Sunday, September 11, 2016

Gifts Of The Season - Day 2

Good morning and welcome back to Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink new release countdown! I'm so glad to hear you're all as excited as I am about Gifts Of The Season and I can't wait to see how you all use it! I have a few additional projects to share with you featuring this set, so let's get going!

Family Is The True Gift Card Trio

I wanted to try something a little different today. Instead of three totally unique projects, I thought it might be fun to show you how you can use Gifts Of The Season to create incrementally more involved cards (like simple, intermediate, and more complex projects).

Let's start with the simple version.

Family Is The True Gift Card Simple

I started by stamping the gift stack onto a white card base using Scarlet Jewel and Spring Moss inks. I added a strip of Pinefeather patterned paper to ground the gifts and embellished with Pinefeather bows. The sentiment, also from the set, was stamped in Pinefeather as well. These would be super easy to mass produce and they're totally flat so mailing would be a breeze.

Next up is the intermediate design.

Family Is The True Gift Card Intermediate

On this one, the stack of presents is stamped onto a white cardstock panel and embellished with die cut bows that are popped up with foam tape. The panel is also embellished, this time with white crochet thread. The gift stack panel is mounted to a Pinefeather card front with foam tape and the sentiment is stamped in Scarlet Jewel onto a Sweet Blush banner. A few more steps, but still fairly quick.

Last but not least, the complex card.

Family Is The True Gift Card Complex

On this card I added Ocean Tides and Scarlet Jewel packages to the stack by trimming them out of another stamped stack and adhering them into place. It's a simple step, but it adds some nice color variation. I also matted the right edge with a strip of Autumn Rose patterned paper before wrapping the gift panel with crochet thread. I embellished a few of the boxes with fine crystal glitter before adding my bows and added texture to the Pinefeather card front with the Striped Sweater Impression Plate. The sentiment is still on a Sweet Blush banner, but this time I sponged it with a bit of Autumn Rose ink to give it some depth. This is a card I might save for someone that would appreciate the effort - like my sister or my momma-in-law.

Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed my stepped-up approach to today's post. Make sure to pop in on Nichole, Amy, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Heather, Melissa, Erin, and Maile for more of this month's release. See you tomorrow!

Family Is The Gift Trio
Stamps: Gifts Of The Season - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Pinefeather, Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose Patterned Paper, Pinefeather Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, Pinefeather, Ocean Tides, Autumn Rose - Papertrey Ink
Other: Gifts Of The Season Die, First Place Die Collection, Striped Sweater Impression Plate - Papertrey Ink; Fine Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Foam Tape - Scotch; Scor Tape; White Crochet Thread


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for showing the levels of difficulty possible. Sometimes we need to see how to make a rather simple, flat, card but also options to make for those special people. They are all beautiful and would be lovely to send to family and friends! - Diane

Marcie Rhys said...

Your gift stack is SO versatile. Thanks for the tip about cutting the different color out of another stamped image.

I have imagined this set stamped on the front piece, and then the whole stack being stamped several times with varying layers, being stepped back from the base, making the look very "real world" 3D. I'll know for sure if this will work, because I WILL be buying this set! Thanks for more inspiration.

Birgit said...

What a fabulous set this is! I've loved seeing it used in so many color variations. Today's post was excellent as well, showing yet another great range of ideas.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the way you showed stepped up versions of the first card! For those of us that don't have your creative mind, we really appreciate it! I love all three and the additional steps to make cards more special! Sue (suen)

Diana K said...

Love your design lesson, Lizzie. You always go the extra step to show the versatility of your sets. Beautiful projects this morning! P.S. Everyone is rocking this set!

Joan V said...

Love these cards. Just another reason to put this on my list. These are great cards for anyone and I can do as little or as much as I want. Thanks for the inspiration.

Unknown said...

Love the "not so Christmasy" colors!

Nancy Penir said...

Love this stamp set! Can't wait to ink it up. Love your progressive cards too. Wonderful display of getting more intricate with each step.

Julie W said...

First- one word for the gift stack set: GENIUS! You've made it so easy for us to make it look like we worked for hours! Second- you gave us all another gift: clear examples of the range of result one can achieve based on the level of detailing- and all equally beautiful! Thanks for thinking to do this!

Helen F. said...

This is really a wonderful stamp set. It's very versatile with just color combination changes. Looking forward to the full reveal :-)