile, and Melissa Bickford. Have a wonderful day and I'll see you again soon!

Bomb Pop Card
Stamps: Summer Sweetness (available May 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Essential Glue Pad - Tsukineko
Other: Summer Sweetness Die (available May 15th), Star Spangled Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Cherry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Carnelian, Crystal, Lapis Lazuli Fine Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Citrus Trio Card
Stamps: Summer Sweetness (available May 15th), Friendship Jar Fillers - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Classic Kraft, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Summer Sweetness Die (available May 15th), Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Oval Die Collection, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Melt My Heart Card
Stamps: Summer Sweetness (available May 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Photo Finishers Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Clear Detail Embossing Powder, White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Glue Pen


Mamashops said...

Can't wait to see the full reveal of the popsicle set! I've been wishing for a set like this for a long time!
Thanks, Lizzie, from the bottom of a fellow Ohioan's heart!!

Joan B said...

oh wow, these cards are amazing. Can't decide which I love best but it just may be the last. Or the first with that glitter. Or the middle. Aack. So stinkin' cute.

BeverlyBL said...

I especially like the "background" paper for the Melt My Heart card. So colorful.

Nita K. said...

Love these cards!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your pops are adorable, Lizzie!! Cute, fun cards!

Diana K said...

Love these sweet cards! And big time bonus with this set?Amazing fonts!

Gina said...

Love them all! But, I'm a sucker for all things red, white & blue so your "bomb pop" card had me at the get-go. This is *such* a fun set!! Yay, Lizzie!!!! Can't wait to own this one.

Marybeth said...

Love all of your very creative cards! Each one is amazing!

Jodi_E said...

Sooooo excited about this set and die. Love that you made it red, white, and blue. These are so cute!

Sue said...

Love your idea of the popsicle gradually being eaten - so clever! Great color combinations as well, thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey McNeely said...

`cool`projects Lizzie love your half eaten popsicles and that background

Cindy O said...

Love the popsicles!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

REALLY cute Lizzie! You did GOOD!!!
Thanks for sharing

Kathy Mc said...

Oh such sweetness, Lizzie! What a fun popsicle set, and your cards are gorgeous. Makes me want to eat a popsicle for breakfast ~ love those treats!

Joyce said...

I have to tell you how brilliant this stamp set is, and so are your projects. Perfect set for sunny San Diego--that's where it's coming home to live next week.

Inkyfingers said...

These are fantastic samples Lizzie -you get more creative with each release!!! Can't wait to try these techniques.
Carol x

Kathy Krug said...

Each card is so very clever and different, but the card with the half eaten popsicle is so unique.

Kathie B said...

These Popsicle cards are just so joyful and sing "summer is here!" Yeah! Thanks for the delightful inspirations...

jintyoo7 said...

Brilliant stamping :)

Grace said...

Love the Popsicle stamp set. The cards are amazing especially the eaten Popsicle card

Anonymous said...

These popsicles are just the cutest! Can't wait to see the whole set. I have grand nephews and a grand niece who will just "eat" these cards up!

Sherry in MI