Friday, October 1, 2021

Tag with Lace on Woodgrain

Many details of pattern and texture for a monochromatic fall-toned card.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Essentials by Ellen tan woodgrain and Papertrey Ink (PTI) terra cotta tile (rusty red) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are from Memory Box garden folly 6x6" pad.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC 3862.
  • Dies are from PTI tiny tags, My Favorite Things scallop ribbon border (retired), and Spellbinders standard circles large (die #2 of 7.)
  • The sentiment "for you" is from PTI enclosed: apple (retired), stamped with PTI terra cotta tile ink.
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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Red, White, and Blue with Gold Sparkle

Bold red stripes with a handsome sentiment band in gold and navy.  The gold layer is very sparkly in real life. 

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

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy) and Tim Holtz deco sheets (gold - retired). 
  • Patterned paper is from PTI pure poppy (red) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired). 
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you (retired), stamped with Versamark ink and gold heat embossed.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Red, White, and Blue Thank You with Twine

Bright and crisp red, white, and blue.  The starburst print, striped twine, and layered "thank you" sentiment all add interest.

Card details:

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Blue-Gray Trees on Teal

I designed today's card using some tree trunk shapes left over from last week's tree card.  A short strip of card stock grounds my scene, and the small punched dots (light bulbs? fruit? leaves?) encourage the eye to move around the card.  The light blue-gray trees stand out against the deep teal and navy. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Paper Source hydrangea (light blue-gray) and cobalt (navy) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) tropical teal. 
  • Dies are Elizabeth Craft hello (retired) and PTI mighty oak cover plate. 
  • The dots are punched with my very old 1/4" circle punch.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Purple Trees on Light Blue-Gray

   
 
Two lovely cards with purple trees inlaid on a light blue-gray background (more blue in real life).  I like the effect of the slanted stars and "hello" word with the leaves radiating from the tree trunk.
 
Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source hydrangea (light blue-gray) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) plum pudding (medium purple) and royal velvet (deep purple). 
  • Dies are PTI mighty oak cover plate and wonderful words: hello (retired).
  • The stars are cut with EK Success mini star punch.
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Red, White, and Blue Star on Shimmer Star Background

Lots of stars - embossed, stamped, and die cut.  Red, white, and blue on a shimmery gold background.  The gold in my image looks a bit grayed and grainy, but in real life it's nice and bright.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), sun shimmer (gold), and stamper's select white.
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio tiny stars (retired).
  • Dies are from PTI seeing stars (retired) and WeR Memory Keepers/ Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles (retired - 1" circle).
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI ribbon tails (retired), and the starry pattern is from PTI bitty background blocks II (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy and spring rain (light blue) inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Multicolor Lattice with Burgundy

The colors, lattice pattern, and "hello" font combine for a handsome "retro" effect in today's card. 

 Card details:

  • Card stock Papertrey Ink (PTI) scarlet jewel (burgundy), enchanted evening (dark blue), and stamper's select white.
  • Die is from Altenew bold greetings.
  • The lattice pattern is from Concord & 9th lovely lattice turnabout, stamped with PTI weathervane (gray), pinefeather (dark green), scarlet jewel, and enchanted evening inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, August 21, 2021

Red, White, and Blue Star Circle

Lots of red, white, and blue for a patriotic theme.  The star circle's "thank you" is layered on my homemade thank-you themed patterned paper.  The medium blue strip grounds the circle and sets off the sentiment on its busy background. 

Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), blueberry sky (medium blue), and rustic white. 
  • Patterned paper is computer-printed on Neenah 65 lb bright white with red and blue inks, using American Typewriter 8 point font.
  • Dies are from PTI limitless layers: 1-3/4" circles (white circle - retired) and Spellbinders standard circles small (dark blue circle - die # 4 of 7).
  • The inner "thank you" star and the outer star circle are from PTI military stars (retiring), stamped with PTI enchanted evening and pure poppy inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Bicycle with Red, Blue, and Tan

A retirement card for a friend who enjoys bike rides.  The bicycle's stamp set was designed with buttons in mind, but instead I used diecut circles for the wheels.  After stamping the bicycle in dark blue, I used colored pencil to make it red.  The white wheels are stamped with red and dark blue for the spokes and hubs.  It was fun mixing pattern, color, and texture to make a special card.

Card details:

  • Card stock is Essentials by Ellen tan woodgrain and Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue) and pure poppy (red). 
  • Patterned paper is from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Colored pencil is Venus Spectracolor, 1403 crimson.
  • Twine is PTI rustic cream button twine.
  • Die is the 3/4" size from WeR Memory Keepers/ Lifestyle Crafts nesting circles (retired).
  • The bicycle and the sentiment "enjoy the ride" are from PTI everyday button basics (retired), and the wheel details are from PTI hello sunshine (retired - spokes) and PTI land that I love (retired - hubs), stamped with PTI enchanted evening and pure poppy inks.
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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Green Branch on Dark Blue

I like the rich combination of green with dark blue.  Though it's just two die cuts with no embellishments, the colors and shapes have enough interest to make the card look complete.

 Card details:

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, August 8, 2021

Red with Twine on Muted Teal

I chose the muted teal card base to match the patterned paper, but you'd never know that from my image!  In real life, the colors are similar.  A bold "hello" font and some bright reds add energy. 

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and ocean tides (muted teal).
  • Patterned paper is from Pink Paislee pen pals 6 x 6" pad (retired).
  • Twine is maraschino (red) stripe from The Twinery.
  • Die is PTI noted.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, August 7, 2021

Red, White, and Blue Stripe - Thanks

Today's card features the same borrowed "thanks" die as this card from last week.  A diagonal placement adds some movement to the design.  

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

Card details:

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, July 31, 2021

Blue Flower and Butterfly on Yellow

I decided to use up some square scraps of blue, perfectly sized for the flower and butterfly, and some leftover leafy stem pieces.  Then I added more blue and green elements on a yellow background to make this cheerful design. 

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue), simply chartreuse (green), lemon tart (light yellow - card base), and harvest gold (medium yellow - flower center).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI spring rain (light blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • Dies are from PTI garden garland (using a small portion), Poppystamps blooming posie, Impression Obsession butterflies, and My Favorite Things hello
  • The flower center is cut with my very old 1/4" hole punch. 

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bird on Light Green

Soft and simple with a bird perched on a strip of patterned paper.  In real life, the stamped bird stands out well against the textured background. 

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), prairie grass (medium green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI melon berry (light orange) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle (retired).
  • Dies are Elizabeth Craft thank you (retired) and PTI Ink to Paper (ITP) feathered friends mini 3.
  • The bird is from PTI/ITP feathered friends mini 3, stamped with PTI fine linen (tan), spring moss, dark chocolate (dark brown), and prairie grass inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Brown Thanks with Tan and Aqua

The "thanks" die belongs to a friend from my monthly card making group. Thanks for the loan, Jane!  It cuts the letter shapes and the inner horizontal, so the top and bottom borders can be any height.  Here it makes a bold statement in dark brown, with some lighter colors and a bit of pattern. 

 Card details:

  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark chocolate (brown) and aqua mist.
  • Patterned paper is from the PTI fine linen (tan) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • I don't know the name of the die. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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