Sunday, November 12, 2017

Square Prints on Stripes - Two Versions

Two cards with multicolor prints on striped backgrounds.  I made the floral card first, then looked for another print (the plaid) to make a more masculine version.  It was fun choosing the colors to layer while keeping the focus on the print squares. 

Card details:
  • For the floral card, card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange - not pink like my image), ocean tides (muted teal), prairie grass (green), and stamper's select white.
  • For the plaid card, card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (blue), canyon clay (orangey brown), ripe avocado (deep green), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is a floral print from Recollections midnight garden (thank you, Vicki!), a plaid from Simple Stories so rad 6x6" paper pad, and the stripes print from PTI fine linen (tan - floral card) or aqua mist (plaid card) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is from PTI double-ended banners.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI keep it simple: thinking of you (both cards), stamped with PTI prairie grass (floral card) or simply chartreuse (medium green) edged with ripe avocado (plaid card) ink cubes.
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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Mint Green Herringbone with Bright Green and Yellow Stars

I love to play with colors, and at times I'm adventurous with my color combinations.  But without this example (2nd photo in link) by Nichole Heady, posted on her Capture the Moment blog, I would likely not have tried this color scheme with mint green, bright green, yellow, and grays all together.  From Nichole's example, I also used the general layout of the card and the herringbone mat.  Thank you, Nichole, for your inspiration!

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, November 6, 2017

Notched Circles with Stars and Hearts - Blog Hop for Dawn!

Here's my second card for the We Love You Dawn! blog hop, posted on Nichole Heady's Capture the Moment blog.  It's a happy, bright, and festive card to celebrate Dawn's progress as she continues to recover from her recent transplant surgery.  I'm cheering her on, along with many more of her fans.  In the blog hop, which will continue all week, we are posting cards made with her stamp and die designs created for Papertrey Ink (PTI). 

Today's card is focused on Dawn's standalone die designs.  Many of her dies coordinate with her beautiful stamp sets, but she also designed some of the classic everyday border dies that I've used so many times - rickrack, stars, and hearts - as well as the very fun notched flowers, which I also love as interesting circle shapes.  (Here's a bit of PTI trivia: the December 2012 funky florals limited edition stamp set was designed to coordinate with Dawn's notched flower dies from the April 2012 release.  So in this case, the dies came first before the stamps.)  Though I tried a few different sentiments on my card front, I liked it better with no sentiment, and I'll write an encouraging note inside to mail to her soon.
 
Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) harvest gold (yellow), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), lovely lady (medium pink), raspberry fizz (deep pink), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), blueberry sky (medium blue), tropical teal (less green in real life), and stamper's select white. 
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI spring rain (light blue) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Dies are PTI notched flowers (small and medium sizes), heart border, XL rickrack border, and super star borders, including the individual stars which are trimmed from the border.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Purple Flowers with Banner - Blog Hop for Dawn!

My flowery card is for the We Love You Dawn! blog hop, posted today on Nichole Heady's Capture the Moment blog.  A week ago, Dawn received a small intestine transplant.  Throughout her years of medical challenges, she's been a great inspiration with her positive spirit, her faith, and her courage.  Dawn, you are in my prayers!  The blog hop will continue all week, and some of Dawn's many supporters and admirers will be posting cards made with her stamp and die designs created for Papertrey Ink.

The sentiment "thank you so much" is perfect to express my appreciation for Dawn's beautiful designs, tutorials, and examples.  I'll write a note of encouragement inside my card and mail it to her today.  I used two of her stamp sets, listed in the card details below, and I love how her ornate sentiment banner flows so nicely with the flower arrangement. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (dark green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dots print from PTI spring moss (light green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • I cut a paper mask for the sentiment banner and sponged it inside with PTI lilac grace ink cube, using a round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink.
  • The leaves and flowers are from PTI floral sketches, stamped with PTI royal velvet (dark purple), amethyst allure (medium purple), lilac grace (light purple), simply chartreuse (medium green - leaves), and limeade ice (light yellow green - flower centers) ink cubes.
  • The swirly-framed "thank you so much" banner is from PTI thank you kindly, stamped with PTI royal velvet ink cube.
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Navy Stripes with Green

Very crisp and clean, with interesting details in the curved edging, the pinked circle, and the different stripes.  The navy, green, and white color scheme works very well for a bright and simple card.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Dots on White with Turquoise

Dotted paper, cut in a scallopy shape, with an orangey brown border layer.  The three turquoise colors (twine, solid card stock, and dots) are different shades, but they mix well on the card. 

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) canyon clay (orangey brown), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and rustic white.
  • Patterned paper is from the Authentique Free Bird (retired) 6x6" collection.
  • Twine is ocean stripe from The Twinery.
  • Dies are from PTI edgers #3.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you, stamped with PTI smokey shadow (dark gray) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Plaid with Banner on Yellow

Happy and bright!  I like the banner placed on the plaid, and the stars add to the cheerful effect.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Leaves on Text - Aqua, Teal, and Green

Green leaves with teal accents, stamped on a soft aqua text background.  I like this one a lot.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, October 16, 2017

Turquoise and Orange with Black and White


Another card with black and white.  The diagonal sentiment and turquoise panel break up the blocky lines of the background plaid.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest, Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and true black. 
  • Patterned papers are gingham from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and another gingham (two sizes) from PTI true black bitty big pattern pack.  In real life, the orange gingham matches the solid orange color.
  • Dies are PTI wonderful words: hello and tipped tops (medium).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Red and Yellow Star Banner on Black and White Print

I love to play with color and try different combinations on my cards, and so I need to remind myself sometimes to use black and white.  It has a clean, crisp impact that I do enjoy.  The bright red and yellow star banner makes a less-busy background for the sentiment banner, which fits nicely in the starry space. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quilt on Tan with Blue

I enjoyed using these patterned paper colors to select the colors for my quilt block.  The embossed textures in the tan background and the sentiment strip add to the overall quilted effect. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (blue), fine linen (tan), honey nut (golden brown), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), pure poppy (red), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink Paislee pen pals 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are PTI county fair quilt block (no longer available) and photo finish strips.  The tan card stock is embossed with the PTI infinity frames die.
  • I used an old 1/4" hole punch for the center dot.
  • The sentiment "thanks" is from PTI limitless layers: labels (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Yellow Bird and Flowers on Green Leaves

A bright yellow bird perched on a white banner.  The green leaves are accented with yellow flowers.  It's a very cheerful card! 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Light Green and Rustic Red Vines with Brown Trees

A woodsy scene with vines and tree trunks.  I like the light brown polka dot paper as a partial backdrop, with some of the green visible through the trees on each side.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Corrugated on Turquoise with Brown and Cream

Today's card was my first attempt using the corrugated card stock that I bought long ago.  It was this pumpkin post by Melissa Phillips that nudged me to get it off the shelf and to try sponging it with some ink - thank you, Melissa, for your inspiration!

I'm really happy with my results.  The turquoise sponged on the corrugated panel ties it into the turquoise background, which is also echoed in the sentiment label's stamped splotches.  The heavily embossed brown card stock and the rough twine add even more texture.   A very nice masculine card!

Card details:
  • Card stock is 12 x 12" E-flute (8 per inch) kraft corrugated (no longer available where I bought it) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) Hawaiian shores (turquoise), cocoa bean (brown), and rustic cream.
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up square lattice (retired).
  • Sponging was done with PTI Hawaiian shores ink cube, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink. 
  • Twine is PTI rustic cream button twine.
  • Die is from Spellbinders labels eight.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you II, and the dot cluster is from PTI gathered garden, stamped with PTI cocoa bean ink cube.  The splotch stamp is from PTI grunge me, stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wreath with Green Stripes and Purple


A delicate green wreath with purple berries.  The scallops and stripes work nicely to ground the white circle.  In addition to the sympathy card (above) on light purple, I made a "thanks" version (below) on light yellow.  I like both color combinations.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) amethyst allure (medium purple), lilac grace (light purple - top card), lemon tart (light yellow - bottom card), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the stripe print from PTI mint julep (light green) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • Embossing folder (top card) is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls.
  • Dies are from PTI limitless layers: 2-1/2" circles.
  • The wreath is from PTI think big favorites #19, stamped with vintage jadeite (medium green) ink cube.  On the bottom card, I added some color to the wreath's center with PTI lemon tart ink cube, using an e.l.f total face brush to apply the ink.
  • The sentiment "with sympathy" (top card) is from PTI communique sentiments.  The sentiment "thanks for all you've done" (bottom card) and the dot clusters (both cards) are from PTI gathered garden.  All were stamped with PTI amethyst allure ink cube.
The "thanks" card was created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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