Hi everybody, welcome to our new feature What do I do with this? For this challenge our designers will get to try out some of these new tools and share the projects they created using them. We’ve got some fun, new things coming to the Papertrey Ink store and our designers will show you how to use them so you’ll be comfortable incorporating them into your card-making and gift-giving. Stay tuned for exciting and creative things coming your way! We want to share what our designers love with you, and this gives you a first-hand look into their crafty-faves!
Let’s get started!
For today’s What Do I do With This Challenge I am using the clear Rain Stones and adding color to the stones with Copic Markers. Other alcohol based markers will also work. On my card I used the stones to add to the centers to the flowers. I colored the stones in the center of the sunflowers in E59, a dark brown and for the smaller flowers I used R89, a dark red.
I used the Fall Bouquet Stamps and Dies to create the pumpkin and the flowers and foliage. I am really enjoying working with the colors of fall. I chose Classic Kraft, Ripe Avocado, Scarlet Jewel cardstock to work with and added a sentiment from the Inside Greetings: Fall Mini Stamp Set.
DIES: Fall Bouquet, Border Bling: Skinny Stitched Frames Die, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circle Die, Tin Stitches
INK: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado, Saffron Spice, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Scarlet Jewel, Terracotta Tile, Lemon Zest
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Avocado, Vellum
OTHER: Copic Markers, Rain Stones, Foam Tape
I used Prosperous Leaves Background Stamp to create the leafy background, which I stamped in orange onto a Stamper’s Select White Cardstock. Then I covered it with clear embossing to add “wet” shine as well as protect from the ink blending I did later.
As for the ink blending, I blended Ocean Waves Distress Ink onto the panel using the Tonic Studios Nuvo Dual Tipped Blender Brushes, sprinkled it with water, and blotted to get this watery texture.
Next, I die cut the On The Border: Leaves Die out of a Perfect Match: Orange Zest Cardstock. The design of this die is similar to the Prosperous Leaves Background Stamp I used on the previous step and they’re meant to be used together. The Prosperous Leaves Background Stamp is narrower than the On The Border: Leaves Die, so I made the orange leafy die-cut narrower to match the background size. I cut apart the die-cut into two parts making cuts on the smaller sides. Then I adhered both pieces onto the panel. In the areas where they overlapped, I hid the cut edges under the orange twine.
To add “wet” and shiny look to the orange die-cut I also covered it with a clear glitter brush pen.
The panel was foam mounted onto a Paper Basics – Rustic Cream card base and a white embossed onto a black strip sentiment was popped up on top.
And of course you cannot create a wet-after-rain look without some rain drops on the leaves. Which I did by adhering some Rain Stones onto the card.
STAMPS: Prosperous Leaves Background, Inside Greetings: Fall
PAPER: Stamper’s Select White, Paper Basics – Rustic Cream, Perfect Match: True Black, Perfect Match: Orange Zest
DIES: On The Border: Leaves
OTHER: Rain Stones, Tonic Studios Nuvo Dual Tipped Blender Brushes, Distress Inks, Clear Embossing Powder, Twine, Clear Glitter Brush Pen
One winner will be chosen at random to receive a $25 gift certificate.
To enter, participants are required to create a card using Rainstone and add color to them with Copic Markers using PTI/Ink to Paper supplies and Melody’s technique or your very own. Share your finished project via the link below. We can’t wait to see what you make!
Only one entry per person and the deadline is August 30th at 7 AM. This post will be updated with the randomly selected winner.
EDITED TO ADD THE RANDOMLY SELECTED WINNER
Congratulations, Isabel Z! Please send an email to customer service and provide them with your full name and the email address you would like your gift certificate sent to. Thanks so much to everyone for playing along!