Thursday, July 14, 2016

Papertrey Ink Create Along With Us July 2016

This week is the new product release week at Papertrey Ink.  The designers have been busy getting samples made with the new products so they haven't had time to film any technique videos.  So this week we are to make a card using one of the design team's cards for inspiration.

I knew right away which card I would choose as my inspiration piece.

Isn't that card designed by Dawn McVey just gorgeous!  You can see more details about the card on Dawn's blog here.

I dug out some much neglected patterned paper from Chatterbox and got to work trimming.  I didn't have the die Dawn used but I did have an old Creative Memories wavy trimmer which helped to trim the patterned papers into that curvy wave shape.  I gotta tell ya it feels wonderful to dig out some old supplies and give them new life!  I cut the Hugs die out of white fun foam to give it more dimension. I combined two different stamp sets to get the sentiment I wanted.  The "sending you"  and "and" sentiments are from Hero Arts Prayers stamps and the actual word "Prayers" is from PTI's Painted Petals stamp set. A few iridescent sequins finishes the card.

Since I had to cut into a 12 x 12 paper to make the card...I decided to make a few more cards.

I needed a bunch of thank you cards to send out.  However, my PTI "Thanks" was too large for this card design.  I remember Jennifer McGuire doing a video where she used the heat gun to shrink the fun foam so I did just that.  You can find Jennifer's wonderful video here.
Check it out!  The top is the size of the original die cut.  The bottom is the shrunken fun foam.  I know it's not a huge difference but shrinking made the die cut the perfect size for this card.  I cut off the "s" so I could add the sentiment from PTI's The Skinny stamp set.  I also added some clear Wink of Stella glitter to the blue part of the flower.  Oh and the flower center is colored in with a Copic marker.

Supplies are listed and linked below:

PTI Quilted: Summer Stamp Set

PTI Quilted: Summer Die

PTI The Skinny Stamps

PTI Big Basics: Thanks Die 

PTI Big Hugs Die Set

  PTI Painted Petals Stamps

Hero Arts Exclusive PRAYERS

 Stamps and Dies Set

Momento Nautical Blue Dye Ink

White Fun Foam
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Marcia HIll said...

Fabulous cards Shelly, and thank you so much for the reminder about shrinking the fun foam sentiments! I've gotten a couple of the new Big Basic dies and as much as I love the large size, for some cards they are just too big, so I will definitely remember this technique now! :0)

Kathy Mc said...

Great card to CASE, Shelly, and you did a fabulous job substituting supplies you already own. Both cards are perfect for this layout. Forgot about Jennifer's tip about shrinking fun foam, which worked well on your second card.