Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Life Is Beautiful...

Welcome to Papertrey Ink's second group post to share some of the new items coming out this month! My first card set is a sympathy set, and I kept the butterflies and design very simple, yet I think it has a nice design to it with some special details for the recipient. 

Two butterflies were die cut from Life Is Beautiful, and I stamped only the top one in Soft Stone ink leaving the bottom one white. I layered these, offsetting them slightly, onto vellum. The sentiment is stamped with Keep It Simple: Sympathy onto the vellum. (If you do stamp on vellum, be sure to let it dry thoroughly before handling the vellum.) Then I layered the vellum over a cardstock piece and a design cut from a new die set called Delicate Details.

The vellum and Delicate Details die are adhered in the back center of the butterflies (to hide the adhesive), and then I added a bit of machine stitching on top to hold the vellum on even more.

With Sympathy card set:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Life Is Beautiful, Keep It Simple: Sympathy
INK: True Black, Soft Stone
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, Spring Moss, Harvest Gold cardstock
DIES: Life Is Beautiful dies, Delicate Details dies
OTHER: vellum from craft store, machine stitching.
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Next, I tried a few more techniques on a card with the butterfly set. I die cut the butterfly off the edge of a piece of white cardstock. Then I used a new stamp set called Background Basics: Venice on the background (removing the butterfly, so I could keep that white.) When finished with the background, I placed the butterfly back in and stamped the sentiment with Life Is Beautiful. 

Here you can see the in-laid die cut detail a little better. Love this technique, need to remember to do this more often!

Wishing You a Beautiful Day card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Life Is Beautiful, Background Basics: Venice
INK: Summer Sunrise, True Black by PTI; Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Soft Stone
DIES: Life Is Beautiful
OTHER: thread, machine stitching.
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Visit the rest of the PTI team to see more with these new products! Everything will be available at Papertrey Ink on 5/15 at 10pm EST. Thanks for swinging by!

29 comments:

jan said...

Gorgeous! Simply gorgeous! Love the layering and your beautiful colors!

Crestajune said...

I love all of your wonderful cards, Danielle, especially the one with the inlaid die cut. That is one of my favorite techniques and you have pulled it off beautifully here. Thanks so much for all of the fantastic inspiration today!

Steph Hilt said...

We are running out of adjectives this release! Your butterfly cards are turkey beauties! I really like the new BB: Venice background you created on your second card and the butterfly inlay.

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, your cards are all gorgeous, Danielle! I will be getting the butterfly stamps & dies, as well as the Scribbled Circles (those are thanks to you!)

Grace said...

Love all the cards. You can use this stamp and die set for almost any card.

Alyssa S said...

When you used these on your scrap layouts, I knew I was going to need them! I love butterflies and I love these cards! Sold! You have done your job well once again!! lol Love that patterned vellum too ;)

Tori G said...

What beautiful cards! Love the colors and layering!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards! I love the vellum sympathy cards with the butterflies! And the inlaid butterfly is so pretty with that gorgeous background!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow! Awesome cards..loved the diecut butterflies and soft vellum layer !

artful-notions said...

Oh my heavens! Where to begin? Colors, patterns, layers, design, technique! Perfection! Enough said, simply perfection!

Annette Allen said...

wow totally gorgeous.. love those butterflies..

jintyoo7 said...

OH la la! Absolutely divine :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. Did you use polka dot vellum?

Danielle Flanders said...

Yes, it's polkadot vellum from Michaels.
Danielle

Shari Trumbull said...

Awesome, Danielle!! Love the layers on all of your cards! The vellum on the sympathy cards...so ethereal and pretty. And the inlaid butterfly! That's really striking with the Venice background! Loverly!! Thanks for the wonderful butterfly inspirations! XOXO-Shari

Diane Jaquay said...

These are AMAZING!!!!

Nicole Parmentier said...

ahh, just breathtaking gorgeous! Love this set!!!!

Kathie B said...

I really like you use of the vellum and the white-on-white. I also appreciate seeing the variations that can be done with the same card in different colors. Thanks for the gift of inspiration!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Danielle, love the white on white!

Parker said...

I like both of your gorgeous cards, esp. the one using Delicate Details.

Diana K said...

So inspirational! Every element carefully chosen and just so perfect. Love.

Dianne Ayers said...

Gorgeous cards Danielle.

Evelin said...

love it! Love your choice of colors!

nautica97 said...

Wow,so gorgeous,love the soft colors,love this new set!

Kelli B. said...

Oh how I am loving your cards! The display is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Krug said...

The use of the vellum gives the cards a delicate and elegant look.

claudia shadler said...

oh I luv the 2nd card, such beautiful colors and design! :)

taniscrap said...

Lovely cards!! The last one is my favorite.

Kathy Mc said...

Your sympathy cards are so soothing and comforting. Just lovely! And, love your inlaid butterfly with the BB: Venice background. Great techniques & inspiration, Danielle!