Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Summer Sweetness & Text Block: Baby Die - Day 4

Good morning, all! Welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink May countdown. I have a few additional projects to share with you with Summer Sweetness and the Text Block: Baby die, so let's get started!

My first project today is a baby card using the new Text Block die.

I began by stamping the stork and coloring it with white ink on a cotton swab. Next, I Xyroned and die cut a piece of white cardstock with the Text Block baby die and adhered it to the card base. Then I stamped a swaddled baby image onto a piece of white cardstock. I stamped the baby blanket and colored the rest of the image with makers and colored pencils. I fussy cut the image and adhered it to the card front with foam adhesive. As a finishing touch, I embellished the heart on the baby blanket with a coating of Glossy Accents.

The next card today features a trio of colorful, glittered popsicles.

I began by die cutting three popsicle shapes from white cardstock. I stamped one with Limeade Ice, one with Hawaiian Shores, and one with a spectrum I made with Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, and Hawaiian Shores. To get the spectrum I applied reinkers to a piece of fun foam. I rubbed them in a bit, let them sit and soak in for a couple of minutes, and then dabbed off the the excess with a scrap piece of paper. Then I inked the image as I would with a normal ink pad. I stamped the sticks in Classic Kraft and then overstamped each popsicle with VersaMark before heat embossing with glittered powder.

Next, I die cut a banner shape using the First Place Die Collection and stamped my sentiment using True Black ink. I gave the banner a bit of a wave and adhered it to my Classic Kraft card base. I attached my popsicles to the card front with both flat and foam adhesives for a bit of extra texture.

My final card today is another Summer Sweetness card. This one transforms the popsicle into more of an ice cream bar.

I began by die cutting the popsicle shape from Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, and wood veneer. I pressed the Dark Chocolate pop into a VersaMark pad and clear embossed it several times to create a thick, fudgey appearance. Then, I used the 2 1/4" scalloped oval to die cut the shape. That did sort of smoosh the embossing a bit, but it smoothed out upon reheating. Next, I stamped the Rustic White pop with Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel inks and trimmed off the stick. I layered the Pure Poppy pop onto the wood veneer pop and the Dark Chocolate layer atop the whole thing. I reheat the embossing a bit and then sprinkled Champagne micro beads into the embossing while it was still hot; resulting in realistic-looking sprinkles.

Next, I die cut a Monthly Moments: Slide Frame Die from Classic Kraft and textured it with the Rustic Burlap Impression Plate. I adhered that to a Rustic White card base and stamped my sentiment with Dark Chocolate and Pure Poppy inks. I adhered my ice cream pop to the card front with foam tape to finish the whole thing off.

Alrighty, that's all for me today! Thank you for stopping by! Today is a group post day, so make sure to check in with Nichole, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laura, Laurie, Maile, and Melissa for even more inspiration. Lexi and Melissa Bickford have more to share with their new sets, too, so you'll definitely want to visit them as well. I'll see you back here again tomorrow!

Stork & Baby Card
Stamps: Bundle Of Love - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Aqua Mist, Harvest Gold, Fresh Snow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block Baby Die - Papertrey Ink; Markers - Copic; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Foam Tape - Scotch

You're The Coolest Card
Stamps: Summer Sweetness - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Harvest Gold, Limeade Ice, Hawaiian Shores, True Black, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Summer Sweetness Die, First Place Die Collection, Guide Lines Grid Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Holographic Embossing Powder - Ranger; Foam Tape - Scotch; Corner Chomper - We R Memory Keepers

Sweetest Birthday Card
Stamps: Summer Sweetness - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Summer Sweetness Die, Monthly Moments: Slide Frame Die, Limitless Layers 2 1/4" Oval Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Birch Veneer; Foam Tape - Scotch; Microbeads - Recollections


Deborah R said...

I love your ice cream bars. They look good enough to eat!

Jodi_E said...

Love the popsicles! That chocolate looks yummy.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards, Lizzie! I especially love the chocolate coated ice cream pop!

Grace said...

Love all your cards. Amazing

Anonymous said...

I love all of your cards! The chocolate covered ice cream bar is AWESOME and I love the ombre effect on the one popsicle card! Sue (suen)

Kathie B said...

I love the addition of the stork to the "welcome to the world" die!

Gina said...

Love these; but especially the chocolate fudge pop!!

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous work :)

Annette Allen said...

oh my these are so cute.. totally love

Tracey McNeely said...

Okay that chocolate popsicle is amazing!!

Kathy Krug said...

Love the cover plate sentiment card and the chocolate covered popsicle.

Leni said...

Such sweet cards! Love the first one!

Unknown said...

Love the glitter!