Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Winter Florals



Hello, and welcome back for the second group post for Papertrey Ink! All of the products you see today, will be available for sale at papertrey Ink on October 15th, at 10:00 EST.  I have some projects to share with you today showcasing some gorgeous new stamps and dies that feature beautiful winter flowers and greenery! These stamps are wonderful for creating Christmas projects, but also lend themselves nicely for winter birthdays, thank you notes, or other winter celebrations!


For my first card I used Spruce & Sprigs by Dawn McVey. Lots of gorgeous winter greenery perfect for clustering or randomly stamping, as I've done here. I used watercolor paper for this and inked my stamps with Pinefeather and New Leaf dye inks. Before stamping, I spritzed the inked stamps with water then stamped, to get the loose watercolor effect. After I was done stamping everything, I took a wet paintbrush and went over it lightly to blend even more.


After my stamped piece dried, I glued it down to a card base, then cut a strip of Pinefeather card stock to go across the top. I cut out the Peace die from the One Liners Die Collection and glued that across the bottom. I then masked off the Peace on the sentiment with some masking tape and just stamped "on Earth Goodwill To Men" in the center. I added a couple more watercolory stamped pine boughs and berries with foam tape.


Peace On Earth Card
Stamps: Spruce & Sprigs, Season's Greetings
Dies: One Liners Die Collection, Spruce & Sprigs
Paper: Pinefeather, Stampers Select
Ink: Pinefeather, Green Leaf, Pure Poppy, True Black
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For this card, I used a beautiful new stamp set called Botanical Blocks III by Nichole Heady. I was so thrilled to see this stamp set, because I dearly love to watercolor and there is nothing more fun to watercolor than flowers! I used my Zig Clean Color Brush markers on this. 


There are also two matching dies for this set, one cuts out the flower panel and one cuts out a panel just slightly larger for matting. I cut a soft stone mat for my watercolored piece and mounted these on a white card base with foam tape. You can barely see it, but I stamped the little "all my love" box sentient along the side of the card in soft stone. 

Praying For You Card
Stamps: Botanical Blocks III
Dies: Botanical Blocks III
Paper: Stamper's Select, Soft Stone
Ink: True Black, Soft Stone

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For my final project today, I used the new, and unbelievably gorgeous Winter Floral Cover Plate. I couldn't quite decide what to do with this, as I had so many ideas, but I finally decided to get my watercolors out for this one too. I cut the Cover Plate out of watercolor paper and watercolored it with Peerless watercolors before I punched all of the little pieces out. 


For the background, I did a light watercolor wash with blue then speckled it with the same color. When everything was dry, I glued the die down to my background piece, stamped the sentiment in True Black ink, and adhered this all to a white card base. I added a few light blue and clear sequins to finish it off!

Warm Winter Birthday Wishes
Stamps: In The Meadow,
Dies: Cover Plate: Winter Floral
Paper: Stamper's Select
Ink: True Black
Other: watercolor paper, sequins


And that is all for today! I hope you are enjoying seeing all of the beautiful new products in use! All of these wonderful new products will be available for sale at Papertrey Ink  on October 15th, at 10:00 EST! 

For more amazing inspiration visit the rest of the Papertrey Ink Design team!


Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Kay :)


41 comments:

  1. Wow, Kay! You created three very different and distinct cards yet they are all very Kay like in their style. I really like how they all are watercolored, but they each look a bit different. Excellent design skills are being shown off for sure. I think the one that drew my eye the most in the trio on the top is that gorgeous orange flower in the center. All three are beautiful!! Thank so much for sharing. :) Hugs!

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  2. Definitely need that Floral cover plate! Like how you used Peace at the top of the card, on a solid background, over the print stamping on the card base!

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  3. Beautiful cards Kay, you rocked the different styles!

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  4. Stunning cards, your colouring is amazing :-)

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  5. Gorgeous cards, Kay! Your amaryllis is colored to perfection, and I'm loving the Spruce and Sprigs!

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  6. These are absolutely beautiful, Kay! I love what you did with that floral cover plate! I think you just "push" me to get it! ;-)

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  7. Beautiful cards, Kay! Coloring is awesome!

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  8. Gorgeous cards Kay! I love the Botanical Block card so much!

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  9. Gorgeous card, Kay! I think I need this new Cover Plate....

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  10. Kay - I love all of the cards you created, but most especially the Peace on Earth card. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I always have a hard time waiting to see what you post since your color combos and ideas are fantastic. I saw the first card and thought YES, I can do this. Then I saw the second and then the third - all within my grasp. They are all so Perfect! And I think I can do them, also. Your the best!!! Thanks.

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  12. Kay, these are gorgeous! Love the colors on all, especially love your watercolor 1st, with the dreamy images! Love your work!

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  13. I know videos are probably a pain, but I sure would love to see how you do your watercoloring!!!!

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  14. Lovely use of watercolor on cards!

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  15. Amazing, Kay! There is a light shining from each of these projects, that's how beautiful they are!

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  16. These are all beautiful cards Kay!! Well done ;)

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  17. gorgeous. those colors are amazing

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  18. These are all three gorgeous! Love the Spruce & Sprigs with the Peace at the top! That is awesome! And the cover plate with the pretty Christmas colors, flowers & greenery is beautiful. The water colored botanical flower is worthy of framing .... all just wonderful! Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  19. Gorgeous watercoloring, Kay! You are such an inspiration!

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  20. Love, Love, Love, your watercolored Botanical Blocks III card!!!! Stunning!! Would love to watch you paint that on video:)

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  21. These are all amazing. Great work!

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  22. Head over heels in LOve with these cards, Kay! The colors and your gorgeous designs - aaack! SO spectacular!
    =]

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  23. These cards are simply spectacular, I especially like your water-coloring on the sympathy card. Beautiful!

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  24. Oh my, Kay...your cards are absolutely, positively GORGEOUS!!! Your water coloring always inspires me to get my Ziggies out to play...Thank you!
    Nichole must be thinking she hit the lottery having you on her team...You have showcased everything just beautifully! (Hugs)

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  25. Fabulous samples...love each and everyone!

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  26. Hi Kay,

    Soooooo GLAD you are on this TEAM!!!!!!!!!!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  28. So much FAB-U-LOUS Kay! I have to keep scrolling up!!! I think you did a great job of making us all want to buy all of this release!!! lol I love the drama and festive feel in all three! I LOVE all three!

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  29. My jaw dropped when I saw your peek over at Nichole's blog! Seeing all of your watercolor goodness is a feast for the eyes! Everything is so beautiful, Kay!

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  30. Soooooo gorgeous! I absolutely adore the Peace card, but love all three! Beautiful!!

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  31. I don't have anything new to add to all the expressions of delight you've received, so I'll simply say this: you and PTI are just *the* most amazing match! Gorgeous showcases!
    Hugs~c

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