Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature: Quoted and Mix & Mat: Postal

Good morning and welcome to this month's Papertrey Ink countdown! The July release is sure to be a knock-out and I am excited to help introduce a couple of wonderful new products that you're sure to love! I'm sharing a trio of projects today featuring Nichole's Quoted: The Most stamp set and Betsy's Mix & Mat: Postal die set. Let's get to it!

First up, I have a love card that I created by pairing the Quoted set with Heather's Give Love set. I'm totally smitten with these birds!

Love Birds Card

I began by sponging a bit of Lemon Tart ink onto a white card front. Once I had a nice glow happening I splattered the area with a bit of the matching reinker. I wanted to give the background a warm atmosphere and I think this worked out perfectly.

Love Birds Card 2

Then I used the frame die from this month's Mix & Mat dies to set off an area in the center of the panel. I used that space to stamp my sentiment in Smokey Shadow and then framed it with the branches and leaves from Give Love.

Love Birds Card 3

Right above my sentiment I stamped the heart from Give Love and positioned two die cut birds from the set on either side. A little tip: the birds' legs were a little bit longer than I wanted for this particular card, so I trimmed off the legs from the die cut and stamped them on the card front itself. The result is fairly seamless. I finished the card by embellishing the heart with crystal glitter for a touch of sparkle.


Next up, I have a birthday card that just uses one of the short phrases and the banner from Quoted. I tried really, really hard to keep this one on the masculine side. I practically had to hide the sequins from myself, but I made it happen.

Celebrate Today Card

I began by sponging a stripe down the center of a card base using Tropical Teal and Green Parakeet inks. Once I had the blending the way I wanted it, I splattered the area with clean water, reinkers, and diluted Opaque White Pigment from Copic. Then, I cut the chevron strip (also from the new Mix & Mat) down the center of an additional white panel. To get it to go from top to bottom, I simply die cut once and then nested the die in the holes from the first cut. I mounted that panel to the card front with foam adhesive.

Celebrate Today Card 2

Then, I die cut and stamped a trio of balloons from the Balloon Bash stamp set. I added strings using the Balloon Strings shapes cut from vellum. I adhered those to the card front with flat and foam adhesives.

Celebrate Today Card 3

Next, I stamped the banner from Quoted and heat embossed the sentiment with white powder. I hand-trimmed the banner and adhered it between the balloons with foam adhesive. Then I left it alone. Because boys don't always appreciate glitter and sparkles as much as ladies do. Their loss, I guess. You could do something similar with more feminine colors and a sprinkling of sequins or gems for a girlier option.


And last but not least, I have a friendship card to share that pairs Quoted with the new Cloche Quarters: Summer Fillers.

Best Friends Card

I began by using the frame from the Mix & Mat set to give my front panel a bit of texture. I die cut it four times, but since it's a die and not an impression plate the lines don't get flattened by multiple passes through the machine. Cool, eh?

Best Friends Card 2

Next, I die cut the largest shape in the Mix & Mat set and stamped it with the Quoted sentiment. Then, I stamped a shadow using the new In The Shadows set and used it to ground the watering can from Cloche Quarters: Summer Fillers.

Best Friends Card 3

I adhered that panel to the card front using foam tape and mounted the watering can in place. Then I stamped the flower insert for the watering can and embellished the Pale Peony flowers with glitter before adding them with foam tape, too.


There you have it, folks. I hope you've enjoyed today's post! Make sure to pop in on Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, and Heather for more inspiration. Have a great week and I'll see you again soon!

1 comment:

Mary W said...

Didn't really pay attention to the mix & mat die that I ordered - completely missed the great one inside the postal set. I wanted to try a technique I saw where some repeating border shapes are die cut into a white top card along the bottom using several lines of different shapes allowing a colorful background to show through. I didn't have the dies but this postal insides one would work perfectly if only one half of diagonal shape is allowed to cut - can't wait to try it and thanks for the inspiration. The best part of PTI is that each month the designers provide so many different options to use the products. I can't see the potential of a stamp until I see it in color so thanks for all that you do.