Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Inspiration

Good morning and welcome to Day 4 of the January Papertrey Ink countdown. Today we're featuring a couple of sets with latin flair.

Latin Inspiration Group Photo

I love the bold and graphic look of the stamps we're introducing this morning. They encourage the use of such bright and cheerful colors and who doesn't love that?! This time of year, that flash of vivid color can go a long way to add happiness to a gray day (and we've had plenty of those lately). Let's get on to the details!

My first card just uses Nichole's new Latin Motifs set. These images have a folk-art style that you're going to love!

Brighter Days Card

I began by stamping the sun onto a panel of white cardstock. I trimmed away part of that panel to give a peek at the card base underneath. I stamped the sentiment and then adhered that layer to an Aqua Mist card base that I'd stamped with a line pattern from the set. I used Tropical Teal ink to give a nice, bold contrast.

Brighter Days Close Up

Next, I stamped the bird onto scrap cardstock using Berry Sorbet and Pure Poppy inks. I trimmed around it and played with the wings a little until they had a slight curve. I attached the bird to the card front with foam tape, using two layers under the wings to give that curve some support. Aren't those colors perfect for encouraging someone who needs it?

Next up, I've paired the flowers from Latin Motifs with the leaves in my Palm Prints set.

Thought About You Card

I began by sponging and speckling a white card base with Aqua Mist ink. Then, I stamped the card base with a few leaves and added in some die cuts for a bit of variety. I used both flat and foam adhesives to give plenty of dimension.

Thought About You Close Up

Then I stamped and trimmed out the flowers. I wanted a nice pop of color, so I went with bright oranges. I tucked the flowers in around the leaves and then topped everything off with a simple sentiment strip. I'm really loving that orange!

That's all for me, friends. Thank you so much for stopping by today! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Amy, Ashley, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Kay, Laurie S., Laurie W., Melissa, and Maile to see more inspiration. Have a great day and I'll see you again soon!

Brighter Days Card
Stamps: Latin Motifs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink; White
Ink: Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Bright Buttercup, Orange Zest, Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy - Papertrey Ink
Other: Foam Tape - Scotch

Thought About You Card

Stamps: Palm Prints, Latin Motifs - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: White
Ink: Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Limeade Ice, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Aqua Mist - Papertrey Ink
Other: Palm Prints Die - Papertrey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch


Titta said...

Love your second card! Totally brightened up my day! Wonderful colors.

Carol said...

Really loved both cards, their bright colors, and the way you constructed the designs.

Laurie said...

The second card is my favorite! Thank you!

Kathy Mc said...

Both cards just pop, Lizzie, and would brighten up anyone's day. Love the versatility of your new Palm set!

Nancy Penir said...

Love these leaves, Lizzie! Beautiful cards!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous color combo

Diana K said...

Both of therse are so inspiring that, for the first time in the history of man, I've already made a Create Along With Us card based on them. And now, I'm pretty sure, there probably won't be a CAWU challenge this month and I don't even care because at least I have a very pretty card in my stash thanks to you. 😊💝