Sunday, June 24, 2018

Multi Dot Print with Green Thanks

Happy and cheerful - a bright color mix with curves, straight lines, and lots of dots.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and pure poppy (red).
  • Patterned papers are the bitty dot print from PTI bright buttercup (yellow) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired) and a multicolored dot print from Avery Elle everyday collection 6x6" paper pad.
  • Dies are from My Favorite Things many thanks (retired) and PTI heart-2-heart #12.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Tree Branches with Green

These long, graceful branches are a beautiful fit for my long white panel, a scrap left over from another project.  The narrow brown edging frames it against the textured green background. 

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Inked Embossing: Aqua and Green Leaves

Peaceful blues and greens.  I like the crisp diagonal stripes with the softer blend of the leaf panel.

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

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source lake (blue) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the diagonal stripe print from PTI mint julep (light green) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • Embossing folder is Elizabeth Craft spring leaves (retired).  After embossing the aqua panel, I lightly rubbed the raised surface with PTI vintage jadeite (medium green), green parakeet (bright yellow green), and spring rain (light blue) ink cubes (applying the ink cube surface directly to the card stock.)  I kept my ink coverage spotty to create a variegated effect, but as the last step, I went over everything with a lighter green color (mint julep) to soften some of my ink edges.
  • A friend gave me some of her fuzzy blue twine - perfect for this card.  Thanks, Judy!
  • Die is from PTI fabulous frames.
  • The sentiment "just because" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Inked Embossing: Yellow Flowers with Orange and Brown

A beautiful bright card.  The inked embossing, curved banner, and knotted twine provide lots of texture and visual interest within the monochromatic color scheme.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), cocoa bean (brown), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is by Sizzix - name unknown.  After embossing, I lightly rubbed the raised surface with PTI harvest gold (medium yellow), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), orange zest, and honey nut (golden brown) ink cubes (applying the ink cube surface directly to the card stock.)  I kept my ink coverage spotty to create a variegated effect, but as the last step, I went over everything with the lightest color (harvest gold) to soften some of my ink edges.
  • Twine is PTI orange zest twine.
  • Die is from PTI banner style.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI winter woods, curved on the acrylic block to fit the banner and stamped with PTI cocoa bean ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Butterfly with Foil Dots

Shimmery and shiny - the dark dots and frame line are actually a bright metallic silver foil.  I like the simple, graceful shapes of the word and the butterfly against the symmetrical patterned background.  The angled line of embroidery floss adds a bit of movement. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) scarlet shimmer.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI silver luxe foil A2 size patterned paper collection (retired).
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #3721.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things hello and Impression Obsession butterflies.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Sunshine with Bird on Banner

Cheerful sun rays with a sunshine banner and bright yellow bird.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), bright buttercup (bright yellow), and orange zest.
  • Patterned paper is the stripe print from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is the sun ray folder from Lifestyle Crafts/ WeRMemoryKeepers stripe set.
  • Dies are from WPlus9 folk art florals (bird - retired), Essentials by Ellen sunshine word, My Favorite Things party banner (retired), and PTI star gazer.
  • The sentiment "sending" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement, stamped with PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Gold Frame with Teal

Two lined patterns in muted colors of teal and gold.  I added a teal border and a gold frame to highlight the sentiment.  A knotted strand of rough twine adds texture.

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Red Dot Grid with White and Dark Gray

A bold and graphic monochromatic card.  When I started my design, it was just the "hello" and a longer (5-1/2") strip of eyelet lace on the red patterned paper, all set parallel to the dark gray card base.  The effect was static and dull.  So I angled the elements, shortened the eyelet strip, and added the small wavy flag shape, and it made all the difference. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) smokey shadow (dark gray) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI comic strip A2 paper pack (retired).
  • Dies are PTI noted (hello), PTI eyelet lace, and My Favorite Things mini wavy pennants.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Teal Vine with Aqua Print

Simple and elegant.  The narrow teal border works well with the delicate vine and sentiment.  A woven texture adds depth to the printed aqua panel.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Two Red, White, and Blue Thank You Cards

I started to make one card design with both the stamped tag and the chevron patterned paper, but it just wasn't working for me.  So I split up my pieces and made two designs.  Not what I was aiming for, but I do like the tag and also the embossed lines on the gray card, and I'll use those ideas again sometime.

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

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) weathervane (gray), pure poppy (red), dark indigo (navy), and stamper's select white. 
  • Patterned paper is from Doodlebug patriotic picnic 6x6" paper pad.
  • Dies are from PTI tag sale #7, PTI noted: simply stitched A2 vertical (I used the long sides of the second-largest frame for my pair of embossed lines), and My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).   
  • The narrow striped ribbon is by Offray.
  • On the tag, the sentiments "thank you" and "ever so much" are from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy ink cube.  The lines are Shabby Green Door farmer's market - journal block, stamped with PTI blueberry sky (blue) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Floral Print with Raspberry

Glowing rich raspberry pinks mixed with dull greens, almost neutrals.  I like the colors with the crisp black and white. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) raspberry fizz, prairie grass (green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is Craft Smith dark floral 12 x 12" collection.
  • Embossing folder is Darice honeycomb.
  • Die is from PTI fabulous frames.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI fillable frames #2 (retired), stamped with PTI prairie grass ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Sunflower Circles with Blue

I've been making lots of sunshine cards lately, and I found another sunny opportunity in the circles trio for this week's challenge (fall to layout #73) on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.  Usually I would have made my circles larger, to show the entire flower image, but I like the cropped, off-center results using the size in the sketch.  Thank you, Natasha, for inspiring my card!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) simply chartreuse (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are the gingham print from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and the bitty dot print from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Dies are from PTI hello sunshine (1-1/4" circle) and double-ended banners.
  • The sentiment "sending sunshine" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement, stamped with PTI orange zest ink cube.  
  • The flower petals are from PTI simple sunflower, stamped with PTI bright buttercup (yellow), orange zest, summer sunrise (yellow-orange) ink cubes.  The flower centers are the small dotted circle from PTI bits & buttons (retired), stamped with PTI simply chartreuse ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, June 4, 2018

Golden Brown "Grateful" with Teal, Aqua, and Cream

This card will be one of my favorites.  Love the color scheme (taken from the patterned paper) and the simple layout. 

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Green Leaves with Aqua Circles

A symmetrical pattern of green leaves, accented with unevenly placed aqua circles.  It reminds me of a bright cotton print fabric.  The narrow teal edging, done with a Copic marker, sets off the square against the gingham background. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green).
  • Patterned paper is the gingham print from PTI Hawaiian shores (turquoise) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • The stamped square is edged with Copic marker BG49.
  • Dies are PTI photo finish strips and Elizabeth Craft hello.
  • The leaf images are from PTI leave it be, stamped with PTI new leaf (green) and green parakeet (yellow green) ink cubes.  The dotted circles are from PTI bits & buttons (retired), stamped with PTI aqua mist ink cube.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Thank You Tag with Rustic Red Stripes

A handsome masculine card with strong patterns, diagonals, and a wrap of rustic twine.  The dull and dark colors play nicely with the bright whites. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are the diagonal stripe print from PTI Americana (rustic red) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired) and the bitty dot print from PTI olive twist (dull green) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Twine is PTI rustic cream twine.
  • Die is fillable frames #9.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Fiskars so much thanks, stamped with PTI dark indigo ink cube.  
  • The stripes on the tag are from PTI bitty background blocks II (retired), stamped with PTI Americana ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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