We have so much good stuff to show you today on Day #4 of the Papertrey Ink April countdown! This month's Shaper Shifter die, Corner Adorner, and Words to Live By (our featured word is "work"!), plus some awesome new masculine themed things by Lizzie!
Everything I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm ET on April 15th from the Papertrey Ink store.
I have lots of projects using these new goodies, plus a few more using some things that have already been introduced, so let's get started!
First up is a card using some of the new things from Lizzie's new Dapper Chap collection, which consists of a stamp set and matching dies. I paired Dapper Chap with a new die collection she's also releasing called Shape Up: Tuxedo Gift Card.
The die collection is obviously designed to create a gift card holder, but I pulled a few of the elements from the set -- the lapels and shirt collar, to use on a regular card. I started by stenciling a plaid pattern onto a stitched rectangle, cut using the new Noted: Simply Stitched dies and Lizzie's new Plaid stencils. These new stencils are awesome and so fun! You can easily build plaid patterns to cover an entire card front, quickly and easily. I used Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, and Saffron Spice inks to create my super cool plaid jacket. ;-)
I added a paisley bowtie, which was diecut and stamped with the Dapper Chap set. I also cut a little slit in the jacket to create a pocket, into which I slipped a little "pocket square" stamped with the father's day sentiment from the Dapper Chap Set. The sentiment is one line in the set, but I did a little masking so that I could fit it onto my pocket square. The stitched pocket square was cut using the smallest rectangle from the Noted: Simply Stitched A2 die set. With a little creative diecutting I was able to cut a point at the top. I added a strip of Pinefeather cardstock over the slit, just to give it a finishing touch and match the lapels.
My next project uses this month's Words to Live By: Work set, along with the Shape Shifter: Square 1 dies, and this month's Corner Adorner set. These elements all work so well together!
I diecut the Shape Shifters: Square 1 die from Rustic White cardstock, then used the Words To Live By: Work word dies to cut the "work hard" from the center of it. I held on to the insides of the letters so I could add those back to the insides. The corners of my square diecut are stamped with the Corner Adorner: April set. I love the grungy look of these corners! Perfect finished touch for this masculine card.
The rest of the sentiment was stamped in Stormy Sea ink. In the background is my new Text & Texture: Agate background. I stamped it onto kraft cardstock as well as our new gray, and trimmed down the kraft panel to layer over the gray. I used Copic markers to outline just a few of the lines to give it a little depth. I added a strip of Stormy Seas cardstock where the two panels meet. I also added a few "bolts" by diecutting some hexagons from gray cardstock, then punching a hole from the centers. I think it's the perfect guy card!
Supplies not linked, but available on April 15th from Papertrey Ink: Text & Texture: Agate stamp set, Words to Live By: Work stamp set and matching dies, Shape Shifters: Square 1 die, Corner Adorner: April stamp set
Next I used many of the same products to create a graduation card. The "hard work pays off" and "congratulations" sentiments from the new Words to Live By: Work set are perfect for graduation cards.
I once again stamped the Shape Shifters: Square 1 die with the Corner Adorner set, this time with Smokey Shadow ink that was sponged onto my stamp rather than applied directly from the pad for a softer look. I used the WTLB: Work dies to cut the "hard work" portion of the sentiment, then stamped the rest using the stamp set. The graduation cap is from a new set you'll be seeing a whole lot more of tomorrow!
I layered everything over a Cover Plate: Center Stage diecut, which was cut from our new gray cardstock. I added the outer stitched edge by using the new Noted: Simply Stitched die. You could add stitching to pretty much any of the cover plates this way!
Last, but not least today, I have a card that combines the new Butterfly Folk with the Text & Texture: Agate set. I really wanted to pair the two to create a sort of rustic looking butterfly card. I was envisioning one of those beautiful dark blue butterflies perched on tree bark.
The background here looks like it took a lot of time, but it was actually pretty quick to do. I started off by heat embossing the Agate background onto watercolor paper using gold embossing powder. Then I sponged over it with Classic Kraft ink. After that I used my Zig Clean Color markers in a few shades of brown, to outline a few of the lines in the pattern. Then I took a wet brush and went over those areas, and finally, I splattered some dark brown watercolor paint. Sounds like a lot of steps, but it was fun to do and went quickly.
The butterfly was diecut from watercolor paper as well, and heat embossed with gold powder. This is the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Folk Outline set. I added a leafy branch cut from Olive Twist cardstock using the Ivy & Bloom die collection. The sentiment is from the Sentiment Staples: Thank You set, embossed with gold onto a Tag Sale: Quilted banner cut from Dark Indigo cardstock.
I had so much fun creating my projects for today! I hope you enjoyed them - thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back tomorrow for one more day of product reveals for this fun April release!