Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Leafy Frame with Browns and Tan

Stripes of brown accent the leafy framed sentiment.  I like the lines of embroidery floss with the narrow brown edge on the right. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) fine linen (tan), canyon clay (orangey brown), and dark chocolate (dark brown).
  • Die is from PTI string frames.  To cut only the left side of the largest die, I ran the card stock through part way, making four offset holes for my floss.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #938.  I used three of the six strands.
  • The sentiment "thank you" and the leafy frame with dots are from PTI splits: thank you, stamped with PTI dark chocolate (sponged onto the stamp) and canyon clay ink cubes.  I masked off one leaf to stamp next to the sentiment. 
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Friday, June 24, 2016

Sun and Clouds with Blue Gingham

A sunny sky with a sunshine word.  I enjoyed coloring the stamped design with bright sunny yellows and oranges and a touch of blue for the clouds.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white, white tag stock (for the word), and the gingham print from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack.
  • Die is PTI sunshine.  The word is colored with Copic markers Y19 and YR04.
  • The sun, clouds, and sentiment "sending" are from PTI what the doodle: sun, stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink.  The clouds are colored with Copic marker B24 and the sun with Y13,19,21,26, and YR04.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Pink Flowers with White Stitching

Clustered pink flowers on white with white stitching.  Green leaves and a swirly lighter green background.  The colors and textures work beautifully together on this card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) mint julep (light green) and stamper's select white.
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls.
  • Die is from PTI stitching lines.  My stitching goes through the white layer only.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC blanc (white). 
  • The flowers and leaves are from PTI floral sketches, stamped with PTI lovely lady (pink), scarlet jewel (burgundy), and vintage jadeite (medium green) ink cubes
  • The sentiment "for you" is from PTI friendship jar flowers, stamped with PTI scarlet jewel ink cube.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Goldfinch with Sunflowers

A bright yellow goldfinch with yellow-orange sunflowers.  A strip of dotted paper makes a perch for the bird. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Stampin' Up soft sky (aqua), Papertrey Ink (PTI) simply chartreuse (green), stamper's select white, and the bitty dot print from PTI simply chartreuse pattern pack
  • The sunflower stamps and dies are from PTI simple sunflower, stamped with PTI dark chocolate (brown), summer sunrise (yellow orange), and simply chartreuse ink cubes.
  • The bird stamps and die are from PTI spring woods, stamped with PTI bright buttercup (yellow) ink cube and Versafine onyx black ink.
  • The sentiment "with gratitude" is from PTI spring woods, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse ink cube.
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Friday, June 17, 2016

Orange and Rust Leaves and Stripes

For this week's Papertrey Ink Create Along with Us challenge, I chose this card by Maile Belles with orange and white in a simple layout.  It's very different for me, and I enjoyed creating my own version.  I CASEd her layout exactly, but with different stamps, and added some pale orange and rusty red to the colors.  Thanks, Maile, for your inspiration!

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.  And in real life, the card looks less red and has more contrast between the orange zest and terra cotta tile colors.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest, rustic white (which looks great with the ombre stripes paper), and orange zest print from PTI ombre stripes A2 patterned paper.
  • The leaves are from PTI splits: thank you, partially masked, and stamped with PTI orange zest and terra cotta tile (rusty red) ink cubes.  The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, stamped with the same inks.  To keep the terra cotta tile ink from looking too dark, I sponged it onto the stamps.
  • I added a bit of Copic marker YR00 at the base of the leaves.
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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Purple Stripes and Dots with Teal and Turquoise

A very happy "hello" card.  Starting from the purple stripes, I chose teal and turquoise for color contrast, with polka dots for pattern contrast.  Then as I was deciding between the two purple background colors, those ombre stripes nudged me toward both; and then both turquoise and teal for the borders.  The slanted lines of the sentiment and the asterisks play well with the vertical stripes.  I'm happy with all the different elements together.

 Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) Hawaiian shores (medium turquoise) and tropical teal, with polka dot prints from PTI winter wisteria (light purple) and plum pudding (deep purple) pattern packs, and winter wisteria print from PTI ombre stripes A2 patterned paper.
  • Dies are PTI wonderful words: hello and the asterisk from Avery Elle icon fill in the blank.
  • Asterisk centers are punched with my very old 1/4" hole punch.
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pink with Raspberry and White Flowers

Lots of texture and bright color contrast in my flowery card.  I like the white flower accents on the raspberry floral embossing background.  

Card details:
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Blue and White Thank You with Red and Kraft

A starry blue and white die cut, offset with white.  A red and white diagonal band on star-embossed kraft.  The white details and stars work well for this simple design.

Card details:
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Red, Cream, and Blue with Stars and Stripes


A very simple design with a diagonal sentiment panel.  I like the weathered effect of the colors, stars, and background texture.  Papertrey Ink's new Americana color (rustic red) works beautifully with the cream, kraft, and blue.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) classic kraft, Americana, enchanted evening (dark blue), and rustic cream.
  • Embossing folder is Sizzix Tim Holtz stripes.
  • Die is from PTI super star borders.
  • The stripes are from PTI plaid builder, stamped with PTI Americana ink cube.  I used the pair of triple stripes for a very easy border.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, stamped with PTI enchanted evening ink cube.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Aqua and Teal Prints on Green

Soft mint green with aqua and teal prints.  I like the mix of curves and angles in the sentiment, stripes and lines, and leafy branch. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) mint julep (light green) and tropical teal, with stripe and leaf prints from PTI aqua mist and tropical teal pattern packs.
  • Die is PTI branching out.  I trimmed off most of the lower stem.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC ecru (cream) and #955.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI botanical silhouettes, stamped with PTI tropical teal ink cube.
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Red, White, and Blue - Square Frame

Another red, white, and blue frame card today.  This one was inspired by a sketch recipe from Papertrey Ink's June newsletter: a square frame placed diagonally, with a sentiment and clustered embellishments.  I turned the sketch on its side and added a banner in the background.

It's crisp and bright.  I like the layered blue and yellow stars, and the tiny sun shapes are perfect to cover the holes in the star buttons.  The blue gingham gives the square a "country" look, and the white banner helps draw my eye to the sentiment.

Card details:
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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Red, White, and Blue - String Frames

My first card with the Papertrey Ink (PTI) string frames dies.  I used the medium size, which cuts all sixteen holes, with two colors of embroidery floss.  It adds a nice texture and pattern to my sentiment panel. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink blueberry sky (medium blue), pure poppy (red), stamper's select white, and polka dot and leaf prints from PTI spring rain (light blue) and pure poppy pattern packs.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC white and #321.
  • Dies are PTI string frames and framed out #10.
  • Corners are rounded with Crop-a-Dile 1/4" corner chomper
  • The sentiment "with gratitude" is from Fiskars so much thanks, stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink cube, and the 1/2" star is from Paper Smooches seeing stars, stamped with PTI spring rain (light blue) ink cube.
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Green Vine with Yellow

It's been a long time since I drew something new for my cards.  Thank you, Shelly, for that nudge of encouragement!

I enjoyed coloring my simple vine with berries - or maybe they're buds or flowers - and it fits nicely with the sentiment and frame.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white, Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green), and polka dot and damask prints from PTI new leaf and harvest gold (yellow) pattern packs
  • My drawing is computer printed, then colored with Copic markers Y13, Y21, G07, G21, and G63. 
  • Die is from PTI stitched rectangles.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is computer printed in green with a black outline, using Handwriting - Dakota font.  I also made a version with "just a note" as the sentiment.
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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Aqua Flowers with Orange

A bright bouquet with a simple aqua border and an orange patterned background. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist, stamper's select white, and the leaf print from PTI orange zest pattern pack.
  • Die is My Favorite Things notched border (retired).
  • Flowers are from PTI friendship jar flowers, stamped with PTI green parakeet (medium yellow green), limeade ice (light yellow green), vintage jadeite (bluish green), Hawaiian shores (bright aqua), aqua mist (less bright aqua), canyon clay (orangey brown), and orange zest ink cubes.
  • The sentiment "hello" is from PTI winter woods, stamped with Versafine onyx black ink.
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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Flowers, Stripes, and Chevrons

Chevrons and stripes in pretty colors.  A bit of embroidery floss and a few small flowers.  I like the mix of shapes, textures, and patterns. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) winter wisteria (light purple), green parakeet (bright green), stamper's select white, and stripes from PTI winter wisteria pattern pack
  • The green layer is embossed with Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained here
  • Stencil is from PTI modern backgrounds, embossed (as explained here) and sponged with PTI sweet blush (pink), winter wisteria, mint julep (pale green), and green parakeet ink cubes
  • Dies are PTI treat box tag and color pop florals.  The tag shape is edged with Copic markers V15 and V25.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC 225.
  • Flowers are sponged with PTI raspberry fizz (bright pink) and stamped with PTI amethyst allure (purple) and bright buttercup (yellow) ink cubes.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI winter woods, stamped with PTI green parakeet ink cube.
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