Welcome to Day 3 of Papertrey Ink's November release countdown. Today is the first of three group posts for this release, and we are featuring a beautiful new floral set called Better Together, designed by Nichole Heady, the newest in the Inspired series, Inspired: Mercy, by Betsy Veldman, and a very pretty new frame die set called Leaf & Sprig Frames, also designed by Nichole.
All of the new products will be available at 10 pm ET on November 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.
For my first project, I heat embossed the main floral image in white and watercolored it in a loose, free, messy style. I die-cut the watercolored image using the largest rectangle die from the Double Ups: Rectangles die set to give it that stitched edge, then mounted it with foam adhesive to a slightly larger card base of Soft Stone. The sentiment is stamped onto a banner that I die-cut using one of the Paper Clippings: Joy to the World Details dies and sponged with Americana and Autumn Rose inks.
Stamps: Better Together
Ink: Versamark; Americana and Autumn Rose
Paper: Strathmore watercolor paper; Stamper's Select White and Soft Stone card stock
Other: Sakura Koi watercolors, foam adhesive
My next project shows how fantastic Better Together looks with no coloring. I especially love the main image stamped in white.
Here, I've die-cut some card bases using the Noted: Scalloped Square die, stamped the image twice in white, then added a sentiment strip (stamped on Tag Sale: Quilted die-cuts). Quick, easy, and stylish!
Better Together includes a "handmade with love" image for the back of your cards, too - love that!
Stamps: Better Together
Ink: Fresh Snow, Dark Indigo, Stormy Sea
Paper: Dark Indigo, Stormy Sea, Aqua Mist, and Stamper's Select White; linen vellum
Other: white embossing powder, white linen thread, clear sequins
And last we have a card using the smaller, individual images from Better Together. Lots of color, but no actual coloring :)
I heat embossed the images in white and then used sponge daubers to add a range of different colors to the die-cuts. The sentiment is from Betsy Veldman's Inspired: Mercy stamp set. The Inspired: Mercy die-cut has been sponged in shades of blue-green for an ombre effect. In the background are two Leaf & Sprig Frames die-cuts, both lightly sponged with Aqua Mist ink. This is a fun die -- the frames are nested as one die, so only one pass through your die-cutting machine gives you five different Leaf & Sprig Frames.
Stamps: Better Together, Inspired: Mercy
Dies: Better Together, Inspired: Mercy, Leaf & Sprig Frames
Ink: Versamark; Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Autumn Rose, Raspberry Fizz, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Enchanted Evening, Lavender Moon, Plum Pudding, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist
Other: white embossing powder, ink blending tool and foam, sponge daubers, white satin sequins