Thursday, October 11, 2018

Sending Joy

Welcome back! Its day two of looks at the Papertrey Ink October release and I am going to continue to share projects with my newest stamps and dies called, Sending Joy. Thank you for all the sweet comments on the blog! I love that the simplicity of this set and the heartfelt idea behind it excites you! And I have to admit that when people said they liked the font of the word "joy," I was truly tickled because it is in my own lettering! :D Thank you!!!

Continuing with the simple yet elegant look is this card. I stamped the pine branch and berries images onto white cardstock. Once the ink dried, I applied a sheet of double-sided adhesive to the entire panel. Removing the backing exposes all the adhesive, but allows the stamped images to show through. I covered the entire surface with glitter and created that very cool looking background. Yes, I know glitter isn't always beloved, but this look is pretty great! 

 To finish things off, I stamped and heat embossed the word joy on vellum and then die cut it. I love the soft effect the vellum has.

The second card does contain glitter, but only a teeny, tiny bit. I stamped the gingham border onto white cardstock. I cut it from the cardstock and used a distressing tool along the edges. My hope for this image was to create the look of ribbon. Distressing the edges adds to that feel. With this color palette, I wanted the pine cone image to be the stand-out. Layering two of them together looks nice with the pine branches.

Here is where the glitter comes in. It was a Christmas card, it needed some shine or sparkle. To add some sparkly snow to the pine branch, I used a Quickie glue pen and drew along the image lines and added the same glitter as before. This is more my speed with the glitter. Just enough to find it all over your face later in the day. Ha!

I have a list of ideas a mile long. Tomorrow I will be bringing you more cool ideas, including an idea and tip on creating some ornaments. We get special ornaments for each year, so this idea is awesome for our family! I hope it is for yours as well! See you tomorrow!

Sincerely Yours,

Supplies. Affiliate links used. List will be updated after the release goes live on Oct. 15:

5 comments:

jan metcalf said...

Love how you used the glitters Kimberly! And I love your handwritten font too!

April Z said...

That glitter background is amazing! I'm convinced that I need this stamp set.

stephanie clapper said...

Hi Kimberly! I love the shape and size of your pinecones. The way they're designed leaves room for embellishments, like glitter. Your cards are beautiful! I have 2 quick questions, if you have the time. The double sided adhesive is clear? And did you use a fixative after adding the glitter? I've really enjoyed your posts, thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration. I look forward to tma. :)

Sharon said...

I love both of these cards! That glittered background is so pretty! And your lettering on "joy" is so prefect and elegant--love it!

Kathy Mc said...

Love the color scheme used here and how you glittered over the entire Card front. Would love to see your responses to Stephanie’s questions.

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