Saturday, November 10, 2012

Heart-2-Heart #10 and Background Basics: Inspiration

Today is day one of the Papertrey Ink countdown to preview the new stamp releases for November, and I have a few things to show you! All of these new products will be ready for purchase on November 15th. Today I worked with the Heart-2-Heart #10 stamp set and dies (butterflies and sentiments) and the Background Basics: Inspiration stamp set (the block words).

On this card, I used the Heart-2-Heart dies (butterflies) with new Sweet Blush patterned paper. I also stamped the Background Basics: Inspiration in white and then embossed with white embossing powder. I painted over the top of the embossing with Soft Stone ink. To do this, I put a few drops of the Stone Stone ink refill in a paint tray and mixed in a touch of water, then with a large flat brush I painted over the embossed stamping. The deeper of color you paint on, the more the white words will stand out. Sorry my pictures turned out a bit light, but the Soft Stone is a little bit darker than it looks here.

You might also notice the new Soft Stone patterned paper? SO pretty. I thought the top needed a tad bit of a darker color, so I added some black stitches and a strip of Smokey Shadow patterned paper.
The Smokey Shadow felt and the Limeade Ice felt look great together with the pink and gray.

Next up is a flat card (except for the pearl). I stamped the BB: Inspiration in black, then stamped a Heart-2-Heart #10 butterfly in Summer Sunrise ink, with a Pure Poppy heart stamped in the center and Pure Poppy antennae. Since this particular Background Basics:Inspiration stamp said "happy" and "laugh", I decided to use the older "Happy Trails" stamp set with it and add a birthday saying in Pure Poppy ink with a butterfly trail in Sweet Blush ink.

I added a Heart Border die with Pure Poppy patterned paper and Smokey Shadow patterned paper. I like the block saying - reminds me of subway art, which is so popular right now.



One more...and this one didn't photograph that well, but it's really pretty in person! A sympathy card in Lavender Moon, Soft Stone and Winter Wisteria inks and papers. Sympathy cards need really soft, soothing colors, and I LOVE how the new gray (Soft Stone Pattern Pack) looks with the purples.
I used the Background Basics: Inspiration in Lavender Moon ink on Lavender Moon cardstock. The butterflies are die cut and stamped in Winter Wisteria and Lavender Moon. The white banner and circle shapes are cut with the new In Stitches dies! The frame is reminiscent of an embroidery hoop and would be really cute cut out with Classic Kraft paper too! I decided to use white and glitter up the edges a bit.
The banner is die cut with the new In Stitches dies also and folded up, then I stamped a Heart-2-Heart #10 saying across the banner.

I hope these inspired you today! For more sneak peeks, visit Betsy Veldman and Cristina Kowalczyk!



23 comments:

Nancy said...

As always, beautiful and fun cards!

Jennifer K said...

Pretty cards!

TenSGal said...

Lovely cards....love all those wonderful color choices!

Holly Saveur said...

gorgeous cards!

Cindy O said...

Beautiful and fun to see the new pattern paper colors in action! Sweet blush and soft stone patterns look great together. Love how you placed the large lavender moon banner on an angle on your second card.

LEG Studios said...

Great projects, Danielle! I can't get over that banner die. It's adorable!!

Amy McCue said...

The butterflies are so cute. I can't wait to get this set!

Connie and Jack said...

Lovely cards! Great colors.
-- Connie C.

Luvpurple said...

WOW. Let thi wish list begin!

Debbie Brackett said...

Amazing! I know what I want for Christmas.

Kristii said...

Love, love, love all your projects!!! You are absolutely amazing!!!

Pat said...

As always, your cards are amazing. Thanks for sharing your talent.
Hugs, Pat

Kathy H said...

Beautiful cards!

Luanne said...

Totally love your creations today! Thanks for the sneak peek at the patterned papers too!

Morag said...

Lovely cards. Especially the colour combo and text feature on the second one!

andie librandi. said...

oh my gosh...i love that banner die...and i love both of the pattern paper packs we are getting this month! soo soo soo pretty!

Kathy Mc said...

Definitely inspired, Danielle ~ TFS!

ScrappyKsue said...

So cute. Love the butterflies.

Melissa said...

Sweetness Danielle! Love, love, love each of these.
Melis

Michelle said...

These are so beautiful! I love the sentiment on the first one and the sympathy one. Those could really come in handy at my house right now. Seeing all of your projects makes me want to buy a bunch of stamps. I love everything you make.

jintyoo7 said...

Delightful and so charming :)

Casa do escritorio - Elaine said...

Aiii qe fofura

Tamika said...

Great cards!