Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Inspired by a card sketch...

With just a few supplies, you can make a layered card like this that looks like you spent a ton of time on it. Working with a particular collection from a scrapbooking manufacturer really helps make the process quick, because everything coordinates in the line. For example, this Twirly Girly line by Chickaniddy Crafts...
All you need to make a card is a few items that coordinate to create a background and a focal point, and it was so easy to find pieces I loved in this collection!

Stop over to the Chickaniddy Crafts blog to read more about how their card sketch inspired the little bits and pieces I chose for this project. Thanks for reading today! Come by again soon!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Release day: April...

Papertrey Ink is releasing all of its new products this month on April 15th at 10 pm EST. We're back to show you a few more new things coming out! This card was made with The A-mazing Stamp Set. I did something unconventional with it...used the die as a nest instead of a maze! And the sentiment from The A-mazing Stamp Set went perfectly with the bird/nest idea too!

The Classic Kraft cardstock was painted with white acrylic paint to make it rustic looking, then I stamped some branches from Peaceful Pinecones in Dark Chocolate ink. The little bird is from Happy Trails. The felt button was cut with Button Stacks II.
To create the nest, I die cut the maze, but didn't pull it apart. I left it tucked together and bent up the edges. Then pop dots were used all underneath the edges to help hold it up a bit!

Hurry Home Soon card:
STAMPS: The A-mazing Stamp Set, Peaceful Pinecones, Happy Trails
INK: Simply Chartreuse, Dark Chocolate,
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Classic Kraft and Stampers Select White cardstock
DIES: A-mazing dies, Happy Trails dies, Button Stacks II
OTHER: white acrylic paint- craft supply, Fresh Snow felt, Rustic Twine, chipboard - Cosmo Cricket Tea for Two.

"Hello, Friend" is made with the new Phrase Play #3 stamps and dies. I also added a stamped background with Background Basics: Text Style.
The Phrase Play #3 die cut was trimmed down, and I kept the top portion of it and adhered  it over a paper from my stash.

Hello Friend card: 
STAMPS: Phrase Play #3, Background Basics: Text Style
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black
PAPER: Cream, white, gray polka dot - Pebbles (Front Porch)
DIES: Phrase Play #3
OTHER: chipboard - Cosmo Cricket (Tea for Two), journaling card - American Crafts (Love).

This is the new Wet Paint II stamp set. I also cut the background with the new Simply Framed die. Just one cut, and I kept the center piece and the outer ring - just popped up the center with pop dots. I love how it fits perfectly together with the frame around it!

Love You card:
STAMPS: Wet Paint II
INK: True Black by PTI, Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Pebbles (Front Porch)

DIES: Simply Framed
OTHER: chipboard - Cosmo Cricket (Tea for Two), thread.

These are done with Botanical Blocks. I heat embossed the outlines in white first and then painted them in with watercolors, along with the backgrounds to match.
They're so much fun to color in with any type of medium! 

Botanical cards:
STAMPS: Botanical Blocks
INK: True Black, Versamark
PAPER: watercolor paper - craft supply
DIES: none
OTHER: watercolor paints, twine.

Next is Teepee Time. I went crazy with the arrows in this set! 

On the first card, I stamped onto patterned paper to create my own design and added a sentiment from Birthday Classics: May. 
On the second card, I stamped a little quilt design with the Teepee Time arrows and added a label in the center from Initial Thoughts stamps and die.
Teepee Time cards:
STAMPS: Teepee Time, Birthday Classics: May, Initial Thoughts
INK: True Black, Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Raspberry Fizz by PTI. Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: white, Soft Stone, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist
DIES: Initial Thoughts
OTHER: twine.

This stamp set is Modern Cross Quilt and I also used Phrase Play #3. I backed the Cover Plate: Modern Cross Quilt die with Aqua Mist cardstock, then just filled in a few of the crosses with color to highlight the sentiment in the center!

Hello I Miss You card:
STAMPS: Modern Cross Quilt, Phrase Play #3
INK: Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz
PAPER: White and Aqua Mist cardstock, Enchanted Evening Pattern Pack
DIES: Phrase Play #3, Cover Plate: Modern Cross Quilt
OTHER: Chipboard stars by Studio Calico.

This one is stamped with Simply Framed (stripe), Monthly Moments: April (umbrella), Phrase Play #3 (little one and stars). 
The buttons were cut with the new Button Stacks II die. 
Hello Little One card:
STAMPS: Monthly Moments: April, Simply Framed, Phrase Play #3
INK: Harvest Gold, Sweet Blush, Raspberry Fizz by PTI, Soft Stone by Hero Arts
PAPER: White, Harvest Gold, Raspberry Fizz cardstock. Sweet Blush Pattern Pack. Gray dot by Pebbles.
DIES: Phrase Play #3, Button Stacks II, Filigree Border die
OTHER: Chipboard stars by Studio Calico, seam binding by Zipperstop, white felt by PTI.


This last one is made with Football Frenzy and Background Basics: Random Stripes. I used the small stripe in the set and stamped it three times, first in Enchanted Evening ink at the top, then Blueberry Sky ink, then Spring Rain. The football is popped up. Masculine = simple. Right? :) I tried, people...I tried.
Happy Birthday, Champ card:
STAMPS: Football Frenzy, Background Basics: Random Stripes
INK: Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Enchanted Evening, Blueberry Sky, Spring Rain
PAPER: White, Enchanted Evening, Classic Kraft
DIES: Football Frenzy
OTHER: gold star by Studio Calico.

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