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Good morning! It's day three of the April Papertrey Ink countdown and I have three projects to share with you today featuring the new Year of Psalms: April stamp set.
All of the new products will be at 10 pm EST on April 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
I absolutely love how much area this stamp covers! I love that it's large enough that it can be the focal of a card but not so large that you can't fit other images on with it! One of my favorite things to do with beautifully scripted sentiments is to emboss them over a watercolor wash!
After embossing the sentiment with white embossing powder onto watercolor paper, I quickly added some watercolor using a dark pink and bright yellow. I blended the paint just enough to create a hint of a third color.
I wanted to frame the sentiment, so I die one out of white cardstock using two dies form the Noted: Scalloped A2 die set. I popped the frame up with dimensional tape to give it a shadowbox look.
I added some stamped and die cut flowers to the frame. I used the new Gran's Garden stamp set and coordinating Gran's Garden die set. (I am completely head over heels for this new flower set!)
Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink after April 15th: Year of Psalms: April stamp set, Gran's Garden stamp set, Gran's Garden dies
Sentiments large enough to stand alone are a must have for me! Add in a gorgeous script and mix up the font a little and I'm in love! Not to mention the fact that it's such an encouraging verse, one of my favorites actually! I can think of so many occasions in which this would be perfect for! This particular card is for my daughter, who is currently contemplating a big decision.
I really wanted the sentiment to shine, so the only real color on this card comes from the sentiment panel. After embossing the sentiment using black detail embossing powder, I sponged on two colors of Distress Oxide ink. I then sprayed it lightly with water which blended the ink even more. I still wanted more, so I splattered some water on with a paintbrush.
The new Mix & Mat: Scallops die set was the perfect way to frame the sentiment. I embellished with one of the hearts included in the Year of Psalms: April set, some twine, and a mini clothespin.
The background is just two layers of white cardstock, with black paint splatters on the top layer. I wanted a bit more texture so I added a strip of black and white patterned paper.
Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink after April 15th: Year of Psalms: April stamp set, Mix & Mat: Scallops
One of the occasions that I thought of when I saw this set was graduation. What better time to let someone know that you are praying for their future?
I embossed the Year of Psalms: April sentiment onto a black tag (die cut with the Basic Bookmark 1 die) using gold detail embossing powder.
I kept this card gender neutral, using a very neutral color scheme (with some shiny gold thrown in for fun)! Even though the Year of Psalms: April sentiment is clearly the star of the show here I did want to add in a couple of graduation specific images. I stamped the long border strip from the For the Graduate stamp set and then filled in the year with the included number stamps. After stamping the graduation cap I die cut it out using the coordinating For the Graduate die.
The gold striped paper is some patterned vellum I had in my stash. You could see a lot of the black cardstock showing through so I backed it with a piece of white cardstock. I think it helps the black tag really pop!
Supplies not linked but available from Papertrey Ink after April 15th: Year of Psalms: April stamp set
If you would like more countdown inspiration, Nichole has a post that is positively bursting with beautiful projects!
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