witticisms by Jess Witty

May 15, 2012

May PTI Release in Review!

All righty, folks... it's already here... the last day of Papertrey Ink's May countdown! 

We're bringing you all the rest of the sneak peeks of PTI's latest and greatest.  {All of the new products will be available starting tonight at 10pm (EST) tonight over at PTI's site.}

Let's get it started with Framed Out #4...

I was hoping to show you how well these little sets work to fill up a whole card.  The frame images always make such cool graphic backgrounds and #4 is no exception.

I went with a simple pattern stamped in Versamark on white cardstock and embossed with clear powder.  My plan was to leave it clear embossed on white but I made a split second decision to add some spray mists.  I'm usually more of a planner crafter than a spontaneous crafter, but I'm glad I went with it on this one :)

I added a panel of white to serve as a base for the frame and sentiment to allow them to take up a bit more visual space on the card.  The larger frame was embossed in clear on Summer Sunrise cardstock and the sentiment is in Berry Sorbet ink. 

I switched it up and used a sentiment from the new Fillable Frames Sentiments set.  These two sets make a perfect pair this month... every single FF Sentiment fits within the larger Framed Out frame. 

Moving on to Flipping Out...

And, yup... already loving those new Chevron Stripes Border dies, too :)

Die cutting the stripes from PTI's patterned papers adds lots of quick and easy color and pattern.  Lots of repetition on this one.  I tied in the stripes by using the striped flips on the main panel... love those stripes in Summer Sunrise. 

The chevrons are echoed in the trimmed down Wine Bottle die cut and the zig zag stitch at the top.  Wouldn't this make such a happy end of school card for a favorite teacher?  Hey, even homeschooling moms love summer :)  {I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that this homechooling mama probably loves it more than non-HS moms :) It's summer for me, too!}

Next up... Heart-2-Heart #4...

Is this song running through your head yet?...

"Hello, Hello
I don't know why you say good-bye
I say Hello"

That's all I could hear when I saw that cutie little telephone :)

I also knew I wanted to pair it with this perfect address book themed patterned paper from October Afternoon.  As I was making it I realized that you could totally pull off a similar effect with the Journal Tab dies. 

I added a solid button to the phone for a fun detail.  I left the shank on it and punched a hole in the phone die cut so that the shank could go through.  A little foam tape on the back of the phone pops it up so that the button can sit flat.

And the last one for today... Happy Hydrangea...

This was a fun one.  I started with a panel the same size as the card front (3.5 x 5") and used the coordinating die to emboss the hydrangea.  I inked the large flower head up in Spring Rain and immediately in Winter Wisteria, then stamped it within the embossed image.  Double inking gives the image a slightly mottled effect and seemed realistic for a hydrangea.

Then it's time to add the stem image.  You can mask the flowers while you ink the stem (I inked it in Spring Moss with a bit of Simply Chartreuse along the edges) but if you're going to add the bow die cut, it's really not necessary... the bow will cover that part right up :)

Then I trimmed three sides of the panel down so that it would layer well on the card... trimming right up to the embossed edge of the hydrangea.  It was super simple to do a little fussy cutting right along the embossed edges on the left and top sides of the image.  That just left the sentiment (Think Big Favorites #16) and the bow.  A little pearl on top finishes everything off.

The explanation of the technique takes way longer than actually doing it :)  I like how it adds lots of visual interest to a simple card.

And there it is... lots of good stuff from the May release!  And there's lots more to be seen with the rest of the design team...
Nichole Heady

Anyone have a favorite from this release yet?  This month's projects came together pretty quickly for me which is always a sure sign of lots of winners in terms of products. 

What are your new loves?

{It's Your Day} card
Supplies not available now but available 5/15: 
Stamps - Framed Out #4
Die - Framed Out #4
Supplies available now:
CS - White, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise
Ink - Berry Sorbet, VersaMark
Other - Silk ribbon, Filigree clear embossing powder, spray mists (Tattered Angels)

{Happy Summer} card
Supplies not available now but available 5/15: 
Stamps - Flipping Out
Die - Chevron Stripes Borders
Supplies available now:
CS - Kraft, White, Aqua Mist
Ink - Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz
PP - Summer Sunrise & Raspberry Fizz Pattern Paper Packs
Die - Wine Bottle

{Hello Hello} card
Supplies not available now but available 5/15: 
Stamps - Heart-2-Heart #4
Dies - Heart-2-Heart #4
Supplies available now:
CS - Harvest Gold
PP - Operator (9 to 5 collection from October Afternoon)
Ink - True Black
Other - Filigree Clear Embossing Powder, vintage buttons

{With Gratitude} card
Supplies not available now but available 5/15: 
Stamps - Happy Hydrangea
Dies - Happy Hydrangea
Supplies available now:
CS - White, Soft Stone
Ink - Spring Rain, Winter Wisteria, Plum Pudding
Other - adhesive pearl


Leigh Penner said...

Great cards, Jessica! I love your flip flop card and how you used address book paper on your Heart 2 Heart card! Very creative!

Tracey Jean said...

Hello, Hello, Hello... so very clever...

Rebecca Ednie said...

I love this look. I think you could achieve the same thing more easily by die cutting a large enough piece of Cardstock for the whole panel. Die cut the flower from one end. Save the negative image and trim the right side to the size you want and piece the flower back together like a puzzle. You'd hardly see the seam and no fussy cutting!

Gina said...

Jessica, I love these! I love the address book paper and the idea to recreate that look with the Journal Tabs (which I have and don't use nearly enough).

jan metcalf said...

Love your original Hello hello card!! Super cute!!

Amy Johnson said...

Love them all, but I especially love the phone card!

Carissa said...

Love the flipflops one! Love the colors!

Winnie said...

As a receptionist, I just love your telephone card!

shamraiz said...

Wow! Lots of rich color and texture and I love these orange colors you paired together. Great job doing designs with a cone of glue!
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Melonie said...

These are fantastic Jess:)

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