Sunday, March 13, 2016

Super Heroes & Stars

 Welcome to Day Four of Papertrey Ink's March release countdown. Today is also our second group post for this release, so there's lots and lots of inspiration today (design team links at the bottom of the post).

Today's featured products are:
Paper Clippings: Congratulations and Dress Up Dolls: Superhero.

All of the new products will be available at 10 pm March 15 in the Papertrey Ink store.

Paper Clippings: Congratulations is so gorgeous! I just love the movement and energy of all those swirls and stars. I die-cut the clipping from white card stock, then used Paper Clippings: Congratulations stamps to add color to the stars and the little pieces of confetti.

I created an easy watercolor background in bright greens and yellow by first sponging the panel with Green Parakeet ink, then adding water and moving the color around with a brush, and last dropping in some additional colors for more depth and interest. In this case, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf and a tiny bit of Tropical Teal. After everything was dry,  I added some New Leaf and Tropical Teal splatter. 

I find that sponging the main color on before adding water is a quick way to get good coverage and saturation, but picking up ink from a palette and painting more traditionally should get you the same look. 

Even with the dry time for the watercoloring, this was a fairly quick card to make. The Paper Clippings die-cuts are so big and dramatic, it doesn't take much to make them sing! And I always love how a stark white die-cut pops against a bright background, too!

StampsPaper Clippings: Congratulations

DiesPaper Clippings: Congratulations, Frosted BordersSmall Sketched Stars

Ink: Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Green Parakeet, Hibiscus Burst, Tropical Teal, New Leaf and Bright Buttercup

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal and Raspberry Fizz card stock; watercolor paper; Stormy Sea + White Basics paper collection

Other: foam adhesive, watercolor brush


{squeal} How cute is this superhero outfit that Betsy has designed for her Dress Up Dolls collection?! Insanely clever wardrobe design, too. I colored my little superhero to be wearing a leotard with her cape, gloves and boots (she lives in a warm climate {wink}), but you could give her a long-sleeve shirt and tights instead (or either/or) just by changing your marker colors. That little piece at the top of the bodice is a separate stamp, too. Leave it off for a boy costume. Maximum versatility -- love that!

On the card panel, I stamped some of the swirls and stars from Paper Clippings: Congratulations for a little extra pop of color. The green circle background is cut from Green Parakeet, then stamped with rays from Blue Skies and both white and New Leaf stars from Paper Clippings: Congratulations.

StampsDress Up Dolls: Basics, Dress Up Dolls: Superhero, Paper Clippings: Congratulations, Blue Skies

Dies: Dress Up Dolls: Basics; Dress Up Dolls: Superhero, Small Sketched StarsFrosted Borders, Shaker Shapes: CircleZappy Birthday, Paper Clippings: Congratulations, Monthly Moments: Journal Card 5

Ink: Green Parakeet, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, Stormy Sea, Tropical Teal, White

Paper: Stamper's Select White, Tropical Teal, Green Parakeet, Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, and Smokey Shadow card stock; Vellum card stock

Other: foam adhesive, Copic markers

For more Super Heroes & Stars inspiration, visit the Papertrey team:

Thanks for stopping by!


Diana K said...

Hee hee hee! That's the cutest little super hero ever! Love every choice you made.

Jennifer K said...

I love your projects today, Amy. The colors you choose always strike me as happy and cheerful and they make me smile.

jan metcalf said...

I say frosting borders look delicious with anything!

Linda said...

Great projects. You're right about the drama of the stark white on a watercolored background. It makes the paper clippings a real attention-grabber.

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

Sandy M said...

Love the burst of color from the Congratulations card. The super girl is so very cute. I wish my granddaughter was still young enough to enjoy it.

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful brightly colored projects Betsy - the super heros are SO fun!

Julia Aston said...

Whoops! sorry Amy - I've been clicking on all the projects and forgot who's I was looking at!!!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous cards!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

STUNNING Cards!!!!!

María Alba

Janelle said...

BEAUTIFUL congratulations card! Love the new greens.

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards love the colors in the congratulations card but the superhero girl is my favorite!

netteeee said...

love the colours ,nice and bright. They look great

netteeee said...

love the colours ,nice and bright. They look great

Alina said...

so, so beautiful, Amy!