Friday, June 12, 2015

Paper Sweeties June Release Sneak Peeks

Today is "Sneak Peek" day for the June 2015 Paper Sweeties Release!  I am starting off our 4 days of blog hops with a LOT of summer time "BEACH" inspiration!  Wait until you see the wonderful sets that are being released for June!  So exciting!!!!

The sets being released this month are:

Stamp Sets:
At the Beach
Surf's Up
Island Time
Let's go to the Beach

Sweet Cuts Dies:
Island Time Sweet Cuts 
Let's go to the Beach Sweet Cuts

For today I have three similar cards that were all made with only inks and paper!  I wanted to try my hand at inking with distress inks direct to paper.  This is the first time that I have tried to create background scenes using only ink daubers and ink.  I must say it is a fun technique to play around with!  And it is rather addicting!

The stamp sets I used on this first card are:  "At the Beach" and "Island Time".  The various palm tree shapes were obtained by manipulating the palm tree stamp into various positions on my stamp block. This is one of the wonderful things about photo-polymer stamps and allows you to increase the versatility of the stamps you have in your stash.  I added a bit of Stickles "diamond" to create the feel of waves and used a copic marker to add grass under the trees. I love the "couple" of starfish! 

This next card uses the new sets "Surf's Up" and "Island Time" and it has kind of a "distressed" feel to it in real life that I am not sure comes through in the photo.  This time I added some copic marker "dots"  to the sand area to give it more interest.  And again a wee bit of Stickles "diamond" to simulate the waves crashing on the shore. To create my sun rays I just inked against a straight piece of card stock and kept moving it around.  I created the sun shine first and then added inks for the sand and water afterwards.  I also colored the trees with copics and blended the areas between the sun rays with more copics.

And this last card uses "Island Time" and "At the Beach" once again.  I love this sweet sentiment!
This time I made the sun first with some distress ink.  Then added ink for the water and sand.  Once you have the background the way you want it you can add your stamping, the palm trees and starfish, and then use Copics to fill in the grass and sand dots.  A little bit of Stickles "diamond" provides some water highlights where the water meets the sand. 

Well that is it for me today but there is a ton more inspiration to be had from the entire Paper Sweeties Design team:

Just a reminder that the June Inspiration Challenge is going on throughout the month!  Debbie is giving away a $20.00 gift certificate and a Guest Design spot to the lucky winner!  I hope you will join in the fun:
See you back here tomorrow for more countdown inspiration for Paper Sweeties June 2015 Release!
:) Jill


  1. WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Jill you've been BUSY!! =) I LOVE your Cards!! Such AMAZING Designs!! The Different Scenes are all so FUN!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

  2. These are fab summer cards Jill :-)

  3. Such beautiful scenes! I always struggle with one layer cards -- YOU are an inspiration!

  4. Gorgeous collection of cards, Jill! Very serene and lovely! Love how you made the sun different on each card! Looking at them makes me want to take a tropical vacation very soon!:-)

  5. All of your cards are so serene and pretty!!!!

  6. Beautifully done Jill. You obviously had a lot of fun making these beauties. Excellent.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings

  7. Such a pretty collection of cards Jill! What fun summertime scenes!

  8. I don't know where these places are but I want to go there!! Beautiful and peaceful cards Jill!!

  9. I love these beach scenes! You did an amazing job creating the backgrounds--especially that big yellow sun! Wow! Love it!

  10. Your island scenes are just gorgeous, Jill! LOVE!!

  11. Jill, these are wonderful! Love how you manipulated the stamp to get a more realistic palm tree scene.
    And your backgrounds are spectacular! Just want to jump into the 1st one!!!

  12. Wow....the sun in each of those cards are just stunning!!! Your cards are vibrant and's like you are right there on the beach in Hawaii. :) Hugs...Janie

  13. these are great! Love the tropical island feel to your cards today!

  14. Oh my goodness...just fabulous and now I need a vacation.


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: ) Jill