Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Ink to Paper Countdown Day 4: Folky Holiday and Leaves in Fall Stamp Sets

Hello, friends!  It's Ink to Paper Countdown day 4, and I'm so happy you stopped by!  I'm sharing two cards made with brand new products that I hope inspire you in your papercrafting projects. 

My first card was made with the new Folky Holiday stamp set and the coordinating Merry Alphabet dies.  These two sets combine beautifully to create the most beautiful alphabet die cuts.  I started by cutting a panel out of Aqua Mist cardstock.  I stamped a "Beautiful" sentiment from Ink to Paper's Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in the upper right hand corner.  I then die cut the letters Y and U from the Merry Alphabet dies, sponging them with Spun Sugar Distress Oxide ink to achieve a soft, ethereal look.  I die cut the smallest circle from the Love to Layer: Scalloped Circle dies for my "O."  I then die cut the sweet little bird from the Feathered Friends 5 die set, again sponging the individual pieces using Speckled Egg, Spun Sugar and Mustard Seed, and Wild Honey Distress Oxide inks, adhering the bird in the center of the circle. 

I then used pretty floral and foliage stamps from the Folky Holiday stamp set to stamp around the center "You," embossing the images in white.  I then die cut some foliage from vellum and Green Parakeet cardstock using the Tag Creations: Blooming Indulgence dies, adhering them under the circle for some dimension.  To finish the card, I die cut a frame from the Border Bling: Postage Frames, adding some stitching around the edges using pink embroidery floss. I mounted the finished card on a base made from Weathervane cardstock.  

For my second project, I used the new Leaves in Fall stamp set and dies to create a floral tree for a sweet little bird made with the new Feathered Friends 5 mini stamp set.  

I started my card by die cutting a branch from the Leave in Fall die set and coloring it with brown watercolor markers.  I created a base panel with watercolor cardstock, adding a wash of light blue watercolor as a backdrop.  After adhering the center branch, I then used watercolor markers to stamp florals and foliage from the Graceful Wings and Stitching Garden stamp sets around the tree, fussy cutting some so I could adhere them with foam tape for dimension.

I then used the same technique for the bird, using watercolor markers to stamp the bird onto watercolor paper and adhering it to the tree.  To finish, I used sentiments from the Leaves in Fall stamp set, stamping them in black around the perimeter of the card. 

I hope you enjoyed these projects!  The new release is tomorrow, and I'd love to see what you create with the new products!  Feel free to tag me on Instagram so I can see your creations!  Have a great day and I'll see you soon!  

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Die Cut Holiday House Packaging and Sweet Snow Globe Scenes: Ink to Paper's Countdown Day #3

Hello, friends!  I am so happy to be back today for Ink to Paper's Countdown Day #3!  First, I am sharing these sweet tent-style house packages from Ink to Paper!  These houses were so easy to make thanks to all the little creative touches that you can embellish them with - I think this would be such a fun project to make with kids! A touch of patterned paper, some quick and easy coloring, and some sparkly little embellishments make the cutest houses perfect for packaging candy or sweet treats this holiday season! 

For my next project, I used the new Sweet Scenes: Winter and Holiday Spirit stamp sets to create a pretty little trio of snowglobes on a card. 

 I started by die cutting three circles out of snowflake-embossed patterned paper and creating bases with strips of woodgrain paper.  I stamped my three sentiments using the the Holiday Spirit stamp.  I added some foam tape to the back of this panel. 

I then stamped my scenes on a separate piece of watercolor cardstock, lining them up with my circles.  I added some watercolored details on top of the ink to create a soft look.  I adhered a sheet of acetate to the back of this panel and added a pinch of faux snow and white glitter to each of the scenes.  I then adhered the top panel to the acetate, sealing the snow inside each circle. 

To finish the card, I added some sprigs of foliage using the On the Border: Fir Branches die and some Pinecones from the Floral Christmas stamp and die set.  

I hope you enjoyed these projects and that they inspire you in your holiday crafting!  Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon! 

Monday, October 12, 2020

Stitched Card With Gouache Accents: Ink To Paper's Ornament Greetings and Bag-It Holiday Stamp Sets

Hello, friends!  I'm so happy you stopped by for this mixed media holiday card!  I made this card using Ink to Paper's new Ornament Greetings and Bag-It Holiday stamp sets.  These two sets combine effortlessly to create the cutest holiday gift bags, so I thought I'd see if I could stretch them to create coordinating holiday cards. 

I started my card by die cutting my ornament out of pink cardstock and stamping the coordinating stripes on top in light-colored ink.  Since I knew I would be using gouache on the base of the card, I used white gouache to paint over these stripes (you could just as easily achieve this look with white embossing powder).  To add some extra texture, I stitched along the stripes using red embroidery floss and a simple backstitch. 

For my sentiment, I used the Bag It Holiday set and stamped the images with Pure Poppy Ink.  I hand cut banner shapes and used foam tape on the center banners to create some dimension.

For the base of the card, I stamped out the sweet little foliage and berry images around the ornament and banners using a light-colored ink.  I then used gouache to paint over these images (this is one of my favorite ways to add color to colored card bases, especially with simple images like these).  For more texture, I used green embroidery floss to add stems and veining to the leaves.  I then dotted my card base with white gouache and added some snowflakes from the Starflakes die set for a little more winter interest. 

I hope you enjoyed this project!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I'll see you again soon with another cardmaking project from Ink to Paper! 

Stitched Card: Tips on Using Felt in Cardmaking with Ink To Paper's In Stitches: Banner Die and Joyous Holiday Stamp Set

Hello, friends!  I am thrilled to be back today sharing this card.  Do you know the feeling when, every once in a while, you make something that really captures your heart?  I feel this way about this special baby card made with the new In Stitches: Banner die from Papertrey Ink's Ink to Paper line.  It was really easy and fun to make, and I'm happy you're here to catch a few tips on working with wool felt in your papercrafting projects!  

The new Joyous Holiday stamp set makes the most adorable holiday cards, but as soon as I saw those little birds, I immediately thought "baby!"  It's so great when a stamp set can lend itself to different themes, right?  I started by die cutting my banner from pink wool felt.  I then used Ink to Paper's Playful Patterns: Rainbow dies to die cut my rainbow.  These cuts are very delicate and the wool felt makes them even more fragile, so I used a couple of tricks to get the pieces to cooperate.  First, I highly recommend using a stiffener like Alene's Stiffen Quik to spray your felt before die cutting delicate pieces.  This gives the felt more stability and decreases the chances that it will tear on you after die cutting.  Second, because these pieces can be a little wiggly and finicky to adhere, I die cut the same pieces out of coordinating cardstock and adhered the felt onto those using liquid adhesive to make sure I could keep their precise shapes.  I then adhered the rainbow onto my felt banner. 

I then stamped my little bird onto the top of the rainbow directly onto the felt using black ink.  I waited a few minutes for it to dry, then did a simple backstitch over the stamp lines.  To add some more detail, I added some backstitching under the rainbow arcs and some little stars and french knots here and there across the banner.  I then die cut some white felt flowers using the dies from Papertrey Ink's Butterfly Blooms stamp and die set, adhering them to the banner with some liquid adhesive and little beaded blue flower sequins.  

To finish my card, I created a hinge behind my banner and adhered it to a card base.  I used Ink to Paper's To Die for Sentiments: Rainbow to create my sentiment, die cutting it out of heavy 110# cardstock to ahere across my rainbow.  I colored the "Rainbow" with coordinating Copic markers and adhered it inside my card.  With that, this card was finished! 

My daughter has a hobby of making baby blankets, and we're planning on making one of these cards to accompany each one.  Working with wool felt creates the softest, sweetest cards, and I hope this inspired you to try it in your papercrafting projects! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I hope to see you again soon!  

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