Saturday, April 17, 2021

Papertrey Ink / Ink To Paper "Hello Friend" Card and More!

It's the weekend--woohoo!  I'm still playing with Papertrey Ink / Ink To Paper's March release and had lots of fun making this sweet card!  I used their Feathered Friends Mini 9 stamp and coordinating die as the main feature for my card.  Have you seen their bird stamps?  They are so beautiful and I definitely have several on my wish list!

All of these stamps have layers to stamp and fill in the parts after you stamp the outline!  I love that!  I created a card base by die cutting the largest and next-to-largest Love to Layer: Torn Edges dies first from some red card stock.  (I have the products I used in a list below with links to shop.)  I adhered the white die cut to the red, and used tape runner to adhere the layers to an A2 card base.

Next I stamped the greeting in the upper right corner.  This sentiment is in the Prominent Petals stamp set that I used for the flowers.

Before I worked on the card front, I added a sentiment from the Inside Greetings: Appreciation mini stamp set and also some flower layers from the Prominent Petals set.

I stamped the outlines for the flowers, berries, and leaves from the Prominent Petals set in black ink.  Then I stamped the flower and leaf layers from several brands of ink in my stash.  Then I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.  I did the same for the Feathered Friends Mini 9 stamp set.  There's a layer that you see for the spots on the wing.  I used it on the wing and also for the belly of the bird.  Here in Texas, we have varieties of woodpeckers that have lots of white streaks on their underside.  I stamped the speckles in Versamark, added white embossing powder, and heat set it.

I decided on my arrangement and then stamped the stems for the flowers.  I added foam tape to the flowers on the left and the woodpecker and adhered the other elements with glue.

I always love sparkle and shine, so I added some clear Wink of Stella to the purple flower centers and the berries.  The berries also got some Glossy Accents for more shine and dimension!


I shared two other cards on Instagram last month.  I'm sorry I just didn't have time to write up a blog post, but if you missed them, here you go!

See, I told you their bird sets are amazing!!  This card features the stand-alone die set called Feathered Friends 9.  His background features the Enchanting Roses set and, again, the Love to Layer: Torn Edges die set.

This next card might be my favorite!

I used the absolutely gorgeous Flying By stamps and coordinating dies.  This beautiful butterfly is frames out with the Border Bling: Dainty Deliveries Frame die.  I know this will not be the last time I used this one!

I was so very honored to have been Papertrey's guest designer in March--thank you Papertrey!!!  Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you've enjoyed my cards and will stop over at Papertrey Ink to see their amazing April release!   Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. I'm with Jill -- these are stunning, Carol! So pretty and yes, gorgeous birds


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