Monday, July 14, 2014

These United States & The Text Block: Thankful Die - Day 5

Good morning, everyone, and welcome back to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink July new release countdown! I have two more projects to share with you today featuring the These United States stamp set and Text Block: Thankful die. Shall we get to them?

My first project today pairs For The Graduate with These United States for a simple graduation card.

I began by die cutting a Mat Stack 1 shape and stamping it with the graduation cap frame using New Leaf ink. I then die cut the center out of the frame with a circle die. Next, I stamped the cap frame again, this time with Harvest Gold ink. I trimmed the center of the frame out and adhered it to an Aqua Mist card front that I had textured with the Grid Lines Impression Plate. I then mounted the New Leaf frame atop the Harvest Gold image with foam tape. Then, I die cut a narrow ring of Aqua Mist cardstock and adhered it to my New Leaf frame.

Next, I trimmed a 1/2" strip of vellum and stamped it with my sentiment using True Black ink. I heat set it to make sure it was dry and then folded it into a banner. I trimmed the ends and attached it to my card front with vellum tape. I added tiny circles of Harvest Gold cardstock that I embellished with Glossy Accents to each end of the banner. Finally, I die cut the mortar board and stamped it with True Black ink. I attached that to the card front with two layers of foam tape to make sure it really stood out.

My final card for this countdown is another featuring the new Text Block: Thankful Die.

I began by stamping the flower and leaves from Doodlie-Do onto a white card base using Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I colored everything with a selection of Copic markers (mostly using the Spring Moss, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, and Aqua Mist trios). Next, I Xyroned a piece of Spring Moss cardstock and die cut it using the die. I adhered that shape to a piece of clear cardstock and repeated the steps with white cardstock for the small dots. Then, I die cut a piece of vellum and stamped it with one of the banners from Sketched Shapes. I adhered that to the card base with vellum tape and followed up with the Text Block panel with foam tape. Nice and easy.

Well, that's all for me for this countdown. Thank you so much for joining me and I hope to see you again soon. In the meantime,  it's group post day so NicholeAshelyBetsyDanielleDawnErinHeatherLauraLaurieMaileMelissa Phillips, and Melissa Bickford all have projects for you to enjoy. Take care!

Wherever You Go Card
Stamps: These United States (available July 15th), For The Graduate - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Vellum, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black, New Leaf, Harvest Gold - Papertrey Ink
Other: Mat Stack 1 Die, Trendy Tree Tops Die - Papertrey Ink; Circles Die - Quickutz; Foam Tape, Vellum Tape - Scotch; Glossy Accents - Ranger

Floral Text Block Card
Stamps: Doodlie-Do, Sketched Shapes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Vellum, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Text Block: Thankful (available July 15th), Sketched Shapes Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Markers - Copic; Vellum Tape, Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron


Grace said...

Love your cards. Amazing colors.

Parker said...

Wow! What a great sentiment for a graduation card. And your other card's die-cut with the doodlie-do is very pretty and unique looking.

Nora Noll said...

How fun is that first card? I LOVE the way you used that sentiment!! The second card is lovely too with all the coloring you did on the doodlie do set!

Kathie B said...

Beautiful cards! I love all of the little details which move the cards into the exquisite category. The graduation card is so appropriate for that important occasion. The coloring on the second card is just stunning!

Kathy Krug said...

Your grateful for you card is stunning. love your coloring and color choices.

Katherine said...

Your Thankful Die card is just gorgeous. Love the combination of colors :)

Unknown said...

Love the graduation card! Lends to a message quoted from Dr. Seuss!

see mary stamp said...

Just catching up with all the posts from release week. Had to tell you how much I LOVE the These United States stamp set and related dies. Lots of these goodies made it into my cart. Love everything you do.

see mary stamp said...

Just catching up with all the posts from release week. Had to tell you how much I LOVE the These United States stamp set and related dies. Lots of these goodies made it into my cart. Love everything you do.