Thursday, February 13, 2014

Introducing Building Blocks...

The Papertrey Ink team is previewing a new stamp set today called Building Blocks. This and the coordinating dies will be available on Feb. 15th at 10 pm EST. Here is an image that inspired my work ombre stair step!

Step 1: On my first card, I began by cutting three of these A2 sized cover plates with a new die called Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal. I want to use all three colors on my card.

Step 2: I placed the outer piece of the Tropical Teal one on a piece of Aqua Mist cardstock, and taped it down with washi tape, so it wouldn't move around. I'm just using this as a template to place the stripes back in, and will be removing it when I'm done adhering all the stripes.

Step 3: Starting at the top, I adhered the stripes back into the pattern with Scor-Tape. I used the three top stripes from the first cut (Tropical Teal cardstock - new!), three of the second cut in the center (Hawaiian Shores cardstock) and three from the third cut shown above on the bottom (Aqua Mist cardstock), just placing them back in the die cut, adhering them to the Aqua Mist paper. You'll end up with an ombre striped effect. Remove the template. Die cut the Sketched Stars from vellum. Place stars and stamp sentiment.

Here is the finished card!

You're Amazing card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Building Blocks
INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: Tropical Teal, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist
DIES: Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal, Sketched Stars
OTHER: vellum, gold stars by Studio Calico, pearls by Melissa Frances.

On my second card, I used the Building Blocks sentiment with a Garden Grace floral piece and the Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal die.

Really love the mix of the Aqua Mist, Enchanted Evening and Simply Chartreuse.

Something to Be Thankful For card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Building Blocks, Garden Grace
INK: Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse
PAPER: Aqua Mist, white
DIES: Cover Plate: Stripes Diagonal die, Garden Grace die

OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh.

Last, I put the Building Blocks dies to work. I stamped them with the Building Blocks stamps in Pure Poppy, Raspbery Fizz, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise and Harvest Gold inks.

Step 1: I drew a pencil line on my card and adhered the blocks along the bottom pencil line, spacing them out as evenly as I could.

Step 2: I cut two pieces of white cardstock about 2" each. I placed them over the top and the bottom to cover up the edges of the stamped Building Blocks pieces. I added vellum heart borders with the Heart Border die. 

Here is the finished card! The sentiment is stamped with Building Blocks as well. I used the new Phrase Play #1 die cut to create the "you" in Classic Kraft cardstock.

Smile You Gave Me card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Building Blocks
Pure Poppy, Raspbery Fizz, Sweet Blush, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores
PAPER: white, Classic Kraft, vellum
DIES: Building Blocks, Phrase Play #1, Heart Border die

OTHER: pearl by Melissa Frances.

I have the opportunity to provide you with your fourth "building block" for the card you can create today for Papertrey Ink's latest challenge.  Each Design Team member has a basic "building block" options for card making to share with you. The intent is for you to visit each blog and collect all of the building blocks necessary to create a beautiful card. 

Each team member, including myself, has six numbered selections for a specific category. Roll a die or use a random number generator to select which item number you will need to work with from their list. If you do not have the supplies for the item you end up with, feel free to roll again. Collect nine item selections total, one from each team member, and get to work creating your masterpiece! Visit the rest of the PTI team to see more with these products and gather your other Building Blocks for the challenge!


jan metcalf said...

Great idea to use the strips at an angle in pretty colors!

PiecesbyEmily said...

Oh your cards are amazing... i can't decide which one i like best. Gorgeous!

Taheerah said...

*swoon* That is all.

adele holcomb said...

Beautiful cards! Love the blues as well as the creative way you used the blocks in the last card.

maria f. said...

The aquas with gold - yummy.

SD pooja said...

Beautiful cards ! I loved the last one slightly more ..

Holly Saveur said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them all gorgeous!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both gorgeous, Danielle!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Stunning Danielle! Love them all.

TLady said...

sigh! SOOOO MUCH GORGEOUSNESS!!!!!!!:) & I can SEE you had FUN with this new die!!!!!:)

Grace said...

Simply love all the cards.

Wida said...

stars!!! are you so happy?! They are pretty cool! All your cards are delicious

Marlena M. said...

I LOVE the teal and your clean designs Danielle~

Elizabeth S. said...

Beautiful! Love them all.

May Park said...

Love all your cards!

Kathy Mc said...

You are AMAZING, Danielle! I'm SO thankful for you, you make me smile with your gorgeous creations. And, vellum heart border ~ why didn't I think of that? I need to quit hoarding my vellum. : ) Thanks for sharing all the steps & details with us.

Jill Norwood said...

These are gorgeous Danielle! Love your inspiration staircase too!!! Love the vellum hearts! :)

Karen Davis said...

Such amazing interpretations of the gorgeous inspiration image. Beautiful cards.

Anonymous said...

The Idea is marvelous, i will Definitely deploy this idea at my home.

Celeste Goff said...

What gorgeous cards! I love the sequins and the pretty colors you chose and the velum on the last card adds such a soft and feminine touch!

Laura Davis said...

Awesome work, so bold and soft all at the same time!