Friday, February 15, 2013

February Release Projects

It's the 15th of February!!! (And no, I'm not just excited about Valentine's Day candy being half off today...HA!) It means it is release day at Papertrey Ink. All the new stamps and dies, including my Clever Barrette Covers and Boutique Accessory Card, will be available to purchase. 

It also means it is time to take a little rest. Stamped out! But not for long. I'm sure in just a few short days I'll be getting the itch again. 

Before I go find a couch and a novel, let me put up the remainder of my release projects.

Cutting Garden. Some Copic shading directly on Melon Berry and Soft Stone ink help bring this bloomer to life. The use of BB: Newsprint was inspired by the sentiment I used. All on the record. 

Boutique Borders and Mini Blooms. There was a blog post at last week that suggested using melon and gold to decorate a room. That's all it took to inspire this unusual-for-me color scheme. I'm liking it. 

Irresitibly Ikat and Headline Alphabet. This is a Make It Monday video in the making right here. I think I'm going to call it the Defined Watercolor Technique. First you cover your stamp in watercolors and stamp. Next, just ink the edges of the stamp with ink and stamp over your first impression. You get the detail with the ink, but the softness with the watercolor. Fun. 

Wonderful Words #1 and Watercolor Wonder. I only used three colors on the Watercolor Wonder portion of this card. There's Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, and Orange Zest. The two border colors are the second inking from Raspberry Fizz and Orange Zest. Also, I stamped the hello image in black and then placed the die cut "hello" in white slightly off set on top. Makes a nice shadow. 

Watercolor Wonder, Headlines Alphabet, and Polka Dot Parade. February is traditionally the Easter release, so why not put those fun paint stroke stamps to work dying some Easter eggs for a card front?

For more release projects, check out the following blogs. As for me, it is time to rest:). See you next month. 

Cutting Garden
Stamps: Cutting Garden and BB: Newsprint
Dies: Cutting Garden, My Mother, My Friend, Circle Cover Plate
Cardstock: Soft Stone, Stamper's Select White, Aqua Mist
Ink: Soft Stone, Melon Berry, 
Patterned Paper: Aqua Mist Gingham
Buttons: White and Cream, Aqua Mist

Boutique Borders
Stamps: Boutique Borders #1, Mini Blooms
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Fine Linen, Shimmer Gold
Patterned Paper: Dearest Jane
Gold Filigree Embossing Powder

Stamps: Irresistibly Ikat Ikat, Headline Alphabet
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Kraft, Dark Chocolate
Ink: Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate
Other: Watercolor

Wonderful Words
Stamps: Wonderful Words #1, Watercolor Wonder
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, True Black, Stamper's Select White
Dies: Wonderful Words #1
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, True Black

Easter Eggs
Stamps: Watercolor Wonder, Polka Dot Parade #1, Headline Alphabet
Cardstock: Hawaiian Shores, Stamper's Select White
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Royal Velvet, True Black
Dies: Egg and Headline Alphabet


  1. I'm gasping at the For the record card. That's going in the Erin file!
    Stick on a frame and call it a day! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. "For the Record' you did fantastic work!

  3. Your cards are just gorgeous! I'm particularly fond of the first one - it's a stunner!

  4. Such awesome projects! Can't wait for that MIM, and I love your barette covers too. :-)

  5. Love these projects. And, I hope you were not kidding about doing the MIM with that technique from your Ikat Hello card. I would LOVE that.

  6. Your for the record card is so gorgeous! Looking forward to a MIM with your technique.

  7. Erin, Erin, have me in so much trouble. I have to HAVE the barettes and all that goes with it. SUPER CUTE!!