Sunday, August 19, 2018

Blue and Gray Circle Print with Navy

A very simple note card with blues, gray, and white on a textured background.  

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Multicolor Circle Grids - Muted and Bright


To make these multicolor cards, I cut the circle grids from six each of muted colors (above) and bright colors (below).  After inlaying the circle cuts, I had twelve cards, each with a different background color and five assorted circle colors.  It was a fun way to make a batch of cards!  Most will be sent to our church shut-ins, with a few extras for Operation: Quiet Comfort

Card details:
  • Card stock (muted version) is Papertrey Ink (PTI) cocoa bean (brown), Americana (rustic red), prairie grass (green), canyon clay (orangey brown), honey nut (golden brown), ocean tides (muted teal), and vintage cream.
  • Card stock (bright version) is Papertrey Ink (PTI) harvest gold (yellow), lilac grace, vintage jadeite (green), hibiscus burst (pink), melon berry (light orange), blueberry sky (blue), and stamper's select white.
  • Dies are PTI cover plate: circles, double-ended banners (muted version), and sketched shapes (bright version).
  • For the muted version, the sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI keep it simple: thinking of you (top left) or Hero Arts everyday sayings (top right), stamped with PTI prairie grass ink cube.
  • For the bright version, the sentiment and flower are from Hero Arts everyday sayings, stamped with PTI hibiscus burst ink cube.  I added yellow and green to the flower with colored pencils.
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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Hello with Stamped Square Pattern

I enjoyed stamping an intricate square pattern for today's card.  The ink colors are repeated in the card stock and patterned paper.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (rusty red), ripe avocado (green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI honey nut (golden brown) bitty big pattern pack.
  • The sentiment "hello" and the images (except for the corner dots) are from PTI textile impressions (retiring), stamped with PTI terra cotta tile, ripe avocado, and honey nut ink cubes
  • The single dot in the upper corners is from PTI confetti toss, and the triple dot in the lower corners is from PTI out on a limb revised (retired), stamped with PTI terra cotta tile ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Red and White Stripes with Gold Stars and Green

This card started with leftovers - a red and white striped rectangle and a white pierced circle.  I added more strong color and layered texture for a masculine look.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) olive twist (green), saffron spice (gold), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI pure poppy (red) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).  
  • Embossing folders are Stampin' Up subtle and The Paper Studio tiny stars. 
  • Die is from PTI stitched circles.
  • The sentiment "thanks" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI olive twist ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Green Topiary Tree

This card started with some leftover strips of rustic white card stock.  It was a good challenge for me to create a design for the long narrow space.  I'm very happy with the result!  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) green parakeet (bright yellow-green) and rustic white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI new leaf (green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #920.  I pierced holes just outside the bitty dot layer and used two wraps of three threads each, knotted. 
  • The tree pot and stem are from PTI everyday button bits (retired), stamped with PTI classic kraft and terra cotta tile (rusty red) ink cubes.  
  • The horizontal line is drawn with Copic 0.3 sepia multiliner.  
  • The green circles are from PTI bits & buttons (retired), stamped with PTI new leaf (for the plaid circles) and green parakeet (for the solid circles layered on top of the plaid) ink cubes
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI stuck on you, stamped with PTI new leaf ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, August 3, 2018

Diamond Stencil in Blue - Hello

Light blue and blue-gray with dark blue "hello" and accents.  I like the almost 3-D effect from the partial layer.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Black and White Print with Blue Green

A strong print on a beautiful bluegreen color.  Very simple, but it didn't need more.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Aqua Stems with Scalloped Edge

More pastel than my typical card, but I like the soft two-toned colors, and the curves of the stems and the bow against the scalloped edge.  My design is based on the current sketch (fall to layout #82) on the Palmtrees & Pogosticks blog.  I always enjoy using Natasha's inspiration when I need a challenge!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist and rustic white.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #964.
  • Die is from PTI edgers #3.
  • The sentiment "just a note to say hello" is from PTI banner sentiments (retired), and the stems are from PTI life (retired), stamped with PTI aqua mist and tropical teal ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Flower Trio on Pink

My card is for last Sunday's challenge (fall to layout #81) on the Palm Trees & Pogosticks blog.  I enjoyed stamping a flower trio with a few different red and pink inks, and I like how Natasha's sketch places the sentiment in with the images.  Thank you, Natasha, for the challenge and the inspiration!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pale peony (pink), simply chartreuse (green), and stamper's select white.
  • The sentiment "for you" is from PTI friendship jar flowers, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse ink cube.
  • The flowers are from PTI corner adorner: February, and the leaves are from PTI gathered garden, stamped with PTI pure poppy (red), berry sorbet (pink), terra cotta tile (rusty red), bright buttercup (yellow), and simply chartreuse ink cubes.
  • I added a white dot in each flower center with Dr. Ph. Martin's bleedproof white opaque watercolor.
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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Red Birds with Heart Background on Blue

A happy card for a happy occasion.  I like the pair of red birds perched on a line of hearts.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and new leaf (green).
  • Patterned papers are a heart print from Avery Elle everyday collection 6 x 6" paper and a bitty dot print from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).  I cut my banner from the Avery Elle paper so it matches the slightly-off white of the print.
  • Dies are Impression Obsession birds and PTI sketched shapes (long narrow banner). 
  • I added the birds' eyes with a black 0.3 Copic multiliner.
  • The sentiment "happy anniversary" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, stamped with PTI pure poppy ink cube.
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Monday, July 23, 2018

Sunshine with Stitched Border

A few simple stamped sun rays, dressed up with a hand-stitched border and some rounded corners.  I like all the dotted lines in the yellow-orange stitching and the yellow-orange rays.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The stitching holes are cut with a die from PTI stitching lines.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #742.
  • The upper and lower right corners of the card base and stamped panel are rounded with Crop-a-Dile 1/2" corner chomper.
  • The images and sentiment "sending you sunshine" are from PTI hello sunshine (retiring), stamped with PTI blueberry sky, summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and orange zest ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Textile Effects - Teal, Cream, and Browns

Textile effects from a mix of woven and stitched-looking patterns and textures, plus the real thing: a strip of twill ribbon.  The teal and cream contrast well with the deep brown and orangey brown colors.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) tropical teal, canyon clay (orangey brown), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey PB&J 6x6" pad (retired).
  • The canyon clay card stock is embossed with the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained in this post.
  • Ribbon is PTI dark chocolate (brown) 3/8" twill.
  • Die is from PTI keep it simple frames.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you II, stamped with PTI cocoa bean (brown) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Brown Bird and Branch with Green Leaves

A bird on a leafy branch makes a sweet stamped scene for this very simple card.  The branch forms a strong horizontal dividing line between the upper and lower sections, which are connected by green and rustic red colors above and below the branch.  

Normally when using two colors on a stamp, as with the leaves, I'd want to avoid the sharp lines and edges of deeper green - but in this case, I really like the effect, a bit like a printed fabric.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is bitty dot print from PTI new leaf (green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The bird, branch, and sentiment "hello" are from PTI winter woods, and the leaves are from PTI turning a new leaf, stamped with PTI classic kraft (branch), Americana (rustic red - bird and branch details), fine linen (light tan - bird body), limeade ice (bright yellow green), and new leaf ink cubes.  The Americana details on the branch and the new leaf coloring on the "hello" and leaves are added with the edge of the ink cube and with a sponge finger dauber.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Turquoise and Green with Yellow Butterflies

Interesting pattern and texture, with a crisp white banner as focal point.  The butterflies add some bright movement.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) Hawaiian shores (turquoise), ripe avocado (dark green), spring moss (light green), lemon tart (yellow), and stamper's select white. 
  • The pattern is stamped with shelf liner, as explained in this post, except this time I used my MISTI with the shelf liner taped to the lid.  Since the shelf liner is thinner than a stamp, I closed the gap with a piece of 2 mm. craft foam under the card stock while stamping. 
  • The turquoise 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. 
  • Dies are from Impression Obsession butterfly set and PTI double-ended banners.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI keep it simple: just a note, stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores ink cube
  • The shelf liner pattern is stamped with PTI spring moss and Hawaiian shores ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Leaf Stem with Butterfly - Green and Navy

Beautifully delicate dies make a simple scene.  I tried several background colors, all looking too drab or too bright, before choosing the mint green.  It's soft and serene while showcasing my navy silhouettes and patterns.

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