Sunday, November 22, 2020

Sunshine with Birds - Orange and Turquoise

Some sunny colors for today's card!  I like the small bird accents.  A bit of whimsy comes from the diagonal panel placement.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) Hawaiian shores (turquoise), harvest gold (yellow), and orange zest.
  • Patterned papers are a gingham from PTI Hawaiian shores pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and a mottled orange print from Craft Smith flower market 12 x 12" collection.
  • Dies are from PTI big basics: sunshine and heart-2-heart #9 (retiring).
  • The birds' eyes are dots of Copic black 0.3 multiliner.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Stars with Purple, Orange, and Green

I've enjoyed using a Halloween color scheme for some non-Halloween cards.  On this one, I chose a few bright colors from the star pattern.  I like the curved script font with the straight lines of the stars, stripes, and orange border.  The white "thanks" stands out well in its green and purple setting.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest, new leaf (green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are a striped print from PTI plum pudding (purple) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and a star print from Pink & Main not too spooky (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Dies are from PTI huge thanks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, November 13, 2020

Red, White, and Blue Stripes with Star Circle

Textures and patterns give energy to the simple layout in red, white, and blue on kraft.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), classic kraft, and stamper's select white.
  • I made the striped paper in PowerPoint and computer-printed it on Neenah solar white.
  • Dies are PTI cover plate: angles (for the embossed kraft card base), PTI limitless layers: 1-3/4" circles (plain and pinked circles - retired), PTI seeing stars (retired), and Birch Press sugar script thanks.
  • The starry pattern and layered circle image are from PTI military stars (retiring), stamped with PTI pure poppy and enchanted evening inks.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Leaf Frame - Green with Purple

I added some leaves to the leaf frame to make a wreath.  Small punched dots on the inner corners make a nice accent.  The green and purple colors are reversed for the version below. 


Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage jadeite (lighter green), new leaf (deeper green), lilac grace (lighter purple), and amethyst allure (deeper purple).
  • The dots are punched with a very old 1/4" hole punch.
  • Dies are Altenew leaf frame cover, My Favorite Things (MFT) grande greenery - solid, and MFT hello.
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Monday, November 9, 2020

Embossed Stars - Blue and Tan with Red

For the blue embossed stars, I tried a technique from Jennifer McGuire's blog, brayering a dark blue ink onto my embossing folder.  It worked fine, and I'm glad I tried it, but like most inky techniques for me, it was probably a one-time experiment.  Thank you, Jennifer, for all your information and inspiration!

I like the tan background with the same embossed stars, this time uninked.  A red border and crisp red sentiment add some energy. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), pure poppy (red), and fine linen (tan).
  • Embossing folder is Darice stars asst (assorted). 
  • I used PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink on the embossing folder. 
  • The word "thanks" is cut with Silhouette Cameo, using Hobo Std font, same as this card.   
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Red Birds on Trees with Yellow

The stamped trees with die cut birds make a cheerful scene on light blue.  I don't often use a double mat, but here, the dark gray and red look good together.  I tried a red "thanks" instead of the dark gray, but it seemed to pull my eye away from the scene. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue), pure poppy (red), smokey shadow (dark gray), and lemon tart (light yellow). 
  • Patterned paper is from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are Elizabeth Craft thanks and Impression Obsession small bird set
  • The birds' eyes are dots of Copic 0.3 black multiliner.
  • The tree image is from PTI through the trees (retiring), stamped with PTI smokey shadow ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, November 7, 2020

Flowering Stems

Two cards with flowering stems, both the same except for the flower shapes.  I didn't intend to have dots at the bottom of the panel, but then I noticed a few tiny green smudges.  Adding some dots provided camouflage and made a nice grounding for my stems - better than what I had planned!  Love when that happens.  

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (dark green), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and stamper's select white. 
  • The left side of the white panel is edged with Copic marker R08.
  • The flowering stems are from My Favorite Things dandelion greenery, the little dots are from PTI corner adorner: January, and the sentiment "thank you" is from Heffy Doodle down the line sentiments, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse (medium green), summer sunrise, and terra cotta tile (rusty red) inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Red, Yellow, and Kraft with Gingham Ribbon

A cheerful mix with old-fashioned fabric elements and some very bright colors.  The pinked kraft panel with white quilt stenciling works well with the red gingham ribbon. 

Card details:

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Yellow Butterfly with Blue Print


The same layout as this card, but with some different colors.  I like all the swirls in the butterfly wings, the patterned paper, and the sentiment font.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue), harvest gold (yellow), and summer sunrise (yellow-orange).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder for the patterned paper is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Dies are from PTI noted: simply stitched A2 rectangles and PTI life is beautiful (butterflies - retired).  I trimmed off the butterfly antennae for this card.  The solid and detailed dies layer perfectly, but I like them a bit offset sometimes.
  • The sentiment "thanks for all you've done" is from PTI gathered garden, stamped with PTI blueberry sky ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Red, White, and Blue Star on Kraft

A layered star on chevron patterned paper, both in red, white, and blue, work well with the kraft background and the stencil font of the sentiment. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Neenah desert storm (light kraft) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), enchanted evening (dark blue), pure poppy (red), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main beach bum 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are from PTI tipped tops (two inner stars) and stars & stripes (outer star).
  • The sentiment "thanks" is from PTI thanks all ways (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Koi Fish and Leaves with Aqua

The aqua leaves and sentiment are layered with a bright yellow and orange koi fish.  I like the muted teal background with a dotted aqua strip and a yellow-orange border to accent the stamped panel.  The yellow and orange inks look brighter in real life, with almost a neon glow in this setting.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ocean tides (muted teal), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI aqua mist pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • The sentiment "thank you so very much" is from PTI framed out #1 (retired), and the distressed-style leaf and fish images are from PTI masculine motifs (retired), stamped with PTI aqua mist, ocean tides, summer sunrise, and orange zest inks.
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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Deer with Leaf - Brown and Light Green

A small stamped scene with a deer.  The much larger-scale background leaf suggests a woodsy setting.  A strip of grid patterned paper adds some visual texture.

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), cocoa bean (brown), and rustic white (flecked off-white).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI argyle socks 8x8" patterned paper (retiring).
  • Die is from WPlus9 pinking squares (retired).
  • The distressed-style images and the sentiment "thinking of you" are from PTI masculine motifs (retired), stamped with PTI spring moss and cocoa bean inks.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Multicolored Dots on Tan with Dark Blue

My earlier cards with this dotted stamp were very bright, so it was fun to try a more muted look.  The dots look handsome on tan card stock with a dark blue border and sentiment.  I like the stitched sentiment banner, inspired by the set's first sample card on the Concord & 9th store site.  After trying a blue floss for my stitching (too bold) and a light tan (too pale), I settled on the golden brown color (just right!)

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) fine linen (tan), enchanted evening (dark blue), and rustic white.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC 436.
  • Dies are from PTI thank you kindly (banner), PTI stitching lines (banner holes), and Spellbinders card creator A-2 matting basics set B.
  • The dots are from Concord & 9th bitty burst turnabout, stamped with PTI blueberry sky (medium blue), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), honey nut (golden brown), and Americana (rustic red) inks.
  • The sentiment "thank you so much" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening ink.
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Monday, October 19, 2020

Pink, Purple, and Green - Dots, Stripes, and Stars

A few bright colors in a mix of shapes and patterns.  The bordered star works nicely with the layered words.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) plum pudding (purple) and spring moss (light green).
  • Patterned papers are from PTI hibiscus burst (pink) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and polka dot parade 8 x 8" paper, grande scale.
  • Dies are from My Favorite Things stacking stars (retired) and Trinity Stamps scripty thanks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Red, White, and Blue - Grateful on Blue Stripes

A very simple layout with a red "grateful" word as the focal point.  Dark blue embossed stars and light blue stripes add interest.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and enchanted evening (dark blue).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI spring rain (light blue) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio tiny stars.
  • Die is from PTI counting my blessings.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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