Good morning and welcome back to Day 5 of the Papertrey Ink
new release countdown! Today we're showcasing a few fabulous ornament-themed stamps and dies. These ornaments are gorgeous on cards, packaging, and even decorating your home! I have a little something for everyone today, so let's get to it!
My first project today is a card featuring Dawn's Vintage Ornaments II
and Holiday Greens Borders
and Erin's Fancy Pants: Holiday
I began by sponging a white card base with Aqua Mist ink. I then stamped the Holiday Greens Borders along the top edge in Ripe Avocado and Olive Twist inks. Next, I stamped and die cut the ornament. I used Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, and Fine Linen inks on the ornament. Then, I stamped VersaMark over the Fine Linen Bits and used Perfect Pearl pigment powder to make them shimmer. The result is a soft gold or champagne color that has a beautiful vintage feel.
Next, I created the frame. I sponged Fine Linen ink onto white cardstock and die cut with dies from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection. Then, I stamped the plaid using Background Basics: Super Stripes and Plaid Builder in Fine Linen and Ripe Avocado inks. I stamped the Shine image and the Fancy Pants: Holiday sentiment on the card base before adhering my frame into place. Then I stamped and die cut one of the boughs from Holiday Greens and adhered it to the card front after stitching it to my ornament. That allows the ornament to swing freely and add a playful element to this sophisticated design.
Next up is a gift card holder that does double duty by decorating the Christmas tree before it is gifted.
I love mercury glass ornaments. One (probably Sean) could argue that my collection has gotten a little out of control. But, while I'm generally fairly reserved when it comes to my spending, I lose my senses as soon as I see that gorgeous silvery finish. I reliably add at least a half dozen ornaments to my collection every year. So I thought it might be fun to use Betsy's new What The Doodle: Ornament to create a paper version of one of my beloved mercury glass beauties.
I began by heat embossing the ornament onto white cardstock using white powder. Then, I used metallic watercolor (I used Gansai Tambi silver mixed with a touch of black) to drip, splatter, and speckle the image. I used a fine tipped paintbrush to paint any of the details that I wanted to make sure got color. Once that had fully dried, I die cut the ornament and embellished with glitter and self-adhesive rhinestones. It turned out beautifully and absolutely reminds me of one of my ornaments.
I also die cut one of the small ornaments to use as an initial tag. I then heat embossed the coordinating image using silver embossing powder. I die cut the Stitched Tag Die from Pure Poppy + White patterned paper and Aqua Mist cardstock. I heat embossed the Fancy Pants: Holiday sentiment and then stitched the pieces together with silver embroidery floss. I used Pure Poppy twill as the hanger and tied the ornaments to the tag with white crochet thread. I'm so in love with that mercury glass ornament. I will definitely
be doing that again.
I have one last project for you today and this one may be one of my favorites from this whole year. No joke.
Erin has designed a series of ornament dies that are totally amazing. The one I was most drawn to is the Stitched Truck Presents Die (please note: the truck is sold separately
). I thought it was so charming the moment I saw it and I wanted to create a door hanger to decorate our front door this holiday season.
I began by die cutting all of the pieces from Papertrey's delicious wool felt. I used Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Pinefeather, Simply Chartreuse, and Spring Moss felt.
I created a base by trimming the bottom edge of a rectangle of felt onto a point. I used the Small Stitched Alphabet Die to die cut the greeting. I used the Stitching Lines Die to create stitching lines around the outside edge and the tabs along the top are the garland dies from the Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit.
I used a Simply Chartreuse button and a jingle bell to embellish the point of the hanger and the Pinking Shears Border Die to create a decorative edge.
On the back, I used the Small Stitched Alphabet again to add my initials and the Stitched Years Die to add "2016."
I finished it off with a piece of dowel and some wooden beads. I really, really love how this turned out. I actually want to make another one with the Stitched Car Tree Dies. Door hangers for everyone!
Well, that's all for me today, friends. Thank you so much for joining me! Make sure to check in with Nichole
, and Melissa
have more tree trimming inspiration to share. Erin
have more of their new products for you too, so make sure to pop over for a visit. See you soon!
Joy To The World Card
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments II, Holiday Greens Borders, Holiday Greens, Fancy Pants: Holiday, Shine, Background Basics: Super Stripes, Plaid Builder - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Aqua Mist, Olive Twist, Ripe Avocado, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Fine Linen - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Vintage Ornaments II Die, Holiday Greens Die, Noted: Scalloped A2 Die Collection - Papertrey Ink; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Foam Tape - Scotch
Mercury Glass Gift Card Tag
Stamps: What The Doodle: Ornament, Fancy Pants: Holiday - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy + White Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: What The Doodle: Ornament Die, Smooth Alphabet Die, Pure Poppy Twill Ribbon, Stitched Tag Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder, Silver Embossing Powder - Filigree; Rhinestones - Mark Richards, Darice; Embroidery Floss - DMC; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Watercolor Paint - Gansai Tambi; White Crochet Thread
Happy Holidays Door Hanger
Dies: Stitched Truck Die, Stitched Truck Presents Die; Stitching Lines Die, Small Stitched Alphabet Die, Garland Die (Quick Stitch: Beaded Holiday Kit), Stitched Years Die, Pinking Shears Die - Papertrey Ink
Felt: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream, Pure Poppy, Smokey Shadow, True Black, Harvest Gold, Pinefeather, Simply Chartreuse, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink
Other: Simply Chartreuse Button - Papertrey Ink; Wooden Beads, Jingle Bell - Darice; Dowel; Hot Glue Gun; White Crochet Thread