Sunday, September 24, 2023

Papertrey Ink September Release Countdown Day 3

Well friends, we're officially halfway through the September Papertrey Ink release countdown! I had so much fun creating my project to share with you today and I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them! My first card for today showcases the wonderful new Love to Layer: Ornament dies; I can tell I will be reaching for these time and time again. I am always drawn to products for their ease of use, but that also provide beautiful results; this collection definitely fits both checkmarks!

I chose to keep this card classic and elegant, but with the included dies, the sky is the limit when it comes to possibilities for these ornaments. To begin, I die cut the three ornament pieces from Pure Poppy cardstock and then added Scarlet Jewel ink around the edges. I stacked everything together using foam squares for maximum dimension to really give it a curved, ornament shape.

I offset the smallest poinsettia from the Into the Blooms: Poinsettia die collection and then added the "Peace on Earth" sentiment, which is from the Just Sentiments: Be Merry stamp set (I apologize for not linking these few items, but the website is down right!)

I die cut and colored the beautiful new Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs and then added them to the top of the ornament. But, let me back up, the background is created by using the Fanciful Snowflake Hot Foil Plate using holographic foil onto Stormy Sea cardstock. I cut the panel to 4 by 5 1/4 inches and then added it to a top folding A2 card base.

I layered the ornament onto the foiled background and then had fun arranging the sprigs here and there until I was happy with the look.

My second card for today also uses the Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs paired with the new Psalm Reflections: September stamp/die set. If you can't tell, I'm clearly obsessed with Stormy Sea cardstock for this release! ha ha!

While this scripture isn't Christmas-y, I decided to make it work for a Christmas card. To begin, I stamped the sentiment in black in the center of the Stormy Sea panel. I added some Fresh Snow ink around the edges and then some white paint splatter. I simply added a post-it note over the top of the sentiment before I added the splatter. I also added the FRAME over the top.

I used liquid glue to adhere the Psalm Reflections: September die cut around the sentiment. From there I had fun adding the Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs at the bottom using foam squares and liquid glue.

I stamped some stars from the The Greatest Gift stamp set using Fresh Snow ink. I die cut the star from glitter cardstock, which is included in the The Greatest Gift die collection and used a foam square to adhere it to the top of the card.

I added some glitter to the sprigs and felt happy with how this unexpected Christmas card came together! I didn't photograph the inside, but I stamped one of the large sentiments from The Greatest Gift stamp set to finish it off! Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. Don't forget to join me again tomorrow for the 4th and final day of the countdown!



Cindy H. said...

Gorgeous cards!! My favorite is the second card and I love Stormy Sea!

Carol said...

Kelly, your cards are just delightful! Love that big ornament with the poinsettia, and your 2nd card! OMG! Blew me away! The greenery was colored just perfectly and I just could not stop staring at those white berries! Haha! And when you use Stormy Sea cardstock, I just can't believe how elegant your cards turn out. You made one last year when that hot foil BG stamp was introduced and I keep looking for that, over and over. What an impact that card made, and now this one! Outstanding!

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful choices!
Carol b