Friday, November 17, 2023

Papertrey Ink November Countdown Day 1

Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Papertrey Ink November Countdown! I have quite a few projects to share today; first up is this card using the new Psalm Reflections: November stamp/die set! I had so much fun creating this particular card and I particularly like how the foliage turned out!

I always try and pick something out from the scripture to highlight (if possible) and for this particular verse I chose to focus on the heart.

The sentiment DOES fit inside the coordinating die, which you can see in the background, but since I wanted to use the heart, I opted for a heat embossed panel for the sentiment.

The background was created using the fun and versatile new Diagonal Stripe Hot Foil Plate that will be showcased in a few days. I used Champagne foil  on Dark Indigo cardstock for a bold look. I added the greenery here and there until I was happy with the arrangement. 

My next series of cards all feature the new Winter in the City stamp/die set. This is such a delightful collection of images to create the sweetest wintertime/Christmas scenes!

This particular card is laid out exactly how it is shown in the stamping guide....I always like to give at least one example of how the stamp creator imagined it! ha ha!

This darling set comes with four buildings, two sizes of evergreen trees, two sizes of tree silhouettes, a snowman, a wreath, bow, bench, and light posts....and the cute moon and two sentiments! Oh....and some snowdrifts!

This sweet scene evokes feelings from Christmases past and many great memories from my childhood AND memories I make with my family now!

As you can see,  I chose to use the new Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil plate again on this's one of those addictive ones! ha ha!

Up next is something more simple, but gives the feeling of the "Snowmen at Night" book....have you read it? I always loved reading that with my kiddos when they were younger!

I chose to stamp all of the buildings in black for that night silhouette look.

 I used Hero Arts White Puff embossing powder for the snowy accents here and there!

Even thought this set is called Winter in the City, that doesn't mean you can't make it more primitive and country like I did on this card! I simply changed up the colors of the buildings and used pattern paper to really give that country charm!

By using pattern paper, you can get away with "less" as far as the background goes, if you are pressed for time!

I used the White Puff embossing powder on this one, too! I just love how realistic the snow looks! Thanks for fluttering by!


4 comments: said...

Kelly, I adore each of these cards. I do like how you picked the heart as your focus for the Psalm and each of your Christmas in the City cards are adorable. I do love that moon; it adds that something extra special to the scenes. Your email comes to my inbox earlier than the PTI email so I get a sneak peek and I love that. :)

Anonymous said...

Just totally inspiring!

Julie Bitner said...

Love all 3 of your Christmas villages!

Legales said...

Thanks for making your knowledge accessible and relevant.