Friday, May 19, 2017

More Papertrey Ink Release: Sun & Moon and Quoted

Good morning, friends, and welcome back for a fourth day of Papertrey Ink May release inspiration! I have two projects to share with you featuring sets designed by Nichole Heady. The first is Sun & Moon, an intricately drawn celestial set that's absolutely gorgeous. The second is the newest installment in the Quoted series. Quoted: Dream Big is wonderful for encouraging anyone that needs an extra boost, but I can imagine it being especially great for grads. All that said, let's get on to the projects!

Like I said, the first set I'm showcasing is Sun & Moon. The set includes a handful of useful and beautiful sentiments. I chose to make a birthday card.

Trip Around The Sun Card

I began by taking a panel of watercolor paper and giving it a colorful wash. I used watercolors for this, but you may be able to get a similar look with reinkers if you prefer those. I allowed the background to dry and then I speckled it with clean water to reactivate small spots of color. Then I used a paper towel to remove that color and give a bit of a mottled look to the background.

Trip Around The Sun Card 4

Next, I splattered small speckles of gold paint onto the paper and left it alone to dry. Once it was completely dry (truly and completely), I heat embossed the sun onto the watercolor panel using gold detail powder. I adhered the watercolor panel to a white card base using strong adhesive (to help it lay nice and flat).

Trip Around The Sun Card 3

Then, I die cut a sentiment panel using the Sentiment Splits: Curve Horizontal Die. I trimmed it down to the size I wanted and heat embossed my sentiment, again with gold powder.

Trip Around The Sun Card 2

The sentiment I used was originally straight, so I curved it on my block to match the curve of the panel before I did my stamping. I finished up by adhering the sentiment panel to the card front with foam tape.


Next up I have a card made with Quoted: Dream Big.

Dream Big Card

To start this card I cut strips of white cardstock and sponged each with a different ink color (in rainbow order).

Dream Big Card 3

Then, I stamped the portions of the sentiment onto each strip using a darker hue of the same color. I used a panel of self-adhesive paper to assemble the strips more easily.

Dream Big Card 2

Next, I die cut the Mix & Mat: Scallops rectangle from self-adhesive paper. I trimmed off the long edges, adhering them to the top and bottom of the sentiment panel, sticky side up.

Dream Big Card 4

Then I sprinkled crystal glitter onto the adhesive surface, pressing and burnishing a bit to make sure I got good contact. I brushed off the excess glitter and adhered the sentiment panel to a white card base with foam tape. I love that bright spectrum of color, don't you?


Thank you for joining me! Make sure to pop over to Nichole's blog to see what other fresh inspiration she has in store. I'll see you again tomorrow!

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