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PTI Feature: Mountain Majesty

Welcome back to another More July Release with Papertrey Ink! Every month, even way before I joined the design team, I have always admired how beautiful PTI products were. They truly knock out some of the most gorgeous dies and stamps I’ve ever seen, and today I get to share with you a project I made with this month’s outstanding cover plate die called Mountain Majesty.

I actually used the Mountain Majesty stamp set in yesterday’s post for On the Wagon, so you may be somewhat familiar with it already. This is the cover plate version and the plate is so delicate, and has this wonderful open area to stamp a large sentiment. I started by painting the blue watercolor wash onto watercolor paper, then die cutting the plate. I wanted to create a night sky, and soon after I did that I had a flurry of Christmas card ideas! So, this plate is definitely coming back into my projects later in the year.

On another piece of watercolor paper, I did the same thing, but with primarily purple for the mountains. This layer was going to be underneath, so I intentionally added some darker areas as well to add more depth to the mountains.

I heat embossed the Year of Psalms: July onto the open area in white as it fits perfectly. I assembled the two layers together onto an A2 base card. It’s a pretty simple card, and yet so striking at the same time!

Cheers,

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PTI Throwback Thursday: Happy Trails

I’m up for this week’s post of Papertrey Ink Throwback Thursday! Today’s feature stamp set is Happy Trails! This was actually my first time working with this set, and I thought this set was incredibly unique. I love the “trails” theme and how all the sentiments and images tie together. So creative!

I knew I really wanted to use this sentiment ‘let your dreams take flight’, but it was so hard to decide which image I wanted because I could have easily paired it with the butterfly, the bird, or the paper airplane! But I don’t think I ever had a paper airplane card before, so I thought time to make it my first!

So I started by blending a rainbow colored circle by using the circular stencil from the Make It Market Mini Kit: Herb Garden. If you don’t have the kit, you can easily replicate the layout with just any circle stencil or creating your own with a die. I do love the painted edges of this particular stencil from the kit though! I knew I was going to be working with a lot of black and white images, so I wanted to pack in tons of color into this little circle.

I stamped various curly lines and the paper airplane with Soft Stone dye ink. I then stamped the sentiment and the main images in True Black, making it stand out sharply against the rainbow. My main airplane was stamped on white cardstock and die cut with coordinating dies. I also did some very minimal coloring on it and adhered it with foam tape to give it a little more interest in comparison to all the grey images next to it.

It’s a clean and simple card, but definitely not short of colors! If you love clean and simple cards, you will love this stamp set!

Cheers,

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PTI Feature: Fruit Salad and On the Wagon

Welcome back to another post of More July Release Day 4! I have fun projects to share with you and perhaps my favorites in this release. So let’s get started!

First up, is the Fruit Salad sets. The Fruit Salad dies are soooooooo fun and cute! My card showcases the Citrus Die, but the Watermelon, Cherry and Pineapple dies are really cool too! If I had just a little bit more time, I would have created a full Fruit Salad card set!

The layout of the card is pretty simple and straight forward. Since the fruits are so large, I knew they already took up majority of the card, so I wanted to just create a “splash” of color to really bring out this fresh and juicy look. I used some green watercolors and brushed on paint in a zig zag motion to create the movement. I then finished it with some splatter, and stamped my sentiment in the top right corner.

The orange slices are really fun to make. I first die cut the inside circle layer out of white cardstock and individually blende Harvest Gold dye inks into each of the little triangles. I then inlaid them back into the orange frame, and then adhered it to the outer circle that I die cut out of Orange Zest card stock. I arranged them right in front of my painted area and trimmed off any excesss hanging outside of my A2 card.

Next up is my personal favorite, and a card very rare for me! I didn’t color anything, and the card is fully stamped. I had so much fun creating this card! I definitely used my MISTI tool for the whole thing to make sure I get good alignment on all the layers of stamping. I was a little intimidated at first, but I was so in love with the results.  The card features a mix of the Mountain Majesty stamp set and the On the Wagon stamp set. I stamped the car and the trees from On the Wagon, and die cut them with its coordinating dies.

I then stamped the mountainous background, and even added a little ombre stamping into the mix to some depth to the mountain’s shadows. I then masked off the mountains with some post-its and stamped the grass images three times. A little unevenness didn’t even matter here because it all ends just looking like texture!

I stamped my sentiment and birds right on top of my background in black. And finally, I mounted on my station wagon and foreground trees with foam tape. I love it! And I can’t wait to send this out to an outdoorsy friend. I just know they will fall in love with this!

Cheers,

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Neat & Tangled: You’re An Awesome Friend

Hi there! It’s my turn today to drop by the Neat & Tangled blog, and I just had to share another project with the cute Schoolhouse set from the July Release. I absolutely adore this set! One of my favorite things about this set is its versaility. It might be a school-themed set, but you can make this little mouse write any sentiment you want, which means you can make it fit any type of card you need!

I stamped my images in hybrid ink and colored them with copic markers. I then die cut all the images with the coordinating Schoolhouse Nice and Neat dies. On white cardstock, I blended Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey distress inks.

I really wanted a large sentiment to work with so I decided to use the Awesome Nice and Neat Dies to pair with my sentiment from the Schoolhouse set. I die cut the ‘Awesome’ three times out of white cardstock and adhered them together. It creates a beautiful depth to the sentiment. On a black cardstock then I die cut a dome shape out of, I also die cut the outline of awesome to get the inverse shape — the coolest thing about these dies! And to finish the full sentiment, I heat embossed ‘You’re an’ and ‘friend’ in white. I simply used a post-it to mask off any portion of the sentiment that I didn’t need.

And finally, now that all the pieces are ready, I assembled them all onto my ombre background as if the little mouse writing the sentiment! How cute is he? Hope you enjoy today’s project!

Cheers,

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PTI Feature: Infinity Frames and Sentiments

Welcome back to another day Papertrey Ink More July Release Day 4! Today I’ll be sharing with you my project featuring the Infinity Frames and Sentiments. Contrary to the rectangular dies that you may have seen in other shopes, the Infinity Frames is a cover plate and will also give you the perfect width frames. In fact, you can die cut a bunch of them all at once, and set aside any that you may not use for another project easily!

Today my card features 3 of the frames in the Infinity Frames die and also the Infinity Frames Sentiment Stamp Set that has tons and tons of sentiments available for all sorts of occasions at a size that fits the frames perfectly. I stamped various sentiments in Aqua Mist onto the frames in a repetitive fashion on all sides. I used the same Aqua Mist to blend some ombre shades to the top and bottom of the background card, then I glued down my frames right on top of it.

I knew I wanted to add some florals to the center of my card and the Cloche Quarters: Summer Fillers had the most beautiful orchid plants ever! So I stamped those up, and die cut them with coordinating dies. Aren’t they beautiful? I just adore orchids. I adhered them to the center of my card with foam tape.

It’s a simple layout, but the frames really brings in the focus to the center, doesn’t it? And adding the sentiment to the frames themselves is also fun way to add text to a card!

Cheers,

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