Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summertime Inspirations

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

I am head over hills in love with the new products we are showcasing today! I absolutely love tropical and beachy themed stuff! Flamingos have been a favorite of mine since I was very young. 

We're showing off two beautiful new summertime sets today: Some Like It Hot, by Nichole, which has the lovely flamingo and hibiscus in it, and Tropics, by Maile, with the gorgeous palm fronds and tropical leaves. 

My first card was created with stamps and dies from Some Like it Hot. I first watercolored a background on watercolor paper using Peerless watercolors. I ran a strip of paper down the side from the Woodblock Prints paper pack. This paper goes super with these tropical themed sets! I cut off about an inch of the watercolored piece, then mounted it over the patterned paper. I stamped the flamingo, flowers and leaves, cut them out with the matching dies, and added them to my card with foam tape. I added a few sequins for a little tropical sparkle!

I also added a few small white dots with some acrylic paint, and stamped the sentiment from the new Keep It Simple: Missing You sentiments.

STAMPS: Some Like It Hot, Keep It Simple: Missing You
DIES: Some Like it Hot
INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avacodo
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Woodblock Prints paper pack

OTHER: Watercolor paper, sequins


My next card uses lots of greenery from Maile's new Tropics set, along with the pineapple and a few flowers from Some Like it Hot. I also had to use another piece of paper from the Woodblock Prints paper pack. I cut the patterned paper off at a diagonal before glueing it down to my card base. I stamped all of the greenery and flowers, cut them out, then adhered some down flat with liquid glue, then popped the pineapple and some of the flowers up with foam tape.

I stamped the sentiment from Tropics in True Black ink then layered it three times and glued it down to the pineapple. I added some tiny green dots around the leaves with a green marker and then added a few sequins.

STAMPS: Tropics, Some Like it Hot
DIES: Tropics, Some Like it Hot
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Ripe Avacodo, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Scarlet Jewel
PAPER: Stampers Select white, Woodblock Prints paper pack
OTHER: Sequins


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 July 15th, at 10:00 EST!

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


  1. I can't say how much I love summer stuff...your works are sooo beautiful! I'm just waiting to receive my new order with everything flamingos in it...YAY!

  2. I am sure you were in heaven working with these stamps. Your flamingo card looks amazing with the blue green watercolored background and those bright tropical flowers. I like the pp on the side. So pretty! And how lovely is the card with the diagonally cut pp. Wow! Great fronds in that set. More delicate looking than I've seen before. You used those images perfectly as well. Such a summer gal! Well, except for the heat and humidity, right? Hugs!! :)

  3. Flamingos are so HOT right now ...
    Your cards today are simply wonderful, Kay.

  4. Beautiful cards, fun cards! Cannot wait to play with these fabulous new PTI sets!!

  5. gorgeous. i just love they way you play with colour and the tropical images just pop the way you have done them!

  6. How beautiful!! I love the way you used the patterned paper on these cards. Such beautiful design!

  7. Wow! Such vibrant and beautiful colors, love both the cards ! I'm so excited because I do not own a pineapple or hibiscus flowers ! The patterned paper is perfect on these cards!

  8. Huge wows from me too! You captured the tropics so perfectly and so vibrantly. You just never go wrong with the amazing design instinct you have.

  9. Your cards light up the room! Honestly, they glow from within! Kay, adore your gorgeous art.

  10. I really love this new Tropics set and Some Like It Hot. But what you did with them is stunning, amazing and makes me glad it's July (and not Jan.:)! Pure inspiration. Can't wait to see more!

  11. TOTALLY STUNNING KAY!!! I can SEE you have enjoyed these sets!!! JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TOTALLY STUNNING WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)

  12. I love these images combined with the block print cards from last month. Eye catching cards!

  13. Kay, these are absolutely STUNNING!!!

  14. These are SO bright, bold and beautiful!

  15. Kay - I so love your cards. They are simply awesome. So very colorful and the papers you chose to go with them are perfect.

  16. Gorgeous color and design, Kay!! Your cards are always so happy and colorful...LOVE!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent!:-)

  17. Hi Kay,

    LOVE your Tropical card, it is STUNNING and CHIC, without stereotyping the "Tropical Theme".
    I liked very much the fact that you paired it with the DP Woodblocks, I would not have thought of that,me and my half the talent as yours!
    You see what I mean about your TALENT? Even you can make Flamingos look cute, and the Hibiscus are one of my least favorite flowers, but your rendition of them is FLAWLESS!!!
    I've seen your work with other flowers that have left me breathless,including these, I would like in the future to see what you can do with my favorite,Hydrangeas or Gardenias!
    Well, sweetie I will close this comment to leave you basking in your GLORIOUS TALENT!!!

    María Alba
    P.D. Thanks for your sweet comment... don't encourage me too much, if you do there's more where those came from! Just saying....

  18. You sure know how to showcase the goodies, Kay! Your watercolored background is gorgeous, and I love your choice of patterned papers with all the fabulous tropical elements...WOW! I'm trying to hold onto my wallet over here, but it probably won't last long :) Thanks for sharing your beautiful eye candy with us!!!

  19. These tropical cards are so fantastic and beautiful beyond words! I love the bright, vibrant colors you've chosen to use!

  20. Kay, you've done it again with your beautiful watercolored background on your first tropical card. Your die-cuts really pop and the strip of patterned paper is ideal. Your second card is dynamite on that Wood Block print. Fabulous showcasing!

  21. Love your creations Kay- you do a wonderful job with color, & you're such an inspiration. Love your style & what you've done with this release!


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