Welcome to the first group post for the June 2015 Papertrey Ink countdown! Today the team is featuring a whole line up of products and projects inspired by the sea. I also have a couple more Petite Places: Happy Camper and Stacked Statements projects.
All of the supplies I mention in this post as "new" will be available for purchase beginning on June 15th at 10pm EDT from the Papertrey Ink website.
First off is a project using Nichole's gorgeous new Guiding Lights set. I've always had a weakness for lighthouses and Nichole did such a beautiful job illustrating this set. I started off my project with a panel of Rustic White cardstock from which I diecut the scalloped circle using the Scene It: Basic Backer die. I sponged a little Aqua Mist ink at the top and stamped a few clouds from the Blue Skies set using Fresh Snow ink for a very subtle effect.
I then filled the open circle with a lighthouse scene which includes one of the diecut and stamped lighthouses from the Guiding Lights set which was stamped with Soft Stone and Pure Poppy inks. I diecut some rays from vellum using the ray die from the Blue Skies die collection. At the base of the lighthouse I layered a bunch of wavy strips which were cut using a new die being released this month called Cover Plate: Waves. I stamped the "hope" sentiment from the Guiding Lights set using Enchanted Evening ink. Near the bottom I stamped the rest of the sentiment in Pure Poppy ink. I added a striped border along the bottom using an image from the Love You to Pieces: Airplane set. I adhered the whole works to a Soft Stone card base.
I also did a little stamping on the inside. I stamped the lighthouse in neutral colors and added a sentiment from another new set being released this month called Light of Life, which includes several beautiful Bible verses.
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15th from Papertrey Ink: Guiding Lights stamp set and coordinating dies, Light of Life stamp set
My next project uses Maile's fun new Ahoy set. I paired a few of the images from this set with the new Cover Plate: Waves die. I "smooshed" some watercolor ink onto a panel of watercolor paper using Tropical Teal and Aqua Mist inks, and put it behind the Cover Plate: Waves panel. I diecut a Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays die and placed it at the top. I had to do a little fiddling to get it to work...I added a single long ray diecut (from the Blue Skies die collection) to the one side so that it extended all the way across the top of the card.
I curved the "keep afloat..." sentiment so it fit into one of the openings of the waves. I tucked in an anchor and the cute little sailboat from the set and connected them with some baker's twine, looping it around the diecut waves. A few little diecut seagulls from the Ahoy set finish it off.
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15th from Papertrey Ink: Ahoy Stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Waves die
Now for a few projects using Petite Places: Happy Camper and Stacked Statements. First up is Happy Camper. I combined it with the new Cover Plate: Waves die. I filled in the diecut spaces of the waves die with the negative pieces. The very top portion is filled in with Fine Linen cardstock to mimic the color of sand. I diecut and stamped the little camper and station wagon and positioned them to look like they're driving across the beach.
There is a little surfboard that can be added to the top of the station wagon. :-) The little banner was colored with Copics and added to the side of the camper. The sentiment is from Summer Sweetness.
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15th from Papertrey Ink: Happy Camper stamp set and coordinating dies, Cover Plate: Waves die
Now for a little card using Stacked Statements. This one uses the "today" sentiment and coordinating die. I positioned it in the center of my card and then penciled a circle around it to use as my guide for stamping all of the little flowers from the set.
I just continued stamping all fo the little flowers until the whole circle was filled. I just added a simple strip of Tropical Teal cardstock along the bottom and a bit of pink twine, then adhered it to a Limeade Ice card base.
Supplies not linked, but available on June 15th from Papertrey Ink: Stacked Statements stamp set and coordinating dies
Well, that wraps up my projects for today, but if you'd like to see more projects inspired by the sea, be sure to hop around to the other team members...