It's day 3 of the Papertrey Ink June release countdown and I'm sharing two fun, summery cards with you using some of my FAVORITE new products from this release! The new Floating By stamp/die set is a MUST-HAVE in my opinion! I'm absolutely in love with these cute floaties and the new Pool Water Stencils! The stencils come in a pack of two and I thought they were supposed to be used together, but I don't think they are! ha ha! This first card uses them together, but I've used them by themselves on my next card AND a card for tomorrow!
I wanted to create the illusion of a brick patio with the shaped pool, so I used the previously released Brick Wall Stencil Collection for the background. I stenciled a panel with the Pool Water stencils and then die cut it using the Nesting Basics: Ovals and added it over the top of the brick panel using foam squares.
The sentiments included in the Floating By stamp set are so much fun; the large "Just floating by to say" sentiment and then a few companion sets to finish off the phrase. I chose to use the "hello" portion for a fun summer card. The heat embossed sentiment at the bottom is from the new Floating By Sentiments stamp set. These are so much fun and I've used them a few different ways today and tomorrow.
I normally do all of my die cutting first and then use my MISTI to stamp everything. I would suggest that you stamp the circle floatie first and THEN die cut; it has the steel bars across the die to hold the circle in place and if you die cut first, it makes it hard to get a good inked impression. If you look closely at the pink floatie, you can see it. I also didn't learn my lesson on my second card and struggled with it AGAIN! Learn from my mistake! ha ha! I finished off the card using a few dew drops and the leaves from the Feathered Friends 24 die set.
My second card for today uses ALL of the floaties! ha ha! Aren't the fruity ones so absolutely adorable? I'm obsessed! The best part about the wedges is that they don't necessarily look ONLY like floaties, so you can use them in all kinds of summery ways!
The background and the sentiment piece are cut using the fun new Lotty Dotty dies! The sentiment is from the Floating By Sentiments and they are so much fun!
I used the Pool Water Stencils for the background and then added it at an angle to the Lotty Dotty background.
Join me tomorrow for one last card before the release! Thanks for fluttering by!