Good morning! It's time for yet another day of product reveals and Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities. I know...we're like the Energizer bunnies of the stamping world. :-)
We have some pretty things to show you today! You know, I was thinking...this release covers just about all of the bases - there are so many different styles represented in the products being released this month. There's something for just about everyone, whatever style you're drawn to!
Today we're revealing a new floral set I designed called Tulip Time. I love tulips, they're one of my favorite flowers. There's something so fresh about them. When I worked as a floral designer I loved tucking them into bouquets...they always added a special touch that felt like something picked straight from the garden. I also live in an area that has a very strong Dutch background, so we're pretty proud of our tulips. ha.
One of the other sets being revealed today is a much requested sequel to Nichole's Winter Woods! Spring Woods is just as gorgeous as the winter version, if not more so.
The new Tulip Time and Spring Woods stamps and dies, along with any other product I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm EST on February 15, 2016 from the Papertrey Ink website.
Ok, yes, projects!
I might as well start with my favorite of the day. A card that combines both Spring Woods and Tulip Time. I started with one of the new Cover Plate: Pretty Frame die, which is such a pretty place to start, really. I sponged some Aqua Mist ink on the inside portion of the frame and began building a spring-time scene.
The bird and floral branches are from the Spring Woods set. The tulips are from Tulip Time, of course. The tulip blossoms are three steps, which allows you to play around with different ink colors and get some really pretty shading. I stamped them in Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet -- I used Berry Sorbet for both the 2nd and 3rd steps for a very subtle shaded effect on that third step. The sentiment I used here is also from Tulip Time. I think it's a great sentiment for spring time, but also for anyone who might be going through a change in their lives...new marriage, new home or location, new job, or maybe even newly single.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: Spring Woods stamp set and coordinating dies, Tulip Time stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Pretty Frame die
My next card uses Tulip Time along with some jars. These jars were originally part of the Friendship Jars sets, but this month they are going to be made available on their own, each one in its own $5 mini set. They are the exact same images, so if you own the Friendship Jars sets, you already own them. I used both the Quart and Pint jars and filled them with the tulips from Tulip Time. For the larger jar, I cut the window using the Friendship Jar Shaker die. For the smaller jar I diecut one from cardstock and one from vellum and sandwiched my flower stems in between. I did some watercoloring on both the large and small using my Zig pens.
The larger jar is filled with the cluster of three tulips from the Tulip Time set - they were stamped with Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, and Pure Poppy inks for the blooms and Limeade Ice and New Leaf for the two-step stems. The smaller tulips were stamped with Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, and Fresh Snow for the third step. The stems were stamped with Vintage Jadeite and Mint Julep. The sentiment and butterflies are also from Tulip Time. I sponged a bit of Aqua Mist ink in the background using one of the new Modern Background stencils and sponged some more.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: Tulip Time stamp set and coordinating dies, Just the Jar: Quart stamp, Just the Jar: Pint stamp, Modern Backgrounds stencil collection
Next I wanted to do a card that combine the new Tulip Time with the Paper Clippings: Happy Day die. I thought the tulips would look so pretty tucked in the intricate flourishes of the Happy Day die. I started off by creating a background by sponging some Raspberry Fizz ink onto a panel of Linen cardstock. The I placed one of the Modern Backgrounds stencils over the top and sponged some more Raspberry Fizz to get a tone-on-tone look.
I tucked some of the individual tulips around the outer edge. I also added a couple of butterflies from the Tulip Time set, which I layered and tucked above the "y" in happy. There was a question on the forum yesterday about sponging ink onto intricate diecuts like this, and I suggested putting it on a sticky cutting mat from one of the electronic cutting machines. I used a Cricut mat here when I sponged the ink and it worked really well to hold all of those little pieces in places. I mentioned yesterday that I used this same method for watercoloring, so I thought I would try it with sponging today.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: Tulip Time stamp set and coordinating dies, Paper Clippings: Happy Day die, Modern Backgrounds Stencil collection
My next card combines Tulip Time with the new Inspired: Savior set and the new Cover Plate frames to create a cheery Easter card. If you're looking to me to help you decide between those two new Cover Plate frames (Pretty and Scrolled), don't...'cuz I'll tell you to get both. :-) They're both so pretty. And fun to use together, mixing and matching the pieces. Here I used the inside from Cover Plate: Scrolled and that awesome scalloped outer frame from the Cover Plate: Pretty Frame. I layered them over a panel of linen cardstock that was sponged with some of the new Bright Buttercup ink.
I diecut the Inspired: Savior from watercolor paper and added some color with my Zig pens. The rest of the sentiment, from the Inspired: Savior stamp set, was stamped in Smokey Shadow ink. The tulip trio was stamped in shades of yellow and layered over the frames.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: Tulip Time stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Pretty Frame die, Cover Plate: Scrolled Frame die, Inspired: Savior stamp set and coordinating die, Bright Buttercup ink
For my last card today, I wanted to do something super soft and one layer for a sympathy card. For a more subtle, artsy look I didn't stamp all of the tulip layers. I only stamped the middle layer for the blooms and the detail layer for the stems. I added some watercoloring around them with my Zig pens and a water brush, and also used the water brush on the flowers to soften the edges and pull some of the ink out a bit to mimic a hand-painted look.
I sponged some Sweet Blush ink in the background with one of the Modern Backgrounds stencils. They sentiment is from an older Think Big set. I added just a few of the Rainstones as a pretty accent.
Supplies not linked, but available on February 15th, 2016 from Papertrey Ink: Tulip Time stamp set, Modern Backgrounds stencil collection
Thanks again for stopping by today! I'm having a great time, how about you? Don't forget to check Nichole's blog where she has all kinds of giveaways and contests going on, plus lots more product and project images! The amount of gift certificates being given away this week is just astounding! I hope you find some time to play along. See you tomorrow!