Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Brown Lattice with Stripes and Plaid

After choosing the plaid paper and a coordinating golden brown card base, I added a striped pattern for accent.  Then tried a brown ink edge on both patterns, but it looked better with just one side edged.  Looking through my die samples for a border die, I decided to try the lattice on top.  And I found a great way to finish the card with a (new to me) set of vertical sentiments. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) honey nut (golden brown) and dark chocolate (deep brown).
  • Patterned papers are from Pink & Main pumpkin spice.  
  • I edged one side of the striped paper with Copic marker E29.
  • Die is Poppy Stamps lattice edge.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Heffy Doodle down the line sentiments, stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, January 20, 2020

Leaves on Cream with Corrugated Kraft

I like the woodsy feeling of the leaves arranged on the rustic cream and corrugated kraft card stock.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Essentials by Ellen corrugated kraft and Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), simply chartreuse (medium green), ripe avocado (dark green), and rustic cream.
  • Dies are from PTI leave it be (retiring).
  • The solid and detail leaf stamps are from PTI leave it be (retired), stamped with PTI spring moss, simply chartreuse, ripe avocado, and cocoa bean (brown) inks.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, stamped with PTI classic kraft and ripe avocado inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, January 18, 2020

Sun with Chevron Ribbon

A bright layered sun over a stripe of chevron ribbon.  I like the energy of the colors and shapes.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) summer sunrise (yellow-orange), harvest gold (yellow), and Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • Yellow and white chevron ribbon is by May Arts.
  • Dies are from PTI what the doodle: sun, PTI star gazer (tiny center sun shape), and Pretty Pink Posh sunshine script.  To dot the "i", instead of the die's tiny dot, I used the negative shape from the second "s" in the word.
  • The sentiment "sending you" is from PTI hello sunshine (retired), stamped with PTI tropical teal ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, January 13, 2020

Blue and Brown Print with Blue Star Background

The dull-colored print looks quite handsome with an embossed starry blue background. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue), blueberry sky (medium blue), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI three piece suit A2 paper collection (retiring).
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio tiny stars.
  • Die is from PTI fabulous frames (retired).
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Pattern Happy mini greetings (retired), stamped with Memento rich cocoa (brown) ink. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stenciled Flowers with Brown

Another card made with the same kit as yesterday.  I stenciled some bright colors onto the printed white floral design, then stamped the brown center details.  The kraft and white linen-textured paper is trimmed down to show the edge of my brown card base.  The die cut "thanks" word looks nice overlapping the printed line. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark chocolate (brown).
  • Patterned paper is the kraft and white background print from PTI color pop florals kit.
  • The flowers and leaves are sponged with PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange), orange zest, terra cotta tile (rusty red), and new leaf (green) inks, using the round Ranger ink blending tool, and the details are stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink, using stencils and stamps from PTI color pop florals kit.
  • Die is from PTI bold borders: diagonal.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Red, White, and Blue with Asterisk

Bright and bold with a simple layout. The bright red sentiment strip breaks up the busy pattern and makes a strong focal point.

Card details:
  • Card stock is My Favorite Things red hot, Paper Source royal blue, and Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fact (retired) 6x6" paper pad, edged with Copic marker R29.
  • The blue card stock is embossed with the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained in this post.  I used the back of the embossed card stock for a softer effect.
  • Die is Elizabeth Craft thank you.
  • Punch is EK Success comic asterisk. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, January 11, 2020

Bouquet with Pink and Purple

A sweet bouquet with die cut, pre-printed flowers on a backdrop of stamped leaves and stems.  The white panel's offset placement adds interest to the simple layout.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Splotches and Circles on Gray with Purple

Splotches, circles, and dots in turquoise, orangey brown, and purple make an abstract design on gray with a purple border.  The gray has an interesting dimpled texture, a bit like watercolor paper. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, January 3, 2020

Circles Print - Gray with Teal and Aqua

Circles and dots with a few shades of aqua, teal, and blue-gray.  I like the mix of curves and straight lines with the sentiment fonts, the patterned paper, the pierced sentiment panel, and the pinked edge layer.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source peacock (blue-ish teal) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Carta Bella 12 x 12" all bundled up/ snowflake swirl
  • I edged the patterned paper with Copic marker BG57.
  • Dies are from PTI perfect patches (retiring).
  • The sentiment "thanks for all you do" is from Fiskars so much thanks (retired), stamped with PTI dark indigo (dark navy) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Green Leaf Panel with Turquoise and Yellow

A leafy sunshine card to start the new year!  I like the bright turquoise sky with the green leaf panel.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) green parakeet (medium green) and Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI lemon tart (light yellow) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Leaf panel die is from PTI mix & mat: pinked edge
  • I masked the panel's frame, then added some depth to the leaves with PTI new leaf (deeper green) and Hawaiian shores inks, using e.l.f total face brushes to apply the ink.
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" is from PTI corner adorner: February, stamped with PTI new leaf ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Orange Floral Print with Yellow and Gray

The angled panel adds a modern touch to the more traditional look of the orange floral print and the flowing script sentiment.  I chose my card stock colors to bring out the yellows and grays of the print.

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, December 30, 2019

White on Blue - Hello with Doily

Very simple with a lacy doily die cut.  I like the white on blue with a bit of texture. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Orange Herringbone with Brown and Cream

A bright orange herringbone die cut, backed with kraft, glows against a dark brown background.  The arrow adds a touch of orange to the cream sentiment strip.

I adhered my detailed die cut using an easy, effective Xyron technique posted on Vicki Finger's Twinkling Paper Studio blog.  Thank you, Vicki, for this great tip and for all your inspiration!

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, December 27, 2019

Bird with Dots

Embossed and printed dots, with a bird in flight. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) summer sunrise (yellow-orange), ripe avocado (green), and aqua mist.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI polka dot parade 8 x 8" paper, petite scale.
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug swiss dots.  I used the debossed side. 
  • Dies are Elizabeth Craft hello (retired) and the dove from PTI peace be still.  
  • The bird's eye is a dot of Copic marker BG75.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thankful with Stripes - Muted Red, White, and Blue

A diagonal layout adds some energy to the muted red, white, and blue colors. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), fine linen (tan), Americana (rustic red), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main beach bum 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are from PTI direct messages banner (with one notched end trimmed off) and counting my blessings.
  • The sentiment "for all you do" is from Winnie & Walter in a word: thanks (retiring), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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