Welcome to Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink December release! Today the team is showcasing some really fabulous new products that I'm sure you will love as much as I do! For my first project I am sharing the new Penned Elegance II as well as the new Delicates Dies. My mind is whirring with all kinds of ideas on how to use these, but be sure to head to the Papertrey Ink Blog to see how the other designers used these wonderful new products!
As you know, I am a big embosser; I love to emboss sentiments, backgrounds, and more! It is only fitting that I chose to emboss these beautiful dies using a Gold embossing powder to create some fabulous accents for today's design. I really wanted these beauties to be the star of the show, so I decided to only add minimal details to really let them shine! I used the newly released Nesting Basics Rectangles Dies as well as the Nesting Basics Pierced Rectangles. This gave my design just enough added detail without detracting from the boldness of the Delicates Dies.
The sentiment is heat embossed in the same Gold powder onto a strip of vellum. The sentiment strip is adhered to the back of the main panel using clear tape. I love how you can still see the dies behind the translucent sentiment. These sentiments also have coordinating dies, but I opted not to use them for this particular design, although I love them so much! To emboss the "flowers", I just simply pressed the Versamark ink pad over the top and sprinkled the embossing powder over half and heat set it and then repeated the process for the other half. I added a rhinestone gem to the center of each bloom for some additional shine and detail. I also added a trio of sparkling clear sequins using liquid glue.
My second card for today uses the new Text and Texture: Bokeh. I am so happy to have images like this to set the stage for Birthday cards, New Year Cards, Anniversaries and more! I'm still in Christmas mode, which I can't seem to veer away from, so I chose to use it in a Wintery, frosty way! Bokeh photography is so popular during the Christmas season so I thought it would be fitting!
The team is also showcasing the new Words to Live By: Happiness. I love all of the sentiments that are included in this set. Since I was going for a Winter-y design, I decide to make a card that could work well as a Christmas Thank You card.
The frosty branches and pinecones are heat embossed in WOW puff embossing powder to achieve the snowy feel I was going for. I used the Sending Joy stamp set for all of these images.
I also added some Martha Stewart Crafts Tinsel glitter to the pine boughs as well as around the perimeter! I love how it looks like the edges are frosting up! It really enhances the "twinkles" on the background. I also added some sparkling gems to the pinecones for some additional detail and shine.
The background is dry embossed using the Wood Grain Impression Plate. It gives just a hint of additional rustic and woodsy charm that I was hoping to create on today's design! I hope you've enjoyed the sneak peeks of Day 1! Thanks for fluttering by!