Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Release In Review

Good morning, everyone, and welcome back to this month's Papertrey Ink release in review. I have a handful of projects to share with you showcasing the December release, so let's get to it!

First off, let's take a peek at Maile's new Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups!

Merci Beaucoup Card

I love this set so much! It's perfect for simple cards still brimming with style. For this card, began by die cutting the flowers from Rustic White cardstock and stamping the coordinating images with Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado inks.

Merci Beaucoup Close Up

Next, I stamped the wrap onto a Rustic White card base using Classic Kraft ink and the sentiment in Ripe Avocado, overlapping them slightly. I wanted to add a Rustic Cream twine bow, so I stitched straight through the card front and finished the twine in a bow. I added the flowers with foam tape and rounded the bottom corners as a final touch.

Next up is XOXO. This is one of those wonderful basics that can go from bright and colorful to sophisticated with a simple ink swap. I can't wait to play with this set more.

Be Mine Valentine Card

I began by stamping a Pure Poppy card base with a selection of the conversation hearts images in Scarlet Jewel ink. A little tip: I lined up the hearts on a large block and only had to make three impressions to finish this background. Super easy. Next, I die cut a Sentiment Splits: Vertical Curved section from Fresh Snow Linen cardstock and heat embossed the "valentine" sentiment with gold powder. I embellished that sentiment with one of the brushstroke hearts stamped in Pure Poppy ink.

Be Mine Valentine Close Up

Next, I die cut the "Be Mine" shape from Onyx Shimmer cardstock three times and layered them to give a bit of dimension. I adhered the Sentiment Splits shape to the card base and added the die cut words overtop. It's a nice simple card that's masculine enough to give my fella, but still has a little sparkle to keep me happy.

Next I have two wedding and anniversary cards that were made with a similar style in mind. These pair Dawn's Tucked In series with the new Enclosed: Heart set.

Wedding & Anniversary Cards

I started with the wedding card.

With Love Wedding Card

I began by die cutting the large heart from Enclosed: Heart from White Shimmer stock and blended it with Aqua Mist ink. The shimmer stock is very forgiving when it comes to the blending, but it does take awhile to dry, so keep that in mind. In the meantime I die cut the outline heart, also from shimmer stock, and a Cover Plate: Twist from white cardstock. I adhered the cover plate to a white card base to give a subtle white-on-white appearance and heat embossed the Tucked In: Wedding sentiment inside.

WIth Love Wedding Card Interior

I added the tiny floral cluster using second generation Aqua Mist flowers and Perfect Pearls leaves (got to get that shimmer inside, too). Next, I heat embossed the "with" to the blended heart and adhered the heart outline shape to the blended heart shape. I finished up by adhering the heart to the front of the card and embellishing with a few clear rhinestones.

Then came the anniversary card.

Wooded Anniversary Card

This time I used a shimmer stock base and did the blending on the card front itself (using Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, and Ripe Avocado inks), masking off the very edges to keep them white. Then I die cut the Cover Plate: In The Woods from white cardstock and trimmed the outer frame to make it a little more delicate. Once the card base was dry, I heat embossed the sentiment with gold powder and added a sprinkling of rhinestones that I colored to match with a Copic marker.

On this final card I paired Nichole's new Two Toned set with the flowers in Maile's Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups.

Grateful For You Card

I began by die cutting the hexagon shape from white cardstock and stamping it with the half-hex image in the Two Toned set using Spring Moss ink. I then added the sentiment, also from Two Toned, with Ripe Avocado ink. Then I die cut three of the floral clusters from white cardstock. I stamped the flowers in Lovely Lady and Hibiscus Burst inks and the leaves were stamped with either Simply Chartreuse and Ripe Avocado inks or Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse inks.

Grateful For You Close Up

I adhered the sentiment hexagon to a piece of striped vellum with foam tape and tucked the flowers in around it. Then, I adhered the whole vellum layer to a Spring Moss card front, hiding the adhesive behind the sentiment panel and flowers.

Well, that's all for me today. Make sure to check in with Amy, Ashley, Betsy, DanielleDawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa to see their projects, too! Sean and I are in Italy right now, so if you want to follow along on our adventures keep an eye on my Instagram or Twitter feeds. See you soon!

Merci Beaucoup Card
Stamps: Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink
Other: Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups Die, Rustic Cream Twine - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Be Mine Valentine Card
Stamps: XOXO - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Fresh Snow Linen, Onyx Shimmer - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink; Delicata Gold - Tsukineko
Other: XOXO Die, Sentiment Splits: Vertical Curved Die - Papertrey Ink; Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree

With Love Wedding Card
Stamps: Enclosed: Heart, Tucked In: Wedding - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White Shimmer - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Enclosed: Heart Die, Cover Plate: Twist Die - Papertrey Ink; Clear Rhinestones - Kaisercraft; Silver Embossing Powder - Filigree; Pearl Perfect Pearls - Ranger

Wooded Anniversary Card
Stamps: Tucked In: Anniversary - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White Shimmer - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado - Papertrey Ink; Delicata Gold - Tsukineko
Other: Cover Plate: In The Woods - Papertrey Ink; Clear Rhinestones - Kaisercraft; Tiny Rhinestones - Mark Richards; Gold Embossing Powder - Filigree; Marker - Copic

Grateful For You Card
Stamps: Two Toned, Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Spring Moss, Striped Sheer Basics Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: Two Toned Die, Fresh Floral Wrap-Ups Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch


Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards! My favorites are the Merci Beaucoup and Grateful For You cards - they're so lovely!

jan metcalf said...

Great cards, really loving the anniversary card!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Lizzie,

Beautiful Cards!!!

María Alba

Kathy Mc said...

Beautiful, Lizzie, and safe travels!

Nancy Penir said...

Love how you stamped the wrap and popped up the posies! All wonderful, Lizzie!!!

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful cards! And between Laurie's umbrella and your Merci Beaucoup card, the fresh floral set and dies just elbowed their way into my cart lol.

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