Friday, September 13, 2013

Two Feet Deep...

The Papertrey Ink team is back with another group post, this time we are featuring a few new things being released on Sept. 15th: the Two Feet Deep stamp set and dies, the Double Bow Die, and the Fancy Flakes Dies. These are so pretty for gift wraps, tags and cards!

First, I decorated a kraft box and added a gift tag. The tag is made with the skis and sentiment from Two Feet Deep. I used a stripe stamp from an older set (Candy Cane Christmas) with red and pink inks to create a border for my tag and my package. Then I die cut the skis, stamped them and added Martha Stewart white craft glue and white embossing powder to make them extra "snowy". I didn't heat emboss the powder, just left it as is. I used Ripe Avocado patterned paper and the Holiday Button Bits dies to add a bit more color.

The Double Bow is so easy to make!! I was pleasantly surprised at how quick it went together. Visit Nichole's blog for a video on how to use this die. I used Melissa Frances Crepe Paper in Cream to make my bow. It comes in large sheets. I actually cut 2 layers of the crepe paper the same time to make it a little thicker and not so see-through... and just love how it turned out. I glued the 2 layers together at the tabs with Scor Tape (just like Nichole did it in the video). The center is an adhesive resin swirl by Melissa Frances also, just attached it right on top.

To decorate a craft gift box, I cut a strip of Classic Kraft cardstock about 4" wide by the same length of the box. I stamped/embossed the snowflake from Two Feet Deep in a random fashion. The stamp matches the larger Fancy Flakes dies! (You can see on the tag above, I cut a smaller Fancy Flakes snowflake to top the tag!) To help the package tie in with the tag, I created a similar striped border for my package just like on the tag with red/pink inks.

And I have one more card...

I used the "Let it Snow" sentiment from Two Feet Deep, the Mistletoe & Holly stamp set, Candy Cane Christmas and the Fancy Flakes dies. And a strip of Pure Poppy cardstock and a strip of Classic Kraft cardstock.

The Fancy Flakes look so pretty layered. And how cute is that star center!
Many of you have been asking for more "design tips", so I'd like to share a little something about my projects today. I have found that a design is more interesting when you have an element that is placed vertically AND something that is placed horizontally. So on my box, you'll see the snowflakes are horizontal, but the red dots are vertically placed. On the ski tag, the skis and sentiment are vertical, but the holly breaks up the vertical lines, because it's placed horizontally. Same with the card...the sentiment and holly are placed across the card, while the stripes and cardstock strips are placed up and down. Hope that makes sense. It moves your eye around the card and makes all of the detail so interesting to find.

Also, to make sure everything coordinated in my set, I took a couple of elements I loved the most and repeat them on each project...the snowflakes, the stripes, and the red dots.

I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has done with these products. I have a feeling everything is going to be so different!

Ashley Cannon Newell
Betsy Veldman
Cristina Kowalczyk
Dawn McVey
Erin Lincoln
Heather Nichols
Laura Bassen
Maile Belles
Melissa Phillips
Nichole Heady

All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.

Warm Winter Wishes tag and gift box:
STAMPS: Two Feet Deep, Candy Cane Christmas
INK: Fresh Snow, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Sweet Blush
PAPER: Classic Kraft, white, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado Pattern Pack
DIES: Holiday Button Bits dies, Two Feet Deep dies, Double Bow die, Fancy Flakes dies
OTHER: Twine, white embossing powder, crepe paper and resin swirl by Melissa Frances.


Let It Snow card:
STAMPS: Two Feet Deep, Candy Cane Christmas, Mistletoe & Holly
INK: Sweet Blush, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado
PAPER: Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, White cardstock
DIES: Fancy Flakes dies
OTHER: Twine.

27 comments:

June K said...

I love the glue and white embossing powder on the tips of the skis. It looks so real. Thanks for the tip. Always looking for tips to make my cards more interesting.

Holly Saveur said...

so gorgeous!

jan said...

The set 2 Feet Deep promotes creativity!! What fun looks!

artful-notions said...

Dani these are detail heaven! From the crepe paper bow to the snowy skis, just in love with all! And thank you for design tips. Love 'tips' from the master!

richardbreaks said...

So pretty, Danielle! Awesome tips, and I LOVE pink used as a Christmas color!

Susan said...

Sooo cute!! I love the snow effect!!

Diana K said...

Love all of the details - it's like finding treasure everywhere! The crepe paper bow, the resin piece, the candy stripes, the snowflakes - all gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

The snowy skis are perfect! So creative! Looks like they just took them off after their run down the mountain!

kth said...

Gorgeous! Love the card!

Melissa said...

Completely beautiful Danielle! Just stunning and so festive. You inspire me!
Melis

klarcher said...

It's all so gorgeous, the snow flakes with the star center would be perfect for military cards also

Teresa said...

Beautiful projects! Love your snow on the skis!

Teresa said...

Beautiful projects! Love your snow on the skis!

Pamela said...

Love the paper material that you used for the double ribbon... the texture is just beautiful!

Annette Allen said...

wow this is really amazing.. gorgeous..

Linda Nicholson said...

LOVE all your projects today! The elements just work so beautifully together from the color scheme to the die cuts to the stamp sets. So so inspiring!

Quick question on your snow. Is it just regular Elmer's? And then do you heat the embossing powder or just let the powder and glue dry together?

Linda

Danielle said...

Linda, I used Martha Stewart's Craft Glue on the skiis and then poured embossing powder on top - no I didn't heat emboss it, just left it as is! :) Thanks for your nice note!
Danielle

Susan Gosman said...

Thanks for the tip - and the beautiful inspiration

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh, Danielle, I LOVE your snowy skis!!! So festive and fun!!! And those stripes?!?! PERFECT!! I also love that GORGEOUS crepe paper bow!! Wowzers!

Leigh Penner said...

Danielle, I wasn't even anticipating liking this set, but I love it! And we have winter for five months/year, so I'm thinking I can justify it! LOL!
I love your tag and card and how you added the glue with the embossing powder-- both Sage & I thought that was brilliant!

Kari V. said...

This is just beautiful! I love that "snow" on the skis!

Sharon said...

Just beautiful! Love using crepe paper for the bow!

Kristen V said...

I love the tag and the detailing, from the skis to the snowflake. Beautiful!

Grace said...

Thank you for sharing your techniques to make beautiful cards. Love all the details.

Sue said...

I love the kraft box and card combination! The use of red stripes really gives it that holiday feel.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous! LOVE this!

Gabby said...

Nice card! Great stamped wrap and tag, too. :)