Welcome! I'm really excited to get to share the pieces that I was working on for the last few days for February's Papertrey Ink release. All of the new stamp sets and dies that I used here will be available for purchase tonight at 10pm EST at Papertrey Ink. There are still contests open at Nichole Heady's blog, so you can head there and get involved!
First up is a clear card made with the Frilly Flowers set--love the island blossoms feel of this set! (I will go back and link to the new sets in the next couple of days; I'm traveling to Richmond today for an art store demo and two Copic Certification classes.)
This is the inside of the card, with a sentiment from Movers and Shakers Sentiments set.
Stamps: Frilly Flowers, Movers and Shakers Sentiments
Cardstock: Clear Cardstock, Stampers Select White
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Spring Moss, Hawaiian Shores, Versamagic
Patterned Paper: Raspberry Fizz Collection
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores Vintage Buttons, Filigree Detail White Embossing Powder, foam tape
Tools: Frilly Flowers dies, Parisian Lace Doily die, sanding block
Next up is a card with a surprise inside. (Should I tell you that I am totally motion-card-challenged?) Seriously, I am not gifted with interactive cards. Still, I have to say that the Movers and Shakers Popper dies are pretty cool, and even I figured out how to use it. . .
Pretty nifty how those dies work, huh? I used the Beautiful Butterflies stamps and dies, as well as a sentiment from Inside and Outside Birthday.
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Inside and Out Birthday (inside sentiment)
Cardstock: Berry Sorbet, Vintage Cream, Spring Moss
Ink: Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush, Spring Moss, Chamomile Distress Cube
Accessories: Prisma Glitter, Xyron Sticker Machine
Tools: Movers and Shakers Poppers dies, Beautiful Butterflies dies, sewing machine
The Lighten Up and Lighten Up Sentiments sets and coordinating dies are sweet and simple--really useful for encouraging cards!
Stamps: Lighten Up
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Hawaiian Shores, Raspberry Fizz, Spring Rain
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores
Patterned Papers: PTI Funky Town
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz Vintage Button, white cotton string, Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain, foam tape
Tools: Lighten Up dies, sewing machine
I used several sets on this card, the new ones being Sweet Spring and Background Basics: Medallions. If you're wondering how I got the holes around the tag, I found that if I used a slightly thinner cream cardstock for that particular die, the embossing dots will actually punch holes. On thicker cardstock, they emboss deeply, but don't necessarily cut through. So, two looks--fun!
These are the Copic markers that I used on the card above.
Stamps: Sweet Spring, Background Basics: Text Style, Background Basics: Medallions, Love Lives Here (grass)
Cardstock: Autumn Rose, Vintage Cream, Kraft, and Neenah cream cardstock for just the tag
Ink: PTI Kraft, Memento Tuxedo Black, Chamomile Distress Cube, Versamark, Spring Moss
Accessories: Kraft Twill, Prisma Glitter, glue pen
Tools: Copic Markers, Spiral Notebook die, Tag Sale die #3
Finally, I have a gift card folder for a coffee card. I colored it with the Copic markers shown below and stamped the heart quartet in Raspberry Fizz ink. I wanted to make the hearts stamp out more, so I overstamped them in Versamark and added clear embossing powder. Unfortunately, that made the hearts turn more orange-y. I finally added glitter and rhinestones. THAT fixes orange-y hearts! ;-)
Okay, I looked for a Starbucks card to stick in here, but the only one that I could find in town here was a $25 one--I'll have to look for one next time I'm in an airport or a city!
These are the markers that I used on the coffee cup.
Stamps: Heart-to-Heart #1
Cardstock: Raspberry Fizz, Soft Stone, Stampers Select White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Raspberry Fizz; Versamagic
Patterned Papers: Raspberry Fizz Collection
Accessories: pink rhinestones (Zva Creative), clear embossing powder
Tools: Fillable Frames #4 die, Gift Card Greetings die, Heart-to-Heart die #1, Double-Ended Banners die, Jar Labels Die #2
I hope you get a chance to see all of the Papertrey Ink design team's February release pieces! Thanks for stopping by today.
Debbie Olson (here)