Friday, July 22, 2016

SAF Free Exclusive Set!

Good morning, friends! Tomorrow is Papertrey Ink's annual Stamp-A-Faire event and this morning the Design Team is getting together to share a few projects featuring this year's exclusive SAF stamp set, Art With Heart.

SAF 2016 Exclusive Set Cards

Art with Heart will ONLY be available on Stamp-a-faire day to all customers who make a qualifying $100 purchase. All orders made between 7am ET and 11:30pm ET on Stamp-a-faire Day tomorrow (July 23, 2016) that total $100 (before shipping) will receive the set for FREE! You will still earn Rewards Points on your order too, so it's an amazing offer! Please email Papertrey Ink Customer Service with any further questions. Now that the details are out of the way, let's get to the projects!

SAF 2016 Exclusive Set - Create Card

I love it when a set inspires me to try a new style or technique and this set does just that! I love the painted style of the flowers in this set. I wanted to create a background to complement that style, so I played around with a dry-brushing technique and I love how it turned out! I simply mixed a bit of water, white acrylic paint, and Aqua Mist reinker together and ran a barely-loaded brush over a piece of watercolor paper. I brushed both directions to create an almost linen-like effect. So fun!

SAF 2016 Exclusive Set - Create Close Up

I adhered a piece of Pure Poppy + White polka dot paper and the watercolor panel to an Aqua Mist card base. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set using True Black ink on a stitched panel (cut with one of the Noted: Scalloped Square dies) that I matted with Pure Poppy and adhered to the card front. Next, I stamped the flowers from Art With Heart onto watercolor paper using Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, and Green Parakeet inks. I fussy cut the flowers and added them to the sentiment panel with foam tape before embellishing the flower centers with crystal glitter. 

I went a softer, blended direction on this next card.

SAF 2016 Exclusive Set - True Artist Card

I began by sponging a bit of Aqua Mist ink onto a 4" x 5 1/2" white panel and then stamping the flowers from Art With Heart using Mint Julep, Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, and Scarlet Jewel inks. I textured that panel with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate and then adhered it to a Mint Julep card base.

SAF 2016 Exclusive Set - True Artist Close Up

Next, I sponged a scrap of white cardstock with Lovely Lady ink before die cutting with the top layer of the Layered Banner die. I stamped the sentiment from Art With Heart on that piece in Scarlet Jewel ink. The bottom layer I die cut from Autumn Rose and stamped with the lines from Layered Banner Banter using Scarlet Jewel ink. I adhered the two together and added the whole piece to the card front with foam tape. Finally, I embellished with a few sequins from the Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit.

Thank you so much for joining me today! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, DawnHeather, Kay, Laurie, and Melissa to see even more of this year's SAF Exclusive set! Enjoy Stamp-A-Faire, everyone! I'll see you on the forum!

Create Card
Stamps: Art With Heart - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Pure Poppy + White Bitty Dot Paper - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Ranger
Ink: Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Noted: Scalloped Square Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; White Acrylic Paint, Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch

True Artist Card
Stamps: Art With Heart, Layered Banner Banter - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Mint Julep, Autumn Rose - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Mint Julep, Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey Ink
Other: Layered Banner Die, Sunshine & Rainbows Sequins, Linen & Canvas Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch


Birgit said...

Great cards Lizzie! I love the poem stamped on the large banner like that. I'm always looking for a way to use that die and this idea is lovely!!

Cindy H. said...

Love your gorgeous cards, Lizzie! Along with those pretty flowers and colors, I like that cool linen-like background that you created on the first card and I really like the striped background on the banner in the second card.

Nancy said...

Simply gorgeous!

Diana K said...

Both of these are stunning and so artistic, Lizzie. I especially love the colour combo that you used on your second card and will be using it soon. :) Never thought about using Autumn Rose with Lovely Lady but it's gorgeous.

Kathy Mc said...

Lizzie, you hit it out of the park with both cards. I had to read every. single. detail. Your color palette with that banner is dreamy. On your first card I'm also impressed with your brushed linen effect. Going to Pin both of these. Happy SAF weekend!

CherylQuilts said...

Lizzie, these are both gorgeous, and I love the rich colors and how you've used this wonderful banner! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Lizzie, these cards are gorgeous! I love the dry brushed background on the background of the first card. And that lovely banner on the second card just pops. It's a good reminder to me that the focal point doesn't Lways have to be in the middle of the card.

paperkicks said...

Love your cards and the simple designs...also the use of the banner is awesome!