Friday, January 15, 2016

Papertrey January Release in Review

I've got a few more fun projects to share using Papertrey's January release.

All of the new products will be available tonight at 10 pm EST in the Papertrey Ink store.

Lizzie's Go For the Goal and Nichole's Thanks, Coach pair up beautifully. I had so much fun filling  the Comic Strip Cover Plate sections with different images and die-cuts. In the center, the word "coach" is die-cut twice, once in New Leaf and once in white, then layered and offset to create the highlight effect. I LOVE the little field image for diagramming plays -- so clever!

I layered a couple of the Comic Strip Cover Plate die-cuts so that the individual panels would be recessed.

It's always fun to pull design element images from other sets and make them work in new ways. The arrows in the top left panel are from the Ribbon Slider Sentiments stamp set.

STAMPS: Go for the Goal, Thanks, Coach, Ribbon Slider Sentiments
DIES: Thanks, Coach; Cover Plate: Comic Strip, Scene It: Skyscapes (clouds)
INK: Aqua Mist, New Leaf, True Black, Versamark
PAPER: Fresh Snow linen, Stamper's Select white, New Leaf and Aqua Mist card stock; True Black Bitty Dot patterned paper
OTHER: white embossing powder, ink blending tool


This next card features Nichole's Keep It Simple: Baby and Lizzie's Background Basics: Splats. I modified one of the splats borders into an animal print pattern. Super easy to do: first, I stamped the large splats pattern in Dark Chocolate, then I added the black spots with a black marker. Think of all the different color combos you could do!

The felt onesie was die-cut from Sweet Blush felt using the Bitty Baby Blessings dies. The faux snap bottom was a fun detail -- I diecut a small circle with stitch holes using one of the dies in the Stitched Medallion I set, then placed the die-cut at the "bum" end of the onesie die, overhanging so that it would cut just that little semi-circle. Little details like that are always so fun to do!

On the inside, I added a sentiment from Dawn's Tucked In: Baby set. For a little touch of color, I added the pink decorative image, which is from the Center Style: Feminine stamp set. The sentiment has a tiara!

STAMPS: Keep It Simple: Baby; Background Basics: Splats; Center Style: Feminine
INK: True Black, Dark Chocolate Sweet Blush
PAPER: Stamper's Select white; Black & White All Over paper collection
OTHER: ink blending tool, black Copic, Dark Chocolate buttons, True Black baker's twine, Sweet Blush and white felt


I used Nichole's Outlined stamp set to create an abstract background. I stamped, heat embossed in white, and then watercolored. 

The sentiment was done with Wonderful Words: Hello stamps and dies. 

STAMPS: Outlined, Wonderful Words: Hello
INK: VersaMark
PAPER: watercolor paper, white cards stock, vellum
OTHER: white embossing powder, watercolors, True Black baker's twine, black enamel dot


When I first saw Dawn's Bold Blossoms set, with both the solid and outline images, I knew I wanted to try the offset look. Verdict: I think it's fun and looks cool, but I sure hope it's obvious that it was on purpose! Otherwise, that would be some really, really bad stamping :D

You know, it's funny, I come from a print publication background, where something like this would be a major disaster. Here in the artsy world, though, anything goes!

I added some very subtle Background Basics: Splats stamping in Soft Stone along the left border.

STAMPS: Bold Blossoms, Background Basics: Splats
INK: Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria, and True Black
PAPER: Stamper's Select white and Raspberry Fizz card stock; True Black Bitty Dots patterned paper
OTHER: True Black baker's twine, clear sequins

That's it for now. What a great release!
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Keri said...

Love, love, LOVE that adorable little baby card! The animal print is genius! Great cards, Amy! :)

June K said...

Amy, I love your "offset" floral stamping. So pretty. Yes, everyone will know it is "on purpose." :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Fabulous samples Amy! Have a great weekend ❤️!!!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous cards, Amy! You totally rocked this release!

Mary W said...

I had to pin that abstract art card - just beautiful!

Noreen said...

Beautiful cards with lots of interesting techniques!

Ellen said...

I love your cards!
X Ellen

Whimsically Yours, Robyn said...

I really like that "coach" card (although I would have no use for it myself). It's a great design. I love the watercolor "hello" card. Those colors a luscious!

Nancy Penir said...

Just going over all of your super technique ideas, and am currently on over load! Love every one of them! The baby card is a favorite. So interesting to turn the blush pink sponging on the vertical. Wonderful!

A Cup of Cold Water said...

Amazing cards/ The animal print is beyond clever!!!

Kathy Mc said...

Awe, Amy, these are all simply gorgeous. Love your attention to detail and color choices.

Tracey McNeely said...

Fabulous designs Amy!

Marlena M. said...

I ADORE your abstract creation! Your floral card is gorgeous (with touches of black) and oh sweetness with your baby card. ;) Fantastic use of the coverplate with your soccer creation~thank you for the inspiration Amy. ;)

gardener said...

Lo e how you used the outline stamp set. And watercoloring frosts the cake.

gardener said...

Lo e how you used the outline stamp set. And watercoloring frosts the cake.

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

Awesome way to end this release!!!

María Alba

Marybeth said...

Love them all Amy! You sold me on the coach die for sure!

Nancy Guse said...

Amy your January release was fabulous!! You always amaze me on your creativity and detail with each card!

jan metcalf said...

I really like your caach card!

maria f. said...

Yep, great release and I love your samples. The multi-window coach card is super.