Tuesday, February 28, 2012

A Triple Dose of Paper Smooches

Kim is featuring both the February sets and March sets as well as the CHA sets on the Paper Smooches Blog this week! My first card features stamps from one of the February releases, Spring Fling. To create the row of beans, I drew a pencil line where the yellow cardstock would end up and stamped the outlines of the beans across the card. Then I used the solid bean and chalk ink to fill them in.

The paint brush was masked on to the blue bean and to get it that one bean to look unfinished, I slowly lowered the stamp on to the cardstock at an angle and kept the bottom corner from completely making contact with the card. As soon as my son saw this set, he wanted to stamp with the beans. He doesn't understand pun of the sentiment but he wanted to use it on his card. ;)

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For my second card, I used one of the March releases, Metropolis, with one of the CHA releases, He Said, She Said. I overlapped the two skyscapes to create depth and dimension. I stamped the road with watermark ink to retain the original yellow colour. I used the two clouds as bushes on the side of the road to create a visual triangle with the car and the speech bubble from He Said, She Said.

I incorporated all six cardstock colours from the Esther Collection. These are all textured on one side and smooth on the other for endless possibilities. I love the convenience of coordinating colours in one package! Both Metropolis and He Said, She Said will be available for purchase on March 1st. That's only two days away!

Don't forget to visit the Paper Smooches Blog today and tomorrow for two more chances to win a CHA release! All stamps will be available for purchase this Thursday, March 1st.

Sources for How Have You Bean?: Gina K Designs white cardstock; Bazzill Basics yellow textured cardstock; AC brown textured cardstock; SU Going Grey textured cardstock; Paper Smooches Spring Fling; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Hero Arts Punch, Grass, Cerulean and Iris chalk inks; Copic markers; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

Sources for Miss You: Gina K Designs white cardstock; Paper Smooches Esther Collection; Paper Smooches Metropolis & He Said, She Said (available March 1st); Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Versamark Watermark ink; Spellbinders Lacey Circles & Standard Circles Large; May Arts pink burlap string; foam tape

39 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Ca-UTE, Emily! Both of these are so fun. I love how the jelly beans are being painted in the top one, and isn't your colorful city skyline fun?

Miriam Prantner said...

These cards are great! I really love the one with the painted jellybeans! What a great idea, and fabulous masking!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Oh, these are sooo cool!! Love those beans!! What a lovely idea!! And those skylines are amazing, love them as well! Oeh, that set will surely be in my cart!! Good thing I aleady won a set, hi hi, so I can have them all now!! :-D Makes me happy - and so do these cards!!!
Hugs & happy day to you!
Wendy

cassie said...

How clever and adorable is that jellybean card- love it!
It's making me want some of my favorite Jolly Rancher jellybeans.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Fabulous and clever Emily, love both cards, hugs Gay xxx

Robin said...

These are so cute! Looking forward to seeing all the new sets!!
Robin

Annette said...

both cards are soooo cute. love the little city scene you created...so adorable...

Scrapalajen aka Jen said...

OMG Em! These are so cute1 Love the city scene!

btenn said...

Beautiful! You amaze me with your creativity :)!

Creations by Shirl said...

Both cards are really cool Emily...
love jelly beans you know that Easter is heading our way soon.

Jingle said...

Seriously. These are SO stinking cute!! I love how you left part of the jelly bean un-painted! Too fun!

onecraftymama said...

I'm loving the jelly beans :) Super cute! And the dimension of the cityscapes card is awesome - love the little cloud-bushes!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These are great... I'm talking about you on my blog today (chuckle chuckle).

Brenda said...

Those little beans just make me smile Emily! Love the dimension on your second card! Super creations!

*Alison* said...

so cute! you are very creative, love the jelly bean one :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Emily you are so creative! What adorable designs

Lindsey said...

Both of these are just so creative! I really like the first one, with its painted jellybeans.

Jay Gee said...

Both fabulous Emily! You always inspire me :)

walchowDesign said...

The bean card is so cute and love how the unfinished work done!

Lynn said...

I think Kim made the city scape stamp just for you. You always know how to use them in the perfect way. Love the card!

Jennifer said...

Super CUTE cards, Emily!!! LOVE those jelly beans and sentiment!!!

yyam said...

So clever with the beans! I love the dimension on the landscape! Super fun cards Emily! :)

Lisa said...

Super fun Emily :) The jelly beans are my fav- cute idea!

Jenny said...

great bean pun, cute way to illustrate it too. Love how you've used the city scape on the round card Emily...looking forward to Thurs, just hope they are in the UK ready for the 1st!!
Jenny x

Angie Blom said...

Oh everytime I see you cards I just love them more and more!!Going over check them out!! Xx

AnitaRex said...

Love both your cards today! Such a cute bean card great idea with how you stamped the bean to look unfinished! Love your second card too, I love how colorful it is!

Ujjwal said...

As always, cute and clever cards, Emily! I love how you use your stamps to get the maximum out of them :)

Glenda J said...

Both are super cute! Love the bright colours. Will have to add Metropolis to my 'must have' list.

Jen W. said...

The beans rock and your cityscape is adorable!

Virginia L. said...

You so rock the PS stamps, Emily!! Love them all! The punny one is too cute!

Lisa Arana said...

So clever and cute. I love how you used the paint brush to color the bean.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, the jelly bean card is genius! Love that "unfinished" one! And the circle card is adorable, too.

Trinh said...

Seriously, Emily, your cards are SO clever & stinkin' cute! I love the way you combine your stamps and think outside of the box.

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

These are soooo coool - again!!! WOW!!

ps.
I don't know if you do blog awards (you’ve probably received 100s already), but I just wanted to let you know that I forwarded you a Liebster Blog award:) I've posted it on my blog here...
http://peppermintpattys-papercraft.blogspot.com/2012/03/things-im-excited-about.html

I totally won't be offended if you choose not to respond or forward the blog award along, but I just wanted to say "Thanks" for all your wonderful paper craft inspiration you share here!
Hugs, Karin

Jennie said...

These are both such fun Emily!
I love the jelly bean one soooooooooo much :D

wendyp said...

super, super CUTE!!! Fabulous samples, Emily!

Tiffany said...

These are both super cute! Aw! They make me smile big time!

alexandra s.m. said...

Aw...Emily! You are so good with your art!!!
These two cards are to die for!
and they make me smile so a big THANK you to you!!

Helle said...

LOVE this cards! great layout!