Hello and welcome to day 1 of the Ink to Paper May release countdown! I've been having so much fun creating with this amazing release and I know you're going to love it too! My first card for today uses the new Just Sentiments: Summer stamp set paired with the fabulous new seashell dies!
I didn't do as much as I normally do for my boys' teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, so I plan on putting some "summer" inspired gifts together to give to them on the last day of school and this card will got with one of the gifts! I think EVERY teacher is searching for "endless summer vibes"! LOL! To begin this card, I die cut almost everything from Fresh Snow Linen Cardstock except the seashells. I cut those out of regular white cardstock and then applied the ink using finger daubers.
To begin, I die cut the focal panel using the Love to Layer: Notched Die and then added some ink around the bottom using the new Salvaged Patina Distress Ink. I also used the new Salvaged Patina spray stain to give the panel a watery vibe! I set that aside to dry and got to work on the shells. I love the detail on the shells...all you need to do is add some ink and you're done!
The shell set also comes with these two sprigs of aquatic plant life which I love! I stamped the sentiment at the top of the panel once it was dry using black ink and then arranged the plants and shells.
I used the Cover Plate: Ornate die for the background. I layered it over the top of an A2 panel with the same ink and spray as the focal panel. I added the Skinny Dotted Frame around the background panel using liquid glue. I really like this particular frame with this card because the dots look like the detailing on the star fish! I layered the focal panel on top of the background using foam squares. I added glitter to the shells and some dew drop embellishments here and there for some watery detail!
My second card for today uses the super fun new "Message in a Bottle" stamp/die set! My mind is reeling with all of the fun possibilities for this cute bottle! Do you remember the sailboat from last month's release? Wouldn't it be super cute in the window of the bottle? I know it's a little bit big to be a "ship in the bottle", but you could definitely try to go for that same vibe!
I created a pink bottle and tucked the flower that is included in the die set down in the bottle along with the "I'd be lost without you" message! There are quite a few fun sentiments that you can add to the bottle!
I added a few more of the new shells around this bottle for some seaside charm!
The bottle also comes with a cork so you can add that if you'd like and it allows you to be able to pull the message out of the bottle if you choose to! Join me again tomorrow for day 2 of the countdown where I will be sharing quite a few projects using some AMAZING new products! I can't wait! Thanks for fluttering by!