Friday, October 20, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Plaid with Banner on Yellow

Happy and bright!  I like the banner placed on the plaid, and the stars add to the cheerful effect.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Leaves on Text - Aqua, Teal, and Green

Green leaves with teal accents, stamped on a soft aqua text background.  I like this one a lot.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Turquoise and Orange with Black and White


Another card with black and white.  The diagonal sentiment and turquoise panel break up the blocky lines of the background plaid.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest, Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and true black. 
  • Patterned papers are gingham from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and another gingham (two sizes) from PTI true black bitty big pattern pack.  In real life, the orange gingham matches the solid orange color.
  • Dies are PTI wonderful words: hello and tipped tops (medium).
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Friday, October 13, 2017

Red and Yellow Star Banner on Black and White Print

I love to play with color and try different combinations on my cards, and so I need to remind myself sometimes to use black and white.  It has a clean, crisp impact that I do enjoy.  The bright red and yellow star banner makes a less-busy background for the sentiment banner, which fits nicely in the starry space. 

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Quilt on Tan with Blue

I enjoyed using these patterned paper colors to select the colors for my quilt block.  The embossed textures in the tan background and the sentiment strip add to the overall quilted effect. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (blue), fine linen (tan), honey nut (golden brown), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), pure poppy (red), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink Paislee pen pals 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are PTI county fair quilt block (no longer available) and photo finish strips.  The tan card stock is embossed with the PTI infinity frames die.
  • I used an old 1/4" hole punch for the center dot.
  • The sentiment "thanks" is from PTI limitless layers: labels (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Yellow Bird and Flowers on Green Leaves

A bright yellow bird perched on a white banner.  The green leaves are accented with yellow flowers.  It's a very cheerful card! 

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Saturday, October 7, 2017

Light Green and Rustic Red Vines with Brown Trees

A woodsy scene with vines and tree trunks.  I like the light brown polka dot paper as a partial backdrop, with some of the green visible through the trees on each side.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Corrugated on Turquoise with Brown and Cream

Today's card was my first attempt using the corrugated card stock that I bought long ago.  It was this pumpkin post by Melissa Phillips that nudged me to get it off the shelf and to try sponging it with some ink - thank you, Melissa, for your inspiration!

I'm really happy with my results.  The turquoise sponged on the corrugated panel ties it into the turquoise background, which is also echoed in the sentiment label's stamped splotches.  The heavily embossed brown card stock and the rough twine add even more texture.   A very nice masculine card!

Card details:
  • Card stock is 12 x 12" E-flute (8 per inch) kraft corrugated (no longer available where I bought it) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) Hawaiian shores (turquoise), cocoa bean (brown), and rustic cream.
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up square lattice (retired).
  • Sponging was done with PTI Hawaiian shores ink cube, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink. 
  • Twine is PTI rustic cream button twine.
  • Die is from Spellbinders labels eight.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you II, and the dot cluster is from PTI gathered garden, stamped with PTI cocoa bean ink cube.  The splotch stamp is from PTI grunge me, stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Wreath with Green Stripes and Purple


A delicate green wreath with purple berries.  The scallops and stripes work nicely to ground the white circle.  In addition to the sympathy card (above) on light purple, I made a "thanks" version (below) on light yellow.  I like both color combinations.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) amethyst allure (medium purple), lilac grace (light purple - top card), lemon tart (light yellow - bottom card), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the stripe print from PTI mint julep (light green) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • Embossing folder (top card) is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls.
  • Dies are from PTI limitless layers: 2-1/2" circles.
  • The wreath is from PTI think big favorites #19, stamped with vintage jadeite (medium green) ink cube.  On the bottom card, I added some color to the wreath's center with PTI lemon tart ink cube, using an e.l.f total face brush to apply the ink.
  • The sentiment "with sympathy" (top card) is from PTI communique sentiments.  The sentiment "thanks for all you've done" (bottom card) and the dot clusters (both cards) are from PTI gathered garden.  All were stamped with PTI amethyst allure ink cube.
The "thanks" card was created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Lavender Gingham with Flowers and Leaves

I love the country quilt applique feeling of today's card.  The curving flower branch works beautifully with straight lines of the gingham and the card layout. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) prairie grass (light green), olive twist (dark green), autumn rose, lavender moon (light pink-purple), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are the gingham and bitty dot prints from PTI lavender moon and scarlet jewel (burgundy) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are PTI turning a new leaf, wonderful words: thank you (inlaid into the white), heart-2-heart #7, and flower fusion #3.
  • I used an old 1/4" punch to cut the flower centers.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Gold and Red Brocade on Green

The shimmery gold and red brocade pattern makes an interesting mix with the rustic striped texture and dotted "thanks" word.  I've enjoyed trying different sponged ink colors to alter this brocade paper, which holds more ink in the background and less in the pearly pattern areas.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (green) and dark chocolate (brown).
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI ripe avocado pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and Paper Source "brocade taupe" pattern (retired).
  • To change the color of my shimmery brocade patterned paper from its original taupe, I used a round Ranger ink blending tool with PTI honey nut (golden brown) and terra cotta tile (rusty red) ink cubes.  See this post for a card with the original taupe color.
  • Embossing folder is Sizzix Tim Holtz stripes
  • Die is from My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, September 29, 2017

Red Poppies on White

Lovely flowers with a simple sentiment.  Just one layer.  It didn't need more. 

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

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • The images and the sentiment "thinking of you" are from PTI botanical silhouettes (no longer available), stamped with PTI pure poppy (red), green parakeet, and smokey shadow (dark gray) ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Red and Yellow Hello with Prints

This cheerful card features a red and yellow hello on a bright chevron print and muted teal dots.  With some light gray and dark navy to tone things down a bit, it's a very nice combination.  And it was fun to use all five of the chevron print's colors. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) soft stone (light gray), dark indigo (dark navy), pure poppy (red), and bright buttercup (yellow).
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI ocean tides (muted teal) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and a multicolor chevron print from Bo Bunny firecracker 6 x 6" pad.
  • Dies are PTI noted (hello) and keep it simple frames (the stitched tag die, minus the angled hole end).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, September 25, 2017

Sponged Leaves on Blue

There's a beautiful glow from the ink colors, softly sponged on light yellow card stock.  Love these die cut leaves on their blue background.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), blueberry sky (medium blue), and spring rain (light blue).
  • Patterned paper is the stripes print from PTI simply chartreuse (green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The yellow card stock is sponged with PTI simply chartreuse, Americana (rustic red), and canyon clay (orangey brown) ink cubes, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink.  I sponged diagonal areas of color, leaving some plain light yellow between, before die cutting the leaves.  
  • Dies are from PTI mix & mat: pinked edge.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Orangey Brown Stripes with Green - Three Layouts

I was experimenting with my layout for this card, and I ended up with three ways that I like a lot.  The version above is my favorite; the other two are at the end of the post.

They all use the same materials, and in each one, the strong lines of the stripes are softened by the curving branch with the dark brown "hello" word as a focal point. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) green parakeet and dark chocolate (brown).
  • Patterned paper is the polka dot or leaf print from PTI dark chocolate pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and the stripes print from PTI canyon clay (orangey brown) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Dies are PTI branching out and wonderful words: hello.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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