Monday, July 26, 2021

Zebra Print with Lime Green and Raspberry

A bold black-and-white zebra print in a lime green and raspberry setting.  I like the bright and cheerful mix of colors and patterns.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) raspberry fizz (pink).
  • Patterned papers are a zebra print from The Paper Studio and a dotted print from PTI limeade ice (green) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Die is Birch Press sugar script hello.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, July 15, 2021

Green Shimmer Leaves on Cream

A softly monochromatic card with shimmer card stock and stitching detail. The printed paper echoes the die cut leaves in shape and color.  

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

Card details:

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Monday, July 12, 2021

Red Plaid with Gray and Brown


I wouldn't have planned this color combination, but when I tried the red plaid print with the dark gray and then with the grayish brown, I liked all three together. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Hero Arts mocha layering paper (grayish brown - retired) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) smokey shadow (dark gray) and rustic white.
  • Patterned paper is unknown, from the "free" table at our monthly card making group. 
  • Die is the long wide banner from PTI sketched shapes.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you (retired), stamped with PTI smokey shadow ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Deer on Light Blue


A handsome card with deep rich colors and a bit of pattern.  The blocky sentiment is a good fit with the deer.  

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue), Americana (rustic red), and spring rain (light blue).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI fine linen (tan) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The deer is from PTI masculine motifs (retired), and the sentiment "sincerest thanks" is from Ink to Paper/PTI just sentiments: appreciation, stamped with PTI dark chocolate (brown) and enchanted evening inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, July 10, 2021

Purple and Turquoise Berries on Yellow

The berry stems were designed to be autumn bittersweet, but a purple and turquoise combination gives them a summery look against my light yellow background. 

 Card details:

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Sunday, July 4, 2021

Red, White, and Blue with Plaid and Rickrack

Some red, white, and blue on the 4th of July.  I like the mix of curves and lines in the sentiment fonts, plaid print, and rickrack.  In real life, the whites are brighter, not off-white like my image.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Echo Park America 6 x 6" pad (retired).
  • Die is PTI wonderful words: thank you
  • The rickrack is from Doodlebug paper frills, lily white (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, May 29, 2021

Blue Flower on Blue Stripes

Simple leaf and flower shapes on a striped background. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), spring moss (light green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Dies are from WPlus9 folk art florals (leaves - retired) and My Favorite Things layered rose (retired). 
  • The flower's center is from a very old 1/4" hole punch. 
  • The sentiment "praying for you" is from PTI keep it simple: praying for you (retired), stamped with PTI blueberry sky ink.
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Monday, April 19, 2021

Green with Floral Print

Soft greens with a floral print for a monochromatic sympathy card.  The textured background and lines of embroidery floss add depth. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Paper Source leaf (light green - retired) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Memory Box garden folly 6x6" pad.  I edged it with G28 Copic marker.
  • The light green card stock is embossed with the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen, as explained in this post.  I used the back side of the embossed card stock.
  • Embroidery floss is JP Coats #210.
  • Die is from PTI double-ended banners.
  • The sentiment "with sympathy" is from PTI keep it simple: sympathy, stamped with PTI new leaf (green) and pinefeather (dark green) inks.
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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Pink Blossoms on Yellow Gingham

Bright spring blossoms on a yellow gingham background.  In real life, the leaves and sentiment are the same color.

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI lemon tart (light yellow) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Dies are from PTI spring woods.
  • The blossoms and branches are from PTI spring woods, and the sentiment "spring greetings" is from PTI take three: spring (retired), stamped with PTI cocoa bean (brown), green parakeet (green), and melon berry (light orange/ pink) inks.
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Monday, April 5, 2021

Pink Blossoms with Light Gray

Pink blossoms with light gray for a softly pretty sympathy card. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) mint julep (light green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI soft stone (light gray) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Dies are from PTI spring woods.
  • The blossoms and branches are from PTI spring woods, and the sentiment "with sympathy" is from PTI communique sentiments (retired), stamped with PTI cocoa bean (brown), vintage jadeite (medium green), and lovely lady (pink) inks.
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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Thanks - Rusty Red with Golden Brown

A simple layout with strong color contrast, textured stripes, and a circle lattice print. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (rusty red) and honey nut (golden brown).
  • Patterned paper is Pink & Main pumpkin spice 6 x 6" pad (retired).
  • Embossing folder is from Lifestyle Crafts/ WeRMemoryKeepers stripe set.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Muted Red, White, and Blue with Star Print

A very simple layout featuring a starry print and a striped sentiment font.  

Card details:

  • Card stock is Stampin' Up soft sky (light blue) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy).
  • Patterned paper is from Echo Park America 6 x 6" pad.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI dark indigo ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Two Birds on Wreath

Two birds stamped in similar color combinations.  I like the light green and tan against the deeper blue background.  I could have put a sentiment somewhere, but the layout didn't need one.

Card details:

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Leaf Ribbon on Light Orange

I enjoyed using some leaf ribbon on this birthday card for a card-making friend.  I know she'll enjoy the colors and textures.

Note: The light orange card base is less pink in real life.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange), terra cotta tile (rusty red), green parakeet (lighter green), and new leaf (deeper green).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • My ribbon came from a visit to Britex Fabrics in San Francisco, a huge selection of fabrics and notions, and nearly 70 years of history. 
  • Dies are from Memory Box fancy blossoms (retired) and PTI birthday trio
  • The flower's center is punched with a very old 1/4" hole punch.
  • The sentiment "wishes" is from PTI sentiment staples: warmest wishes, stamped with PTI terra cotta tile ink.
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Sunday, January 10, 2021

Wreath on Yellow with Bird

After I made my earlier wreath card, I tried it with brighter greens for the wreaths, the same greens shown above.  Then I had pieces of two yellowish greens (shown on the earlier card) and today's two brighter greens, left over from the inside of the large wreath die.  So I used the set's small wreath die to make another wreath card with my green leftovers, with the inner portion inlaid into the wreath shape.  Above is one of the color combinations I tried.  I like the little bird on the little wreath with the big sentiment! 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow), bright buttercup (bright yellow), mint julep (light green), new leaf (medium green), and blueberry sky (medium blue). 
  • Patterned paper is  from PTI blueberry sky pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Dies are from PTI/ Ink to Paper xo heart frames, Impression Obsession birds, and Birch Press sugar script thanks
  • The bird's eye is a dot of black Micron pen.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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