This is my SECOND post for today! Scroll down after this one to see my post for PTI Throwback Thursday featuring Dot Spot! Dang! That's a lotta blog posts this week! Thank you for coming by each day to see all the new projects! CLICK HERE for all the new items!
So, this post is my fourth and final release week post for the new Papertrey Ink April 2017 release! Today I have two cards to share with you in this post. Both of these have a kind of vintage and feminine feeling to them. And, they would be nice cards for sympathy cards or encouragement cards. Unfortunately we have to send out these kinds of cards too... I know that when someone is feeling sad and down there is something really heartfelt about a handmade card coming in the mail. I hope I give you some ideas today in that regard.
First up is a card featuring the lovely new Gran's Garden Stamp Set and Dies. Beautiful layered florals and leaves. SO pretty. I paired the flowers with the gorgeous new sentiment set called Pen and Ink. I started with a dark grey card base (Smoky Shadow cardstock) and inked the sentiment in white ink. Then I layered the flowers and leaves for the color on the card.
The card base is A2 and made from Smoky Shadow cardstock. Then I layered another layer of Smoky Shadow cardstock with foam tape. I stamped the sentiment in white and then speckled white ink splatters over it. The tiny accent flowers are also stamped in white ink.
I stamped and die cut several flowers and leaves and then layered them together in the corners of the card using foam tape. I added some clear droplets for a finishing touch. I will add a layer of white cardstock to the inside of the card to write on.
I used my MISTI tool to line up the layers on the flowers. Works like a dream every time!
The font used in the Pen and Ink stamp set is really beautiful. That set is going to get used a lot in my studio!
And, my final card for release week is a shabby chic encouragement card made with the new Quoted: Start Again Stamp. It's so lovely. I used cream cardstock for my card base and center layer instead of bright white. I used the We R Memory Keepers 6x6 Indian Summer paper pad for all the patterned paper layers. Instead of using black ink, I used dark brown - this also adds to the vintage feeling of the card.
I stamped the large stamp twice. Once on my card layer and once on a scrap paper. I hand cut out the two banners and layered them on to the main stamp for some dimension. I colored the flowers and banners using Copic Markers to match the paper. Pretty mustard and grey blue tones. I inked the edges using Antique Linen Distress Ink and a sponge dauber.
I wrapped a bit of twine around the layers and finished with a bauble from my stash... I really love adding these little details to my cards. It's like putting on your earring after you're all dressed!
Thank you for joining me this week! You're probably sick of my by now! It has been a joy to share the new Papertrey Ink Release with you! I hope you've found some inspiration and maybe bought some new stamps to try out too. Happy Thursday! Have an awesome weekend! Be sure to stop by the Official Papertrey Ink Blog for more inspiration. Thanks for a great week! XOXO
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