Good morning! It's day four of the March Papertrey Ink countdown and I have three projects to share with you today featuring the new Beautiful Berries: Spring and Botanical Letters stamp sets.
All of the new products will be at 10 pm EST on January 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
My first card features the new Beautiful Berries: Spring, illustrated by Betsy Veldman. This set embodies spring so perfectly! The detail image for the berries just makes it even more special! I just love how each of the elements are separate images. It is also one of the easiest multiple step sets to line up while stamping that I have ever created with!
I started by stamping the branch image in Fine Linen ink all over a piece of white cardstock. For the next three steps I used my MISTI stamp positioning tool. I like to do that in case my image wasn't stamped clearly and I can easily stamp it again. I then added in the leaves using Mint Julep ink. Next, I stamped the main berries image using Pale Peony ink. Finally, I added the details on the berries using Raspberry Fizz ink.
After I was finished, I noticed that there were a few open spots on my design so I filled them in using the medium sized berry sprig following the same steps as above. I have always loved gorgeous patterned papers and now I'm thrilled to have the ability to create my own, using the colors of my choice!
For the focal image, I die cut the larger frame from the new Fun Frames die set. This new die set is an absolute must have for me! I especially love the stitching detail on the inner layer! I embossed the sentiment from the Beautiful Berries: Spring set onto the inner layer of the frame. I wanted to add a little bit of sparkle so I covered the outer frame with fine glitter. For some added softness, I tucked in a layer of Vellum Cardstock.
I added a twine bow and the smallest berry sprig on the top left corner.
On the bottom right corner, I added two of the medium berry sprigs. Having the coordinating Beautiful Berries: Spring Die Set is a definitely time saver!
Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink after March 15th: Beautiful Berries: Spring stamp set, Fun Frames
My next card features both the Beautiful Berries: Spring and Botanical Letters stamp sets. I am in LOVE with this new alphabet set illustrated by Nichole Heady! The clean and bold font paired with the floral images make this such a unique and gorgeous set!
To create this monogram card, I started by stamping the A onto a piece of white cardstock that I had already die cut using the double scalloped mat from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die collection. I stamped the floral details using Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, and Simply Chartreuse inks. I want to say that I really appreciate the different floral options Nichole added. There is a complete floral (with leaves) image and there are also separate stamps for the leaves, flowers, and flower details.
To create the black frame, I die cut the stitched mat die (also from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set) out of True Black cardstock. I then centered the double scalloped die onto the black layer and ran it through my die cutting machine again, leaving this double stitched frame.
I then assembled my card by layering a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of True Black cardstock onto a white card base. Using dimensional foam, I popped the frame up and adhered it to my card. I then tucked the smaller white cardstock layer inside the frame.
To decorate my card, I die cut and stamped the large and medium berry sprigs (from the Beautiful Berries: Spring stamp set) using Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse Papertrey inks. I adhered these on the bottom right corner of my card on top of the black frame.
I really love the dimension that the popped up frame adds!
Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink after March 15th: Beautiful Berries: Spring stamp set, Botanical Letters stamp set, Beautiful Berries: Spring die set.
My final card features the Botanical Letters stamp set. I couldn't wait to try coloring the Botanical Letters floral accents in with colored pencils. So that they would really show up, I chose Kraft cardstock for the card base. I die cut the stitched mat (from the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set) out of Kraft cardstock.
Using my colored pencils, I colored in each of the floral images (directly over the white ink) using a purple and yellow color palette. The end result is a bright and striking colored image! Using a cream colored pencil, I very lightly shaded the inside of each of the letters as well as around the floral images.
As a final touch, I sponged on some Fresh Snow pigment ink onto the edge of the top layer. Using dimensional foam, I mounted it onto a scalloped card base that I die cut using the Notes: Scalloped A2 Vertical die set.
Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink after March 15th: Botanical Letters stamp set
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