Thursday, April 13, 2017

Papertrey Ink Feature - Initial Sentiments: Birthday

Good morning, everyone! I'm here today sharing a brand new set coming your way on April 15th designed by Nichole Heady called Initial Sentiments: Birthday. This set is absolutely packed with basic birthday greetings in a wide variety of typestyles. I don't know about you, but I can always use fantastic greetings for key occasions like birthdays so I am absolutely thrilled to be adding this set to my collection. Enough chit chat! Let's get on to some projects!

I'm starting today with a simple, masculine card.

Happy Birthday Quad Card

I began by using the stitched border from new Mix & Mat: Scallops to add a bit of detail to a clean, white card base. I love that the border adds interest without the bulk of an added layer.

Happy Birthday Quad 3

Then, I stamped the large "HB" image, masking off sections of the image while inking so I could incorporate more color. There's enough space between the portions of the image that you could probably even just take care when inking and avoid masking entirely.

Happy Birthday Quad 2

Then I heat embossed the "happy birthday" onto a True Black cardstock strip and attached it to the card front with foam tape. You could do this same design in other color combos and package them together with a handful of envelopes for a wonderful gift!


Next up, I've paired one of the more feminine sentiment styles with the pretty floral cake from Just Desserts.

Happy Birthday Cake Card Angled

I began by die cutting a card base using the Noted: Scalloped A2 Die. Then I masked off the scalloped edges of the card front and sponged Aqua Mist ink onto the open area. I flecked the sponged surface with clean water and Aqua Mist reinker to add interest.

Birthday Cake Sentiment Close Up

Once it had dried, I stamped the swashy "hb" in Berry Sorbet and added the companion sentiment in Dark Chocolate. I love that Nichole included the break in the large image to allow the companion sentiment to inlay like that.

Happy Birthday Cake Close Up

Then I die cut and stamped the cake from Just Desserts. I used colored pencils to add shading to the flowers and leaves. I added the flower clusters with foam tape and adhered the candles behind for depth.

Happy Birthday Cake Card

I used a Copic marker to color clear rhinestones and used those to embellish the cake before adhering it to the card front with foam tape. A perfectly girlie card, for sure!


And finally today I have a little bit of a punny card to share with you. I got this idea stuck in my head and decided to just play around with it.

Happy Bee-Day Card

I began by sponging a white card base with Aqua Mist ink in a subtle ombré. Then I stamped the stitched Ombré Builders image over my sponging with the same ink. The effect is perfectly soft. Next, I cut a white panel and die cut a circle from the center. I used the hexagon image from Initial Sentiments: Birthday to create a honeycomb pattern using Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, and Summer Sunrise inks.

Happy Bee-Day Close Up 2

Then, I die cut and stamped the coneflower images from Flower Favorites. I added a bit of blending on the flowers to add depth. Next, I heat embossed the sentiment on a strip of Stamper's Select Vellum. I masked the different parts of the sentiment so I could stamp them a little closer together than the original layout of the stamp and then placed adhered the bee from Flower Favorites in the appropriate place. I also stamped the "H" and "!" images onto scrap cardstock and used a basic hole punch to punch them out before adhering them to the vellum strip.

Happy Bee-Day Close Up 1

I attached the sentiment strip in the honeycomb panel's window and adhered the whole thing to the card base with foam tape. Then I tucked the coneflower under the vellum strip and used a bit of flat and foam adhesive to secure it in place. I know just who is getting this card for her birthday - my mom. She's the only person on the face of the Earth who loves puns more than my husband.


Thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you've enjoyed my feature and you're as excited about Initial Sentiments: Birthday as I am. It's sure to be a staple in my repertoire going forward. Have a great day everyone and make sure to pop in on Nichole, Betsy, Heather, and Wanda for more of this month's new release!


jan metcalf said...

Love your Just Desserts birthday card, the color and shading are great!

nancy said...

A wonderful mix of cards, Lizzie. I'm not one for puns, but I do love the design of that last card with the flowers in the midst of the honeycomb and bee. It's a pretty card with or without the pun!

Sandy M said...

Wow! What a great mix of cards. Love each and every one of them.