Hey everybody! LOTS going on around here! So many blog posts this week! I hope you saw them all! LOL. Yesterday's blog hop for Pretty Pink Posh has a prize, so make sure to leave a comment on that one! Today I'm continuing with the Papertrey Ink January 2018 new release countdown, and it's day four! That means only a couple more days until all the new products will be for sale. Be sure to pop over to the PTI Blog to see the projects from the other design team members. And, everything new will be for sale on Monday the 15th at 10pm EST.
Today I'm sharing two birthday cards with beautiful, colorful, happy balloons! there really isn't a more cheerful image that a brightly colored balloon! There are new stamps, dies and stencils to go along with the balloon theme. Today I'm featuring the Birthday Balloons Collection stamp set, the Birthday Strings stamp set (love), the Never Enough Birthday stamp set and the Birthday Balloons stencils! (say that three times fast!) All of these new products work so beautifully together to create birthday cards. That is the type of card I send the most - how about you?
For this first card I went crazy with the rainbow colors with the balloon stencil! So fun to ink the balloons with a small sponge dauber, and so quick. My card is a five inch square card and the layers were cut down in 1/4 inch increments. I centered the stencil on my white square panel. After I inked the balloons, I splattered white paint and some water droplets over the balloons for added interest. A vivid rich black die cut and a white embossed sentiment finish off this card.
I love the look of black cardstock with white embossing in contrast with lots of color. I used bright red cardstock for my card base.
In this close up you can see the white paint splatters!
For my second card, I made a really clean and simple card design with three cardstock balloons. The patterns were stamped onto the balloons using Versamark Ink for a watermark effect. LOVE that. This card is trimmed down 1/2 inch in width from a normal A2 card. I just thought that looked nicer to have a narrow card here. The new Birthday Strings stamps are so pretty! And I love this sort of tropical color palette. The stamp set has small accent stamps that look like confetti! Quick and easy to replicate this one in any color scheme!
As always, thank you so much for visiting today! ONE more day of previews this week! Be sure to come back tomorrow! XOXO
SUPPLIES FOR TODAY!
**I'll update the links with the new products once they go live in the store!