The party's been going on for a while now for Papertrey Ink's 6th anniversary, but today marks the official start of the countdown where we get to start showing you projects using the new stamps and dies being released this month! You'll also get to see the first installment of each of the new year-long series being released. I always think February is such an exciting month!
The two sets I get to help debut today are both designed by Dawn McVey. There is a gorgeous floral set called Cutting Garden...I am in love with this set! It's definitely going to be my new go-to floral set. I told Dawn about a million times this week that I just love, love, love her new set! She's probably sick of me by now. :-) There are also dies for almost every piece in this set.
The other little set I'm previewing today is the first in Dawn's year longs series called Boutique Borders. Each month there will be a $5 mini set containing an ornate border and some coordinating sentiments. There will also be a coordinating die for the border. This month's set is called Boutique Borders: Mothers...and you guessed it, all of the pretty sentiments included in the set are Mother's Day related.
So let me show you some projects that put these new stamps and dies to use.
My first card uses floral images and a sentiment from the Cutting Garden set. The flowers are so pretty and different than anything in my collection. I love that they are all individual flowers, so I can play around with lots of different arrangements. The leaves are also separate, which lets me position those anywhere as well.
I inked the flowers with both Summer Sunrise and Hibiscus Burst inks, rolling the bottom portion of the flowers in the Hibiscus ink. The sentiment was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed on a strip of vellum. I rolled the edges of my front panel with a brayer and some Hibiscus and Summer Sunrise inks....the same method I used on this card from a few weeks ago. I also added a bit of Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist in the background.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink: Cutting Garden stamp set and coordinating dies
I used Sketch #1 and turned it into a horizontal card. I diecut the Take Three die from a panel of Autumn Rose cardstock and backed it with some white cardstock. I added some diecut Cutting Garden flowers stamped in Hibiscus, Autumn Rose and Scarlet Jewel inks. I also added some tone-on-tone stamping to the Autumn Rose panel. The Cutting Garden set is so perfect for both focal images and creating gorgeous backgrounds.
The sentiment on this card uses the other new set I'm introducing today - Boutique Borders: Mother. The frame is such a pretty shape and the fonts on the sentiment are so detailed and gorgeous. The strip of patterned paper under the label is one of the new pattern packs for February....Hibiscus Burst. yay!
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink: Cutting Garden stamp set and coordinating dies, Boutique Borders: Mother stamp set and coordinating die, Hibiscus Burst Pattern Pack paper
My next card takes the Cutting Garden set and goes vintage. I created the background by stamping several different flowers and leaf images from the set onto Kraft cardstock using Classic Kraft it. I then added some diecut flowers over the top, stamped in Sweet Blush and Ripe Avocado inks.
I once again used the pretty frame from Boutique Borders: Mother for my sentiment. This time I paired it with one of the sentiments from the Cutting Garden set. I also did a bit of layering by stamping the image onto some Sweet Blush patterned paper, cutting out the center and layering it over my diecut frame. I added some vintage buttons as well. The patterned paper along the bottom edge is from Pink Paislee's new Hope Chest collection (coming soon to a store near you!).
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink: Cutting Garden stamp set and coordinating dies, Boutique Borders: Mother stamp set and coordinating die
For my last card today I went a little funky with the two open-style flowers from the Cutting Garden set. They are just so pretty and full looking! I decided to go with a bright, summery color scheme. The larger flowers were inked up using Summer Sunrise and Raspberry Fizz inks, then the edges were rolled in Orange Zest and Scarlet Jewel inks to create some depth of color around the edges.
The smaller flowers were inked with Plum Pudding (edges rolled in Scarlet Jewel) and Hawaiian Shores (edges rolled in Ocean Tides). The "hi" portion of the sentiment was stamped with a brand new trendy alphabet set being released this month called Headline Alphabet. Everything is layered over some Hawaiian Shores Polka Dot paper.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2013 from Papertrey Ink: Cutting Garden stamp set and coordinating dies, Headline Alphabet stamp set, Hibiscus Burst Pattern Pack paper
Well, that's all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll head on over to Nichole's blog to see more sneaks of the new products along with lots more links to check out from the other team memebers. Oh, and don't forget the sketch challenge today as well!