Friday, March 11, 2016

Just Desserts - Day 2

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink March countdown! I'm so happy to hear about your enthusiasm for my new sets this month. They're really fun and we've just scratched the surface. Let's take another look, shall we?

I loved creating the ensemble from yesterday's post, so I decided to go that route again with today's projects.

Rainbow Sprinkle Birthday Ensemble

I began with the card. I started by die cutting the simple cake shape from a post it note and attaching it to a panel of white cardstock. I sponged Aqua Mist ink around it to make the flat cake shape stand out. I removed the mask and stamped the layers of sprinkles using Tropical Teal, Bright Buttercup, and Pure Poppy inks.

Rainbow Sprinkle Birthday Cake Card

I think these sprinkle layers are one of the coolest features of this set. All three are different, so you can stamp in multiple colors for a truly colorful final product. You don't have to worry about shifting one image to make it look random (and then having it not look quite as random as you want). And different color combos can make it look like you have as many as six colors happening at once. Sean asked me three times " many stamps are there again? I see so many colors." Yup. It's pretty cool.

Rainbow Sprinkle Birthday Cake Close Up

Anyway, I also stamped the candles and the flames before using the Text Block: Birthday die to cut that panel. I also cut three of the same shape from Tropical Teal cardstock. I trimmed a fourth panel of Tropical Teal and layered the die cut pieces like a puzzle. I adhered a piece of Aqua Mist patterned paper to a white card base before attaching the die cut panel with foam tape. A baker's twine bow finished things off nicely. This would be an easy design to make more masculine, too, if that's what you needed.

Next up is the coordinating tag.

Rainbow Sprinkle Birthday Cake Tag

I began by using the whole "sponging a negative" technique again before die cutting the piece of cardstock with the Basic Bookmark 1 Die. I shortened it a smidge by double cutting one end. I continued by stamping the sprinkle layers and candles using the same inks as the card.

Rainbow Sprinkle Birthday Cake Tag Close Up

This time though, I stamped a sentiment, this one from Just Desserts Sentiments, using black ink. I finished things off with some Pure Poppy Saddle-Stitched ribbon and white crochet thread.

That's all for me today. I hope you've enjoyed today's post. I'll see you back here tomorrow with more of this month's release. Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, BetsyHeatherKay, Erin, and Maile for even more inspiration today. See you soon!

Rainbow Sprinkles Birthday Ensemble
Stamps: Just Desserts, Just Desserts Sentiments - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist Striped Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Bright Buttercup, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise - Papertrey Ink; Onyx Black - VersaColor
Other: Just Desserts Die, Text Block: Birthday Die; Basic Bookmarks 1 Die, Pure Poppy Saddle-Stitched Ribbon - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Lemon Baker's Twine - Divine Twine; white crochet thread; Xyron


Birgit said...

Cute, cute projects today! I cannot wait to see this set in its entirety. I knew I had to have it right from the sneak peek!

jan metcalf said...

I love your sprinkle cake on the tag, it would be my daughter's favorite!

Diana K said...

You are such a clever girl! I wasn't expecting sprinkled cake sides and now I'll be thinking about my favourite coffee mocha buttercream birthday cake all day long. I can not wait to see more!

Unknown said...

The sprinkles are so fun andI love that sentiment. Lovely card and tag-thanks!

Gina said...

Oh...that sprinkles set for the cake!! Love this!! Lizzie, such a fantastic product!!

Nancy Penir said...

Sprinkles, yeah! Another must-have birthday stamp set!!!

Leslie S. said...

Love your projects & these sets are on my shopping list!!

Jill Norwood said...

Loving the look of the sprinkles! Such a fantastic set! I cannot wait to see more!

Sandy M said...

Can't wait to get this cake set. The sprinkles are the best and I love the thin tapered candles.

Sharon said...

Wow! The colors of the sprinkles are amazing!

SkyPixie17 said...

I'm a sprinkles addict! Love the looks you created!

Brithzi said...

How cute! Great card and tag. Love the sprinkles.

Kathy Krug said...

Cute projects.

MTPatB said...

The rainbow sprinkles are amazing. Cute card and tag set.

BeverlyBL said...

So cute. I love your tag.

Kelly S. said...

that TAG!!! LOVE the sprinkle image, so authentic!!