Good morning! We're half way through the July Papertrey Ink countdown and I hope you're enjoying all of the new products and projects. I'm having so much fun creating with them!
None of my new sets are being showcased today, but I thought I'd share a few cards anyway and give a sneak peek a few of my sets that will be showcased over the next few days! All of the products I mention as "new" will be available for purchase beginning at 10pm ET on July 15th from the Papertrey Ink website.
My first card uses a new set I have coming out called Mountain Majesty. It features a multi-step mountain border wide enough to fit on a horizontal A2 card. I stamped it here in shades of blue and added a watercolor sky to look like northern lights.
The tree clusters here are also from the Mountain Majesty set. There are dies for both the mountains and trees. For the northern lights background, I watercolored with shades of blue, purple, and green. When the whole background was watercolored, I brushed over with a wide brush to create the streaked effect. I originally intended to put the mountains along the bottom edge, so I didn't paint all the way to the bottom of the panel. After my watercolored panel was dry, I realized the bottom edge looked like a reflection in water, so I bumped the mountains up to show that edge - I love happy "mistakes" like that. :-)
Once the watercolor was completely dry, I stamped the Background Basics: Celestial Sky and embossed it with white powder. I added the big "wish big" sentiment by cutting a silver adhesive sheet using the Big Basics: Wish Big die.
My next card uses a few of the icons from the Cloche Quarters: Summer Fillers set along with a couple elements from a set I haven't shown yet called On the Wagon (I'm super excited to share my projects using this one - so fun!). The boat and shells are from CQ: Summer Fillers.
The water, palm tree, and sentiment are from the new On the Wagon set. The "water" can be used in other ways too, which you'll see in tomorrow's projects.
The palm trees were embossed with white powder. I sponged some aqua ink for the sky, and some Classic Kraft ink for the "sand".