Sunday, July 31, 2016

Make It Market: Garden Gate

Today is the big reveal day for Betsy Veldman's newest Make It Market kit: Garden Gate. This kit is gorgeous and so perfect for summer gardening bounty! I'm excited to share my projects, but first, all the kit details:

The next Make It Market Kit will be released on August 1st and it is entitled Garden GateThere are so many beautiful basics that will speak to any flower or garden lover!  The colors in the kit are lush and pretty, just like a summer garden in full bloom. Garden Gate is filled with lots of options for creating stunning cards with some fun interactive possibilities. Old-fashioned flower favorites such as wisteria, hollyhocks, and bleeding hearts are included, and will surely make you feel nostalgic as you use them. Pair these up with the coordinating dies to layer them over a garden gate, lattice, or even a wrought iron garden sign. The papers are cleverly designed to allow for gatefold cards, or you can cut them up to use for other design purposes. 

This kit is sure to be legendary and you won't want to miss out on the chance to add it to your collection!


Garden Gate stamp collection (2 sheets w/ labels)

Garden Gate die
Garden Gate Details die collection
Garden Gate: Accessories die collection
Garden Gate paper collection, (16) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" sheets
Garden Gate Brass Gate Latch
Garden Gate Stencil collection (set of 3, 6" x 6")

Total Retail Cost: $96

There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available, so be sure to get yours on Monday! 

The "Garden Gate" Kit will be available for sale beginning on August 1st at 10 pm ET, only at Papertrey Ink

Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.

My first two projects make heavy use of the patterned paper and the convenient pre-printed die-cuts.

With this first card, I'm picturing the beautiful and ornate iron work on the fences and gates in the Garden District of New Orleans. I die-cut the gate from Smokey Shadow and layered it over one of the gate-fold patterned papers.

I used both a band and the Brass Gate Latch hardware for a closure. The sentiment is one of the pre-printed die-cuts.

Here's a look with the band removed. You can see the gate latch (included in the kit) holding the gate closed.

On the inside, I used a piece of the lattice die-cut as a pocket for a gift card. The hollyhocks are preprinted die-cuts.


Stamps, Dies, Patterned Paper: Make It Market: Garden Gate

Paper: Smokey Shadow and White card stock, vellum

OtherWinter Wisteria ribbon, True Black ink

Here, I've stacked a couple of gate die-cuts for a little dimension, then offset the gate onto one of the patterned papers. The hollyhocks and the sign are both pre-printed die-cuts. 

I always appreciate the pre-printed elements for quick cards!


Stamps, Dies, Patterned Paper: Make It Market: Garden Gate, 
Sunshine & Rainbows Make It Market Mini Kit cloud die

Paper: Stamper's Select White card stock

Ink: True Black

Other: foam tape

Next, I focused on the stamps mainly to create a set of pretty gift tags. Using the stamps, I was able to pull in some additional colors that aren't in the pre-printed designs.

The  tag bases are cut with the Minute to Make: Holiday Tags die. Each tag is topped with a stamped, white embossed, and ink blended sign from the Garden Gate kit, as well as a stamped and die-cut flower and leaf cluster. The glassine bag holds a gift card or similar sized item.

I just love the soft look of those sign die-cuts with the white embossing and ink blending! Such pretty scrollwork on that stamp!


Stamps: Make It Market: Garden Gate kit

Dies: Make It Market: Garden Gate kit; Minute to Make: Holiday Tags die

InkVersamark, Autumn Rose, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold, 
Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Pale Peony, 
Berry Sorbet, Spring Moss, Always Artichoke, Stormy Sea

Paper: White and Classic Kraft card stock

Othernatural jute string, glassine bag
sponge daubers, foam tape

The next two projects show off two of the pretty stencils in the kit:

In the background, I used the lattice stencil and some white embossing paste for some tone-on-tone texture. The black scroll frame was made with three of the wrought-iron sign holder die-cuts. I just arranged them into a square and offset the arrangement to the right. The sentiment is stamped onto a sign die-cut, trimmed down, and also off-set. I mixed stamped flowers and leaves with preprinted flower and leaf die-cuts.

Finishing touches were a strip of Green Parakeet patterned paper along the right, some True Black baker's twine, and some gold sequins. The card base is from the Noted: Scalloped A2 die set.


Stamps: Make It Market: Garden Gate Kit

Dies: Make It Market: Garden Gate Kit, 
Noted: Scalloped A2 card base die

InkLavender Moon, Plum Pudding, Summer Sunrise, 
Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, True Black

PaperWhite card stock, Green Parakeet + White Basics patterned paper collection

Otherwhite embossing paste, gold sequins, 
True Black baker's twine, foam adhesive

I made this background in a similar way, white embossing paste over the leaf stencil onto a white card stock, but this time I added some Aqua Mist, Spring Moss, and Green Parakeet ink blending and light splattering in the corners.

The bleeding hearts are pre-printed die-cuts. I stamped the sign scrolls and the sign sentiment.


Stamps and Dies: Make It Market: Garden Gate

Paper: white card stock

Ink: Versamark, Green Parakeet, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss

Otherwhite embossing paste, True Black baker's twine, foam tape

And then here's one last card for today. I'm telling you, with a beautiful and easy-to-use kit like this, I can't stop!

Here I thought it would be pretty to create the look of flowers and leaves growing up a trellis. I stamped and die-cut a bunch of leaves and just tucked them into the trellis openings, added a few flowers, and tied on a preprinted sign for the sentiment.

Before adhering it to the white panel, I did some ink blending and splattering to help the trellis stand out a bit more.


Stamps and Dies: Make It Market: Garden Gate

Ink: Versamark, Green Parakeet, Ripe Avocado, Aqua Mist, Spring Moss

Paper: White card stock

Other: white embossing paste, True Black baker's twine, foam tape

For more Garden Gate inspiration, visit the Make It Market team:


Leigh Penner said...

Okay, Amy, I was pretty certain I'd be ordering the kit, but your cards have totally convinced me that I need to have it! Gorgeous projects!

Susi said...

What wonderful creations you've made from this Kit, Amy ... now I just have to have this kit!

Kathy Mc said...

Amy, your projects are just delightful, and fabulous job showcasing Betsy's new kit. You always come up with some unique ideas, and today's post is no exception.

TamiBabs said...

So beautiful!! I love seeing what everyone does with kits like this because you all have such amazing 'eyes' to let you see so many possibilities!

Holly Saveur said...

In LOVE with your cards..SO gorgeous!

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Amy,

I just came from Betsy's blog nearing missing a heart attack and then I see yours and the heart is with arrhythmia AGAIN! SUBLIME,GORGEOUS,AWESOME CARDS!!!!!!!!!

María Alba

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Luanne said...

Totally gorgeous! I love how delicate the flowers are.

Sheri Elmont said...

I agree with Leigh. You put me over the edge too. Just beautiful!

Melanie Ann MacKenzie said...

Amy, your projects are so very beautiful and utterly captivating. Cheers.

jan metcalf said...

Gorgeous creations, special love for your tags, I pinned everything!

Diana K said...

Amazingly beautiful, Amy. I'm especially in love with those gorgeous tags, oh my!

JanetB said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to play with this kit.

Debbie Br said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning! You are so talented!

Anonymous said...

Your work is beautiful! I always enjoy your creations!

Unknown said...

Beautiful creations, wonderful inspiration.....just waiting for a shipping notice! :)

nancy said...

Amy, I've had this post on my computer for the last couple of days tempting me to buy this latest MIM kit. Who knows why, when I've told myself no more kits until I use the last one more. Well, actually, I do know why. Your creations are incredible, especially the two cards incorporating the stencil, some of the loveliest I've seen in a while.