Thursday, November 21, 2019

Print on Cream with Gold and Brown

A print with light green and brown on cream.  The deep gold card base echoes the light green, and the brown punched flower resembles the printed shapes.  To contrast with the formal print design, I chose a casual "thanks" script die cut, placed diagonally.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cardinal on Blue Stenciled Circle

A wintry card with stamping, stenciling, and a die cut.  I like this one a lot!

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

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and stamper's select white.
  •  My stencil material is Yupo paper, cut with a backing of Xyron repositionable adhesive, using a 2-5/8" circle from Spellbinders standard circles small die collection.  I used the e.l.f total face brush to apply PTI spring rain (light blue) ink.
  • Cardinal die is from PTI winter woods.
  • The cardinal's markings are from PTI winter woods, the branches are from PTI life (retired) and larger than life (retired), and the sentiment "just because" is from PTI keep it simple: just because (retired), stamped with PTI true black, cocoa bean (brown), and pure poppy inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Bright Multi Stripe on Dark Blue Dots

This card started with a square of bright multi striped paper.  The bright red sentiment, bright yellow background strip, and even the dark blue dotted card base help to emphasize the bright colors.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source sunshine (yellow) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and Basic Grey fact (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Die is from PTI double-ended banners.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you, stamped with PTI pure poppy (red) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hexagons - Pink, Purple, and Turquoise

Bright stenciled hexagons, shifting colors in pink, purple, and turquoise.  Not my usual color choices, and I like it for something different!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) soft stone (light gray), lilac grace (light purple), raspberry fizz (pink), and Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • Stencil is from PTI stencil basics: hexagon (large hexagons), sponged with PTI raspberry fizz, amethyst allure (purple), and Hawaiian shores inks, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink.
  • Die is Birch Press sugar script thanks.  
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Arrows - Teal and Dark Navy with Tan

Some stenciled arrows with teal and dark navy ink on tan card stock.  Lots of contrast on a simple layout.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sun Rays - Yellow-Orange with Orange or Blue

Bright sun rays with some extra shine - clear heat embossing over all the stamping, and a clear domed sticker in the sun's center.  Two colors of ink make for a variegated look.  The dotted line, ray triangle, and circle came from three different stamp sets, working nicely together here.  I used several different patterned papers for the card bases; these are two of my favorites.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow).
  • Patterned papers are from PTI orange zest and blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • The domed sticker is from a very old pack of EK Success Sticko brand epoxy dome stickers.  It's very shiny and clear in real life, though a bit gray in my images. 
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" and the dotted ray are from PTI hello sunshine (retired); the dotted circle is from Inkadinkado patterned circles; and the dotted line is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, all stamped with PTI bright buttercup (bright yellow) and summer sunrise (yellow-orange) inks, then restamped with Versamark and clear heat embossed.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Red, White, and Blue Diagonal Stripe with Gold Medallion

For today's card, I cut the diagonal stripes die from four colors of card stock, mixed up the pieces to inlay, and added a gold and white circle medallion (stamped with red or blue ink) on each of the four different card fronts.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Dotted Leaves on Circle Embossed Aqua

Softly serene, with the embossed background and the dotted applique-like leaves creating a quilted look.  A wrap of metallic silver thread balances the off-center sentiment.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Stampin' Up soft sky (aqua) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI ocean tides (muted teal) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Thread is DMC argent (silver) metallic.
  • Dies are from PTI cover plate: circles (for the background embossing), photo finish strips (retired), and branching out.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, stamped with PTI aqua mist (aqua) and ocean tides inks, to make a color in between the card base and the leaf colors.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Leafy Print on Green

A leafy tropical print carries the visual impact of this simple note card.  A stitched edge detail adds interest, and a dark green sentiment helps to ground the design.  Thank you, Vicki, for your gift of the patterned paper, which I've enjoyed using on several different card layouts!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage jadeite (medium green).
  • Patterned paper is Craft Smith jungalow.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things vertical stitched strips (retired).
  • The sentiment "thankful for you" is from PTI think big favorites #19 (retired), stamped with PTI pinefeather (dark green) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Inlaid Stars - Red, White, and Blue with Yellow

It's been a while since I did a card challenge, and it was fun to create something for this week's inlaid die cut challenge on the Ink to Paper blog.  Thank you to Laurie, Ink to Paper, and Papertrey Ink, for all your inspiration!

I cut the cover plate in three colors, then inlaid the stars, mixing the colors to make three similar cards.  A red stripe of card stock adds a bright accent and draws attention to the sentiment banner.


Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sunshine with Orange and Yellow Stripes

A bright sun shape with die-embossed details and a contrasting circle center, set against an orange and yellow striped panel with a turquoise card base.  Texture and patterns in cheerful colors to catch the eye. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) bright buttercup (yellow) and Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • Patterned papers are the bitty dot print from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and and an orange and yellow striped paper that I created using PowerPoint.
  • Dies are from PTI what the doodle: sun.  I used a 1" circle punch for the sun center.
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" is from PTI hello sunshine (retired), stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores and tropical teal inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black and White Thanks on Orangey Brown

A strong layout with bold colors.  The layered "thanks" and dotted grosgrain ribbon add some texture.  Thank you again, Judy, for sharing your ribbon stash with me!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) canyon clay (orangey brown), true black, and stamper's select white.
  • Ribbon is 7/8" grosgrain.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).  It's the same die, cut in both black and white, then offset when adhering.
  • The sentiment "for all you do" is from PTI enclosed: apple, stamped with Versafine onyx black pigment ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Tan Woodgrain with Orange Dots

A handsome card, with pattern and texture adding interest to the simple offset layout.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stripes with Green Banner on Turquoise Green

A striped panel with a green "thanks" word and banner.  I like the embossed vertical stripes echoing the patterned paper. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source jade (turquoise green) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green).
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fiction (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Embossing folder is from Lifestyle Crafts/ WeRMemoryKeepers stripe set.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things many thanks (retired) and Poppystamps simple banner (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Red-Orange Bouquet on Kraft

I enjoyed coloring this stamped bouquet with my Copic markers.  In real life, the flowers have a beautiful warm glow in their simple setting on a strip of light orange with a kraft background.  The seasonal sentiment is perfect for a note that I'll write to our church shut-ins.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) kraft and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI melon berry (light orange) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is from PTI sunflower bouquet.
  • The sentiment "autumn blessings" and the image are from PTI sunflower bouquet (retiring), stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink
  • Copic markers are as follows: Pitcher, B41 striped with B26; Leaves, YG63, mottled with YG01 and streaked with E04 and Y38; Flower petals, R32, streaked with R08 and Y38; and Flower centers, inner E29, mottled with E21, and outer E37. 
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