hands of time and more
january release review

fancy folk art and more

Welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink January release countdown. Today is another group post day and today we are sharing projects created with the new Fancy Folk Art set. I have one other project to share that uses my World Map and Destinations sets too.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on January 15th, 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

We took to Pinterest for a little inspiration...


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I really love the applique and embroidery on the dark backgrounds that you see so much in folk art quilts or other hand stitched projects. It was a fun challenge for me to figure out how to translate that look with stamping and paper crafting techniques.


To achieve the look I used Smokey Shadow cardstock and embossed the images with white embossing powder. Then I used an old blender pen (you could use an old paint brush as well) to paint bleach onto the image where I wanted to add color.


I actually really liked the color that the bleach turned the cardstock - experiment because results will vary even in the same color! - and so I left some of the areas as it. To add the color I used reinkers and a watercolor brush. After you are done adding the color, use a paper towel or tissue to wipe away any ink that got onto the embossed areas to clean it up.

I stamped some additional images from the set with white ink on the kraft card base that peeks out at the top of the card.


I did try using Copic markers to color in the embossed images, but since the markers are permanent when they hit the embossed areas, things got a little too messy!

The tag is done using the Tag Sale #7 die for the base. I actually did the image first on the cardstock and then die cut it out afterwards. The sentiment on this tag is from Framed Out #12.


So, SO pretty! I was definitely inspired to use the bleach technique again on my next project...


This time I embossed the World Map and globe image from Destination on Enchanted Evening cardstock in white. I used the bleach again on the land areas of the globe - this time they turned a golden tan/Fine Linen color. And this time I didn't add any additional color and I love the great night look that the map and globe took on.


The "fly away with me" sentiment is from the Up, Up & Away set - so perfect paired with the plane from Destination and the World Map background!


For the tag I used a sentiment from Up, Up & Away Sentiments on a Fine Linen tag die cut with the Tag Sale #3 die. The destination definition is stamped on the circle that I covered with an epoxy circle - can you tell I am loving these embellishments?


Go to Nichole's blog to link up to the whole design team and see their projects created with the Hands of Time set. Make sure you stop by the other stamp designers blogs today too:  MelissaDawn, and Maile.

I will be back tomorrow to share the rest of my projects from this January release - see you then! Thank you for stopping by today!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Fancy Folk Art Card & Tag

card size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

stamps: Fancy Folk Art, Framed Out #12

ink: True Black, Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Pinefeather, Fresh Snow, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: kraft, Smokey Shadow, Pure Poppy

other: white embossing powder, Tag Sale #7 die, Classic Kraft twill ribbon, Pure Poppy button, Rustic Jute button twine, pinking shears (Fiskars), corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), bleach (Clorox)

Fly Away Card & Sending Smiles Tag

card size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"

stamps: World Map, Destination, Up Up & Away & Sentiments

ink: True Black, Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow, Versamark (Tsukineko)

cardstock: white, kraft, Fine Linen, Enchanted Evening

other: white embossing powder, Tag Sale #3 die, Fresh Snow twill ribbon, corner chomper (We R Memory Keepers), tiny attacher (Ranger), 1" circle punch (EK Success), epoxy circle (Epiphany Crafts), bleach (Clorox)