Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Diagonal Dot Strips with Brown

A trio of dotted paper strips with a flowing script sentiment and flourish.  I like all the straight lines, dots, and curves together.  The blue-green dots on the flourish give it a vine-and-berries look, and also help to pull the colors together. 

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.  And I couldn't get the colors quite right on the screen - in real life, the top and bottom strips are more orange, and the middle strip is more blue, like the marker dots - but the overall effect is close. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are melon berry (light orange), ocean tides (muted teal), and terra cotta tile (rusty red) prints from PTI 2009 bitty dot basics (retired).
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, and the flourish is from PTI holiday photo finishers (retired), stamped with PTI dark chocolate (brown) ink
  • The blue-green dots on the flourish are done with Copic marker BG75.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Purple and Yellow Flowers on Yellow Stripe

A very bright and happy card!  I'm pleased with my arrangement of the different elements in size and color. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the narrow stripes print from PTI harvest gold (yellow) bitty big pattern pack.
  • The large flower and leaf cluster and the sentiment "sending you sunshine" are from PTI corner adorner: February, stamped with PTI new leaf, amethyst allure (purple), bright buttercup (yellow), and new leaf inks.  
  • The dotted green circle in the large flower's center is from PTI land that I love, stamped with PTI new leaf ink.
  • The small scattered flowers are from PTI floral fusion (no longer available) stamped with PTI bright buttercup ink, and their center dots are added with a Copic 0.3 lavender multiliner. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Two Leaf Prints on Green

Two leaf prints of cream and light green on light orange and deep rusty red.  I cut the prints with a stitched-edge die and placed them on a green stitched-edge card base.  The cream label shape and mixed-font sentiment add some curves, with some open space for the eye to rest. 

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Leaf Print with Cream and Tan

A large square of distressed-look leaf print paper in muted greens, with tan twine and card base.  A cream and brown sentiment banner adds some crisp contrast. 

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sunflowers on Golden Brown Plaid

Three bright sunflowers with a panel of dotted blue.  I like the golden brown flower centers - deep but not dark - and the plaid card base echoing the checkered stamp pattern.

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Red, White, and Blue - Star Print with Light Gray

Another starry red, white, and blue card today.  I picked up colors from the star print with my light gray background, red sentiment, and blue pinked rectangle. 

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Red, White, and Blue Stars on Silver Shimmer

Lots of stars on this card - tiny embossed stars on the card base, tinier white stars on the patterned paper stripes, and a band of larger blue stars.  The shimmer card stock (silver, blue, and white) has a somewhat metallic look, especially with the embossed texture on the silver.

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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Brown Stars on Kraft with Light Orange

A very simple design.  I started with some stars stamped in brown on kraft, then chose the sentiment, also stamped in brown.  At first, my card base was a flecked cream color (Papertrey Ink's rustic cream), which I liked, but then I tried this light orange and liked it even more. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange), dark chocolate (brown), and classic kraft.
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • The sentiment "thanks for all you do" is from Fiskars so much thanks, and the stars are from Altenew tiny stars, stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Two-Toned Green Stems with Burgundy and Yellow

I wanted to make a tall stamped panel with two-toned green stems.  It was easy to choose the narrow green border and light yellow damask card base.  But then I wrestled with the sentiment.  This "just a note" stamp was the perfect size and weight to place against the stems.  I tried it in green, dark gray, brown, dark blue, and more... they just didn't look right.  Then finally, I thought of burgundy.  Love it with some tiny berry clusters.  It's bright and rich enough to stand out, but with the berries, it seems to belong there.  I'm very happy with the final card! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the damask print from PTI lemon tart (yellow) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The stems are from PTI life (retired) and larger than life (retired), stamped with PTI green parakeet (lighter green) and new leaf (deeper green) inks.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, and the dot cluster is from PTI corner adorner: February, stamped with PTI scarlet jewel (burgundy) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Muted Green with Aqua Pinked Rectangle

The aqua pinked rectangle adds a bright and casual touch to the somber print colors.  I like the stitched borders on the card base and pinked rectangle. 

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Aqua Heart with Turquoise

Simple and sincere.  I like the mix of fonts in the sentiment, and also the mix of patterns and shapes, for an interesting monochromatic card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist.
  • Patterned papers are the leaf print from PTI tropical teal pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and the pale aqua grid print from PTI pretty pastels 8x8" paper pad.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things heart full of love (retired).
  • The sentiment "I love you always" is from two stamp sets: PTI penned elegance alphabet for "Love" and Stampabilities everyday expressions for "I" "you" and "always," stamped with PTI tropical teal ink.
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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.

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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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