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Introducing Make It Market Mini Kit: Garden Gild...


Hello and welcome to the second group post day for the Papertrey Ink May countdown!  I'm pretty excited about what I have to show you today...the newest Make It Market Mini kit called Garden Gild!  It's filled with garden florals, fresh watercolors, all gilded with just a touch of gold.  Throw in a gorgeous script font and I think we have all of my favorite bases covered.  

The Garden Gild kit will be available for purchase from the Papertrey Ink website as of 10pm EDT on May 15th, 2015.  It is a Make It Market MINI - which means it is not limited quantity.  If it should happen to sell out at some point it will be restocked.  

Kit contents include the Garden Gild dies, which includes a beautiful Cover Plate die (+ a few extra individual flowers and leaf dies), a single sheet ($15 value) stamp set, eight A2 sheets of patterned paper, and a sheet of gold enamel dots.  

Let me show you what I created with the new Garden Gild kit...

My first card uses one of the sheets of patterned papers from the kit.  You all know I love the whole watercolor smooshing look...well, I actually turned a few of my watercolored papers into patterned papers and incorporated them in the kit!  Talk about doing all of the hard work for you.  :-)


This particular paper has the same design as the Cover Plate die included in the kit overlaid on the watercolor for a pretty burn-out effect.  All I did was diecut some of the individual flowers and leaves using the dies included in kit from vellum and layer them over the paper.  I heat embossed the "love & happiness" sentiment with gold embossing powder and added a few of the gold enamel dots from the kit.  The rest of the sentiment was stamped in Raspberry Fizz ink.  



My next project features another wedding card, along with a coordinating tag.


For the card I used another of the patterned papers included in the kit.  This one features some watercoloring in the center with the word "love" layered over the top.  I stamped the "wishing you" and "from this day forward" sentiments onto the patterned paper using Classic Kraft ink.  I layered the Garden Gild Cover Plate over the top, which was diecut from white cardstock.  I just love the simple, yet gorgeous white-on-white look. This Cover Plate resembles laser cut paper...a look that I just love!  


For the tag, I started with a Tag Sale #3 die and sponged some Hibiscus Burst and Summer Sunrise inks onto it.  Then I took a Garden Gild Cover Plate diecut and trimmed just the corner to fit in the corner of my tag.  I stamped the "on your wedding day" sentiment using Classic Kraft ink, trimmed it by hand and layered it over the tag.  Then I added a few individual diecut leaves and flowers over the top.  


Next I have a couple of birthday cards.  This first one is bold and colorful.  I started out with a sheet of patterned paper from the kit - this one features the same floral burn-out design as the one I used in the first card, but with green and blue watercoloring instead.  I stamped the "wishing you happiness on your birthday" sentiment in the center and then added lots of diecut leaves and flowers in bright colors.


The individual flower dies have lots of detailed cuts too, just like the Cover Plate, so they look great alone, or stamped with the coordinating images.  


My next card uses many of the same colors in as the one above, but this one has a much softer look.  I started off with a panel of white cardstock and sponged some Sweet Blush ink, concentrating it in the corners that are covered by the Cover Plate die.  I diecut the cover plate from white cardstock and then added some color by stamping some of the flower images.


Now, please be aware that not all of the flower stamps coordinate perfectly with all of the flowers within the Cover Plate die.  Because of the nature of the die design and the fact that all of the bits and pieces have to be welded together to form a die that's one piece and doesn't fall apart (*wink*), some of the flower shapes needed to be tweaked and altered a bit in order to fit together.  But, there are lots of bits and pieces that do match up and coordinate as you can see on this card and can be used to accent and add a bit of color to the Cover Plate.  You could also play around with adding color to the cover plate by coloring it with Copics, which I think would be fun to try too!

My next two cards feature more of the blue/green papers from the kit.  Up first is a birthday card.  I used the paper from the kit that features the word "happiness" in a burn-out look over some green and blue watercoloring.  I stamped the "wishing you...on your birthday" sentiment using Tropical Teal ink.


I added several diecut flowers over the cover plate, which were cut from Tropical Teal, Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, and white cardstock.  I added some of the gold enamel dots from the kit to the centers of the flowers.


My next card uses one of the gold foiled papers found in the kit.  The same design as the cover plate is done in gold foil over some blue/green watercoloring.  There is a pink/yellow version with the gold foiling in the kit as well.  This card was super tricky to photograph and looks so much prettier in real life!  I actually used the Cover Plate die as an Impression Plate here to add a bit of embossing to the gold design.


I stamped the "with love" sentiment using the stamps in the kit and added some diecut leaves and flowers.  Notice the leaves...I pieced the little veins back in with contrasting colors - love the way that looks!


And of course you can skip the diecutting and all of that and just grab the stamps in the kit for some good old-fashioned stamping.  Here I just clustered several of the flowers and leaves from the set around the pretty "happiness" sentiment using Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Aqua Mist, and Summer Sunrise inks.  "Happiness" was stamped in Smokey Shadow.


I embellished my flower centers with the gold dots included in the kit and added a strip of plaid paper along the side which I stamped using my new Plaid Builder set. Very fresh and summery!


My next card uses the Garden Gild Cover Plate die as an Impression Plate (just use the same sandwich you use for embossing and include the embossing mats in your sandwich, under your cardstock).  I impressed it onto white cardstock, which gave it a pretty, lacy look, and then added several individual flower and leave diecuts which were stamped with the coordinating stamps from the kit.


Just a fresh and pretty wedding card.  The "love" was inked with Hibiscus Burst and Pure Poppy inks for an ombre effect.  


Well, that wraps up my projects for today using the new Make It Market Garden Gild Mini Kit!  I hope you enjoyed this little peek into just a few different ways you can use this kit.  To see even more, be sure to hop around to the other DT girls...

Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 

Below is a complete supply list for all of the projects shown today...


 Supplies not linked, but available on May 15 from Papertrey Ink:  Make It Market: Garden Gild mini kit, Plaid Builder stamp set