Sunday, January 15, 2017

Papertrey January Release in Review

It's release day at Papertrey Ink. The January release will be available at 10 pm ET in the Papertrey Ink store.

Today the team is sharing a few remaining projects using the fantastic January product designs. Here are mine:

My first card combines Inspired: God, designed by Betsy Veldman, with Gathered Garden, designed by Nichole Heady. I chose to work with a dark, dramatic color combo, mixing in blues, greens, grays, and browns.

I stamped the images, then used a paintbrush and a little water to move the color around. The word die-cut is triple-stacked for some extra dimension. I framed the composition with a Cover Plate: Delightful die-cut.

Stamps: Inspired: God; Gathered Garden 

Dies: Inspired: God; Cover Plate: Delightful; Moments Inked: Planner Banners

Ink: Dark Indigo, Stormy Sea, Soft Stone, Spring Rain, Fine Linen, Honey Nut, Pinefeather 

Paper: watercolor paper, Stormy Sea card stock 

Other: Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed-Proof White, paintbrush

Next, I'm getting a head start on Mother's Day with Dawn McVey's Family Ties and Nichole Heady's Floribunda Frame die.

Again, I triple-stacked the word die-cut for dimension. The rest of the sentiment is stamped in Stormy Sea. I die-cut one extra tiny flower to use as an accent on the "M."

My flowers were watercolored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. The leaves were painted with New Leaf and Green Parakeet re-inkers.

I used Vintage Cream Linen card stock for the card base, which is a nice change from the usual brighter white.

Stamps: Family Ties 

Dies: Family Ties: For the Girls; Floribunda Frame; Noted: Scalloped A2 

Ink: Stormy Sea, Green Parakeet, New Leaf 

Paper: watercolor paper, Vintage Cream linen card stock, Lilac Grace card stock 

Other: Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers, paintbrush

Last is another fun rainbow card. This one combines Maile Belles' Splits: Hello There with Nichole's Grand Botanicals die collection.

Each of the flowers is in two layers The base is watercolored, and the detailed layer is the card stock of the same color. 

I stamped some of the Splits: Hello There patterns into some of the flowers, and accented others with a white gel pen. Each flower has been topped with a button in the same color. The big January sale starts tonight, and a selection of buttons will be reduced to just $1 a bag! Sale details are posted HERE. In the background I used two of the accent images in Splits: Hello There to add a little interest to the Smokey Shadow background.

Stamps: Splits: Hello There

Dies: Grand Botanicals

Ink: Versamark, Fresh Snow

Paper: watercolor paper, Smokey Shadow, Hawaiian Shores, Green Parakeet, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, and Pure Poppy card stock

Other: buttons, True Black baker's twine, white embossing powder, fun foam, white gel pen, white linen thread, paintbrush

That's it for me today! Be sure to visit the rest of the team for lots more inspiration:

Thanks for visiting!


Anne Harada said...

Absolutely gorgeous works of art! What a wonderful release - each product inspires creativity! Bravo!!!

Diana K said...

Gorgeous, Amy! Love your work so much.

Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous cards, Amy!

Nancy Penir said...

Amy, they are all jaw dropping gorgeous, but that 1st one, WOW! Love it!

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards Amy! Your 1st card is absolutely, LOVE the colors you used! Really like your rainbow card too! Thanks so much for all the lovely inspiration!! :0)

Melissa L. said...

These are beautiful, Amy. :)

Betty Wright said...

Stunning creations, Amy! The top one needs framing!

Jen Carter said...

Those are all gorgeous! I love the colors you used on the top one!

Gwen said...

Love your Awesome God card! Amazing!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh my gosh, Amy, your cards, all of them are stunning. Amazing use of color.

Beth Norman said...

Great group of cards! I especially love the first one. The way you moved the ink around is really captivating.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. I love the first one and the fabulous sentiment which is so true.

CreaMaria said...

I don't comment in blogs very often, but I just need to say that the first card is GORGEOUS (the other ones are great too)!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, Amy! Your first card has such an artistic flair and is drop-dead gorgeous. Your colorful Floribunda Frame made for a perfect Mother's Day card. Your last one is so striking with the bold flowers on black. You truly inspire me!

nancy said...

The cards are all fabulous, Amy, but the first one is stunning. The colors you used are gorgeous together and I need to remember how well Pinefeather works Dark Indigo and Honey Nut.