Saturday, December 13, 2014

December Papertrey Ink Countdown - Day 4

Greetings, everyone! Welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink countdown. I have three more projects to share with you today featuring my new products releasing this month, Block Party, Drips & Dribbles, and the Text Block: Love die. Let's get to it!

My first card today showcases the new Text Block: Love die. I asked a male friend once what I should keep in mind when designing cards for fellas. He gave me a colorful answer that basically boiled down to the famous Joe Friday line... "Just the facts, Ma'am." This card is intended to follow that basic guideline. No fuss. No frills. Just a simple guy card that would be perfect for Valentine's Day, an anniversary, or any old "just because" day.

I began by stamping the pinstripe pattern onto a piece of white cardstock using Spring Rain ink. I ran that through the Xyron, die cut it, and trimmed out the parts of the die that I didn't want to use this time around. I then stamped a few choice words from Grand Ampersand onto vellum using Enchanted Evening and Limeade Ice inks. I heat set them with clear embossing powder before adhering the Text Block shape to the vellum. I die cut the block from a piece of Limeade Ice so I would have a perfect opening to drop the pinstripe Text Block into place. I then cut a window into a white card base and mounted the front panel to the base using foam tape. Easy.

My second card today is a silly little number featuring Block Party.

I began by stamping a random block pattern onto a white card base using Fine Linen ink, leaving a space for the square to be added later. Then, I stamped my sentiment using Smokey Shadow ink. Next, I stamped and die cut the square block onto white cardstock using Hawaiian Shores ink. I added that to the base using foam tape. That sentiment gives me a giggle every time I see it!

My last card today uses Drips & Dribbles as colorful paint splatters. I imagine this card being perfect for someone graduating from a creative education program or celebrating a milestone.

I began by creating my focal point. I die cut the Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook Die from Soft Stone cardstock and heat embossed it with the paint brushes and jar from the Friendship Jar series. Next, I colored and glittered the paint on each brush.

Then, I stamped the "this moment" sentiment from Wet Paint and die cut the "celebrate" from the Wet Paint III die collection. I added those to the image panel and mounted it to a white card base that I had stamped with the splatters from Drips & Dribbles. It's bright, colorful, and full of movement.

Ok, friends. That's all for me today. Make sure to check in with NicholeAshleyBetsyDanielleDawnErinHeatherLauraLaurieMaileMelissa PhillipsLexi, and Melissa Bickford for more inspiration from this month's release. Take care and I'll see you again soon!

Always & Forever Card
Stamps: Grand Ampersand, Background Basics Super Stripes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Love Die - Papertrey Ink; Clear Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Xyron

It's Hip To Be Square Card
Stamps: Block Party - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Fine Linen, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores - Papertrey Ink
Other: Block Party Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Celebrate This Moment Card
Stamps: Drips & Dribbles, Friendship Jar, Friendship Jar Fillers, Wet Paint - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Tropical Teal, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Winter Wisteria, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Wet Paint III Die Collection, Monthly Moments: Spiral Notebook Die - Papertrey Ink; White Detail Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Colored Pencils - Prismacolor; Glue Pen; Xyron


jintyoo7 said...

Wonderful :-)

Kathy Krug said...

Wonderful colors and designs.

Grace said...

Wonderful designs said...

like the card it's hip to be sq. sends a positive message. Diana