happy saturday & welcome to day four of the papertrey ink august release countdown and another round of cards using alphabet soup. today is all about isolating individual letters on the background stamp. while the stamp is so much fun on it's own, there might be letters - or words! - that you want to use separately. although completely unplanned when i designed this image, the word "hi" popped right out to me and demanded attention...
using the same technique from the baby shower invites, i isolated the letters h and i together using post-it tape and stamped them in black. the letters are puzzle pieced together with no touching or overlapping, so isolating them is actually pretty easy. then i stamped the full stamp in versamark, right over the black letters as well, and embossed with clear embossing powder. a mini star sequin to dot the i finishes the sentiment off perfectly.
from there, it was clean and simple all the way! i trimmed out the alphabet soup image and cut a strip of patterned paper in the same length to fill the leftover space. then i added them color block style to my card front with foam tape for added depth and interest. i'm really loving the alphabet with tone on tone embossing - i definitely keep going back to my embossing powders this week, which is rare!!
next up, another clean and simple design. this time, i isolated and stamped "hi" without the rest of the alphabet, positioned toward the lower right corner of a 4 bar sized card.
i finished off the sentiment with the word friend from colorful words and dotted my i with an enamel dot, in limeade ice and turquoise respectively, to coordinate with the strip of patterned paper i added off to the side. a die cut arrow was the perfect addition - i love how the black and white dots play off of the colorful chevron!
and last, a monogrammed notecard with my own initials. i simply isolated the L and stamped it in bright buttercup and then isolated the D and stamped it in hawaiian shores, offset and slightly overlapping. after trimming it out, i layered it on black and added the complete focal piece to a soft stone 4 bar note card over a strip of dots from comic strip paper collection. super easy - and monogram notes make great gifts! there are so many fun fonts on this stamp - i'm considering cutting apart a second one to have all the letters individually as well.
once again, that's all i've got, but i'll be back again tomorrow! don't forget to check out today's official scoop and links on nichole's blog - it's all about halloween and the design team is killing it as usual!!
supplies used ~ alphabet soup (available august 15th)