Sunday, July 12, 2015

Weather Trends


Welcome to the first group post for Papertrey Ink's July release. Today we are featuring an assortment of super trendy weather-themed products. For today, I'll be sharing cards made with the Enclosed: Sun stamps and dies, the Rainy Day Cover Plate, the Rainy Day Sentiments stamp set, and the Tucked In: Thinking of You stamp set.

All of the new products will be available in the Papertrey Ink store on July 15 at 10 pm. Be sure to visit Nichole's blog today for product details, giveaway info, and inspiration.



I have both a rainy card and a sunny card to share today. For my rainy card, I started by watercoloring a background in different shades of blue and splashing on some water droplets to get that rained on look. Then I used the Rainy Day Cover Plate to die-cut the raindrops, which I arranged randomly on the card base. For a little extra texture and interest, I also added in some plain white rain drops (out of regular white card stock to contrast with the Fresh Snow linen card base), and some dark blue splatter. This cover plate is fabulous in that both the die-cut and the negative pieces can be used equally well. 

The sentiment is one of so many wonderful sentiments in the Rainy Day Sentiments stamp set. The sentiments are uplifting and encouraging, and the font and type size has a beautiful, understated elegance.




For my sunny card, I stamped and die-cut a big sun using the Enclosed: Sun stamps and dies. The word "shine" is part of a sun overlay layer (similar to all of the sets in the Enclosed series). I just carefully trimmed out "shine" to stand alone. I sponged on Harvest Gold and Orange Zest inks for an ombre look.


All of the clouds were die-cut using the Blue Skies die set. I arranged everything on a watercolored background panel and accented with a few clear sequins.



On the inside of the card, I added a stamped and sponged sun and one of the sentiments from Tucked In: Thinking of You. The sponged circle was done using the negative of one of the Enclosed: Sun die-cuts. The dots around the outside were stamped with one of the images from the Enclosed: Sun stamp set.

For more weather trends inspiration, visit the design team:

Thanks for stopping by today!





SUPPLIES

Rainy Card
STAMPS: Rainy Day Sentiments
DIES: Rainy Day Cover Plate
INK: True Black
PAPER: watercolor paper, white card stock, Fresh Snow Linen card stock
OTHER: watercolors, foam adhesive, Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist, black marker, Tim Holtz Distress Marker Spritzer

Sunny Card
STAMPSEnclosed: Sun
DIESEnclosed: Sun, Blue Skies
INK: True Black, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise
PAPERwhite card stock, watercolor paper
OTHER: watercolors, foam adhesive, clear sequins

27 comments:

jan metcalf said...

I really enjoyed your Rain or Shine card!

Kristine Boydstun said...

I am in love with your first card! The watercolor blue raindrops is gorgeous!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards Amy! I love them both so much!!!

Geri said...

Wow, Amy...these are both perfectly gorgeous!!!

Geri said...

Wow, Amy...these are both perfectly gorgeous!!!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both fabulous, Amy!

Grace said...

Really enjoyed both cards. Awesome

Grace said...

Really enjoyed both cards. Awesome

Diana K said...

Two fabulous cards. Love your style!

Tracy said...

Amy - you make rain pretty (and since we are having so darned much these days and its gettin old, right?) love those blue raindrops and everything else today. hope you're having a nice time!

JanetB said...

Beautiful cards, I love those raindrops and all the sentiments.

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful cards! Love what you did with the raindrops.

Luanne said...

Fabulous Amy! Love those raindrops!

see mary stamp said...

Absolutely love your Rainy Day card.

Diane Jaquay said...

LOVE those raindrops, Amy, so awesome!!! Fabulous cards!

Martha Green said...

The raindrops card is very cool. Love it.

Mary W said...

Love how you cut the raindrops out of that blue water marked paper! The card is very beautiful.

Melissa said...

Hello Amy! I was drawn to your watercolored raindrops. I live in the Pacific Northwest and we've been missing the rain and shockingly so. Your raindrops remind me of Eric Carle's collages. Your work inspires me to replicate them. Thank you for sharing!

Kathy Krug said...

Love how you layered the raindrops.

Brithzi said...

Wonderful cards. Love the raindrops.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Lovely cards!

Cariños,
María Alba

Lynne said...

Amy - I always look forward to your cards - always so lovely. Love the way you stamped a little of the sentiment on the raindrop in the first card.

Helen L said...

I love both of your cards, especially the raindrops that then have the waterdrops on them: so fun!

Oliwiaen said...

Sooo beautiful!! Both of them!

akilli melek said...

gorgeous cards

Jeanne said...

Your watercolor blue raindrop card is stunning! Love the blue colors!

Nancy said...

Fabulous cards!