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It's time for the second group post for the June 2016 Papertrey Ink countdown!  Today the team is here to show a gorgeous line-up of new products designed by Nichole.  This product collection was inspired by the art of Indian woodblock printing, which involves using hand-carved wood stamps to create beautiful fabric designs.  Just do an internet or Pinterest search and be prepared to be inspired.  I'm not sure which is more beautiful, the hand-carved wood stamps they use, or the fabrics created with them. 

All of the products I mention as "new" in today's post will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern on June 15 from Papertrey Ink.

I also have a few more projects using some of my new products towards the bottom of this post.

There are three different items in the Woodblock collection - stamps, stencils, and patterned papers.  I created a different project featuring each of these three items.  First up, is a card using the Woodblock Prints stamps. I wanted to use that gorgeous paisley image as the star of my design.  I stamped it with a mix of Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Raspberry Fizz, and Scarlet Jewel inks.  After inking the image, and before stamping onto my project, I misted the stamp with a bit of water to get a mottled, watercolor like look that sort of resembles the fabrics that inspired this product collection.  To fill in the open areas around the paisleys, I pulled out the Embellished Elegance stamp set and filled in with the small flowers and leaves from that set, using the same ink colors.

Wood-block-thanks

The "thanks" sentiment was diecut using the new Big Basics: Thanks die.  I cut it twice and sponged Orange Zest ink onto the bottom layer before adhereing the two together.  I layered that over the banner die from the new Paper Clippings: Birthday set.  The banner was cut from Autumn Rose cardstock and sponged with Scarlet Jewel ink.  

Wood-block-thanks-dtl

My next project features the new Woodblock Prints Stencil collection.  There are four stencils in this collection - I used two of them that go together as a two-step stencil.  I started off by applying ink to the stencil that is designed to be kind of a "backer" for this kind of damask design using a brayer and Scarlet Jewel and Raspberry Fizz ink.  Then I misted it with water and pressed a piece of watercolor paper onto the inked/spritzed stencil.  I pulled it up to find a pretty watercolor background with open spaces where I could then sponge orange ink using the other coordinating stencil.  I just love how this turned out and it was SO quick and easy.  It took less than 5 minutes. 

Wood-block-happy

I didn't want to cover up too much of that pretty pattern, so I diecut the stitched circle from the new Noted: Scalloped Square die collection from linen cardstock and stamped it with the paisley from the Woodblock Prints set.  I layered the "happy" from the new Paper Clippings: Birthday set over the top, which was cut from Raspberry Fizz cardstock and stamped with Scarlet Jewel ink.  The "so...for you" sentiment is from the Phrase Play #5 set.  I also diecut my stenciled panel using the largest rectangle from the new Double Ups: Rectangles die set and popped up the center, just for a bit of added dimension.

Wood-block-happy-dtl

Next I created a couple of simple notecards using the Woodblock Prints patterned paper and the new Noted: Scalloped Square die collection.  I diecut the frames from the patterned papers.  Inside the frame I stamped the paisley from the Woodblock set as well as a sentiment from the Phrases & Praises stamp set.

Wood-block-notecards

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Supplies not linked, but available on June 15, 2016 from Papertrey Ink:  Woodblock Prints stamp set, stencils, and patterned papers, Noted: Scalloped Square die collection, Double Ups: Rectangle die collection, Paper Clippings: Birthday stamp set, and Paper Clippings: Birthday Detail die collection, Big Basics: Thanks die

To see what other amazing things to DT created with the new Woodblock Prints collection, be sure to click around to their blogs!  See you back here tomorrow for one last group post!   

Danielle Flanders
Laurie Willison
Dawn McVey
Amy Sheffer
Heather Nichols
Melissa Phillilps
Nichole Heady
Ashley Cannon Newell 
Lizzie Jones
Kay Miller

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