Thursday, February 12, 2015

Introducing Blue Skies (Plus More Beautiful Butterflies Layers & Swoosh)

Hello and welcome to day 8 of the Papertrey Ink anniversary festivities! 

Today I'm excited to share with you samples using the new Blue Skies collection bBetsy Veldman!  Blue Skies in not only an amazing stamp set, but a few other fun products were created to coordinate with it perfectly!...
  • Blue Skies stamp set & dies
  • Cover Plate: Blue Skies die
  • Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays die

Find more info on these products on the Papertrey Ink blog.

Let me get right to it...
First up, a little something for those times when we forget.  The "birthday" is from the new Swoosh stamps set.  Everything else is from Blue Skies!
The air plane was rolled into both blueberry sky and enchanted evening inks. The planes contrail was created using the "birthday" sentiment from Swoosh, I simply tweaked the ends as I applied it onto my acrylic block.  Finished the card off with a strip of Luxe Gold cardstock and enamel dots.
This bright little number utilized the extra long triangle image.  Instead of creating sun rays with it, I stamped a cool rainbow!
The clouds were cut using the Blue Skies dies, from the new pattern vellum pack.  A little trick... the dimensional adhesive was hidden behind the white cardstock pieces. 
This one's sure to brighten any gloomy day.  I used the new Cover Plate: Blue Skies and Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays dies.
The Luxe Gold cardstock really shines as it peeks out from the die cut polka dot vellum.  Birds and sentiment from Blue Skies stamp set.
I used the extra long triangle die, included in the Blue Skies die set, to die cut strips from Luxe gold cardstock and the Watercolor Wonder paper pad.
Topped them off with a "thanks" from the Swoosh stamp set and some cream baker's twine. 
Finishing things off today with a card centered around one of the new Luxe Foil Gold papers.
I carefully masked off a portion of the circle to allow me to stamp a butterfly within the gilded circle.  The butterfly was created using images from both Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers.  I touched up the butterfly wings with a bit of Wink of Stella clear and then stretched a Swoosh sentiment across the front. Check out that shimmer!  I'm loving all the shimmer I've had to share with you today!

Well, that concludes my look at the Blue Skies stamp set & dies, Cover Plate: Blue Skies die and Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays die.  And of course a few samples of my new lineup for the month... Swoosh, Beautiful Butterflies Layers and Watercolor Wonder paper padJust remember... the products you've seen today will be available for purchase through Papertrey Ink, beginning February 15th.

I'd love to know what you think of today's creations.  I enjoyed Blue Skies so much! Even more than I initially thought I would.

Anyways, you won't want to miss any of today festivities.  So be sure to visit the Papertrey Ink blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Out of the Blue Card
Stamps: Blue Skies and Swoosh
Ink: True Black, Blueberry Sky and Enchanted Evening
Cardstock: White and Luxe Gold
Other: Blue Enamel Dots

The Sky's the Limit Card
Stamps: Blue Skies
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria, Aqua Mist and True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum

You Are My Sunshine Card
Stamps: Blue Skies
Ink: Smokey Shadow
Cardstock: Smokey Shadow, Luxe Gold and White
Pattern Paper: Pattern Vellum
Other: Smokey Shadow Button, Cream Baker's Twine, Cover Plate: Blue Skies and Cover Plate: Blue Skies Rays dies

Thanks Card
Stamps: Swoosh
Ink: True Black
Cardstock: Luxe Gold
Pattern Paper: Watercolor Wonder paper pad
Other: Cream Baker's Twine

Congratulations Card
Stamps: Swoosh, Beautiful Butterflies and Beautiful Butterflies Layers
Ink: Aqua Mist, Ocean Tides and True Black
Cardstock: White
Pattern Paper:  Luxe Foil Gold Paper Collection
Other: Swoosh Dies, SC Gem, and Wink of Stella Clear


  1. Love all the cards, but especially the one with long triangle strips! Awesome!!

  2. I almost skipped past this post on my crammed full blog reader app but I'm so glad I didn't now, the rainbow sky card and the embossed clouds card are truly beautiful. Thank you!

  3. Gorgeous, Maile. I especially love the very fun first card (the blues are totally fab with the gold!) and the thanks card with the long triangular strips.

  4. Wonderful cards! I love how you used the sunshine rays as a rainbow, and when die cut, as a base for the "thanks" swoosh.

  5. I don't know what it is about that plane, but it just GRABS me! Your first card is so wonderful, and they just get better from there!

  6. Maile, you always come up with unusual ways to use stamps and dies that just knock my socks off. I LOVE every one of your cards today ~ colors and designs. It's getting harder and harder each day to keep my order within my budget…yikes!

  7. All five cards are spectacular. The plane card and triangles with Watercolor Wonder paper are my favs

  8. Oh I love that plane card but all cards are just awesome. Love the theme!!

  9. All great Maile, but extra love to the plane card. Done so well! All those sweet pieces!

  10. I like the one with the plane the best. But they are all wonderful!

  11. I've absolutely loved all of your release projects, Maile! And I'm beyond thrilled that you are designing again! :)

  12. Muy lindos tus trabajos. Yo estoy empezando en esto y me encanta revisar las lindas tarjetas hechas por artistas como tú.
    Un abrazo desde Chile