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Introducing Bold Blossoms coloring and watercolor sheets...

Hello there and welcome to Day 2 of the Papertrey Ink January countdown!  Is it as cold where you are as it is where I am?  Perfect weather to stay inside and get crafty.  

I'm here today to help introduce some new papers coming your way this month, which are a bit of a new venture for Papertrey.  These "coloring sheets" coordinate with the Bold Blossoms stamps and dies being released this month, designed by Dawn.  They are done all in black and white, so you can add your own coloring with whatever medium you choose!  There are two different versions of these papers - one is printed on Stamper's Select White cardstock, perfect for Copics, colored pencils, etc., and the other is printed on watercolor paper - perfect for all sorts of wet techniques.  The watercolor paper is just gorgeous...thick and heavy.  It's actually the same paper that was included in the Make it Market Beautiful Brushstrokes kit.  All kinds of coloring are so hot right now, so I think this is super fun!

These new Bold Blossoms papers, along with the coordinating stamps and dies, will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm EST on January 15th from Papertrey Ink.  

Let me show you a few projects I created using these new papers, plus a few touches of the Bold Blossoms stamps and dies, too.  

My first card uses one of the cardstock coloring sheets.  So fun that the design is already done, I could just get straight to the coloring.  For this one, I actually filled in the blooms by stamping them with the solid flowers from the stamp set using Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, and Harvest Gold inks.  I didn't bother to do any masking or anything, I just let the colors overlap, which I think just a fun look.. The solid leaves were stamped using the new Mint Julep ink coming your way this month.


When I was finished stamping I pulled out my Copics and added some shading to the leaves and flowers.  I trimmed the panel down slightly and added a strip of striped paper from the Black & White All Over paper pad and adhered the whole works to a Berry Sorbet card base.  The "thanks" sentiment is a Graceful Greetings stamp and diecut.



Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bold Blossoms Cardstock Coloring Sheets, Bold Blossoms stamp set

 Next I have a couple of coordinating cards, the second of which kind of came by way of accident (the leftovers from the first were too pretty to toss!).  For this one I started out with another of the cardstock sheets from the Bold Blossoms Coloring Sheets pad.  The coloring on this one was done with a combination of Copics and colored pencils.  When I was finished coloring I trimmed down the edges of the colored panel and adhered it over the top of another sheet, lining up the flowers so the pattern matches.


I adhered it at an angle to an Aqua Mist card base, which was stamped with some of the flowers from the Bold Blossoms stamp set.  I trimmed off the excess from around the edges and stamped the "just because" sentiment, also from Bold Blossoms.


When I noticed the colored strips from that card lying on my work table, I decided they were too pretty to toss, and whipped up a quick card to use them on.  Something about this print cut into strips and done in those colors reminds me of vintage fabric from the 60s-70s.  :-)  


I did a bit of watercoloring using Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening, and Royal Velvet re-inkers on a sheet of plain watercolor paper from my stash.  I adhered the watercolor panel to an Aqua Mist card base at a bit of an angle and added the colored strips a little haphazardly.  The "thank you" sentiment is also from Bold Blossoms.  A clear button and a few clear sequins add a little sparkle.


Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bold Blossoms Cardstock Coloring Sheets, Bold Blossoms stamp set

My last card for today uses the watercolor version of the coloring sheets.  I used my re-inkers and a brush to just add some color.  Very quick and really very easy since the flowers are already there and arranged so perfectly!  :-) I added a few splatters once I was finished with the flowers, then diecut the panel using one of the Sentiment Splits dies.


I adhered that to a panel of Aqua Mist cardstock, which was covered with a piece of striped vellum.  The sentiment is a Graceful Greetings diecut colored with a bit of Aqua Mist watercoloring.  I also added a few diecut leaves from the Bold Blossoms set, watercolored with New Leaf ink. 



Supplies not linked, but available on January 15th from Papertrey Ink:  Bold Blossoms Watercolor Sheets, Bold Blossoms die collection

 Thanks for stopping by today!  To see more of the Bold Blossoms stamps, dies, and papers, you can visit Nichole and Dawn, who will both be sharing projects today!