Sunday, November 15, 2015

Release In Review

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for this month's Papertrey Ink wrap up. I have shared all sorts of crafty goodness with you over the past several days, but there's still a few goodies hiding up my sleeve. Let's take a gander at the last but not least!

First up, I have a very simple card featuring Betsy's new Phrases & Praises set. I wanted the sentiment to be the star of the show, so I intentionally kept the design minimal.

This Is The Day Card

I began by heat embossing the sentiment onto a piece of the Walk In The Park patterned paper pad. I thought the rays behind the sentiment were the perfect pairing. I adhered that panel to a Fresh Snow Linen card base and rounded the bottom corners.

This Is The Day Close Up

It felt a little flat, so I added a handful of die cut clouds to give the card a bit of dimension. I love that the sentiment truly take center stage on such a clean design.

Next up, I paired Winter Woods with Dawn's new Tucked In: Sympathy set for a soft sympathy card.

Here For You Card

I began by stamping the sentiment in Pinefeather ink onto a white card base. I masked off the edges of the card before stamping the pine boughs in second generation Ocean Tides and Stormy Sea inks. I added a few berries, also second generation, in Autumn Rose.

Here For You Close Up

Next, I die cut a circle from a panel of white cardstock. I textured that panel with the Woodgrain Impression Plate before adhering it to the card front with foam tape. I tend to use nature imagery for sympathy cards and these pine branches are such a lovely option to have on hand. They're wonderful with or without their fine feathered counterparts.

And last of all I have a Christmas card featuring Heather's Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame set and Nichole's Type Strips III set.

Peace Love & Joy Card

I began by die cutting and stamping the figures from Winter Snow Globe. I colored them with Copic markers and set them aside. Then I die cut three of the slide frames and stamped them with the starburst patterned coordinating image in Spring Moss ink. I used them as mini windows for my Snow Globe figures, tucking the little characters into their openings.

Peace Love & Joy Close Up

Next, I die cut the Type Strip shape from Spring Moss cardstock and stamped it with one of the alphabets in Ripe Avocado ink. I trimmed out the letters I needed and arranged them on a white card base, popping a Grand Ampersand sentiment in there to round out the message. I added my framed Christmas characters with foam tape and then embellished them with a mix of Crystal glitter, Glossy Accents, and a mini pom pom. Cute!

And that's all she wrote on the November countdown (at least for now)! I hope you've enjoyed visiting me these past few days. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa for another round of inspiring projects showcasing this month's new releases. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I'll see you again soon!

This Is The Day Card
Stamps: Phrases & Praises - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Walk In The Park Patterned Paper, Fresh Snow Linen - Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko

Other: Scene It: Skyscapes Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree; Corner Chomper - We Are Memory Keepers

Here For You Card
Stamps: Tucked In: Sympathy, Winter Woods - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Pinefeather, Stormy Sea, Ocean Tides, Autumn Rose - Papertrey Ink
Other: Woodgrain Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; 3 1/2” Nesting Circles Die - Quickutz; Foam Tape - Scotch

Peace Love & Joy Card
Stamps: Monthly Moments Mini Slide Frame, Type Strips III, Winter Snow Globe, Grand Ampersand - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Tuxedo Black - Memento
Other: Winter Snow Globe Die, Monthly Moments: Mini Slide Frame Die, Type Strips Die - Papertrey Ink; Copic Markers; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Mini Pom Pom; Foam Tape - Scotch


Nancy Penir said...

Lizzie, your projects have been a delight! All full of joy. Love those sweet characters framed. Forgot about that set until you showcased it. Thank you for all your inspiration!

Bonnie T. said...

Cute cards today, Lizzie! I love the rejoice cloud one!

Whimsically Yours, Robyn said...

I don't know what it is, but I always love framed cards! It just sets them off and they are so cute!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous cards! Especially the first one. Such perfect use of the patterned paper! And the frame card is just stinkin' cute!

see mary stamp said...

Now you've done it, your adorable Mini Frame card now means I have to add it and the Tiny Type sets to my cart along with all of the other glorious products already clamoring to go in there. Great projects!

Gina said...

All three cards are wonderful. I do love how you made the sentiment such a strong focal point on the first one. And the third one is cute, cute, cute!!! I love the characters popping out of the frames.

Leslie S. said...

All 3 cards are just beautiful!!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Beautiful cards!!!

María Alba