Thursday, May 14, 2020

ITP Day #4 May Release

We're almost there! Today is day #4 of introductions to the May release at Ink to Paper and tomorrow is the day you can finally go shopping! Woohoo! We are introducing Nifty Plaid stamp + To Die For Sentiments: Father's Day + Border Bling: Diamonds die + Just Sentiments: Father's Day stamps.


I love to be able to create my own custom patterned paper and this plaid stamp is perfect! I wanted to incorporate two colors, so after stamping it in dark blue using my MISTI, I moved it to the right about 1/4" and stamped it in yellow. 

I thought it needed a pop of green so I die cut the previously released Background Bouquet die and trimmed off the leafy elements and tucked them around the large sentiment. Love the bold, happy colors!
Here's a look at the inside. That diamond die is probably my favorite item in the whole release! 

STAMPS: Nifty Plaid, Inside Greetings: Father's Day
INK: Bright Buttercup, Enchanted Evening
PAPER: Bright Buttercup; Navy, Lime Green
DIES: Pierced Feature Frames, To Die For Sentiments: Father's Day, Background Bouquet, Border Bling: Diamonds

My next card is a result of inspiration from Pinterest. The sentiment was curved to fit a basic banner die cut and the tie was cut from a leftover piece of plaid stamped paper. 
Here is a hand drawn diagram of the dimensions. Make a cut on the solid lines about 1/2" in from each side, then score and fold down the "collar" on the dotted lines. The tie was just cut free hand after drawing the angled lines with a ruler.

Decisions. Decisions. Only one dad and too many Father's Day
cards that I want to send him - haha!

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Father's Day, Inside Greetings: Father's Day, Nifty Plaid
INK: Enchanted Evening
PAPER: Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, White
DIES: Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border, Banner Builders: Basics

My last card involves some alcohol ink blending with a gold mixative and simply adding dies. I layered two layers of black sentiment dies over one layer of gold and decided to trim down two corners of the diamond frame die instead of using the entire frame.  

On the inside, I saved the negative space of the diamond frame die
cut in black. I cut out about 1/2" of the middle (two diamond points) then spliced it back together with tape. The white diamond center covers the cut line perfectly and you've got a fun background.

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Father's Day
INK: Alcohol inks; True Black
PAPER: True Black, White, Luxe Gold, Yupo
DIES: To Die For Sentiments: Father's Day, Border Bling: Diamonds

So, that finishes up all the introductions to the new release. Hope you've been inspired to try out some of the new products! Happy stamping!

1 comment:

Vicki A said...

I love your Father’s Day cards, especially the one with the alcohol ink. Just beautiful!