Welcome back to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink November Release! This is going to be a HUGE post featuring several of this month’s products including the new Quoted: Living Longer, Stencil Basics: Quatrefoil, and Tag Sale #11 Die Collection.
First up is the new quoted stamp set. This quote really hits home for me. Sometimes I spend so much of myday working that we forget the importance of living well! I stress, then I eat definitely more than half or settle for fast food and end up too busy to take walks and enjoying life. This is such a great quote to share!
I started by watercoloring a background in blue and turqouise. I heat set to help it dry quickly and then stamped the quote in the left side with Smokey Shadow and Tropical Teal premium dye inks. I used my Tonic Studios Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to help me get a nice stamped image as sometimes it takes a few times when stamping onto a rough watercolor paper surface.
I die cut all the various watermelon pieces out with the Fruit Salad: Watermelon die. For the juicy part, I blended on Berry Sorbet dye ink, but the I cut the remaining parts out of Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse card stocks. I used a black copic marker to color in the seeds rather than trying to inlay all the tinny pieces. I also used a green copic marker to color in some green stripes to the skin of the watermelon. I arranged all the various watermelon pieces to the right with foam tape and then snipped off pieces hanging off the edge.
Now it’s time for my featured product post this month! Today I will be focusing on the new Stencil Basics: Quatrefoil and Tag Sale #11 Die Collection. Excluding stamps of course, stencils are my next favorite products to work with. I then there’s so much versatility and different looks you can achieve with stencils easily, which is why I love working with them.
My first card is pretty simple and the technique works beautifully with Distress Oxide inks. I first blended Candied Apple, Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, and Honey Nut distress oxide inks. I then took my stencil, sprayed it with water, and laid it on top of my blended surface. The more water coverage you get on the stencil, the more distinct your image would turn out. So you’ll see that certain areas of my card wasn’t sprayed with enough water, but regardless, it still comes out beautiful and with unique textures. Let the stencil soak in a bit, and then lift it straight up. Quickly use a paper towel to dab it dry.
I immediately got this beautiful background with the little quatrefoil patterns. I die cut the Noted: Scalloped A2 die out of the blended background and again on regular white card stock. I also die cut the Big Basics: Just For You word die in white, and adhered that to my card. It looks impressive with little effort!
The next one features the other larger quatrefoil pattern stencil in the set. I blended Blueberry Sky, Tropical Teal and Vintage Jadeitte over Stamper’s Select White card stock. I then die cut the quatrefoil tag shape from our new Tag Sale #11 die collection to create a window for a sentiment.
I decided to use the Quoted stamp set from a couple months back called Quoted: True Friends. I stamped it in Smokey Shadow and Tropical Teal dye inks directly onto the white base card.
I aligned my blended background with the quatrefoil window right on top of the sentiment and adhered it with foam tape for a little depth.
I didn’t want to waste the inside quatrefoil tag that I die cut out to create the window, so I easily turned it into a simple gift tag! I die cut the stitched circle from Tag Sale #11 and stamped the ‘a gift for you’ image from the the Holiday Tag Along stamp set. I adhered the center piece with foam tape to the tag.
And finally, the last and my personal favorite project for today are these holiday treat tags! Tag Sale #11 is a beautiful standalone tag die. The quatrefoil shape adds a sense of elegance. I started by die cutting the outer outline of the die four times. Then for two of them, I die cut the circle out of the center to create the top layer window.
I blended inks on the bottom layer. For one of my tags, I used Tropical Teal, and the other I used Lovely Lady. Any color would come out beautifully for these. I also used the same ink color to add splatter. Then I stamped ‘holiday treats’ from the Tag Along stamp set.
I added foam tape in between the layers and also added a some winter berries for embellishments. Here I have this one tied to a bottle, and how’d I’d likely use them for the holidays when I prepare some homemade treats to share.
Hope you enjoy all the projects in this big post today. There’s still more November release projects to share with you all so come back tomorrow to tune in!