Sunday, May 10, 2015

Introducing A Second Helping Of Sunshine & The Text Block: Dad

Good morning, friends! Welcome to the first day of the Papertrey Ink May new release countdown! I have the great pleasure of introducing a couple of additions to the Papertrey family over the next few days. This month brings a follow up to last year's Bowl Of Sunshine stamp set called A Second Helping Of Sunshine (available May 15th) as well as the next in the Text Block series, Text Block: Dad (available May 15th). How about we get on to a couple of projects so you can see these new goodies in action!

This first card is a Father's Day card made with the new Text Block: Dad die.

Father's Day Hammer Card

I began by stamping a Rustic White card base with Background Basics: Retro and set it aside. Next, I die cut the Text Block: Dad shape from two pieces of wood veneer paper (one had been "stained" with Dark Chocolate ink). I used an inlay technique to build the Text Block on a piece of Kraft cardstock. The contrast is so cool! And the best part? Now I have a second one (in the opposite colors) to make an additional card. Handy!

Father's Day Hammer Close Up

Next, I added foam tape to the back of the Text Block piece and stuck a few flat-head pins through the foam to look like nails. I stuck that down to the prepared card base and went about making my hammer. I die cut the shape from Rustic White cardstock and stamped the handle with Pure Poppy ink. I went back with VersaMark and silver powder to heat emboss the metal head of the hammer. I used a small piece of foam tape to adhere the hammer into position and called it a day. So great for a Mr. Fix-it, wouldn't you say?

Next up is A Second Helping Of Sunshine!

Bowl Of Cherries Card

I started by stamping a piece of Fresh Snow linen cardstock with Background Basics: Super Gingham in Spring Moss ink. I die cut the gingham piece and some Spring Moss with the You've Been Framed: Diamond die and inlaid the patterned piece into a Pure Poppy You've Been Framed shape. I matted that whole panel with a piece of linen cardstock and then adhered the whole thing to a Kraft card base.

Bowl Of Cherries Close Up

Next, I die cut and stamped the bowl and cherries using Pure Poppy, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, and Spring Moss inks. The sentiment was stamped in Enchanted Evening on a Sketched Shapes banner. I adhered that to the card front before adding my bowl of cherries with foam tape. A simple baker's twine bow was the perfect finishing touch.

I have one last card to share with you, also made with A Second Helping Of Sunshine.

Weighing On You Card

This one is a simple card, but it gets the message across rather well, no? I began by stamping the scale onto a Soft Stone card base using Tropical Teal ink. I added the shadow (from Bowl Of Sunshine) with Aqua Mist that had been stamped off once. Then I added the sentiment above the scale using Smokey Shadow ink.

Weighing On You Close Up

Next, I die cut a circle using the Rattled die and stamped it with the dial and pointer for the scale. I adhered it into place and covered it with an epoxy embellishment I created using Heather's handy tutorial. The result is so lifelike! Just a fun card with a hint of silliness to let someone know that they're on your mind.

So that's all for me today, folks. I'll be back again tomorrow with more of this month's new releases. In the meantime, Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Erin, Maile, and Lexi for more inspiration. Have a great day and I'll see you tomorrow!

Father's Day Hammer Card
Stamps: Handy Hardware, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White, Classic Kraft - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Text Block: Dad Die (available May 15th), Handy Hardware Die - Papertrey Ink; Birch Wood Paper - Creative Imaginations; Foam Tape - Scotch; Silver Embossing Powder - Filigree; Sewing Pins

Bowl Of Cherries Card
Stamps: A Second Helping of Sunshine (available May 15th), Background Basics: Super Gingham - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow Linen, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pure Poppy, Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: A Second Heping Of Sunshine Die, Sketched Shapes Die, You've Been Framed: Diamond Die - Papertrey Ink; Blueberry Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; Foam Tape - Scotch

Weighing On You Card
Stamps: A Second Helping Of Sunshine (available May 15th), Bowl Of Sunshine - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Clear Cardstock - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Tropical Teal, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Rattled Die - Papertrey Ink; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Xyron


Sandy S. said...

I love your "nails!"

Cindy H. said...

I'm so looking forward to your A Second Helping of Sunshine projects. Love your scale card!

The Father's Day card you created with the nails is so creative and fabulous!

DH said...

Such creative ideas.
Darleen H, MN

Grace said...

Love your ideas and cards

Grace said...

Love your ideas and cards

Kathy Krug said...

Love the wood background on the cover plate. The hammer and nails makes it so cute.

Nancy Penir said...

Lizzie, this set is calling me! Love every stamp I've seen, and the sentiments!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,


María Alba

Leslie S. said...

Love your card ideas!!

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