Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Text Block: Party Time Die - Day 4

Good morning, All! Welcome back to Day 4 of the Papertrey Ink January Countdown. I have another project to share with you featuring the new Text Block: Party Time Die. Let's get to it!

The other day I made a card for a tween girl, but today I wanted to try my hand at a card for a tween boy.

I began by building a focal point by die cutting the Text Block: Party Time shape from Enchanted Evening and Summer Sunrise cardstocks as well as Striped Spring Rain Patterned Paper. I stamped stars onto the balloons of the Summer Sunrise layer with Orange Zest ink and then used Heather Nichols' DIY Epoxy Embellishments technique to make them super dimensional and glossy. That technique is awesome, but it does take a significant amount of time to dry, so this isn't a whip-it-together-on-your-way-out-the-door-to-the-birthday-party sort of card.

Once everything was nice and dry I assembled my focal point onto a scrap of white cardstock. That just serves as a nice, sturdy base. I mounted that to a white card base using foam adhesive and then added a few narrow stripes of cardstock to give the focal point a bit of additional visual weight. Plus, it's just a fun detail.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Check back tomorrow for one more project featuring this great new die. In the meantime, make sure to visit NicholeAshleyBetsyDanielleDawnErinHeatherLauraLaurieMaileMelissa PhillipsLexi, and Melissa Bickford for more of this month's release. See you tomorrow!

Stamps: Bitty Background Blocks II - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Limeade Ice, Orange Zest, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Summer Sunrise, Striped Spring Rain Patterned Paper, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Orange Zest - Papertrey Ink
Other: Text Block: Party Time Die (available January 15th) - Papertrey Ink; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Xyron


Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Love this card - those balloons are gorgeous!!!! Great die!!!

Sandy M said...

Those balloons are to pretty to be made from liquid. Definitely worth the dry time.

Kathy Krug said...

Great colors and love the shine on the balloons.

nancy said...

It's worth the dry time; those balloons look fantastic.