Thursday, March 26, 2020

Multi Dots - Green, Turquoise, Orange, and Yellow

A very bright experiment in multicolor dots, made with a new turnabout stamp.  The dotty theme continues with the green dotted border strip.  I'll enjoy using the turnabout dots in different ways for my cards.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) bright buttercup (deep yellow), new leaf (green), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and stamper's select white. 
  • To add the center color, my stencil material was Yupo paper, cut with a backing of Xyron repositionable adhesive, using a 2-5/8" circle from Spellbinders standard circles small die collection.  I used the e.l.f total face brush to apply PTI lemon tart (light yellow) ink.
  • Dies are Essentials by Ellen sunshine word (retired) and My Favorite Things double dot border (retired).
  • The dot pattern is from Concord & 9th bitty burst turnabout, stamped with PTI bright buttercup, new leaf, Hawaiian shores, and orange zest inks
  • I edged the dotted square with Copic YR04 marker. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Scallops and Circles, Stars and Stripes - Red, White, and Blue

A bit of a circus-y look with scallops and circles, stars and stripes, all in bold red, white, and blue.  And I used up the "scrap" stars that were left over from this design.  Always happy to use my leftovers!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and enchanted evening (dark blue).
  • Patterned papers are from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and PTI pure poppy "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • Dies are from Elizabeth Craft thank you, My Favorite Things (MFT) stitched scallop edges (medium - retired), and MFT western star border duo (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, March 20, 2020

Layered Star on Black and White Print

Bold and crisp.  The layered star and sentiment mix well with the black and white print. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Star Border on Grid - Dark Blue and Golden Brown

I tried using the kraft grid background with Monday's card, but it didn't work for me.  So I made this instead, and I'm happy with it.  The dark blue and golden brown stand out well on the background, and I like the effect of the two layered diecuts.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue), honey nut (golden brown), and classic kraft.
  • Dies are PTI huge thanks and My Favorite Things western star border duo (retired).
  • The pattern is PTI cover up: grid, stamped with PTI fine linen (tan) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, March 16, 2020

Multicolor Lattice Pattern with Golden Brown

Using my first "turnabout" stamp, I enjoyed making this multicolor lattice pattern.  The golden brown background brings out the richness of the stamped color combination.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) honey nut (golden brown), ripe avocado (green), and Americana (rustic red).
  • Die is from My Favorite Things many thanks.
  • The lattice pattern is from Concord & 9th lovely lattice turnabout, stamped with PTI ripe avocado, Americana, blueberry sky (blue), and classic kraft inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Flower Bouquet with Purple and Yellow-Orange

A bouquet of brightly stamped flowers with a punched bow accent.  I like both of the purple and yellow-orange color combinations for the bow and card base.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) amethyst allure (purple), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI summer sunrise and plum pudding (purple) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is from PTI noted: simply stitched A2 vertical.
  • Bow punch is Martha Stewart bow.
  • The sentiments "happy birthday" and "thinking of you" are from PTI little labels (retired), stamped with PTI berry sorbet ink
  • The bouquet is mostly from PTI friendship jar flowers, with the small round-petaled flowers from PTI floral fusion (no longer available), and the center blobs in the roses from PTI floral sketchesInks are PTI amethyst allure, summer sunrise, berry sorbet, and new leaf (green) layered on green parakeet (brighter green).  
  • I used removable label paper to mask the flowers.
  • The tiny center dots are Copic 0.3 lavender multiliner.
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Monday, March 9, 2020

Yellow and Orange Quilt Block

One of my friends loves antiques, and yellow is her favorite color, so for her birthday, I made a yellow quilt-themed card.  The sentiment looks red in my picture, but it's orange in real life.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), harvest gold (medium yellow), orange zest, and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are from PTI pretty pastels (dotted swirl print) and in bloom (light-on-dark floral prints - retired) 8 x 8" pads.
  • Dies are from PTI county fair quilt block and star gazer. 
  • Center circle is punched with EK Success 1/2" circle punch.
  • The sentiment "happy birthday" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, stamped with PTI orange zest ink.
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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Tan and Aqua with Circles and Stripes

A bit of pattern and texture with tan, aqua, and muted teal.  I like the circles and stripes together.

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Green Leaf Print with Tan and Gold

A few colors with an almost monochromatic effect.  In real life, the leafy light green color blends more with the tan card stock.  The embossing adds some texture to the print. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Yellow-Orange Sunshine with Bird and Bright Blue

Two bright blues (top and bottom cards) and some bright yellow-orange enliven the subtle blues and greens of the patterned paper.  A narrow band of striped paper and a little bird added the accents that I needed to finish the design. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is My Favorite Things lush lagoon (blue - top card), Hero Arts cerulean (blue - bottom card), and Papertrey Ink (PTI) summer sunrise (yellow-orange).
  • Patterned papers are a stripe from PTI summer sunrise pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and a blue/ green print from Basic Grey fact (retired) 6 x 6" pad.
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Dies are from PTI big basics: sunshine and heart-2-heart #9 (bird). 
  • The bird's eye is a dot of Copic turquoise 0.3 multiliner.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, February 24, 2020

Yellow Bird with Green Vines

A cheerful sunshine card with a bright yellow bird and some bright green embossed vines. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) bright buttercup (yellow), limeade ice (lighter green), new leaf (deeper green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI spring rain (light blue) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Embossing folder is Darice vine background.
  • Dies are from PTI sketched shapes (long wide banner, trimmed a bit shorter) and peace be still (dove).
  • I used a green Gelly Roll pen to add the bird's eye.
  • The sentiment "sending sunshine" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement (retired), stamped with PTI new leaf ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Brown and White Print with Kraft Banner

This card started with a kraft banner, then a square of patterned paper and a dark brown rectangle.  An orangey brown background brightened the mix, and the embossed texture gave it some depth. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Aqua with Teal and Brown

After stenciling the white lines onto the teal card stock, I chose a brown border for contrast.  The screen-embossed aqua card base works nicely with the stencil's pattern. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) tropical teal, dark chocolate (brown), aqua mist, and stamper's select white. 
  • The aqua card stock is embossed with the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained in this post.
  • I used Dreamweaver white embossing paste with the Frantic Stamper stitched quilt stencil.
  • Die is from PTI photo finish strips, trimmed down to my card width.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI friendship jar flowers, and the border is from PTI holiday photo finishers (retired), stamped with PTI tropical teal and dark chocolate inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, February 21, 2020

Blue Butterfly on Orange and Yellow

Lots of sunny orange and yellow, with some shimmery light turquoise for contrast.  I like the simple "sunshine" word and butterfly with the detailed border die.  There's a tiny dot pattern on the yellow - hard to see in the picture, but very nice in real life. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) sea shimmer (light turquoise) and orange zest.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI lemon tart (light yellow) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are from PTI bold borders: wave, Impression Obsession butterflies, and Essentials by Ellen sunshine word (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Red, White, and Blue - Four Cards with Leftovers

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A friend's cards, made with leftover pieces, inspired me to use up some of mine!  (Thank you, Judy!)  Except for the white label shape (card C) and the "hello" words, all of my shapes, frames, and banners were leftovers that I saved from other projects, along with the two less-plain card bases. 

Card details:
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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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