Hi there! Welcome back for day 2 of this months Papertrey Ink countdown. I have so much to share with you all today using both Flower Fusion #4 and Fruit Fusion. The response to both sets has been incredible....THANK YOU all so, so much! They will both be available starting May 15th right through the Papertrey Ink website.
Let's get started....
Up first is a trio of cards using, of course, my favorite colors...pink and green. I can not go through a countdown without doing atleast one set with pinks and greens! That would just not be right! :)
I stamped this first flower in Raspberry Fizz ink and the stem/leaves in Ripe Avacado. There are two flowers in the set...one larger and one smaller. Using the small one I stamped the center of the larger one with Sweet Blush ink. 'Thank you' is one of the sentiments from Flower Fusion #4.
Same design on this next card...I just flipped the colors and created a felt flower with the coordinating die instead of stamping one.
Notice the leaves on both cards...using my exacto knife I carefully trimmed half way down each of the leaves and then gave them a slight bend. I love how something so simple can add just that extra little touch to your project.
Up next...a sweet strawberry from Fruit Fusion. And another coordinating die! :)
After creating my strawberry with the die I stamped the berry and the stem...2 separate stamps. After stamping it I used a dimensional glaze and covered the front of it. ***After you apply it you will have to let it set for a bit. Mine took about an hour to dry. The glaze I used is by Plaid and I found it at my local craft store.***
Making this dimensional strawberry takes me waaaay back to when I was a kid and collected Strawberry Shortcake stickers. Remember those puffy little things. Oh how I loved those!!
Up next is a duo of cards using some of the papers from my new patterned paper collection!!!!!!!!!!! I'm way beyond excited about this...aren't the colors yummy!!
For the first card I started by running a piece of Pure Poppy felt through my Cuttlebug with the strawberry die. For this particular card I wanted my stem to be a different color so I stamped the stem image onto a piece of cardstock and then trimmed it out and attached it over my felt strawberry.
Like 'apple' from yesterday, 'berry' is also a separate stamp allowing you to easily stamp it in a different color than the rest of the sentiment.
I stitched tiny seed beads onto the strawberry to make it look like seeds. You can find those in the jewelry section at pretty much any store. If you ever use them for your projects be sure to have a thin needle on hand. The thicker the needle the harder time you're going to have getting that bead through!
And lastly...for this card I used the sentiment 'Sweet on you' and stamped it in the center of the frame from Tag It's #1.
I cut a strip of Simply Chartreuse cardstock, trimmed the edge and then scored down the center. To finish it off I added a Dark Chocolate button.
Phew - I think we made it! I hope you have enjoyed todays projects. Don't forget to pop on by and say hi to these ladies.....
Thanks for stopping by today! Til tomorrow....