Sunday, March 24, 2019

Blues with Orangey Brown Damask

Lots of swirls and curlicues today - a script embossing folder, a flowing script sentiment, and an ornate damask patterned paper.  Though I like the colors, the card overall might work better with a spring or summer palette.  Another day, maybe!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue) and enchanted evening (dark blue).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI canyon clay (orangey brown) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio script (retired).
  • Die is PTI big basics: thinking of you.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, March 22, 2019

Butterfly with Orange and Yellow Stenciled Background

My card today was created for the Papertrey Ink (PTI) "win it Wednesday" challenge to use a favorite color combination with two or more colors of PTI ink.  I chose PTI orange zest and harvest gold (yellow) inks for my stenciled background.  

I'm very happy with the stenciled background.  I offset it on the orange panel and placed the butterfly off-center to add some energy and movement toward the orange sentiment.  Thanks, PTI, for this week's challenge to inspire me! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is PTI harvest gold, orange zest, and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).  In real life, its orange color matches the ink and card stock.
  • Stencil is from PTI stencil basics: diamonds, sponged with PTI orange zest ink, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink. I also sponged PTI harvest gold ink through the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen (retired) to add an uneven yellow dot pattern.
  • Die is from PTI life is beautiful (small butterfly - retired).
  • The sentiment "sending sunshine" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement (retired), stamped with PTI orange zest ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(1008)

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Bird and Branch on Green and Yellow Grid

I stamped the grid pattern in light green, then turned it 180ยบ in the MISTI to restamp in yellow.  The small stamping offset makes a nice plaid background for my yellow and green bird and branch with flowers.  In real life, the different greens all look nice together.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Pink Print with Navy and Gray

I've always liked bright pink with navy and with gray, and I used both for this card.  The arrow gives focus to the sentiment on this very simple layout.  The sentiment font, wavy triangle print, and arrow all contribute to a bit of a modern vibe.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy) and weathervane (gray).
  • Patterned paper is from Reverse Confetti paper bliss 6 x 6" pad.
  • Die is from PTI sketched shapes.
  • The sentiment "just a note to say hello" is from PTI textile impressions (retiring), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink- the dark indigo ink looked too gray when stamped on the gray card stock.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(1006)

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Green with Yellow-Orange - Confetti Stencil

Just trying out a new stencil set.  I like the colors and the variety of dots in the stenciled confetti, the stamped sentiment, and the strip of patterned paper.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) summer sunrise (yellow-orange) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI new leaf (green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Stencil is card sized confetti (set of 2) by My Favorite Things, sponged with PTI new leaf and summer sunrise ink, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI wonderful words: thank you, stamped with PTI new leaf ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(1005)

Monday, February 25, 2019

Kraft Frame with Brown and Turquoise

Dark brown stamping adds depth to a kraft frame.  I like the pops of bright turquoise in the midst of brown and kraft. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) classic kraft, dark chocolate (dark brown), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is the stripe print from PTI classic kraft pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The frame die is PTI framed out #10.
  • The flower frame pattern is from PTI framed out #10 (retiring), and the sentiment "thanks" is from PTI limitless layers: labels (retired), stamped with PTI dark chocolate and Hawaiian shores ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Muted Red, White, and Blue with Gray Print

I love the muted colors with the repetition of vertical lines and the V shapes in the banner and the print.  A very simple but handsome card.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Green Branch with Diagonal Stripes

A simple monochromatic card with Papertrey Ink's (PTI) branching out, one of my favorite stand-alone dies.  I like the diagonal stripes with the diagonal branches, and the narrow lines of the brown border and the sentiment font add to the "pinstripe" effect.  Created for this week's PTI "win it Wednesday" challenge to use our favorite stand alone die.  Thank you to PTI and Laurie for the challenge and inspiration!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (medium green), spring moss (light green), dark chocolate (brown), and fine linen (tan).
  • Die is PTI branching out.
  • The sentiment "hello" is from PTI colorful words (retired), and the stripes are from The Stamp Market diagonal pinstripe, stamped with PTI dark chocolate and new leaf ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(1004)

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Red and Pink Heart Valentine with Background Script

For Valentine's Day, a red and pink card with a stamped pink background pattern of script "I Love You" and hearts.  I like the layered heart circle medallion with its small XOXO sentiment.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) sweet blush (light pink), berry sorbet (medium pink), and pure poppy (red). 
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI pure poppy pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are from PTI limitless layers: 1-3/4" circles.
  • The sentiment "I love you" is from PTI sentiment staples: I love you, and the various hearts and the "xoxo" sentiment are from PTI tag-its #11 (retired), stamped with PTI pale peony (pink) and pure poppy ink cubes.
(1001)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Red and Pink Flower with Yellow-Green on Gray

A layered die-cut flower with a red and white sentiment panel.  My bright yellow-green, pink, and red colors look even brighter on the gray background.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(1000)

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Anniversary Heart with Red Birds

A cheerful card with hearts and a pair of red birds, for a family anniversary.  I like the bright colors and the birds perching on the printed lines of hearts.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and aqua mist.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI harvest gold (yellow) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and Avery Elle everyday collection 6 x 6" paper (heart print).
  • Dies are from PTI limitless layers: 2-1/4" hearts and Impression Obsession birds
  • I used a Copic 0.5 black multiliner to add dots for the birds' eyes.
  • The sentiment "happy anniversary" is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, stamped with PTI true black ink cube.
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Birthday - Green and White with Blue Plaid

Bold and simple for a masculine birthday card.  I like the two shades of green with two shades of blue, lots of crisp white, and sentiments big and small.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from blueberry sky (medium blue) bitty big pattern pack.
  • White panel is edged with Copic marker YG23.
  • Twine is denim stripe from The Twinery.
  • The tiny repeating sentiment "happy birthday" is from PTI fill in the blank (retired), stamped with PTI green parakeet ink cube.  
  • The large "happy birthday" is from PTI think big favorites #12, stamped with PTI fresh snow (white) pigment ink cube and white heat embossed.
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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Yellow Rays Print with Red, Blue, and Golden Brown

I tried a few different background colors to go with my yellow, red, and blue.  The golden brown worked surprisingly well.  I like how it seems to brighten the rays inside the red border. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), and honey nut (golden brown).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI comic strip A2 paper pack (retired).
  • Die is PTI big basics: thanks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(997)

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Confetti Dot Corners - Red, Teal, and Yellow-Orange

Playing with a new confetti dot stamp set... I'll get some good use from these dots in different ways.  For this card, I put a corner stamp and the two smaller stamps in my MISTI, then shifted the card stock to stamp with the different colors.  Easy to do, and I like the results.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The sentiment "just a note to say thanks" is from PTI sentiment staples: just a note, and the confetti dots are from PTI corner adorner: January, stamped with PTI tropical teal, pure poppy, and summer sunrise ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(996)

Blue Print with Cream Label on Tan Stripe

A bit of a vintage look - not at all the card I started to make.  It just evolved this way.  And I do like it, for a change.  In real life, the sentiment stands out more clearly.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source pool (aqua) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI fine linen (tan - stripe) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and from Carta Bella 12 x 12" all bundled up/ snowflake swirl
  • The cream label is roughly edged with Copic markers E41 and E43.  The blue print is edged with E43.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things scallop ribbon border (retired) and the smallest die from Spellbinders labels one.
  • The sentiment "thank you so much" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI aqua mist (aqua) and spring rain (light blue) ink cubes to match the Paper Source pool card stock.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
(995)