Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Green Branch on Dull Green Stripes

Dull green stripes with a leafy branch and sentiment in a brighter green.  The colors look beautiful together, and I like the mix of lines, curves, and angles.

This stripe print is double-sided, with narrow vertical stripes on one side and wide horizontal stripes on the other.  So I cut off 1-1/4" from my A2 and reversed it, inserting it 2-1/2" up into the remaining 4-1/4" square.  I like the paneled effect, with the wider stripes as a resting place for the eye.

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

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Butterfly on Oval with Green, Turquoise, and Yellow

Pastels with a bright butterfly, for this week's challenge (fall to layout #67) on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.  The dots on the sketch reminded me of my recently purchased polka dot paper, which then set my color scheme of green, turquoise, and yellow.  

I wanted less of the medium green color to show, so I used an oval instead of a circle under my butterfly.  Also, I shifted the ribbon (yellow patterned paper) down, to keep a row of dots above it, and moved my oval and sentiment off-center.  And to make multiples of the card, I cut four 4" squares from the 8" square polka dot paper, giving me a green border around it.  But I can still clearly see the sketch design in my finished card.  Thank you, Natasha, for your inspiration! 

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Dark Blue Star with Teal Stripes

I enjoyed using the new PTI corner adorner stamps with an older star set.  The distressed-edge stars work nicely with the grunge style of the corner borders.  The rich background stripe and circle colors add depth to the stamped square.

To leave more space for the large "thank you" star, when I stamped the teal dots in the upper right corner, I inked just the outer part of the stamp.  I used two of the small stamps to fill in the upper left and lower right corners.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue), tropical teal, and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI tropical teal pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is My Favorite Things double dot border (retired).
  • The dots and splotches are from PTI corner adorner: April, and the stars are from PTI military stars (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening and tropical teal ink cubes
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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Purple and White Circles on Dotted Orange

A happy card with bright colors and cartoon-ish die cuts.  I like the white circle placed off-center on the purple. 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Star Print with Star on Blue Stripes

A bright red-orange star print (in real life, it's less red) with dark navy, blue stripes, and white.  I like the dark navy star inside the white outline star, with a bit of the red-orange print in between.

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Gray on Red Stripes with Red Hello

Crisp red, white, and gray colors.  Bold stripes and tags on a string.

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

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kraft Tree Bark with Speckled Vine

A simple woodsy scene with an embossed forest background, a panel of tree bark, and a speckle-stamped vine.  I love how the multicolored speckles help pull the color scheme together.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Dark Blue and Brown Print with Chevrons and Stripes

All drab colors - but the textures, patterns, and contrasts make it a striking card.  A second version is shown at the bottom of the post.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Hero Arts layering paper, earth mocha (medium brown - top card), Paper Source lake (medium blue - bottom card), and Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue) and soft stone (light gray).  Note, my mocha paper is quite old, and the Hero Arts colors seem to vary, so the current mocha may not look like mine.
  • Patterned papers are a stripe print (top card) from PTI soft stone bitty big pattern pack and a diamond print from PTI three piece suit A2 paper collection (retired).
  • Embossing folder (top card) is Sizzix chevrons (retired).
  • Dies are PTI bold borders: diagonals (bottom card) and My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.


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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Green Butterfly on Flowered Background

A bright and happy card for last Sunday's challenge (fall to layout #65) on the Clean & Simple Stamping blog.

The biggest challenge for me was stamping an overall background pattern!  I'm very tied to my MISTI for biggish stamps, like these flowers, but I found a way to make it work.  I placed the large flower stamp in the upper center area of my MISTI lid and moved my A2 around "randomly" (often partly outside the MISTI base) to stamp my yellow-orange flowers.  Then repeated with the smaller flower stamp in turquoise.  The green florets and teal "hello" were stamped without the MISTI.

I'm very happy with my finished background and my overall card.  Thanks, Natasha, for once again nudging me outside my comfort zone. 

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

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) green parakeet, Hawaiian shores (turquoise), and stamper's select white.
  • Butterfly die is from PTI life is beautiful.
  • The sentiment "hello" is from PTI winter woods, stamped with PTI tropical teal ink cube
  • The flowers are from PTI floral fusion (no longer available), stamped with PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange), Hawaiian shores, and green parakeet ink cubes.
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Green Diamonds on Aqua with Stars

Stenciled stripes and diamonds, mostly green with some turquoise for variation, with a harlequin diamond border strip.  The sentiment adds some curved lines.  The stars and white square add a few more pointed edges.  

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Orange Hello with Teal and Lime Green

Bright colors and patterns in a happy mix.  I like the loopy lines of the "hello" word and the border die.

 Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) orange zest.
  • Patterned papers are the gingham and polka dot prints from PTI limeade ice (lime green) and tropical teal pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are PTI loop de loop and ways to say: hello.
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Monday, April 9, 2018

Turquoise and Red on Kraft with Alphabet

Simple and cheerful.  The pinked square with banner reminded me of a postage stamp, so I added to the theme with turquoise "postmark" stripes and an alphabet-embossed kraft card base. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) classic kraft, pure poppy (red), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the narrow stripe print from PTI Hawaiian shores (turquoise) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio typewriter alphabet.
  • Dies are from PTI thank you kindly and WPlus9 pinking squares.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI thank you kindly, stamped with PTI tropical teal ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Burgundy Stripe with Gray and Silver Leaves

Bold horizontal lines, softened with curving leaves and label shape.  I like the dark gray, silver, and burgundy with the bright white.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) scarlet jewel (burgundy), luxe silver, and stamper's select white.  
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI smokey shadow (dark gray) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and the narrow stripe print from PTI scarlet jewel bitty big pattern pack.
  • Dies are PTI turning a new leaf and photo finish strips.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI keep it simple: thinking of you, stamped with PTI scarlet jewel ink cube. The label outline is from PTI holiday photo finishers (retired), stamped with PTI smokey shadow ink cube.
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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Leaf Outlines on Aqua and Green Shapes

For this week's Make It Monday challenge (Using Outline Images) on the Papertrey Ink (PTI) blog, I started with my one and only outline stamp set, PTI in bloom.  None of my solid stamps seemed right for this, so I used the back side of two of the outline stamps to make the solid shapes.  Then I added my outline stamping, a sentiment with a scripty "you" word, and a knotted twine accent. 

This was way outside my norm, especially the solid shapes not lining up with their outlines.  And I love the effect.  Thank you, Stephanie and PTI, for the challenge and the tutorial!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and PTI pinefeather (dark green).
  • Twine is PTI new leaf (green) baker's twine.
  • The solid shapes are stamped with the backs of the large and small single leaves from PTI in bloom, using PTI vintage jadeite (green) and aqua mist ink cubes.  
  • The leaf outlines are stamped with the leaf cluster and small single leaf from PTI in bloom, using PTI pinefeather ink cube
  • To connect the leaf stems, I drew some lines with Copic 0.5 olive (dark green) multiliner.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI botanical silhouettes, stamped with PTI pinefeather ink cube.
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Tan and Teal Dots - Hello

Bold color contrast with criss-crossed rectangles and lots of dots.  I like the variety of pattern and texture on the very simple layout.  The teal "hello," extending over two layers and repeating the card base color, helps to connect everything.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) honey nut (golden brown) and tropical teal.
  • Patterned paper is the polka dot print from PTI fine linen (tan) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folders are Darice dot point and Cuttlebug Swiss dots.
  • Die is PTI wonderful words: hello.
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