Monday, June 30, 2014

Make It Market kit: Beautiful Brushstrokes...

Papertrey Ink has another card kit coming soon to you! This one is my FAVORITE so far. It's beyond gorgeous. Betsy has really outdone herself with these stamps, I especially love the fonts. If you follow current stationery trends, you'll see that the fonts are really fun and playful, yet elegant at the same time...almost calligraphy in style. And this kit is spot on with this trend. I love, love, love it, and hope to see more of this look with Papertrey Ink!! I made 6 cards with the kit. (Well, actually 7, but I can't decide if I like the last one or not. Maybe I'll post it later on.) Here we go...

On the first card, I used the watercolor paper in the kit to die cut the large flower and stamped it with Hibiscus Burst ink with the Pure Poppy lines over the top. I used a stamp from the kit in the background. To make the black leaves as a shadow to the other leaves, I placed strips of the washi tape in the kit over a piece of cardstock and then die cut the leaves with the leaf dies. The washi tape leaves are placed under the other leaves as a shadow effect.

The colored twine is in the kit also. It's variegated with oranges and pinks, and there's another one that is blues and purples!

Hello Framed card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes
INK: Hibiscus Burst, Pure Poppy,  Limeade Ice, True Black by PTI
Soft Stone by Hero Arts
PAPER: Watercolor paper in kit
Beautiful Brushstrokes
OTHER: Washi tape, twine and rainstones from the kit.

On the next card, I stamped the large Summer Sunrise colored rose directly onto the watercolor paper. Then I took a paintbrush and some water and painted the water over the top to create a smoother look to the flower. Using watercolor paper really allows the ink colors to blend! The leaves were dipped in Spring Moss ink and then the Ripe Avocado ink on the edges, then stamped. And I added a little bit of water over the top of those also to blend them in a bit! Do you love the look? Or is it too messy? What do you think?

To add a tiny bit more color to the flower, I used the watercolors (add-on to the kit) to paint a bit of hot pink over the flower. I added water to blend it and dabbed with my paper towel whenever I had too much paint. The label was also die cut from watercolor paper and painted with a blue paint from the watercolor paint palette. When dry, I stamped the frame and the "thanks".

Thanks watercolor card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes
INK: Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, True Black by PTI
Soft Granite by Hero Arts
PAPER: Watercolor paper in kit
Beautiful Brushstrokes
OTHER: rainstones in kit and watercolor paints- add-on kit.

This one has a little bit of a doodly feel with the black highlights on the flowers. As you can see, you can go more bold with these stamps too. I used the washi tape in the corners of this card.

Happy For You card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes
INK: Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Pure Poppy, Melon Berry, Spring Moss, Sweet Blush, True Black
PAPER: Vintage Cream
Beautiful Brushstrokes
OTHER: Washi tape in kit.

On the card below, I stamped and heat embossed the saying in the center with white embossing powder, then painted over the top with watercolors (pinks and oranges).

When dry, the flowers and leaves where stamped with Papertrey Ink stamping inks, and I used water and a brush to blend it.

Hello floral card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Tropical Teal, True Black
PAPER: Watercolor paper in kit
Beautiful Brushstrokes
OTHER: Rainstones in kit, watercolor paints - add-on kit, embossing powder - craft supply, water.

This is a paper from the Beautiful Brushstrokes paper pad. All I did was stamp "thanks" and add some hemp to the top. The hard work is already done for you with this pretty paper.

With the hemp, I did use a flat iron on it to get the creases out of it and make it a bit more pliable. You can curl the hemp too with the curling iron!

Thanks card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes
INK: True Black
PAPER: Beautiful Brushstrokes Patterned Paper
Beautiful Brushstrokes dies
OTHER: rainstones and hemp in kit.

This last one utilizes the patterned paper from the kit (left) and the die cuts and stamps. Thanks for stopping by! Which one is your favorite?

Delight in This Day card:
(All supplies by Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted.)
STAMPS: Beautiful Brushstrokes
INK: Lavender Moon, Winter Wisteria, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Tropical Teal, True Black by PTI
Soft Stone by Hero Arts
PAPER: watercolor paper in kit, Beautiful Brushstrokes Patterned Paper, white cardstock
Beautiful Brushstrokes
OTHER: Rainstones in kit.

More kit info:

The NEW! Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit designed by Betsy Veldman exclusively for Papertrey Ink is full of specialty items that will instantly give you a boutique feel as soon as you open your box!  Watercoloring is a major trend right now and the new kit offers you SO many ways to experiment with this medium!  Whether you want to go for something quick and just stamp your designs or bring out your artistic side and try some fun watercolor techniques with outline images, this kit has everything you need!  From high quality watercolor papers to adhesive backed canvas, there is so much fun in store for you here!  And I can't neglect to mention the GORGEOUS embellishments Betsy has selected to go along with the "watercolor" theme!

  • Beautiful Brushstrokes stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Sentiments stamp set
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes Additions/Sentiments stamp label
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes die collection
  • Beautiful Brushstrokes linen patterned paper pad (4-1/4" x 5-1/2", 24 sheets)
  • 10- Fabriana Artistico Soft Press Extra White Watercolor Sheets (4-1/4" x 5-1/2")
  • 4- Sticky Back Canvas sheets (6" x 6")
  • Pastel Variegated Twine (6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp)
  • Taffy Variegated Twine (6-1/2 yards, 20lb. hemp)
  • 3mm + 5mm Clear Rainstones Mix in test tube w/ cork (approx. 250-300 pieces)
  • Black & White Swiss Dot Washi Tape (12 yards)
The total retail cost of this kit is $90. There will be a limited number of these exclusive kits available so be sure to get yours tomorrow! The Beautiful Brushstrokes Kit will be available for sale beginning on July 1st at 10pm EST, only at Papertrey Ink. Read all the details on Nichole's blog or contact Customer Service with any questions.


Allison said...

The color combination in the so happy for you card just beautiful! I love the look of that card!

Annette Allen said...

WOW this is all so pretty.. love it

Linda E said...

Beautiful! Every one of these cards is a masterpiece!

4Ucards said...

All of your cards are so creative. I really like the doodle card. The color combination really rocks the card.

Anonymous said...

Danielle, these are so gorgeous! Love them all, but my faves are the first "thanks" card and the "hello delight" card...
Wonderful collection!!

Diana K said...

The first six are my favourites. Impossible to choose, each one is stunning. Can't believe the variety of looks that you created with the kit.

SD pooja said...

Wow ..Each on of them is Awesome..Fabulous cards !

nancy said...

I haven't been around to comment much lately for spring and summer chores have sort of taken over my life, but I had to take a moment to let you know how wonderful each of your cards is. As everyone is writing, they are all gorgeous, but we all know that one usually stands out as a favorite. For me, it is the 'thanks' card. Oh my, it is beautiful with its strong colors yet soft feel. The one that I am most glad you shared, though, is the 'happy for you' card. The look you achieved with the black lines is so cool and shows that those stamps don't have to be lined up perfectly to look incredible. Thanks for sharing, Danielle. Hope you're having a great summer.

Jill Norwood said...

Truly amazing cards! Each one is unique and so beautiful! Love them all!

Holly Saveur said...

stunning cards!
In love with the first one!

Oreety said...

All of the cards are beautiful but the top spot is between the "Hello Framed " card and the last one! Thanks for sharing, just gorgeous as always!

Ann said...

They are all lovely creations with the new kit. I love how each one is so unique and yet you used the same kit on each one. I really like it when someone can show versatility like that. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the kind comment you left for my card for, last weeks MIM. I used your card for my inspiration. So glad you liked it. God bless you.

Natalie Winterstein said...

I can't pick a favorite becasue these are all gorgeous! Beautiful cards.

Unknown said...

Very beautiful cards, all of them are just amazing! Like the most thank you card, the colour combination is gorgeous!

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Petra Swart said...

WOW, these cards all very, very beautiful, Danielle!!! I scrolled back several times to look at them again, but it's impossible to choose a favourite!!! Love them all!!
Have a lovely day!!
Greetings from SA!!!

Ruth S, said...

Gorgeous cards Danielle!! I am so in love with this kit, that I can't begin to say ;) Your washy, artsy effects are so prettty, and effortless (not messy, AT ALL!!) - love them, too hard to choose a fave, hehe! Rx

Deb Walker Deb Stamps Life, LLC said...

You have such a unique way of putting your own stamp on things Danielle. Thanks for all this lovely inspiration!

Anita in France said...

What a gorgeous selection, Danielle ... I particularly love the Hello Floral one ... the two tone sentiment is so eyecatching against the wonderful watercolouring! Thanks so much for popping by my blog and leaving me some sweet words ... it's so appreciated! Anita :)

Suzy Girl said...

Danielle, your work has evolved so much and you've come into your own now. Your work always makes me want to buy the stamp sets that I wasn't planning on ordering. I always look forward to seeing your next set of cards. TFS

Anonymous said...

Danielle, your cards catch my eyes and I bought this beautiful sets without hesitation. SO so so beautiful. AWESOME!!!

Nancy said...

All your cards are simply stunning. My favorite is the THANKS card it has the look of a freehand watercolor painting by an accomplished artist.

Helen F. said...

Every one of these cards is so very beautiful, Danielle. I am especially loving the way your "Thanks watercolor card" came out, watercolor is my favorite artist's medium.