Good morning and welcome to the first day of the January Papertrey Ink countdown! It's the first countdown of the year, but it's also the last release of the current series, so this will be the last month for What the Doodle and Dress Up Dolls. Next month we'll move on to some new and exciting things for the upcoming year!
Today I get to help introduce 3 new sets. Here's what I'm using in today's projects:
Boho Rounds: A great new set by Maile, based on a planner cover that she designed last year. This one is super fun to play around with for focal points as well as backgrounds!
What the Doodle: Paisley: I think we're ending the fun What the Doodle set on a great note with these pretty paisley images - I love the detail dies from this set! This one's also fun for both focal points and backgrounds.
Dress Up Dolls: Birthday: Just a simple $5 set of birthday accessories for the Dress Up Dolls...balloons, presents, a party hat and more!
All of these new products will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm Eastern time on January 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.
I so enjoyed making my projects using these new products and I'm excited to share them with you. First up are a few cards using just the new Boho Rounds set. For this first card, I stamped several of the images from the set onto watercolor paper and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I used a brush and some re-inkers to watercolor the images. So fun to do!
I went for a refreshing color palette of Orange Zest, Harvest Gold, Aqua Mist, and Honey Nut (more on that new color later on in the countdown!) For the sentiment, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Boho Rounds set onto a Tremendous Tags diecut and tied it with some orange baker's twine.
Supplies not linked, but available on January 15 from Papertrey Ink: Boho Rounds stamp set, Honey Nut ink
My next card again uses just the Boho Rounds set. I stamped the largest medallion (which is actually a half-medallion) onto a panel of watercolor paper, then lined it up and stamped it again a second time to create a full-circle medallion as the focal point of my card. I used my Zig Clean Color pens to color them image, then used a wet brush to blend and bleed the colors.
Once it was dry, I took the circle die from the Noted: Scalloped Square die collection and cut the center out of the circle. I nested it back inside, but used foam adhesive to pop the outer portion up for a bit of dimension. I stamped one of the sentiments from the set onto a strip of vellum and layered it over the top, wrapping the ends of the strip around the watercolor panel before adhering it to the card base. I added a few clear sequins for some sparkle.
Supplies not linked, but available on January 15 from Papertrey Ink: Boho Rounds stamp set
My next card uses both the new Boho Rounds and the new What the Doodle: Paisley to stamp a pretty background. I started off with a panel of watercolor paper and sponged it with Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening inks. I spritzed it with some water to add texture. Then I went ahead and stamped the medallions and paisleys from both of these new sets using Dark Indigo ink.
I diecut my watercolor panel with the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die, then adhered it to a standard A2 card base made from Dark Indigo cardstock. For the sentiment, I diecut the square using the Noted: Square dies. I inked the center cut-out with some Blueberry Sky ink, and stamped a few more of the images used in the background with Blueberry Sky ink. I stamped the sentiment from Boho Rounds using Dark Indigo. This one was pretty quick and easy, but I love the results! I think the blues are perfect for the designs.
Supplies not linked, but available on January 15 from Papertrey Ink: Boho Rounds stamp set, What the Doodle: Paisley stamp set
Next up is a card that only uses the new What the Doodle: Paisley. I couldn't wait to break out the dies for this set...I just love those intricate paisleys! Here I diecut both the detail and solid layers from watercolor paper. I stamped and embossed the images onto the detail layers using white embossing powder. I watercolored the images with re-inkers, and I also watercolored the solid backers with the same colors. I adhered the layers together with foam tape...they have such pretty dimension in real life!
For the background, I diecut a panel of watercolor paper using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical die and adhered it to an Aqua Mist card base. I sponged some Aqua Mist ink behind where I was planning on putting the paisleys, and also added a few Aqua Mist splatters. I stamped the "happy birthday" sentiment from the What the Doodle: Paisley set.
Supplies not linked, but available on January 15 from Papertrey Ink: What the Doodle: Paisley stamp set and coordinating dies
My last project for today uses the new Dress Up Dolls: Birthday set. I pulled out the Dress Up Dolls: Basics and the girl outfit from the Puppy Love set to create this bright and fun birthday card. I started by diecutting a Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical card base from Aqua Mist cardstock. I diecut the large oval from the front using the largest oval from the Noted: Scalloped A2 set. I backed this oval cut-out with a panel of white cardstock which was sponged with some Aqua Mist ink.
I dressed the girl all up in her birthday gear, all colored with Copic markers. I added some streamers from the set to the background. The sentiment is also from the Dress Up Dolls: Birthday set.
Supplies not linked, but available on January 15 from Papertrey Ink: Dress Up Dolls: Birthday stamp set and coordinating dies
Well, that's all from me today, I hope you enjoyed this first day of projects from the Papertrey Ink January release! I'll be back tomorrow!