Saturday, July 20, 2019

Green and Cream Print with Tan

An oval label with an oval print - monochromatic with greens, cream, and tan.  I like the strip of green to brighten the tan label and draw attention to the "hello" focal word.  The script font adds some energy to my static, symmetrical design.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source spruce (dark green - seasonal color) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (medium green), fine linen (tan), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fiction (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things layered labels (retired) and hello.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stars and Stripes - Rustic Red, White, and Blue

A

B                                                      C

Three card designs from one 6 x 6" sheet of stars and stripes paper with a "painted wood" effect.  I like the rustic colors and textures with the simple sentiments on bright white.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy), Americana (rustic red), classic kraft, and stamper's select white.  
  • Patterned paper is from Pebbles Americana 6x6" paper pad.
  • Embossing folders are Craft Concepts solid stars and Cuttlebug candy cane stripe.
  • Die (card B) is PTI direct messages banner.
  • Card A's sentiment "thankful for you" is from Honey Bee grateful, stamped with PTI Americana, cocoa bean (brown), and dark indigo inks
  • Card B's sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you II, and the stars are from PTI military stars (retired), stamped with PTI cocoa bean and dark indigo inks.  
  • Card C's sentiment "thank you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, stamped with PTI dark indigo ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, July 15, 2019

Red, Blue and Yellow Frames with White Star Banner

Bright, happy colors with crisp white.  The curved star banner and the casual sentiment font add a more lively touch to the nested frames with their many straight lines.  I cut the frame set from red, blue, and yellow card stock, then mixed the pieces for three similar cards.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Red, White, and Blue - Diagonal Star Print with Tan and Brown

A                                                      B
Two cards from one sheet of printed paper.  If you imagine card B turned 90 degrees counter-clockwise, you can picture the original 6 x 6" design.  I cut the sheet in half, top to bottom, then trimmed off 1/2" from the red end of card A and from the blue end of card B.  To fill some of the large blank area of the biggest star, which looked too empty on card A, I added a blue star, punched from card B (the punched-out hole is covered by the sentiment label.)  I like the tan and brown elements that I added to soften the very dramatic colors and lines of the print. 

I'm happy with my finished cards, especially when I almost discarded the print as "too large scale" for card making!  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) fine linen (tan) and cocoa bean (brown).
  • Patterned paper is the stripe print from PTI fine linen pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and the diagonal star print from Bo Bunny firecracker 6 x 6" pad (retired).
  • Die is from My Favorite Things vertical stitched strips (retired).
  • Star is punched with EK Tools mini star.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Sunny Studio everyday greetings, stamped with PTI cocoa bean ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, July 13, 2019

Kraft Alphabet with Black, Brown, and White

Today's card was inspired by the black, brown, and white twine ... actually crochet thread, given to me by a friend (thank you, Judy!)  I chose an alphabet embossed background to go with my sentiment font.  The embossed texture on the black card stock adds a nice depth, though it's not as visible on my picture.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah desert storm (kraft) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark chocolate (brown), true black, and stamper's select white.
  • Embossing folders are The Paper Studio typewriter alphabet and Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Twine is multicolor crochet thread (I used two strands).
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you, stamped with PTI true black ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, July 12, 2019

Dotted Orange with Teal and White Scallops

Bright contrasting colors with dots and scallops.  I like the sun-shaped embellishment, which turns the card into a bit of a sunny landscape scene with a line of white clouds. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest and tropical teal.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are PTI edgers #3 and PTI ad sense (sun).  I used an EK Tools 3/16" circle punch for the teal center dot, which I inlaid into the sun shape.
  • The scallop-edged white strip is from Doodlebug paper frills, lily white, discontinued.
  • The sentiment "just a note to say hello" is from PTI banner sentiments (retired), stamped with PTI tropical teal ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Lavender Print with Green and Purple

These lavender, purple, and green colors are rich and elegant together.  I like the small purple flowers stamped with the sentiment - the same shape as the print's flowers.  The embossed background texture adds a lot to the card's overall look.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, July 6, 2019

Green Branches with Dark Blue

I would typically choose softer colors to make sympathy cards, but I'm glad I tried this mix of bright green with dark blue.  Serene and simple.  I like the touches of blue along the green stems. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The branches are from PTI turning a new leaf, and the sentiment "with sympathy" is from PTI communique sentiments (retired), stamped with PTI new leaf and enchanted evening inks.
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Friday, July 5, 2019

Floral Print with Rusty Red - Grateful

A floral print that I wouldn't have chosen - given to me by a friend - and I enjoyed using it with some deep rusty red and a touch of gray.  Thanks, Vicki, for stretching my color choices!  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (rusty red - a bit more orange in real life).
  • Patterned paper is from Craft Smith flower market 12 x 12" collection.
  • Die is from PTI counting my blessings.  The banner is cut with Silhouette Cameo.
  • The sentiment "for all that you do" is from PTI polka dot parade #6 (retired), stamped with PTI weathervane (gray) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Notebook Thank You - Red, White, and Blue

A whimsical notebook page with a serious Fourth of July sentiment - I'm very thankful for our country's freedoms and for the heroes who protect us.

I like the "hand drawn" style of the sentiment and doodle stamps for my notebook effect.  The angled red layers add to the picture of a just-written note. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red).
  • Patterned papers are the polka dot print from PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) bitty big pattern pack and two of my computer-printed patterns - red, white, and blue stripes, and a light aqua grid for the notebook page, both printed on Neenah.  The notebook grid is barely visible in my image, but just right in real life.
  • Die is from PTI ink it in: notebook.
  • The flowers/leaves and the sentiment "thank you" are from Hero Arts everyday sayings, the triple dot is from PTI counting my blessings, and the squiggly line is from PTI pencilgrams, stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) and pure poppy inks
  • The flower centers are colored with Copic 0.3 red and cobalt (dark blue) multiliners.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Landscape on Blue Stripes

A lovely stamped scene with grasses in green and purple, and dry-brushed strips of blue and tan for the ground and sky.  It works well with the peaceful script sentiment. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) plum pudding (muted purple) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI blueberry sky (blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The images and the sentiment "May peace fill your soul this day." are from PTI peaceful garden (retired), stamped with PTI new leaf (green) and amethyst allure (purple) inks
  • I masked the top and bottom of the white panel, then used a small brush (the larger one from a Perfect Pearls brush set) to add the tan and blue strips with PTI classic kraft and blueberry sky inks.  I was able to get a softer, smoother look for the sky, but I also like the rough, breezy effect on this example. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, July 1, 2019

Black and White Gingham with Kraft and Red

Bold and simple.  I like the crisp sentiment and the strong colors.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) true black, pure poppy (red), and classic kraft.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main beach bum 6 x 6" pad.
  • Die is from PTI fabulous frames.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with Versafine onyx black ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, June 30, 2019

Muted Teal Wreath with Gray

One of my favorite layouts - I call it "medallion band" - in monochromatic colors.  The new-to-me wreath stamp's pattern matches the printed leaf pattern on the band.  In real life, the sentiment contrasts a bit more with the wreath color. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pinefeather (dark green), soft stone (light gray), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI ocean tides (muted teal) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are from PTI two toned (2" plain circle) and Spellbinders big scalloped circles large (2-1/2" scalloped circle).
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI stuck on you, and the wreath is from PTI tag-its #12 (retired), stamped with PTI ocean tides and pinefeather inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Diagonal Stripes on Green with Cream

A very simple layout, made interesting with bold colors, texture, and pattern.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (rusty red), dark chocolate (brown), prairie grass (muted green), and vintage cream.
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio woodgrain (retired).
  • Die is the large wide banner from PTI sketched shapes.
  • The striped background is The Stamp Market diagonal pinstripe, stamped with PTI canyon clay (orangey brown) ink.  The stamped color surprised me by matching the (much redder) terra cotta tile card stock, instead of the canyon clay card stock, when stamped onto prairie grass card stock.  Color layering is always an adventure!
  • The sentiment "just for you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, and the distressed star is from PTI military stars (retired), stamped with PTI dark chocolate and prairie grass ink, then restamped with Versamark and clear heat embossed.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Label with Green Vines

A peaceful monochromatic design, with curving vines to frame the script sentiment.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), ripe avocado (dark green), and rustic white.
  • Patterned paper is the damask print from PTI ripe avocado pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Dies are from My Favorite Things layered labels (retired) and PTI rustic wreath.
  • The sentiment "with sympathy" is from PTI keep it simple: sympathy, stamped with PTI ripe avocado ink.
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