Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Introducing Block Party And Drips & Dribbles

Good morning, Friends, and welcome to the December Papertrey Ink countdown! I am so very excited about the new products I get to introduce this month. I have two new stamp sets to share with you over the next few days. Block Party and Drips & Dribbles will both be available on the 15th at 10pm, but in the meantime I have all sorts of inspiration to share. Let's get on to some projects, shall we?

First I'm going to share Block Party with you. It's a totally loaded $24 set and it even has a coordinating set of dies! I am so stinking giddy about this set, I don't even know how to explain. I've been anxiously awaiting this set's debut since I first drew it more than a year ago. If there was ever a stamp set that would have appealed to Little Lizzie, this may be the one. I was always more interested in my blocks than my dolls (much to my mother's chagrin) and these images would have been right up my alley!

I started this first card by stamping a block formation onto white cardstock using Lemon Tart, Aqua Mist, and Spring Moss inks. Next, I die cut the new Phrase Play die from two pieces of white and one piece of Aqua Mist cardstock. I stamped the sentiment with Smokey Shadow ink onto vellum (I clear embossed it to set the ink) and sandwiched it between the layers of Phrase Play shapes.

I adhered the Phrase Play piece to the card front and embellished it with Lemon Tart letters and a Spring Moss star. I added a tiny bit of glitter to the star to give it a little extra something special. This design is so simple and could be done in nearly any color combination!

My second Block Party card for today was inspired by the playful primary colored blocks that I had as a child. The sentiment would be perfect for letting a little person (or big person) in your world know how much you enjoy them.

I began by stamping my tower in an ink combo of Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, and Orange Zest. I followed up with my sentiment in Smokey Shadow. Then, Maile-style, I trimmed away a strip of cardstock to play up the shapes a little bit.

I backed the panel with a piece of Swiss Dot Summer Sunrise paper for another fun punch of color. It's simple, but the bright colors give it plenty of interest.

My final card today features Drips & Dribbles. This $15 set of splatters, spots, and rings will pair perfectly with any of the beverage sets in your collection! It can also be used alone as a great background building set and it even includes a couple of coordinating sentiments. To start today I wanted to create an unconventional Valentine that you could give a fella (not necessarily my fella because coffee turns him into a crazy person, but some hypothetical fella).

This card seriously could not be easier. I began by rolling my coffee ring stamps in a few different colors of ink and then I sprayed them with water to get everything all sloppy and blended. Then, I simply stamped directly onto Rustic White cardstock. I followed up with a couple of the splatters using much the same technique. I set the base aside for awhile (maybe a half an hour or so) to let the rings and splatters dry before I added the sentiment with Dark Chocolate ink.

Next, I textured the card front with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate for a smidge more dimension. It still needed a little something so I added a tiny, glittered heart die cut with foam tape. I feel like Valentine's Day is one of the few occasions that you can get away with giving even the manliest of men a little sparkle. But maybe that's just me.

That's all for me today! Make sure to check in with Nichole and Laura as they showcase Block Party today. Betsy, Dawn, Erin, HeatherLaurie, Lexi, Maile, and Melissa Bickford also have inspiration to share, so make sure to pop over and see them, too! I'll be back tomorrow with more Block Party and Drips & Dribbles. See you then!

New Kid On The Block Card
Stamps: Block Party (available December 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist, Lemon Tart, Spring Moss, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Phrase Play #11 Die (available December 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Clear Embossing Powder - Filigree; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts

Way More Fun Card
Stamps: Block Party (available December 15th) - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Enchanted Evening, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, New Leaf, Orange Zest, Smokey Shadow - Papertrey Ink
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch

Cream In My Coffee Card
Stamps: Drips & Dribbles (available December 15th), Signature Greetings II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Classic Kraft, Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink; Cognac - Palette
Other: Linen & Canvas Impression Plate, Coffee Cozy Details Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Fine Garnet Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts


Unknown said...

Great projects!

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Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your coffee card! Simple yet very creative;)

3 Happy Crafters said...

Your drips look just like the real thing!!

jintyoo7 said...

Fab stamping :-)

Kathie B said...

I really like both of your building block cards but my favorite is your dribbles and drips card. Perfectly wonderful!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you used phrase play with the block stamps, and how you used the negative space. Great colors too.

Nancy McGraw said...

This set has brought back some happy memories of building roads and towns with my brother's block set and Golden books. Wonderful, Lizzie.

Helen F. said...

Super cute cards, Lizzie. Love the coffee ring and drips ;-)

see mary stamp said...

Just have to let you know how much I love the Block Party set. Now the hard part - do I keep it for myself or give it to my dear daughter-in-law, mother of my two adorable grandsons who love playing with wooden blocks. LOL! The Drips and Dribbles set is inspired! Thanks for these great new sets.