Monday, September 12, 2016

Christmas Faith



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

Today we have some amazingly beautiful new products to share with you! We have a beautiful set called Christmas Faith by Heather, A stunning sentiment set by Dawn called A Thrill of Hope, the latest in the Inspired series by Betsy called Inspired: Jesus, and  Shine, a fun and unique new set from Nichole! We also have a brand new color coming out this month called Olive Twist! I love it! It's a beautiful olive green and it's gorgeous paired with Scarlet Jewel! That's what I used for all of my cards today!






Dawn is absolutely amazing at putting fonts together in a most fabulous way! When I saw this new set, it was love at first sight! I used the MISTI to stamp the sentiment in two shades, Olive Twist and Scarlet Jewel. The beautiful border across the top is from the Holiday Greens Border set. The berries and pine at the bottom corner are from the Holiday Greens set. Everything on this card is stamped in only two colors, Olive Twist and Scarlet Jewel. I just love these two colors together! 



For the pine border across the top, I stamped the border once, then without re-inking my stamp, moved it just a little lower and stamped again. I love the way it gives it a more fuller look.  After I finished stamping, I cut my panel out with the Noted: Scalloped A2 rectangle die and mounted that onto a card base with fun foam.

STAMPS: A Thrill Of Hope, Holiday Greens, Holiday Greens Borders
DIES: Holiday Greens Borders, Holiday Greens, Noted: Scalloped A2
INK: Olive Twist, Scarlet Jewel
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Clear Sequins

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I just love the way this card turned out! I stamped some of the pine from Holiday Greens onto my white background. I stamped some without reinking like I did in the card above to give the lighter shade. The sentiment is layered four times. The top layer I blended some Scarlet Jewel ink onto. I glued this flat over the stamped pine. I added the sentiment stamped onto the banner from Tag Sale #10, then tucked the pinecones and berries under the edge. The pinecones are the only thing that  I used foam tape with. 




I added a few clear sequins to finish it up!

STAMPS: Inspired: Jesus, Holiday Greens
DIES: Inspired: Jesus, Holiday Greens, Tag Sale #10
INK: Olive Twist, Scarlet Jewel, Cocoa Bean, True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White

OTHER: Clear Sequins

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Okay this was a really fun card to make! I love doing these kinds! Betsy did a Make it Monday video a while back using this technique of stamping around like this and I loved it! I made several after seeing her video, and have been wanting to do more since. When I saw this new kit from Heather, I immediately thought how perfect it would be for this technique!  I started by stamping two of the sun rays from the Shine stamp set. I stamped one above and one below. This kept me from having to draw any pencil lines. I was able to use this as my grid for stamping all of the other little details. I did this all by eye too! No MISTI here people! And it was actually really easy, not to mention way too fun! I used the same colors Olive Twist and Scarlet Jewel as my other cards, but added some Simply Chartreuse and Cocoa Bean too. 





I stamped the sentiment onto the banner from Tag Sale #10 and adhered that with foam tape. I added a strip of paper along the bottom from the Americana + white paper collection. 

STAMPS: Shine, Christmas Faith
DIES: Tag Sale #10
INK: Olive Twist, Scarlet Jewel, Dark Chocolate, Saffron Spice, Simply Chartreuse
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, American + White Patterned Paper

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I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the new products in use today! They will all be available at   Papertrey Ink  on September 15th, at 10:00 EST!

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


36 comments:

  1. A trio of Christmas delight is what we have here, Kay! I love that the first two card use only two inks. Two beautiful and saturated colors! Wow! I also like how you used second generation stamping to get the lighter ink color. That third card is amazing. I think it's great that you were able to achieve such a balanced look by eye balling it. Although it sure looks like the lines of the rays help you out in doing that. Your work is beautiful and inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!! :)

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  2. I love all of your cards, Kay. Lately Dark Chocolate and Scarlet Jewel have been favorites so I can hardly wait to throw Olive Twist into the mix! Beautiful!

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  3. I was so excited to see the release this morning, I was up EARLY. Very early! :) I missed Betsy's Make it Monday used in your last card, but I'll be sure to check it out. I love how you describe the making of your beautiful cards, done with seemingly ease ( is that the right grammar?!) and always fun. Thanks Kay!

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  5. Love them all no surprise ! The two color sentiment looks amazing! Your last card came out perfect and looks gorgeous, love the color combo you used! Not sure I can make that one I remember how bad my MIM card turned out:) I think I will go practice:)

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  6. Stunning is such an inadequate word. Speechless at the impact these cards make. Jeanne is so right about how the saturation of these two colours together is so beautiful.

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  7. Gorgeous. Stunning. Amazing. Not enough words out there to describe how beautiful ALL 3 cards are Kay! Each one is CAS perfection and can't wait to get my new supplies to play! Thank you for sharing your talents...I so look forward to what you come up with each month!! :0)

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  8. Gorgeous cards, colours and stamping!

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  9. Kay, a breath-taking, heart-warming trio of cards that convey the essence of Christmas exquisitely! Deeply touched and impressed with your showcases today...you're causing me to feel VERY festive (as is the weather...freezing here and a few flakes of snow are sprinkling down!)...
    Hugs~c

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  10. Gorgeous cards. Love the new green combined with the red.

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  11. Your cards shine, Kay! Everyone so bright and crisp against the white. Gorgeous!

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  12. These are absolutely STUNNING, Kay! I especially love the burst on the last card, WOW!!!

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  13. WOW!!! They are gorgeous, joyful and elegant cards, Kay! Thank you for the inspirations!

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  14. I'm going to comment here, which I normally don't do... But I want you to realize just how talented you are, and the inspiration you provide for us is nothing short of genius! I can look at your cards for hours and not be bored.Just.so.beautiful!

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  16. All are beautiful - but that third card?! I love what you did with it!!! What a great card and could be done relatively flat (no foam adhesive) for mailing. I love it!!

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  17. True Christmas beauties! Love them all Kay but that first one is my favorite! hehe Gorgeous, beautiful cards!

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  18. You are definitely getting me into the Christmas spirit! Beautiful--absolutely beautiful!!!

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  19. Stunning! Love the olive and scarlet together, your cards are just truly amazing!!! Your circular feature is quite impressive as well.

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  20. Kay, as always, you have done an amazing work of highlighting the new sets in your special way. I'm so inspired by your talent and these beautiful cards! The one with the Jesus die is my fave, but I love them all!

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  21. Wow. You've sold me on quite a few sets today! Your cards are stunning!

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  22. A stunning collection of Christmas cards, Kay!! Clean and crisp with wonderful stamping...so pretty!!

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  23. Hi Kay,

    Holy Alcapurria-Puerto Rican YUMMY fritter-!!!! These cards are SUBLIME and GLORIOUS!
    I am thrilled with them and the inspiration that you have given us! Keep 'em coming, baby!

    Cariños,
    María Alba

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  24. These are glorious Kay!! Each and every one a little masterpiece!!

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  25. Nicole seriously SCORED by asking you to be on the Team. Your sense of balance on your cards is amazing. I wish I had that talent. Gorgeous cards with the images -- WELL DONE!

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  26. Kay these are all gorgeous! And I love all the one layer stamping on them. They are beautiful and mailable designs. :)

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  27. I'm speechless, Kay! All three cards are absolutely, positively GORGEOUS! You've done such an amazing job with all of these stamps and dies...especially how you inked the 'Jesus' sentiment to create an ombre effect!
    I love reading all the lovely comments you receive...today, my fave is 'Vicki'...she is so right!!!

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  28. Wow wow wow Kay so many gorgeous cards and I love that you used just a few colours and made it look like you used so many! Your cards are just amazing!! I agree with Vicki too, your sense of design is fantastic!

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  29. These are all magnificent, Kay! You will be my one-stop inspiration spot for Christmas this year!! Hugs, Darnell

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