Good morning! I hope you're seeing some sunshine where you live today...spring is finally coming?!
We're on Day #3 of the Papertrey Ink April countdown and today I get to showcase this month's installment of the Year of Psalms series. This month's verse is from Psalm 20:4 and it's perfect for all of those hard-to-make graduation cards this time of year...and beyond that of course -- for new jobs, new adventures, even weddings and showers!) This set features the verse, along with a few two-step brushstroke hearts.
The new Year of Psalms: April set along with anything else mentioned as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm ET on April 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.
I'm excited to share my projects with you today...a few using the new Psalm set, and one more using some of my other new sets coming this month.
Let's start off with a Year of Psalms card. I'll be needing a few graduation cards coming up soon, so I decided to make a couple - one appropriate for a girl, and one more appropriate for a guy. For the girl version, I started with a Mix & Mat: Scallops diecut, cut from watercolor paper, which I added lots of color using some watercolor paints. Once it was dry I stamped the verse using Versamark ink, then heat embossed it with white powder.
I stamped some hearts from the set, trying to kind of coordinate the ink colors to match the background. I adhered my finished sentiment panel to a linen card base, which was covered with a Cover Plate: Center Stage diecut, also cut from linen cardstock. I think it turned out so bright and fun! I think I'll give it to our neighbor girl who's graduating this year.
My next card would be better suited to a young man. I started off with a panel of Soft Stone cardstock and cut the stitched rectangle using the new Mix & Mat: Scallops die collection. I masked off this rectangle and used the diamond stencil from the Modern Basics stencil collection to sponge the border with Scarlet Jewel ink.
I stamped the sentiment with Smokey Shadow ink. The graduation cap is from the older For the Graduate set, stamped in True Blank ink.
I'm super excited to share this next project with you as I had so much fun putting it together! This one uses my new Cloche Quarter set. Someone left a comment yesterday (now I can't find it for the life of me!) saying how they thought a rose inside one of the cloches for a Beauty & the Beast theme would be really fun (have you seen the new movie? My girls loved it). I loved this suggestion and couldn't wait to try and bring it to life. I used lots of different sets to put it all together!
I started off by inking a panel of linen cardstock with shades of blue, which I then spritzed with water to add some texture. I stamped the branches from the Nesting set that was released last month onto the background as well. Someone else asked about turning the cloche into a shaker, and I'm happy to report that that worked great! I put a rose inside my shaker, stamped with the Bloom & Grow stamps from last month's mini kit, and added some glitter and red sequins (to mimic falling petals). I also inked to top of the cloche with some versamark ink so I could add a bit of gold embossing.
The sentiment was done with the combination of a few different sets. The "B" is from the Botanical Letters set released last month - there are DIES for it coming your way this month - yay! The rest of the word "beauty" was stamped and heat embossed with gold powder using the Wet Paint Alpha stamp set. The remainder of the sentiment was stamped using a sentiment from the Spring Hills set, which I did a bit of masking on to format it the way I wanted. I added some pretty gold filigree along the bottom edge using the new lace medallion die from the Lovely Lace kit, cut from Luxe Gold adhesive sheets. This was such a fun project to play around with and just be creative...thank you to whomever left the suggestion (I wish I could find you!) :-)
Thanks so much for stopping by today and sharing in my excitement of these new products! I have lots more projects to share, but I think I'll call it a wrap for now! We'll see you back here tomorrow.