Saturday, August 26, 2023

Papertrey Ink August Release Countdown Day 2

Hello and welcome to day 2 of the Papertrey Ink August release countdown! My first card for today features the cutest new leaf set called Leave It To Me; it's a whimsical/mod stamp set that is so much fun! I've used it on the second card I'm featuring today and another card tomorrow! I also used the new Love to Layer: Leaves dies; these are perfect building blocks for a card like I'm sharing here, OR they can be used by themselves. They would be great for a sentiment, since they don't have any embossed or line details.

To begin this card, I die cut ALL of the leaves from the Leave It To Me die set twice and then stamped them using complimentary colors on the color wheel; purples and yellow tones with touches of brown for contrast. I also die cut the three sizes of the Love to Layer: Leaves and colored them with ink and a blender brush using the same ink colors as the stamped leaves.

I mentioned yesterday that I am smitten with the new Exquisite Leaf Frame Hot Foil Plate that was featured yesterday. I couldn't resist using it again today on this card. I used gold foil on Lilac Grace cardstock for that complimentary look again.

I'm sneaking a peek at the new Give Thanks sentiment set being showcased on day 4; I just couldn't resist using it for this autumn card. I stamped it in black onto a die cut oval from the It's A Sign: Hanging Frames Stitched dies and layered it over the leaves. You can also see how beautiful the foil looks glimmering at the top!

I layered the Lilac Grace panel onto a top-folding A2 Autumn Rose using liquid glue. 

My second card for today features the new Psalm Reflections: August stamp set. It does have a coordinating die set which die cuts a finial image that I didn't end up using. I'm sure the other designers may have used it, so you can see what it looks like! I paired it with the new Border Bling: Falling Leaves die. 

To begin my card, I die cut the frame twice and glued it together using liquid glue. I used my old SU! markers to color the individual leaves. I wanted to keep the remaining portion of the frame white, so I chose markers since they give me the control I was needing.

I die cut a rectangle from the Love to Layer: Rectangles die collection and stamped the Psalm verse in black.

I layered the Psalm panel and the frame on a 4 by 5 1/ 4 inch piece of Stormy Sea cardstock using foam squares. I also tucked some of the leftover leaves from my first card here and there for a fun addition.

I layered it onto a top-folding A2 Honey Nut cardbase using foam squares. I added some glitter to the leaves on the frame for some sparkle and shine! Join me tomorrow for some more autumn/Halloween inspiration! Thanks for fluttering by!



Connie said...

Great cards, Kelly!
Love the colors on the first card!

Michelle Gleeson said...

Love the colors and layers on these cards. When does the collection become available. I went to papertrey and it does not say when the collection goes live. And if I go to the site from your blog do you get the affiliate credit.

Let me know.