Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release In Review ( Part 2)

Hello! I'm back to share a few more of my projects for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release that I didn't have ready for the countdown! All of the products I'm showing today are available in the store at Papertrey Ink.


My first card uses the beautiful new Gathered Garden stamps. I decided to try a monotone color scheme for this one. I put a piece of painter's tape across my card about 2/3 of the way up, then blended some Aqua Mist ink above it. With the painter's tape still in place, I stamped the greenery and flowers in Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, and Tropical Teal. The sentiment was stamped in True Black.



  • STAMPS: Gathered Garden
  • INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper's Select White


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For this card I used the new Cornered Dies, along with Forget Me Not stamps and Grand Botanical Dies. The background is Soft Stone. For the Cornered Die, I cut it out with Stamper's Select White card stock, but left all of the pieces in. I then colored those with a light pink Copic marker to match the flowers. I glued this down, but left the top loose so I could stick the flowers and leaves in along the top edge. I added a few tiny white dots with acrylic paint.



  • STAMPS: Forget Me Not
  • DIES: Cornered, Forget Me Not, Grand Botanicals
  • INK: Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Soft Stone, Spring Moss
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: Copic markers
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This card uses the new Latin Motifs stamp set along with Outlined. I just randomly stamped the flowers and burst, stamped the outlined shape for the sentiment and then the sentient. I added a small line of Smokey Shadow card stock to the botton edge. I also added the small pink flowers from the Grand Botanical Dies.




  • STAMPS: Latin Motifs, Outlined
  • DIES: Grand Botanicals
  • INK: Pale Peony, Fine Linen, Stormy Sea, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Smokey Shadow
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For this one, I used dies from the new Grand Botanical Dies and some of the greenery from Palm Prints. I first stamped the greenery from Palm Prints in the top right corner, then cut the dies out and adhered them. I stamped the sentiment from Keep It Simple: Retirement in Olive Twist.



  • STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Retirement, Palm Prints
  • DIES: Grand Botanicals
  • INK: Olive Twist
  • PAPER: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Prairie Grass, Antique Linen, White
I hope that if you purchased any of these fun new products that this has give you a bit more inspiration to get them out and start playing!


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Papertrey Ink January Blog Hop




Hi friends! Thought I would play along with the Papertrey Ink blog hop this month! The inspiration photo really caught my eye! I have been having a love affair with black, white, red and green ever since Christmas, so this one was very appealing to me! 



That said, it's kind of hard for me to work with a  black background when I'm so used to my beloved white space, so this was a challenge! It's also a little harder to get good photos of black backgrounds, but I did my best :)



For this one, I used the Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical Die, and stamped the sentiment from Keep It Simple: Birthday ll. The greenery is from Friendship Jar Flowers, and the flowers from Garden Garland.


The small white flowers are from Paper Clippings: Happy Day. I also added some tiny white dots with acrylic paint and some sparkly dots with Stickles. I'm not usually one for glitter, but I kind of like these.


  • STAMPS: Keep it Simple: Birthday
  • DIES: Sentiment Splits: Angle Vertical Die, Paper Clippings: Happy Day, Friendship Jar Flowers, Garden Garland
  • PAPER: Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, White

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For this one, I used the same flowers and leaves dies, but added the Big Basics: Love you sentient to the center.



I also used New Leaf for the green instead of Simply Chartreuse, and I'm trying to decide which one I like better.... I added a few drops of Nevo Crystal Drops Gloss White.


  • DIES: Big Basics: Love You, Paper Clippings: Happy Day, Friendship Jar Flowers, Garden Garland
  • PAPER: New Leaf, True Black, Pure Poppy, Pale Peony, White
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Thanks so much for stopping by! If you want to participate in the hop or just see all of the pretty inspiration you can check out all of the details on Nichole's Blog!

Hugs,

Kay :)


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Winter Birthday Wishes

Hi there! I have a fun new card to share with you today that I created with the Flowing Vine Collage Die  from Simon Says Stamp, along with stamps from some of my favorite companies!




These are my colors people! I just don't think you can beat pink and purple, then throw in a little grey and you've got a lovely color combination! Anyway, The background I did with Blueprint Sketch Distress ink on Bristol Board then speckled with water. 




I cut the Flowing Vine Collage out of white card stock and layered that over the background with foam tape. I stamped the leaves from the Botanical 2 stamp set from Paper Smooches, with the MISTI so I could get the ombre effect and adhered them with liquid glue. The little fox is from Joy To The Woods from Lawn Fawn, and was colored with Copic markers, cut out with the matching dies, and adhered with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment along the bottom with Momento Tuxedo black ink.




All supplies are listed and linked below!

I am submitting this to Darnell's NBUS Challenge HERE


Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a happy week!

Kay :)








Saturday, January 21, 2017

Timeless Tulips & Daffodil Dreams


Hello! I'm thrilled to be guest designing this month with Sunny Studios! They have some amazing new stamps and dies for their Spring Release. I have a card and tag that I created with the new sets, Timeless Tulips & Daffodil Dreams


This first card is using Daffodil Dreams and the matching dies, along with Vintage Jar and matching dies. The daffodils were stamped with ink from Papertrey Ink in Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise and Orange Zest. These flowers are stamped in three different steps using the MISTI. I love the detail and dimension! The glass jar was stamped with Aqua Mist and I blended a little ink in the middle of it too. I cut the Thanks die out three times and layered that before adhering it to the jar.  Everything was added to a watercolor base that I blended some Aqua Mist ink on and added some white dots with acrylic paint. I added a few tiny white dots to the flowers as well.



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My next project is a pretty birthday tag created with the Timeless Tulips stamp set and matching dies. I first blended some distress in onto the bottom portion of the tag and speckled it with water. The flowers were stamped with Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, and Pure Poppy inks from Papertrey Ink. The leaves and stems with Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse. I cut them out with the matching dies and adhered them to the tag with MonoAdhesive. I then trimmed the ends off along the bottom, and stamped the sentiment with black ink. 



Be sure to check out all of the new releases over at Sunny Studios Stamps! They have some super cute products! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Hugs,

Kay :)





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Papertrey Ink Release In Review


Hello! I'm back to share a few more of my projects with you for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release!  The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January15th at 10:00 EST. 



For this card I used the Medallion Trio dies and the inlaid technique. I really love these stamps and dies, and plan to have some fun with them when I have more time to spend. I am fascinated with radial symmetry and love to play around with different designs! I cut the main outline out of white card stock and inlaid the different colors inside. The background is Soft Stone. I also added some white dots with acrylic paint when I was done. The sentiment was embossed with white embossing powder on Royal Velvet card stock.


Medallion Trio Card
  • STAMPS: The Skinny
  • DIES: Medalion Trio, Tag Sale #10
  • PAPER: Honey Nut, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Amethyst Allure, Lilac Grace, Soft Stone
  • OTHER: VersaMark ink, white embossing powder


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I used the new Splits: Hello there and Boho Rounds for this card. I stamped the Boho Rounds in the background with Raspberry Fizz and Hawaiian Shores. I stamped the Hello There in True Black, cut it out with the matching die, and adhered it with foam tape.



Hello There Card

  • STAMPS: Boho Rounds, Splits: Hello There
  • DIES: Splits: Hello There
  • INK: Hibiscus Burst, Hawaiian Shores, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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This one was created with the adorable new Dress Up Dolls: Birthday along with the cute little puppy from Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love. I added a bit of color to the images with Comic markers, but I wanted them to be light, so I left lots of highlights. The background was done by blending distress ink and splattering some drops of water. I added a few white sequins too.




Dress Up Dolls: Birthday Card


  • STAMPS: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love
  • DIES: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday, Dress Up Dolls: Puppy Love
  • INK: True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
  • OTHER: Distress Ink
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This is one of my favorites again. I am trying to make my cards a little flatter these days, so they mail easier, so I stamped the paisley designs from What The Doodle: Paisley right onto my card base with Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet and Pale Peony. I then colored in some of the areas with matching Copic markers. The sentiment is from Fancy Pants Sentiments and the round bursty thing behind it is from Snowflake Flurries.




What The Doodle: Paisley card


  • STAMPS: What The Doodle: Paisley, Fancy Pants Sentiments, Snowflake Flurries
  • DIES: Fancy Pants Sentiments, Snowflake Flurries
  • INK: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Pale Peony, Ripe Avocado 
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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This one I did similar to the one above, stamping everything straight onto my card base. I stamped all of the medallions from Boho Rounds, then added lots of fun details with my Copic markers. For the sentiment, I cut the parentheses off of the edges and used just the sentiment. 






Boho Rounds Card

  • STAMPS: Boho Rounds
  • INK: Honey Nut, Simply Chartreuse, Green Parakeet, Tropical Teal, Soft Stone, True Black
  • PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  The new products will be available at  Papertrey Ink   
tonight, January 15th, at 10:00 EST!


Friday, January 13, 2017

Latin Inspiration


Hello and welcome to the first group post for the January  Papertrey Ink  Release!  The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on January15th at 10:00 EST. 

We have several new products we are sharing with you today, but I am focusing on the beautiful new Palm Prints and dies by Lizzie Jones.



This is one of my all time favorite cards I think  have ever made. I just love the colors. Not sure how I came up with that particular color scheme, but it works for me! I randomly stamped the leaves along the right side of my panel in Hibiscus Burst, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet and the new Honey Nut. I layered the Daughter die three times and glued that over the leaves. I then cut out a small banner with the banner from the Tag Sale #10 die and stamped the I Love You and added that with foam tape.




STAMPS: Family Ties, Palm Prints
DIES: Family Ties
INK: Honey Nut, Amethyst Allure, Raspberry Fizz, Hibiscus Burst, Lilac Grace

PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow with some more inspiration using the amazing new products coming to   Papertrey Ink   January 15th, at 10:00 EST!

For more  inspiration today visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!

Melissa Phillips