Thursday, May 12, 2016

Introducing Floral Sketches & Classic Calligraphy




Hello and welcome to the first group post for the May  Papertrey Ink  Release! The new products you are seeing here will be available in the store at Papertrey Ink on May 15th at 10:00 EST. 

Today we are introducing a gorgeous new set called Floral Sketches by Dawn McVey and a beautiful set of sentiments from Nichole Heady called Classic Calligraphy. 



For my first card, I used only the Floral Sketches stamp set. I stamped the solid portions of the flowers, then stamped the outlines over them in a darker shade. I used the MISTI to help me line everything up. The leaves were stamped in Soft Stone. I just love that color when you want something subtle. The sentiment I stamped in Stormy Sea which I thought went nicely with this color scheme.




I added a few tiny white dots with acrylic paint and a few sequins to finish it up!

STAMPS: Floral Sketches
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Razzberry Fizz, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet, Soft Stone, Stormy Sea

PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

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My next card was kind of an experiment. I was thinking the whole time if it didn't turn out, well I would just toss it and start over, but I really liked the way it turned out! 

I used watercolor paper and I stamped the sentiment first. I then stamped the solid shapes of the flowers around the sentiment. Next I took a wet paintbrush and loosely blended the stamped flowers around to give a watercolor look. After this was dry, I stamped the outlines of the flowers with black ink.




I splattered some of the same colors I used for the flowers around with a paintbrush, and then added some white dots and sequins to finish it up. 

STAMPS: Floral Sketches, Classic Calligraphy
INK: Blueberry Sky, Amethyst Allure, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain

PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Watercolor paper

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I really loved how that last card turned out, so I had to do one more with that technique, but using the same color scheme that I used on my first card. I did not use any watercolor paint on these cards. I only used Papertrey inks on them, and the colors I used are listed below the cards in the supply list. The PTI inks watercolor wonderfully!




I really love Soft Stone for a leaf color! I don't think green would have looked quite as nice on these cards. Again to finish up this card, I added some white dots and a few sequins.

STAMPS: Floral Sketches, Classic Calligraphy
INK: Blueberry Sky, Amethyst Allure, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Rain, Soft Stone
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Watercolor paper

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Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a look at more of the amazing new products coming to  Papertrey Ink  on May 15th, at 10:00 EST!

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

38 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards! Wow just inks and no watercolor on the last card! I love them all!

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  2. Your cards look spectacular, Kay! I've said it before that you are a Queen of Watercolors and these cards show off your talents gorgeously. Adore the color combos, the pinks, purples and blues look great together. The neutral gray leaves are fabulous. All of these cards are so very pretty. How neat that you were able to achieve the watercolor look with the PTI inks! Wow! Hugs! :)

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  3. Beautiful cards, Kay! Amazing color choices! I had no idea that PTI inks could be used to achieve such a beautiful watercolor technique.

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  4. Love your new technique Kay, they are very pretty cards!

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  5. Your cards are always so gorgeous, Kay - I just love your style!

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  6. I absolutely love the soft stone leaves in your first card. This is actually an ink color I thought I could do without. Not anymore! Also, love the watercolored flowers. Thanks for sharing your technique!

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  7. Gorgeous soft florals really hi light the lovely calligraphy. And the stone leaves are perfect. Love the white dots too!

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  8. So very beautifully done! Thanks for always giving me pretty things to look at :)

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  9. Kay you have done an awesome job yet again. I especially like your 'watercolour' cards, the colours amd effects you have achieved are just dreamy.
    LOVE them so much!

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  10. STUNNING cards!

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  11. So fun to see the variety of ways to use the stamps! Gorgeous coloring and designing Kay! Beautiful cards!!!

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  12. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!!! I LOVE your experiment, Kay!!! It came out WONDERFULLY!!!! WOW!!! It makes me want to try it too!!!! LOVE these new sets!!! ;)

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  13. These cards are really lovely, Kay! I am especially inspired by your "For You" card and how you stamped first and then watercolored! Treat for my eyes!

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  14. Goodness Kay, your watercolor cards are gorgeous. Definitely will be CASing them. Thanks for the great technique inspiration!

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  15. Goodness Kay, your watercolor cards are gorgeous. Definitely will be CASing them. Thanks for the great technique inspiration!

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  16. Kay, these are absolutely FABULOUS!!!

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  17. Your cards are stunning, you really have a knack for the watercolor look!

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  18. just beautiful. i love your watercolour technique and i may just need to try to play with it a bit.

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  19. Oh my goodness Kay your experiment turned out just perfectly. I am crushing on all of these cards today!

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  20. Just gorgeous; all three; but especially the two 'water colored' cards. You never cease to amaze and inspire!!

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  21. Kay, you've done it again experimenting and ending up with gorgeous results. All your cards are amazing! Did you use reinkers on that last card or stamp and then use a water brush? Stunning work!

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  22. Gorgeous cards, the colors are spectacular, now I have to order more inks that I thought I could live without!

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  23. I love the soft look you got on your beautiful cards. Watercolor is becoming so popular now and you helped it along with your cards.

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  24. These are all three my favorites ever!!! Such beautiful colors. Love all you do with water coloring.

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  25. Hi Kay,

    Adorable,Awesome.Gorgeous,Stunning Cards!!! PLEASE,I AM BEGGING YOU.....MIM VIDEO!!!!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  26. A trio of pure loveliness Kay!! Your did an amazing job with the new products!!

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  27. Oh my...your cards are absolutely STUNNING Kay! Your water color cards with no water colors are just gorgeous and I can't wait to try this technique out! :0)

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  28. These are gorgeous. I especially love the technique you used on the second and third cards. Thank you for sharing the details.

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  29. Amazing effect using your PTI inks, Kay! Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! I'm looking forward to placing an order this month, and both of these sets are on my wishlist! Thanks for inspiring me ~ There goes my budget :)

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  30. I am so glad that you were happy with your experiment so that we were able to see your cards. All three cards are quite lovely, but the second is over-the-top gorgeous. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  31. BREATHTAKING!!! LOVE your experiment with the PTI inks Kay. Always fun to use something other then watercolor to paint with!!

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  32. Love,love these cards! Would it be possible for you to share your technique via a video, perhaps Make-it Monday? Thank you for sharing your art with us!

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