Monday, January 11, 2016

Introducing Bold Blossoms...

We are back with another Papertrey Ink release countdown, where each day we'll be showcasing new stamps, dies and papers coming out on the 15th of this month! Today I get to share the new Bold Blossoms products by Dawn McVey!

On the first card, I used one of the Bold Blossoms Watercolor Papers with watercolor pencils. Watercolor pencils are sooo much fun! All you do is basically color in the areas you want to add color to, take a slightly wet paint brush with water and just dab a little water over the top. It blends and makes it look painted.
To get more intense color with the watercolor pencils, I added more red to the centers of the big flowers when it was still wet a second time. It's easier to start light and add more color as you go! I cut my own banner and notched the ends with scissors, then used the Bold Blossom stamps for the sentiment.

On the next card, I used another of the Bold Blossoms papers as a guide to where to place my stamped die cuts! I'll show you in the next few photos how I did this...

I chose one of the Bold Blossoms papers and used it as a guide as a placement for my stamped die cuts with Bold Blossoms stamps and dies. I wanted to paste them over the top. I used a new ink color for the leaves called Mint Julep! The outlines are stamped with New Leaf ink. The flowers are stamped with Lovely Lady and Pure Poppy inks.

Then I went ahead and started gluing everything on over the top, lining them up with the flowers on the papers.

The big flower is popped up with pop dots. Next, I used a yellow watercolor pencil and colored the empty space.
Then I used a paintbrush to add water over the top to smooth out the watercolor pencil. It adds a cool painted look to the design!
After it was dry, I stamped a sentiment from Bold Blossoms stamp set. I like how the water from the paintbrush leaves little pools of color and makes it look more painted! The background paper is from the Nostalgic Notions paper pad.

Last, I tried Dawn's idea of stamping on kraft with white ink and then adding color over the top. You can see her Make It Monday video tutorial on this technique by clicking the link above. I really like how the colors look on the kraft cardstock!

One of the Holiday Plaid papers were used on top of the card.
Visit Nichole Heady's blog to see more sneak peeks all this week and grab the Bold Blossoms papers, stamps and dies on Jan. 15th at 10pm EST when they will be released! To see more, be sure to visit Betsy Veldman, Melissa Phillips, and Dawn McVey. Erin Lincoln and Lizzie Jones will have peeks at their new products as well. Wishing you a creative day!

Celebrate card:
STAMPS: Bold Blossoms
INK: True Black
PAPER: Enchanted Evening cardstock, Bold Blossoms
DIES: none
OTHER: sequins by Pretty Pink Posh, watercolor pencils.

Thank You card:
STAMPS: Bold Blossoms
INK: Lovely Lady, Pure Poppy, Mint Julep, New Leaf, True Black
PAPER: Bold Blossoms, Nostalgic Notions
DIES: Bold Blossoms
OTHER: watercolor pencils, enamel dots.

Kraft Celebrate card:
STAMPS: Bold Blossoms
INK: Fresh Snow, Lovely Lady, Pure Poppy, Mint Julep, New Leaf, True Black
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Holiday Plaid, white cardstock
DIES: none
OTHER: enamel dots, seam binding, machine stitching, corner rounder.


jan metcalf said...

Fun to see your process Danielle! My fave is the card on kraft!

netteeee said...

Thanks for the lesson, must try this, cant wait

Natalie Winterstein said...

Beautiful cards! I can't decide which one I like best! :)

Giovana said...

Your projects are so pretty!!

Larissa Heskett said...

SQUEAL!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! =) I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Watercoloing and your Sweet Designs!! The stamping on Kraft always make me HAPPY although I DON'T do that enough!! HUMM!! FEELING INSPIRED!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS RELEASE WEEK!! HUGS!! =)

Holly Saveur said...

Great cards!

Ann said...

So pretty! And I just love working with watercolors.

merryf said...

these are gorgeous! What a great idea to use the preprinted cardstock as a guide for die-cuts!

Leslie S. said...

Gorgeous!! Love the watercoloring and stamping colors over white on Kraft is just fun!!

Kathy Mc said...

You are always so full of great tips helping those of us inspired by your gorgeous creations. Love each soft and carefree. Need to get out my watercolor pencils and experiment.

Stella said...

Danielle your blossom cards are absolutely amazing. I am in awe.....WOW!

MTPatB said...

I am becoming more and more fond of kraft paper. The flowers look gorgeous on that background.

María Alba Negrón said...

Hi Danielle,

Gorgeous Cards!!!

María Alba

Pam Young said...

Love the colors on Ktaft CS!! Great cards Danielle!!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs.

Anonymous said...

Stunning cards Danielle! These are just beautiful :-)

maria f. said...

Love that kraft card!