It’s finally time to begin the Papertrey Ink December Release Week! I don’t know why, but it feels like it’s been so long since the last release. Perhaps with all the holiday festivities and family in town, I’ve been so busy I feel like so much time has passed since I last posted for the November Release. As many of you are aware of now, there has been some big changes at Papertrey Ink, but I assure you, behind the scenes, we are nonstop keeping the creativity going and making it even better than before! I am extremely excited for all the changes and so glad to be apart of it all.
So let’s start off the release big, with one of my favorite cards that I’ve made for this release featuring these gorgeous Farmer’s Market Florals. I am totally obsessed with how stunning this layered floral set is that you may be seeing pop up a few more times in my projects. I love them so much! I die cut all the leaves and florals first, and then stamped all the images. I stamped the flowers in Sweet Blush, Lovely Lady, and Autumn rose. The little flowers are in Harvest Gold and the leaves are stamped in Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse.
Dawn also designed these sentiments which I adore. I didn’t offset the ‘Hugs’ die cut words, they were designed that way! And that makes me so, so happy because I get nice even surface and easy alignment. And to pair with these awesome word dies is of course the Huge Sentiments stamp set that stamps the cute little banner and comes with various choices for following sentiment phrase, in which I chose ‘today and always’.
I always feel a little ink blending goes a long way, and I did that with some Tea Dye distress inks in the corners where I had the flowers. I followed by adding a little splatter. Then, I assembled the card together varying the depths by adhering some pieces directly onto the card, and some with foam tape.
This next card features this month’s Mix & Mat: Hearts die collection. This frame has the cutest little hearts all around it! I didn’t use the center die cut piece with the falling hearts, but only because I wanted a nice solid space to stamp my sentiment. I die cut the frame in white and with some painter’s tape, masked off the border and blended down some Lovely Lady ink. I then used our new sentiment set Everyday Affection in Autumn Rose.
I really wanted to use the Farmer’s Market Florals again for this card, but I didn’t want to inundate you with my use of it, so I reached for an older MIM mini kit: Bloom & Grow and made myself a nice little potted bouquet of flowers. This card just makes me feel like I’m ready for spring already! I selectively die cut some of the individual flowers out so that I can add a fun dimension to my bouquet.
I used the Aqua Mist Bitty Big pattern paper for the backing of this card. The turqouise really helps contrast the soft pastels and adds a beautiful accent to the whole card. The pattern is not distractive either, so it just enough to keep things clean, at least in my eyes. Hope these cards give you some good ideas of the December release products and see you tomorrow for more!