hello! it's halfway day in the countdown to papertrey ink's new august stamps and my third day of projects with my new background stamp, alphabet soup. i thought i'd follow up yesterday's invitation post with a couple of cards for the same occasions. first up, a fairly simple wedding or love card. i stamped alphabet soup in versamark on soft stone cardstock and embossed it in a satin pearl embossing powder (it was take one of the invite yesterday and i thought i grabbed white! #saveallmistakes)
i trimmed it to 4-1/2 x 3 which falls just at or inside the image edge - the perfect front layer panel for a smaller 4 bar notecard. in keeping with the graphic typography theme, i added a big silver chipboard ampersand and finished it off with a heart stamped on a punched circle. the circle felt out of place flat, so i dug around in the bottomless studio and found an ancient page pebble that did the trick just fine. for now, i've left the card blank inside, but i think it would be perfect for a wedding with "congratulations mr. & mrs." or for valentine's day with "i love you & me" - an extension of the ampersand fun!
next, i turned to babies again, with a rainbow pastel typography card. to create the rainbow background i stamped the image twice, isolating rows to stamp them in different colors. i used a simple lightweight piece of gridpaper for my mask - the stamp is sticky enough for it to stick to the areas i don't want to ink while i inked up the ones i wanted. once again, misti helped. first i covered the middle row and stamped the pink and yellow, then i cleaned and covered those and stamped the orange. then i moved my stamp (usually i move the paper, but i had it nestled into the corner and it was better to keep it there) and repeated the same steps with green and purple, and finally blue.
don't you love all that color?! to mix up a little, i fit the panel to the card at an angle and trimmed the edges away. i added a sentiment strip (b is for baby in keeping with the alphabet theme!) straight across the card, careful not to cover too much of one color and finished it off with a silver rattled die cut tied with a black and white bakers' twine bow. i chose to stick with black and white, keeping these add-on elements simple so that they could pop against the color. plus the color needs to shine the most!
so that's my two cents for the day - i'll be back again tomorrow! as always, be sure you read all the scoop and click all the links on nichole's blog. there's so much good stuff coming this month and so much eye candy to see on the way. today is all about thanksgiving inspiration. remember all new stamps will be available on august 15th...
stamp, post, repeat!
supplies used ~ alphabet soup (available august 15th)