Thursday, December 15, 2016

December Release In Review

Good morning, friends, and welcome to my Release In Review post for this month's Papertrey Ink countdown! I have a handful of additional projects to share with you, so let's get to them.

First up, I have a card featuring Maile's new Swan'sational set.

I Love You Swans Card

This set is so elegant. I used the Cover Plate: Waves die to create a little scene, trimming out a few of the waves to create more sky space. I sponged each wave with Spring Rain ink and used the extra waves to create additional texture. I sponged the background with Harvest Gold and Summer Sunrise to give a soft glow.

I Love You Swans Close Up

I die cut the swans, stamping only their details, and tucked them into the waves. Then I added the waterlilies for an extra pop of color.

Next up, I've paired Heather's new To Have & To Hold set with Betsy's Inspired: Love.

Love Never Fails Card

I sponged a Rustic White panel with Aqua Mist before I stamped the heart-shaped wreath in Prairie Grass, Spring Moss, and Olive Twist. I heat embossed the sentiment from Inspired: Love onto a Lilac Grace banner and stitched it to the wreath panel.

Love Never Fails Close Up

Then I embellished the wreath with an assortment of flowers and adhered that panel to a Classic Kraft card base that I'd stamped with Background Basics: Super Gingham. I added a "love" die cut that I'd softly blended with Pale Peony ink and coated with Pearl pigment powder for shine. It's just the right amount of shimmer.

Maile's new Splits: With Love set is the star of this next card.

With Love Card

I heat embossed the floral blooms on a panel of watercolor paper and then added color with Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, and Aqua Mist inks. Once the background was dry, I stamped the leaves with Green Parakeet ink.

With Love Close Up

Then I die cut the smallest of the Tipped Tops shapes from additional watercolor paper and stamped the sentiment from the Splits set in Berry Sorbet ink. I love how all those colors are playing together!

And last but not least this month I have Nichole's new Stroke Speak set paired with one of Betsy's Thick & Thin dies.

Best Year Yet Card

I stamped the brushstroke sentiment in black ink onto a piece of Confetti Toss patterned paper. Then I trimmed the panel down about 1/4" to make room for the scalloped border. Next, I die cut the "thick" Celebrate word die twice (once from white cardstock that I'd run through a Xyron machine and once from Aqua Mist).

Best Year Yet Close Up

The Aqua Mist layer went back through the die cut machine with the "thin" Celebrate die and then I layered the two pieces. I sprinkled on glitter and it stuck to the exposed adhesive in the "thin" part of the word. I adhered the "Celebrate" to the patterned paper panel with foam tape and then adhered the panel to an Aqua Mist card base.

Thank you all so much for joining me this week. Make sure check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., Melissa to see what other projects they have to share today. See you again soon!

I Love You Card
Stamps: Swan’sational - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: white
Ink: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Smokey Shadow, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Prairie Grass, Olive Twist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Swan’sational Die, Cover Plate: Waves - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch

Love Never Fails Card
Stamps: To Have & To Hold, Inspired: Love, Background Basics: Super Gingham - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Classic Kraft, Rustic White, Lilac Grace - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Prairie Grass, Spring Moss, Olive Twist, Pale Peony, Lilac Grace, Winter Wisteria, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: To Have & To Hold Die, Inspired: Love Die, Tag Sale #10 - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Sewing Machine; Pearl Pigment Powder - Perfect Pearls

With Love Card
Stamps: Splits: With Love - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet - Papertrey Ink; Watercolor Paper - Ranger
Ink: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Harvest Gold, Melon Berry, Aqua Mist, Green Parakeet - Papertrey Ink; VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Tipped Tops Die - Papertrey Ink; White Embossing Powder - Filigree; Foam Tape - Scotch

Best Year Yet Card
Stamps: Stroke Speak - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, Confetti Toss Patterned Paper - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: True Black - Papertrey Ink
Other: Thick & Thin: Celebrate Die, Loop De Loop Border Die - Papertrey Ink; Sugar Cube Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts; Xyron


jan metcalf said...

Nice array of cards! I pinned your swan card!

Luanne said...


Diana K said...

The swan card is amazing! You never take the easy road, and I really appreciate that. :)

karen h said...

Awesome cards! Love how you did the waves in the first one. The gingham border in the second card is such a great touch. And I love the composition of the love/roses card.

Cindy H. said...

Wow, I love every one of your gorgeous cards! I also love that you used brown plaid/gingham with your heart wreath - very unique and so inspiring.

Kathleen said...

Whatever you did to your blog has affected my ability to drag and drop your images into my Pinterest note. Now I have to do a screen capture every time i want to add any of your pictures to my note. All it will let me do is drag a url of the picture. Painful to me.

Greta said...

Your cards are all beautiful & inspiring, Lizzie! Had trouble picking, but ended up using the heart wreath card to inspire my CAWU entry. Happy Holidays!

karenb said...

these are all gorgeous!!!!

DIANA L. said...

Beautiful. You inspired me for my post today Thank you Have a blessed day

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Dana said...

Your gorgeous To Have and To Hold card inspired me to create my own version using Embellished Elegance. Thanks Lizzy.