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Papertrey Ink Feature: Heart & Sole


Good morning and welcome to Day 3 of the Papertrey Ink May countdown!  In case you're new here, each month, on the 10th through the 15th of the month, I preview all of the new products that will be available for purchase on the Papertrey Ink site on the 15th of that month. 

Today I get to showcase one of the new sets I have coming out this month called Heart & Sole.  This set features two different style shoe prints - an athletic shoe, and a work boot.  There are several different sentiments, which make this a great set for lots of different occasions.  Perfect for those hard-to-create-for guys in your life, but changing up the colors make it great for gals and girls, too!

The new Heart & Sole set and coordinating dies, as well as anything else I mention as "new" will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm ET on May 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.

Let's get on to a few projects!  I have three projects today, and I'll be sharing more over the next week or so.

My first card is great for those hard-working dads.  I started off by embossing the front of a kraft card base using the Woodgrain Metal Stencil.  Then I diecut the new Mix & Mat: Herringbone frame from Rustic White cardstock, and cut the corners from Smokey Shadow cardstock.  


I used the Grunge Me stamp set to stamp some splatters with Classic Kraft ink.  I added the work boot shoe print, cut from kraft cardstock, and stamped with the two-step boot image using Classic Kraft and Cocoa Bean inks.  There are several different little rectangles and circles that can be added to the sole design, to customize it.  I used the one that says "hardest working dad", along with the small circle with wrenches inside.  


The sentiment is a combination of stamps and dies from the set.  There are dies to coordinate with the three main words from the stamp set -- dad, thanks, and step, which combine with the smaller sentiments.  Here I used the "dad" stamp and die, along with the "happy father's day" sentiment.


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 My next card uses the athletic print from the set.  This image is broken into a few stamps, which lets you create fun multi-colored prints.  I'm always amazed by all the bright colored tennis shoes out there right now when we go shoe shopping, so go ahead and play around with lots of colors!  Here I used Limeade Ice, Tropical Teal, and Enchanted Evening.


For the background, I started with a panel of watercolor paper and did a wash (followed Laurie's wonderful Make It Monday video from last week!) using reinkers in the same colors that I stamped the shoe.


The sentiment was again done with stamps and dies from the Heart & Sole set.


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 My last card today uses the athletic shoe again.  Like I mentioned above, the image is broken into a few pieces so you can make multi-colored soles, and one of my favorite parts about it is that the large blank area in the sole has the regular shoe print that I used above, or filled in with two different words.  Here I filled it in with the word "step", and there is also the word "dad" that can be stamped in that area.  


The shoe print was stamped with Smokey Shadow, Soft Stone, and Enchanted Evening inks.  There are several different sentiments that curve around the shape of the athletic shoe.  Here I used the sentiment that says "When you think you can't go any further, take on more step".   This was stamped onto a panel of watercolor paper, which I had stamped with circles from the Grunge Me set and done a bit of watercoloring.


I took this finished panel and layered it over a strip of Smokey Shadow cardstock and a Cover Plate: Center Stage diecut, which was cut from Dark Indigo cardstock.  Under it all is a card base made from watercolor cardstock.  I added a bit of watercoloring to the left edge to show through the cover plate diecut.


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 Thanks so much for stopping by!  I'll be back tomorrow to share more projects using the new May products!