Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ITP March Release Day #1

Hello everyone! It's a big day for me with my first featured post on the Ink to Paper blog as a member of the design team! I'm thrilled to have been asked to join their team after guesting for several months. Hang in here for a rather lengthy post as it's March release week and this is Day #1 of introductions!

My first card features the Beautiful Bouquet stamps and dies and it
is quite a large collection! You know I love flowers and there's no better way to get this spring party going than to get inky with lots of florals! I used two ink colors when I stamped most of the images to give a little variegated effect. I noticed with distress oxide inks that they tend to fade out more quickly and the color change isn't as noticeable. 

I wanted more definition with the petals, so used a white gel pen to trace over the fine lines. I love using embossed vellum sentiments when I don't want to cover up many images on the card front.

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet (Ink to Paper).
INK: Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Bright Buttercup, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Aqua Mist, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: White, True Black (PTI), Vellum, Patterned stripes (MFT).
DIES: Beautiful Bouquet (Ink to Paper).
OTHER: Gold embossing powder, Enamel dots.

I focused on a smaller bouquet option (from the same set) for my second card and am highlighting a wonderful new set of dies called Love to Layer: Notched Dies. I used all three sizes and popped up a couple of layers with foam tape to add more dimension. 

You'll hear more about the sentiment set and "mom" die on a later
date, but thought this Beautiful Bouquet Tag Die was perfect for this design! I cut out and layered the "mom" die three times to give more dimension. The background was fun to create by smooshing distress oxide inks onto an acrylic block then "picking up" the ink by tapping watercolor card stock over the block then splattering with a darker color after it was dry.

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet, Just Sentiments: Mother's Day (Ink to Paper).
INK: Milled Lavender, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord distress oxide inks (Ranger); Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Green Parakeet, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: White, Amethyst Allure, Green Parakeet (Papertrey Ink); Water color CS (Ranger).
DIES: Beautiful Bouquet, Love to Layer: Notched Dies, Beautiful Bouquet Tag Die, "MOM" die from A Mother's Love (Ink to Paper).
OTHER: Twine, Black Enamel Accents. 

While I used the Beautiful Bouquet Tag die on the card above, it's such a quick and easy tag to decorate for a last minute gift you might need! Here are a trio of tags using the new Beautiful Bouquet Sentiment stamps along with the tag.

I'm a fan of these tiny gift bags I found online! They are perfect to insert a gift card or even some money or a small piece of chocolate.

STAMPS: Beautiful Bouquet: Sentiment Stamps, Beautiful Bouquet (Ink to Paper).
DIES: Beautiful Bouquet Tag Die, Beautiful Bouquet (Ink to Paper). 

Hopefully you will be inspired by these projects! To see what the rest of the design team has created, be sure to stop by the Ink to Paper blog HERE to check them out! 
                                                           Happy stamping!  Wanda

1 comment:

Rosemary said...

Congrats on joining the ITP design team! Your cards are beautiful!