Saturday, August 8, 2020

Straight Lines and Circles on Green with Navy

Today's card started with the patterned paper and the light green card base, then a navy blue square to give the patterned square more definition.  The bright white color and alternating size circles of the border strip added interest and continued the circle motif.  Next I stamped some circle stems, carefully placed within the die shapes, and a sentiment with curves and straight lines in its fonts.  The navy strip behind the white gives a foundation to the focal area.  I like the modern, graphic style and the mix of colors.

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Hero Arts celadon (light green) layering paper and Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue/ navy) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main not too spooky 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Die is PTI simple circles border
  • The circle stem images are from PTI grunge me (retired) and the sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI take three: spring (retiring), stamped with PTI enchanted evening ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, July 31, 2020

Pinwheels on Aqua and Light Blue

A pinwheel design with a shiny star circle for the center, in two bright summery color combinations. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist and spring rain (light blue).
  • Patterned papers are from PTI berry sorbet (pink), pure poppy (red), and summer sunrise (yellow-orange) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The 8-pointed pinwheel base is cut with a Silhouette Cameo.
  • The 1-1/4" squares are cut with a paper trimmer.
  • Circle punch is McGill 9/16".  
  • The shiny center is from a very old pack of EK Success Sticko brand clear epoxy dome stickers. 
  • The sentiment "sending smiles" is from Hero Arts sending smiles and the center star is from PTI stars & stripes, stamped with PTI tropical teal and blueberry skies (medium blue) ink.
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Monday, July 20, 2020

Teal on Aqua with Brown and Cream

A monochromatic card (counting the brown as a neutral) using soft aquas and creams with crisp teal and brown borders.  Yesterday's card had mostly the same design, except for the label shapes.  Today's shapes just didn't stand out on yesterday's red and blue stripes. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Stampin' Up soft sky (light blue - retired) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) tropical teal, dark chocolate (brown), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fact (retired) 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are from PTI my mother, my friend.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Muted Red, White, and Blue on Yellow Stars

Some simple stripes and ovals on a starry card base.  I like the muted blue and off-white with the bright red and yellow.

Card details:
  • Card stock is My Favorite Things red hot and Papertrey Ink (PTI) harvest gold (yellow), ocean tides (muted teal), and rustic white.
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fact (retired) 6 x 6" pad.
  • Embossing folder is Darice stars asst (assorted).
  • Dies are from PTI limitless layers: 2-1/4" ovals and PTI fillable frames #10.
  • The oval border is from PTI limitless layers: labels (retired) and the sentiment "thank you" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI ocean tides ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, July 13, 2020

Petals - Turquoise with Brown

While I had the stamps out for yesterday's brightly colored card, I stamped a few more, using teal and brown inks on a light colored kraft card stock.  I also stamped the set's small solid image on the lower corners.  The coloring is done with colored pencils.  Bold and lively, and a nice change from my previous version. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah desert storm (light kraft), and Papertrey Ink (PTI) cocoa bean (dark brown) and tropical teal. 
  • Patterned paper is from PTI Hawaiian shores (turquoise) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The images and the sentiment "just a note" are from PTI splits: just a note (retiring), stamped with PTI cocoa bean and tropical teal inks, then colored with Venus Spectracolor 1404 dark brown and Eagle Prismacolor 920 light green (actually a turquoise color) pencils.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Petals - Bright Colors on Yellow

I enjoyed making this card with a sketch-style outline stamp on light yellow card stock and some very bright coloring.  It was easy to choose a red frame layer with a dotted yellow-orange card base, but it didn't quite look finished.  So I played with adding green or blue card stock, various colors of baker's twine, border die cuts...  Still not right.  Then finally I tried a narrow black frame layer.  That's all it needed.  Always interesting to see the effect of different combinations! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), pure poppy (red), and true black.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • The images and the sentiment "just a note" are from PTI splits: just a note (retiring), stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with Copic markers G07, B24, R29, and Y38.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Green Circle Frame with Rusty Red

Textures and a leaf print with a simple sentiment in a circle frame. 

In real life, the red color looks more rusty.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), ripe avocado (dark green), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI green tea leaves 8x8" pad (retiring).  I edged it with Copic YG95 marker.
  • Embossing folders are Stampin' Up subtle and square lattice (retired).
  • Die is PTI framed out #9 (retired).
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI stuck on you, stamped with PTI terra cotta tile (rusty red) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Green Branch with Black and White Stripes

Aside from the black and white striped paper, this card is nothing like I planned.  The colors, shapes, and layout all evolved as I tried to make it work.  Much better than when it started!

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dots with Scallops - Green, Orange, and Yellow

Layered colors add dimension to the card design.  I like the graceful curves of the sentiment font and the scalloped edges.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, July 4, 2020

Red, White, and Blue Rosette Print on White

For the Fourth of July, a simple design with a lively rosette print in red, white, and blue.  I'm thankful for our country's many heroes and all that they do for us.

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), dark indigo (dark navy), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Echo Park America 6 x 6" pad.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI think big favorites #18 (retiring), and "for all that you do" is from PTI wonderful words: thank you (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy and dark indigo inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Multicolor Star Hello

I enjoyed putting a few bright colors together for today's starry, swirly card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) amethyst allure (purple), raspberry fizz (pink), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and stamper's select white.
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls (retired).  I used the debossed side of the card stock.
  • Stencil is Crafter's Workshop mini random stars, sponged with PTI amethyst allure, raspberry fizz, and summer sunrise inks, applied with the round Ranger ink blending tool.
  • Die is an unidentified "hello" die by Taylored Expressions.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, June 29, 2020

Purple Stripes with Turquoise Banner

Some bright colors, stripes, and a starry banner combine for a cheerful card.  Though the white dots are small, they made a big impact on the card overall. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage jadeite (green), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and tropical teal.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI plum pudding (purple) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are My Favorite Things many thanks and party banner (retired).
  • The stars are from PTI land that I love, stamped with PTI tropical teal ink
  • I added the white dots with Ranger enamel accents
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Lavender Butterfly and Branch


Smooth and textured surfaces add interest to the monochromatic lavenders for today's sympathy card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lilac grace (light purple) and winter wisteria (deeper purple).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Dies are PTI life is beautiful (butterfly - retired), PTI branching out (stem shortened and a few leaves trimmed off), and Elizabeth Craft "with sympathy" (retired).
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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Stars on Gingham with Ribbon

A crisp and bold card in red, white, and blue.  I like the red gingham layered behind the star cutouts.  A plain white "thanks" draws attention in the busy mix of patterns and colors. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source cobalt (dark blue - retired) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the gingham print from PTI pure poppy (red) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Ribbon is 3/8" grosgrain by Recollections.
  • Dies are PTI cover plate: stars and Birch Press sugar script thanks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, June 26, 2020

Layered Leaf Panel on Aqua

When I was working on yesterday's card, I cut the leaf panels in two additional greens that I didn't use.  This card has both of them, layered and offset, for a shadow effect over a soft aqua. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source spruce (their older, discontinued version - dark green) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (medium green) and aqua mist.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI aqua mist pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is PTI mix & mat: pinked edge.
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