Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Blue Jay with Dark Blue

A wintry card with a lively blue jay.  I like the light blue circle and sentiment banner.  Two ink colors are layered (in addition to the black details) to match my blue jay to the patterned paper. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue), spring rain (light blue), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is Kaisercraft indigo skies windswept (retired) 12 x 12" print.
  • Dies are from PTI winter woods, PTI direct messages banner, and Spellbinders standard circles large.
  • The bird image is from PTI winter woods, stamped with PTI lilac grace (light purple), blueberry sky (medium blue), and true black inks, and the sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI fillable frames #2 (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, November 29, 2019

Multi Triangle Print with Rusty Red

A strong color scheme with a bold sentiment banner, contrasting with some stitching-line edges and a tiny, multicolored triangle print.

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Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Star Print and Plaid - Red, Navy, and Yellow-Orange

Two strong patterns of stars and plaid.  I like the color scheme, taken from the star print.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and summer sunrise (yellow-orange).
  • Patterned papers are a plaid from PTI dark indigo (dark navy) bitty big pattern pack and a star print from Designs by Reminisce party in the USA 12 x 12" paper.
  • Dies are from My Favorite Things vertical stitched strips (retired) and an unidentified "hello" die by Taylored Expressions.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, November 24, 2019

Green and Brown Chevron Print on Brown

Rustic textures and pattern go together for a handsome masculine card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) cocoa bean (brown) and rustic cream.
  • Patterned paper is from the Authentique free bird 6x6" collection (retired).  
  • The brown card stock is embossed with the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained in this post.
  • Twine is PTI rustic jute twine.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse (green) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Print and Texture in Red-Orange

Texture and pattern in a colorful monochromatic design.  Red-orange, coral, rusty red, or peachy pink?  Whatever the color names, it's a cheerful effect.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source papaya (medium red-orange) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (deep red-orange/ rusty red).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI pretty pastels 8x8" paper pad, edged with Copic marker YR09.
  • Embossing folder is Cuttlebug d'vine swirls (retired).
  • Die is PTI big basics: thanks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.


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