Introducing What the Doodle...
Introducing Tulip Time and Spring Woods...

Peonies on Parade, Paper Clippings, and Inspired...

Ann logo

Hello and welcome back for another day of big product reveals for the Papertrey Ink 9th Anniversary celebration and February release!

I have lots of projects today and lots to tell you about!

Here's a run down of the products I'm previewing for you today...

Peonies on Parade stamp set, dies, and coloring sheets (watercolor and cardstock) by Dawn - a gorgeous outline floral set featuring peonies...a favorite for sure.  

Paper Clippings: Happy Day stamps and dies -- Paper Clippings is another new monthly series for me!  Each month will feature a different large-scale sentiment die and coordinating stamp set.  The look of this series is inspired by the art of Scherenschnitte, which means "paper cuts" in German.  I've always been fascinated by this art form and the gorgeous, intricate results.  This Paper Clippings dies will help you achieve a similar look without picking up a scissors.  :-)  

Inspired: Savior -- Another monthly series I'll be doing this year.  Each month will have an inspirational word die, along with a $5 companion sentiment set featuring phrases and verses that go along with the word of the month.  We're kicking off the series with the word "Savior".  This set will be great for encouragement, Easter, and Bible journaling.

Modern Backgrounds Stencils - YES! Stencils!  I'm so excited that Papertrey is releasing their very own stencils.  This is something I've been wanting for a long time.  I love creating backgrounds with stencils - even more than stamping them.  It's just so quick and easy!  The first stencils being released will be sold as a set of three, and they feature three different modern backgrounds that I think you'll find to be very versatile.

All of these new products...stamps, dies, papers, and stencils, will be available for purchase only from the Papertrey Ink website, beginning at 10pm EST on February 15, 2016.

So let's get on with the projects, shall we?  

Let's start off with a couple of projects using Dawn's new Peonies.  First up is a card that uses one of the watercolor sheets from the Peonies on Parade Watercolor paper pad.  I used my Zig markers to give them lots of color...I always love those peonies that are that almost electric purple color, so that's the look I was going for here.  The watercolor sheets make it so easy - the design is already there, ready to be colored.  


When I was finished coloring, I used one of the stencils from the new Modern Backgrounds stencil set and sponged some Sweet Blush on the side without the flowers, just kind of fading the ink color as it got closer to the flowers.  So quick and easy - took me probably less than a minute to add that subtle texture and color to the background.  The birthday sentiment I used here is from the previously released Birthday Cheer set.



 Supplies not linked, but available on February 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Peonies on Parade watercolor sheets, Modern Backgrounds stencil collection

My next project is a much softer take on the peonies.  This time I stamped them onto a panel of plain watercolor paper from my stash, using Versmark ink, then heat embossed them with white powder.  This time I used my Papertrey re-inkers and a water brush to color them.  As much as I love my new Zig markers, I still love coloring with re-inkers!  It's just so easy.  I used Sweet Blush and Berry Sorbet re-inkers for the blooms, and Limeade Ice with a bit of Aqua Mist for the leaves.  


For the sentiment, I used my new Inspired: Savior set.  I diecut the word from the same watercolor paper and brushed it with a bit of re-inker.  The rest of the sentiment was stamped in a light gray ink.  I added a strip of Sheer Basics vellum along the side.  This would be such a pretty encouragement or even sympathy card.  



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Peonies on Parade stamp set, Inspired: Savior stamp set and coordinating die

My next card uses my new Paper Clippings: Happy Day die.  All I did was diecut the Happy Day die from watercolor paper - the whole thing is one piece, and it's sized nice and big to pretty much take up an entire card front. I used my Zig Clean Color pens to add lots of bold color.  One little tip to make coloring the intricate design really easy -- I placed it on one of the cutting mats from my Cricut.  The sticky surface held it in place so I could color it without the pieces moving around one me.


I adhered my colored diecut to a Fresh Snow Linen cardstock panel that was sponged with a bit of Aqua Mist ink.  I added a few sequins to the purple flower centers and also attached a few flowers to the ends of my cotton twine bow. 



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Paper Clippings: Happy Day die collection

 The Paper Clippings: Happy Day die is nice and large to fit a card front, but you can also cut it apart and use the pieces in other ways.  That's what I did here.  I diecut one from watercolor paper and snipped out just the sentiment.  Then I cut another from Limeade Ice cardstock and snipped out just a few of the vines.  There are individual little flower dies included in the set as well, so you can layer them and add dimension if you like. That's what I did here - I cut them from linen cardstock, stamped on them with the coordinating images from the Paper Clippings: Happy Day stamp set, and added them to the vines with foam adhesive. 


The butterfly is of course from my new What the Doodle: Butterfly set.  For the background, I used one of the stencils in the new Modern Backgrounds stencil set.  I placed it over some watercolor paper and just roughly colors over some of the openings in the stencil with my Zig Clean Color markers.  Then, with the stencil still in place, I took a water brush and went over the colors.  I took the stencil away and brush a little more water over some of the areas around the edges to pull the ink out a little further for an artsy look.  I also watercolored the diecut sentiment with the same pens.  



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Paper Clippings: Happy Day stamp set and die collection, What the Doodle: Butterfly stamp set and die collection, Modern Backgrounds stencil collection 

 My next card uses just the stamps from the Paper Clippings: Happy Day set to create a one-layer card that was really quick to stamp.  I stamped everything pretty much as it's laid out on the die, just following that for my design, which made it really quick.  The sentiment was stamped by inking it with a variety of blue/teal inks. Then I stamped all of the vines at once (laid them out in my MISTI so I could pick them all up and stamp them all at the same time)


After that I went back and stamped all the flowers.  Finally, I sponged some Bright Buttercup ink around the edges.  Bright Buttercup is a new color coming your way this month - a bright, clear, sunshine-y yellow!  



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Paper Clippings: Happy Day stamp set

One last card today - this is another using the Inspired: Savior set.  There's a sentiment in the set -- "you have the Savior of the world on your side" that's perfect for encouraging someone going through a tough time.  That sentiment prompted me to pull out my World Map stamp.  I used it to create a scene inside of a Shaker Shapes: Circle diecut, topped off with the circle banner from the Scene It: Celebration die collection.  I colored the map with my Zig Clean Color markers.  


The top and bottom sentiments were stamped in Smokey Shadow ink, and the "Savior" was diecut from Smokey Shadow cardstock.  To create the background, I started by sponging a gradient of green to teal ink using Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, and Tropical Teal.  Once I had a nice base color sponged, I laid one of the Modern Background stencils over it and sponged some more.  I love how that turned out!  Definitely doing that again.  



Supplies not linked, but available on February 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Inspired: Savior stamp set and die, Modern Backgrounds stencil collection

 Once again...thanks so much for stopping by today!  We couldn't have this super fun anniversary celebration without each one of you!  I hope you're getting a chance to enjoy some of the challenges and giveaways.  We'll see you back here again tomorrow.  I have something to show you that I don't think has even been peeked anywhere yet!  *wink*