Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Jar of Flowers - Purple and Green

Today's card is a mix of drawing, stamping, and Copic coloring.  Over the years, I've made quite a few cards with my flower drawings, but this is my first experiment of adding stamps to the mix.

I drew the stems, the flower and leaf outlines, and the dotted line for the table top.  I stamped the mason jar and sentiment in black, the solid flower shapes in purple, and the leaf cluster in a soft green. Then I used my Copic markers to color the stems, the yellow-green leaf details, the table, the jar, and the yellow and dark purple flower centers.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) amethyst allure (purple), green parakeet (bright yellow-green), and stamper's select white.
  • The sentiment "for you" is from PTI friendship jar flowers, and the jar is PTI just the jar: pint, stamped with PTI true black ink cube.  
  • The solid flower and leaf stamps are from PTI gathered garden, stamped with PTI amethyst allure and vintage jadeite (soft green) ink cubes.  
  • I used a black 0.2 Copic multiliner for my drawing.  I scanned my line drawing only (without any stamping or coloring) for computer printing. 
  • Copic markers are custom color B2000, E33, YG23, YG05, Y15, and V17.
  • As a last step before assembling the card, I embossed the white card stock from the back with a Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained in this post.  By embossing on the back, it leaves a nice texture on the front, instead of a sharp criss-cross pattern.  In my image, the texture is mostly seen in the colored areas, but in real life, it shows up well on the white areas, too. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Yellow and Orange Diagonal Stripes with Teal

A few bright diagonal stripes create today's sunshine theme.  A 2-part sentiment and a layered sun shape form a visual triangle to focus the card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), orange zest, summer sunrise (yellow-orange), tropical teal, and bitty dot prints from PTI orange zest, harvest gold (medium yellow), and summer sunrise pattern packs (retired).
  • Dies are PTI flower fusion #9 (large orange shape), ad sense (medium yellow-orange shape), and star gazer (small orange shape).
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" is from PTI hello sunshine, stamped with PTI orange zest ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Navy Hello with Branches on Light Green

A simple layout with simple colors.  Almost monochromatic, with the dark purplish navy color playing as a neutral.  I like the graceful lines of the branches and "hello" word with the narrow dark mat and the dragonfly accent.  The uneven light green stripes make a serene background for the scene. 

Card details:
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Teal and White Stars on Text Background

For the Papertrey Ink "Create Along with Us" July challenge, I chose the first project in this post by Nichole Heady as my starting point.  As she explained it, "Stamp any kind of text or sentiments and then add a bold clear embossed image on top.  Follow this with sponging with the same ink color you used for stamped text."

I like the results on my card today, and I'll try this technique again sometime.  Thank you, Nichole, for your inspiration!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) tropical teal, stamper's select white, and a striped print from PTI pure poppy (red) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • Dies are PTI seeing stars (medium and small sizes) and stitched rectangles.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI fill in the blank, stamped with PTI tropical teal and pure poppy ink cubes
  • The stamped stars are all from PTI military stars (retired).  I used the backs of three stamps for my large stars, which are stamped with Versamark, then clear heat embossed.  The small star under the red sentiment is stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores (medium turquoise) ink cube.
  • After heat embossing my three large stars, I added a turquoise background with PTI Hawaiian Shores ink cube, using an e.l.f total face brush to apply the ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Orange and Yellow Stripes with Circles

Happy and bright, with summery prints and a layered sun circle.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white, Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest, harvest gold (yellow),  the leaf print from PTI harvest gold pattern pack (retired), and a striped paper that I created using PowerPoint. 
  • Dies are PTI sketched shapes (white banner), PTI hello sunshine (orange 1-1/4" circle), WeRMemoryKeepers nesting circles (yellow 1" circle), and Avery Elle icon fill in the blank (asterisk).  
  • I used an old 1/4" hole punch for the yellow center dot.  
  • The orange banner is notched with scissors, and then I slightly rounded the banner tips with scalloped scissors.
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" is from PTI hello sunshine, stamped with PTI orange zest ink cube
  • Technique: For this card, the sentiment needed a bolder font, so I stamped it using the MISTI, then shifted my banner just a tiny bit to the right, and stamped again.  
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Red, White, and Blue Circle on White Angles

Another red, white, and blue medallion card today.  I like the contrast of bold circles against the white angles - triangles or chevrons - and deep blue dotted background.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Red and Blue Rays on Light Blue

Today's card looks like a prize ribbon, with a layered medallion and rays of red and blue.  The sentiment circle is grounded by a horizontal blue strip and a strand of baker's twine. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Red and Yellow Sunshine

A simple layout with bold colors and many bright suns!  I'm glad I tried stamping my sun ray circles in red.  With the strong yellow orange accents, it makes a vivid pattern on the light yellow background. 

Card details:
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Monday, July 3, 2017

Pink Bouquet with Yellow Bow

Bright pink flowers accented with a flowing yellow bow.  In the background, blocks of color repeat the bouquet's pink, green, and yellow inks.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Ellen Hutson white linen, Papertrey Ink (PTI) limeade ice (green) and berry sorbet (pink), and the bitty dot print from PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange) pattern pack (retired).
  • Die is PTI pinking shears border.
  • The flowers and leaves (and the "knot" of the bow) are from PTI friendship jar flowers, stamped with PTI limeade ice, berry sorbet, terra cotta tile (deep rusty red), and summer sunrise ink cubes.  
  • The bow is from PTI tinsel & tags sprigs (retired), stamped with PTI summer sunrise ink cube
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI keep it simple: just a note, stamped with PTI terra cotta tile ink cubes.
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Purple and Teal with Splotches

A diagonal block of splotchy pattern, layered with bold teal and purple colors.  I enjoyed experimenting with a few shapes from this new-to-me stamp set. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Ellen Hutson white linen, Papertrey Ink (PTI) amethyst allure (medium purple), royal velvet (dark purple), and the bitty dot print from PTI tropical teal pattern pack (retired).
  • Twine is orchid (light purple) stripe from The Twinery.
  • The "hello" die is PTI noted.
  • Punch is EK Success comic asterisk.
  • The dashed lines are from PTI plaid builder, stamped with PTI royal velvet ink cube.  The splotches and circles are from PTI grunge me, stamped with PTI tropical teal, Hawaiian shores (medium turquoise), and amethyst allure ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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