celebrate now! welcome back to day three of the countdown to new papertrey ink stamps, including two new pieces of confetti stamp sets, zappy birthday and hey, cupcake! now that you've seen several of the stamps in zappy birthday, it's time to move on to some of the other fun details. in addition to the dies that match the stamps, there are three word dies - zap, bam, and wow - plus an exclamation point. above, i've used all three for a clean and simple birthday card, finished off with two more sentiments from the set. for added depth and comic strip pop, i die cut them twice, in color and in black, and used the black as a drop shadow - an easy technique that packs a graphic punch!
the sound effect words are also perfect for layering over the two step sound effect image. the result is classic comic book, especially when paired with the city silhouette die, also part of the die collection, featuring tall buildings and "super" details like spotlights and antennaes. i've built a two tiered city scape by cutting buildings off of a few die cuts to layer behind and on the sides of a full die cut popped up on top. and there's more of that paper i've been slowly sharing - it all comes together perfectly in super comic book style!
switching gears to hey, cupcake!, i just had to create a card similar to one of the white die cut cards i created for the rattled release - those were two of my favorites and with the two sets being similar, it's a fine time to recreate a fave! i wanted to really see the cupcake shapes, so instead of using the whole cupcake die, i used the individual die cut pieces and topped them with asterisks from one of betsy's shaker shapes. a leftover confetti streamer ended up being the perfect icing detail for the focal cupcake - mmm, chocolate!
as i was working, i realized that all of my cupcakes so far, including the chocolate one above, were very pink and girly. so my next challenge became to make one that was boyish and blue. i decided to stick with the white on white look using the extra betsy confetti pieces all over my desk, setting the stage for a simple popped up focal cupcake in blues and greens. three tiny stars were the perfect sprinkle embellishment for the icing this time. mission accomplished, right?! and that does it for today - two from each set! of course, there will be more tomorrow. can't wait!! until then, it's monthly moments group post day, so head over to nichole for more scoop and links. lizzie and melissa are sharing with their product as well.