Monday, April 13, 2015

Paper Sweeties April Release Sneak Peaks!

Hi, Sweet Friends!
Welcome to April Release Sneak Peaks!  Today I am highlighting both *new* sets to be released on 4-15-15!  Are you ready to enjoy some warm spring weather?  I sure am and these new stamp sets with dies will get you in that spring mood!:-)
For my card, I started with a blue card base and water colored the background.  Everything was water colored except for the clouds.  The tree and sentiment are from the set Tree of Life.  The birds are from the stamp set Tree of Life add-on:spring.  The tree and grass were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life.  And, the birds, hearts, and leaves were die cut using Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life add-on: spring.  The fence was die cut using Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home.  And, the clouds were die cut using the cupcake top from Sweet Cuts-Sending Sweet Thoughts.  The final Paper Sweeties items used were the sequins(frosting) and twine(blueberry).  I water colored the fence with brown paint.  But, I went over it too much to where all I could see was the fence.  So, I painted it with acrylic white paint and just touched it up lightly with water color.  I have found that it's best not to go over something too much with water color.  Oh well, I'm still learning with it and it's fun!:-)
For more inspiration, please hop along with the following list to see what my teammates created...have fun!
Maria Patrick--that's me

Thanks so much for viewing my card today!  Take care!
Paper:  PTI, MFT, Tim Holtz(water color paper)Doodlebug
Stamps:  Paper Sweeties:  Tree of Life-tree, sentiment
                                          Tree of Life add-on: spring-birds
Ink:  SU-Suede, Chocolate Chip
Dies:  Paper Sweeties:  Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life(tree, grass)
                                      Sweet Cuts-Tree of Life add-on: spring-birds, hearts
                                      Sweet Cuts-Sending Sweet Thoughts-clouds
                                      Sweet Cuts-Home Tweet Home-fence
Sequins:  Paper Sweeties:  Frosting
Twine:  Paper Sweeties:  Blueberry
Acrylic Paint:  White decoart
Water color Paints-Gansai Tambi
Glossy Accents-Ranger


  1. Oh my goodness--what a sweet card, Maria! Love all your details!

  2. Maria your card is so sweet! I love the adorable scene with the water colored background! And I love the white-washed fence! And the sweet birds and sparkly clouds! Adorable!!!!

  3. What a pretty card, Maria! Love the dimension.

  4. What a lovely card Maria! I think your water colouring adds great texture to the card. I love the sequins on the clouds and hearts :-) Really pretty! Have a good week!

  5. You make the most adorable scenes, my friend! I love this happy springtime look, and boy did you ever rock the Paper Sweeties here! Love all the die cuts and your fun watercoloring, and those sequin/happy spring blossoms are just the cutest things!

  6. What a fun and sweet card, dear Maria :) May you have a wonderful week. Hugs!

  7. Maria, you sweet card totally brought back memories from nearly 45 years ago...just after getting married, I appliqued a tree on a banner...maybe 2 x 3 ft...and the quote was: to love someone is to give them room to grow. I don't know whatever happened to the wall hanging, but your card just brought it all back to me...and where would we be without love? Sweet card, just like you!

  8. So pretty - love the watercolor and the fun blinged clouds!

  9. Soooooooo beautiful! LOVING that tree!!!!!!!!!

  10. Oh Maria, look at all those lovely details! Beautiful!

  11. What a cute little spring scene!! Adorable card Maria!!

  12. Love your layering, Maria! The fence, the tree, sweet sequined hearts, all adorable!

  13. Maria, what a pretty work of art you created! Love the darling scene you created!

  14. What a darling scene!!! LOVE the fabulous coloring, the beautiful colors, and the little charm you created! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  15. Loving that tree die cut, wonderful coloring and I really like how you incorporated sequins!

  16. Fabulous layers and watercolored background! Beautiful card, Maria!

  17. Gorgeous! I love the whitewashed effect you got with the fence! Isn't it fun when an oops turns out better than your original idea? :)