Hi crafty pals! Welcome back to Day Two of the awesome January Papertrey Ink new release previews! So glad to have you here with me as we introduce the new products from PTI. We are doing previews every day until the 15th. All the new products will be available for purchase in the PTI Store on Monday the 15th at 10pm EST. Be sure to check out the PTI Blog to see what the rest of the design team is sharing all week! So much good stuff. Hopefully you saw my birthday card post from yesterday!
Today I'm sharing two cards! The new stamp sets I'm featuring today are: Brushed Birds, Year of Psalms January, Warm Regards and Ways to Say Missing You! That's a lot! But as you know, everything from PTI always works so nicely together. Both of my cards have a Spring feeling to them - birds and flowers. I'm so ready!
First up is a card made with the beautiful new Warm Regards stamp set. It's a grouping of pretty Dogwood flowers. I LOVE this set!!! I tried an old technique that I haven't used in a while. Thought it would be a good time to share something different with you. It's stamping on dark cardstock with white ink and colored pencils. I hope you try it! I'll talk more about it in a minute. Here is the finished card - on Smokey Shadow Cardstock.
How do you do this??? It's so fun and easy! I used white pigment ink (listed in supplies) and inked my floral images. I set it aside and waited for the white ink to dry. After the white ink is dry, I went back with my colored pencils and colored over the white ink! PRETTY! I used bright pink and lime green and just a touch of brown. I think this is very elegant. I splattered some white paint over the images for an artistic look and feel. Added a few sequins...
I used the small stitched rectangle die from the Noted die set to cut my inner layer. I stamped a few blossoms in white on the card base. This is A2 size!
I used the new Missing You Die Cut to add my sentiment across the bottom of the card. I also think this card design would work well for a sympathy card.
Next up is a cheery bird card made with the new Brushed Bird Stamp Set and Year Of Psalms January Stamp Set! Those little birdies are adorable! I used another of my go-to techniques for this card - distress ink stamping with water spritzing. Also, very easy and fun. I started with an A2 card base and layered watercolor paper for my top layer.
I used mini Distress Ink pads in different shades of blue, green and purple and inked directly onto the bird stamp. Then I used my water sprayer and spritzed the stamp/ink before stamping onto watercolor paper. It makes all the inks blend together for a beautiful watercolor effect! I did the same thing with the sentiment. Looks very artsy and painterly!
For the background I used a water brush and some extra ink and gently painted a wash on the top and bottom of the panel. Then I attached the bird with some foam tape. Of course I added paint splatters too! (I love doing that!)
SUPPLIES FOR TODAY!
**I'll update the new products once they go live in the store on the 15th!