Friday, August 11, 2017

Introducing Wicked Elixir

Good morning, friends, and welcome back to Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink August countdown. I wanted to pop in today to introduce you to a set I have coming your way this month. Wicked Elixir is a Halloween themed set full of apothecary bottles with spooky labels. It's such a fun, ever-so-slightly creepy set designed to celebrate Halloween, but over the next several days I hope to show you it's also great for other sorts of projects too. Let's get to a couple of projects!

My first card is a bright, fun take on Halloween.

Happy Halloween Card

I began by stamping an In The Shadows grounding oval onto a Noted: Scalloped A2 panel. I followed up with two of the bottles from the set, one in Orange Zest and one in Royal Velvet. I also added a stipe of bubbles from Propose A Toast to dress up the Royal Velvet bottle. Then, I die cut and stamped the small bottle using Limeade Ice ink. The cork was die cut separately and stamped in Classic Kraft.

Happy Halloween Card 2

Next, I stamped the labels onto sticker paper and die cut them with the coordinating dies. It was as easy as peeling off the protective backing to embellish the bottles. No sweat! I used foam tape to adhere the small bottle to the panel and then set it aside.

Happy Halloween Card 3

I covered a white card base with striped Limeade Ice paper and layered on a true black panel. I used foam tape to adhere the stamped panel to the card front. Then I die cut a double ended banner shape and heat embossed it with a sentiment from Keep It Simple: Halloween. A little more foam tape was all it took to attach the banner to the front of the card.


Next up is a more subdued, masculine card.

Trick Or Treat Card

I began by stamping an overlapping row of the large bottles using several colors that would befit vintage apothecary bottles. Then, I added the corks and stopper to a few of the bottles. I used the steam swirl from Christmas Critters atop the Smokey Shadow bottle to look like some sort of noxious vapor was escaping.

Trick Or Treat Card 2

Then, I trimmed a strip out of the center of the bottles. I lined up the remaining panels on a Smokey Shadow card base and then stamped and heat embossed the greeting from Pumpkin Expressions in the gap. These aren't colors I ever would have considered using together, but I'm really happy about how well they work!


Thank you for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with even more to share. In the meantime, Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, and Michelle have more to show you today. Have a good one and I'll see you soon!


TeresaC said...

WONDERFUL cards, Lizzie!! Such fun ideas for Halloween cards and decorations!!

Leslie S. said...

Your cards are great - love the traditional & non-traditional take on the Elixir bottles!

Mary Lou Kemp said...

Halloween is right around the corner and I think those Elixir bottles are so cute. Can't wait to see all the samples cards being made with these fun Halloween stamps and dies.

Peege said...

Can you do an add on to this? I'm thinking of some medicinal messages for get well cards like "healing hugs" "sweet dreams". Also love messages for Valentine's Day. This could extend the use of this adorable set!