Friday, July 22, 2016

SAF Free Exclusive Set!

Papertrey's annual online stamping event, Stamp-A-Faire, is almost here! The official welcome and kick-off takes place tonight at 7 pm on Nichole's blog. Tomorrow, we have a full day of challenges prepared around our theme, The Masters. I hope you're ready to stamp with us!

Today, the Papertrey team is sharing projects made with this year's SAF exclusive set, a beautiful floral and sentiment set called Art With Heart

Art with Heart will ONLY be available on Stamp-a-faire day to all customers who make a qualifying $100 purchase. All orders made between 7am ET and 11:30pm ET on Stamp-a-faire Day tomorrow (July 23, 2016) that total $100 (before shipping) will receive the set for FREE! You will still earn Rewards Points on your order too, so it's an amazing offer! Please email Papertrey Ink Customer Service with any further questions.


 The bouquet in Art With Heart is one of the easiest layering stamp sets I've ever worked with, and the loose, watercolor look of the flowers is absolutely dreamy! I'm especially inspired by the art-themed sentiments, which are sure to appeal to those of us who create our art with stamps and ink.


The floral bouquet is stamped primarily with Pale Peony and Pure Poppy. The flower centers and slight shading on the red flowers was done with Autumn Rose. The greens are done with Simply Chartreuse and shaded with Ripe Avocado.

I did some Aqua Mist ink blending in the corner and added some Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, and white splatter before highlighting the focal point with a pair of stacked white frames from Pretty Frame.


Stamps: Art With Heart

Dies: Pretty Frame

Ink: Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock

Other: True Black baker's twine, ink blending tool and foam, opaque white mist






Next, I wanted to enhance the watercolor look of the flowers with some actual watercoloring. I stamped the flowers in Spring Rain and Blueberry Sky onto watercolor paper, using a small brush and water to move the color around. When everything was dry, I stamped the leaves in Ripe Avocado and painted over them with water as well.


Last I watercolored around the bouquet with Aqua Mist and stamped the sentiment.

I die-cut the watercolor panel with one of the dies in the Noted: Scalloped A2 collection for that pretty stitched and dry embossed edge detail, then layered onto striped vellum and adhered to an Enchanted Evening card base.



Stamps: Art With Heart

Dies: Pretty Frame

Ink: Pale Peony, Pure Poppy, Autumn Rose, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, True Black, Aqua Mist

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock

Other: True Black baker's twine, ink blending tool and foam, opaque white mist





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8 comments:

Leigh Penner said...

These are stunning, Amy! I'm really looking forward to SAF this weekend and to playing along with all of the challenges!

Diana K said...

So beautiful, Amy! Love how you were inspired by the set and P.S. It's going to be so very difficult to resist CASEing your Pretty Frame layout. :)

BeverlyBL said...

Love your frame card. So pretty. I'm excited for tomorrow.

Nancy said...

Such stunning and fresh designs!

Kathy Mc said...

Both cards are just lovely, Amy. I especially like your Pretty Frame card design with the two partial frames. Eager to try that one myself. Happy SAF weekend!

CherylQuilts said...

Gorgeous cards, Amy! Love them!

Luanne said...

These are really cool Amy! Love how you split that frame!

Cindy Boney said...

Amy, I love your color combinations and watercolor effect. Beautiful cards!