Get ready for some sizzle! We're turning up the heat for today's Papertrey Ink July Release Countdown! Iconic tropical images get a gorgeous hand-painted look thanks to Nichole's Some Like It Hot stamps and dies. Tropical foliage and brush lettered sentiments mixed with tribal-inspired geometrics? Maile's got it covered with Tropics and Tropics Sentiments. I had so much fun creating with these lush tropical images!
All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on July 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
My first project features Nichole's Some Like It Hot stamps and dies, as well as Maile's new Cover Plate: Scallops die (which I LOVE).
The images are all designed with a multi-step approach for easy stamp layering. The hibiscus make such a dramatic floral cluster! And the flamingo looks so regal standing watch!
For a sentiment, I found a stacked Sunshine die-cut in my spare parts box, and knew it would be perfect. It's been floating around with other leftovers for a while now, and as a result, the dot for the "i" is long gone. A yellow enamel dot fills in nicely! "You are my" comes from the Hello Sunshine stamp set. The pair of clouds is from the Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit.
The background panel is watercolor paper that I ink-blended, splashed, and splattered before adding a white Cover Plate: Scallops die-cut on top.
Stamps: Some Like It Hot, Hello Sunshine
Dies: Some Like It Hot, Cover Plate: Scallops, Sunshine, Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Aqua Mist, Fresh Snow, True Black
Paper: white card stock; watercolor paper
Other: ink blending tool and foam, Mister Huey's white opaque mist
Next up is a look at Maile's Tropics. I always enjoy crafting with greens and foliage of any type, but I don't think I have anything else with such a uniquely tropical look. These images are an especially welcome addition to my collection.
The brush stroke sentiments, each with companion dies available, are so gorgeous. And there are so many sentiments included it honestly feels like two sets in one!
I used one of the tribal-inspired geometrics in the background. It is heat embossed in white, then I watercolored over it. The new color, Cocoa Bean, is a beautifully rich backdrop for these intense colors, too. I accented with a sprinkling of flowers from Some Like It Hot, along with a pair of wood veneer hearts.
Stamps: Tropics, Some Like It Hot
Dies: Tropics, Tropics Sentiments, Some Like It Hot, Songbirds
Ink: Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, True Black, Cocoa Bean
Paper: watercolor paper; white, Simply Chartreuse, Raspberry Fizz card stock
Other: watercolors, wood veneer hearts, binder clip
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