Hello and welcome to the third group post for the September 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's post is all about my favorite Christmas activity, decorating the tree! I love Christmas ornaments and make them all year long. I have ever since I was a kid! I had my own Christmas tree in my room when I was young because I had made so many ornaments they wouldn't fit on the tree in the living room!
So today we are showcasing a beautiful new set called Vintage Ornaments II by Dawn, What The Doodle: Ornament by Betsy and the fabulous new Christmas stitching dies by Erin! So much fun-ness!
My first card uses Dawn's Vintage Ornaments II. There are outline stamps as well as solid images, so if you don't like to color you can still stamp the parts in different colors. I chose to use just the outline images and watercolor them. First off I stamped the pine from Holiday Greens Borders along the top with Pinefeather and New Leaf. I then just wet my brush and went over it lightly to blend the colors and give it a watercolored look. I also splattered some Pinefeather over it when it was dry. I stamped the ornaments in permanent black ink and watercolored them with Peerless watercolors. I cut them out with the matching dies and added them with foam tape. I drew the strings in with a black pen.
I added a few sequins and stamped the sentiment in True Black.
STAMPS: Vintage Ornaments II, Holiday Greens Borders
DIES: Vintage Ornaments II
INK: True Black, Pinefeather, New Leaf
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Peerless watercolors
My next card features Betsy's new addition to the What The Doodle series. And what a beautiful one this is! I just love that ornament and the swirly little greenery is pretty cute too! I blended some Distress ink onto watercolor paper for my background and splattered with clear water and then some of the same ink watered down. I colored the ornament and greenery with Copic markers, cut them out with the matching dies, and adhered them with foam tape. I stamped that pretty little sentiment at the bottom with True Black ink.
I added a little bow with some gold string to the ornament and a few clear sequins.
STAMPS: What The Doodle; Ornament
DIES: What The Doodle: Ornament
INK: True Black
PAPER: Stamper’s Select white
OTHER: Watercolor paper, Distress ink, Copic markers
There is a smaller ornament along with the large one in the What The Doodle: Ornament set and I really wanted to use it too. I thought it went perfectly with Maile's new Splits: Merry & Bright! I used some paper from the Christmas Plaid paper pack, and the die from Noted: Scalloped Square, to create the scalloped piece at the top. The stars are from the Star Scribbles set, and I embossed them with gold embossing powder.
STAMPS: Splits: Merry & Bright, What The Doodle: Ornament, Star Scribbles
DIES: Merry & Bright, What The Doodle: Ornament, Star Scribbles, Noted: Scalloped Square
INK: Tropical Teal, True Black
PAPER: Stampers Select white, Holiday Plaid Paper pack
OTHER: Gold embossing powder, sequins
And now I have this sweet little ornament I made with Erin's new Stitched Ornaments: Topped Die. I love these things! I saw something similar on Pinterest a while back and tried to replicate it myself and failed miserably, so I was so excited to see the dies for this! Now I can make them and not fail! haha!
I used two strands of white DMC floss for all of the stitching. I did a blanket stitch around the edges of the ornament, but used just a back or straight stitch for the leaves and hearts.
This was really fun to make and I can't wait to use all the other new Christmas dies!
DIES: Stitched Ornaments: Topped, Sweet Dreams Pajama Patches
FELT: Pure Poppy, Berry Sorbet, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, White
OTHER: DMC Floss
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with a few more Christmasy things to share!
All of the new products will be available at Papertrey Ink on September 15th, at 10:00 EST!
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