Saturday, October 13, 2018

Green Branches with Dark Blue

For this week's challenge (fall to layout #92) on the Palmtrees and Pogosticks blog, I didn't need a square card, so I adjusted the layout to work with A2 dimensions for my simple design.

I like the glowing green colors, anchored by the dark blue, as well as the mix of curves, dots, and straight lines.  And what I call "medallion band"  - a sentiment shape on a horizontal or vertical strip of ribbon or card stock - is one of my favorite classic layouts to use.  So, thank you to Natasha for inspiring my card! 

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Red, White, and Blue - Floral and Stripes

Quite a busy design with a two-color card base and diagonal sections of floral and stripes.  A simple white sentiment calms it down a bit.  The white star helps balance the weight of the sentiment, but it looked "too plain" until I stamped a smaller blue star on it. 

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Wreath on Plaid - Dark Green and White with Muted Teal

A simple two-layered wreath on plaid.  I like the monochromatic colors.  The sentiment and banner curves echo the wreath, for a nice contrast with the squares of the plaid. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Neenah solar white and an unknown leather-textured dark green - a few sheets given to me by a cardmaking friend.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI ocean tides (muted teal) bitty big pattern pack.  To my eye, it's somewhat greener than the ocean tides card stock and perfect layered with a dark green. 
  • Dies are PTI rustic wreath and bountiful banners.  To weave my white wreath in with the green, I snipped it at the lower right.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI keep it simple: thinking of you, slightly curved on the MISTI lid and stamped with PTI pinefeather (dark green) ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Diamond Print with Stripes

An offbeat mix of colors and patterns - diamonds, bubbles, and stripes in lavender, pink, navy, and orange/orangey brown - makes a bold and graphic card for a family anniversary. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source cobalt (navy - retired) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) canyon clay (orangey brown) and stamper's select white.
  • The striped paper is from PTI lavender moon pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired), and the papers with bubbles and diamonds are from Reverse Confetti paper bliss 6 x6" pad.
  • Dies are PTI direct messages banner and My Favorite Things harlequin (retired).
  • The sentiment "congratulations" is from PTI confetti toss, stamped with PTI canyon clay ink cube.
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Saturday, October 6, 2018

Cardinal on Green Scallops with Red and Yellow

My second card today also features a cardinal, for this week's challenge (fall to layout #91) on the Palm Trees & Pogosticks blog.  I flipped the sketch left-to-right so my bird could face toward the sentiment.  Thanks, Natasha!  I enjoyed using your inspiration, including the green and red colors with black accents. 

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Cardinal Tag on Blue Stripes

A card with a tag, for this week's Papertrey Ink "make it Monday" challenge to incorporate packaging dies (including tags) into our cards.  I'm getting more comfortable designing with tags on my cards ... for some reason, it just doesn't come naturally to me, though it's really so simple.  The bird is bright and cheerful, with a bit of green grass for a setting, and some red and green elements above and below.  Thanks, Lizzie, for your challenge and inspiration!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), ripe avocado (green), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI blueberry sky (blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Twine is by We R Memory Keepers.
  • Dies are PTI tag sale #6 (tag and reinforcement), PTI winter woods, and My Favorite Things fresh cut grass.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from PTI splits: just a note, the double line is from PTI fill in the blank (retired), and the cardinal detail is from PTI winter woods, stamped with PTI ripe avocado, pure poppy, and true black ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Light Orange Leaf Print with Green

A soft and serene overall effect, with a nice mix of textures, pattern, and color.  

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Navy Star Print on Gray

A monochromatic feeling - navy and gray with small accents of red and yellow.  The bright sentiment in a whimsical font helps to lighten the somber tone.  

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Floral Dot Print with Aqua, Teal, and Cream

I had two small pieces of this floral dot print, so I separated them on a larger teal rectangle, with a sentiment banner placed in the gap.  The result looks interesting, and the scale works well on my aqua card base.  It's fun for me to see what I can do with my scraps.

I'll use this layout again, even without scraps.  Four cards can be made with a 6 x 6" print, cut into four 3 x 3" squares, then each square cut at 1". 

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Leaf and Text Prints - Green with Brown and Cream

Two versions of the same card.  I like them both.  Since the leaf print has some green color, along with the brown and cream, I added green stripes to the brown and cream text print.  It's a nice detail that helps unify the card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark chocolate (brown), spring moss (light green), and simply chartreuse (medium green).
  • Patterned papers are a script text print from PTI dearest Jane (retired) and a petite-scale print from PTI green tea leaves 8x8" pad (retiring).
  • Die is from PTI turning a new leaf.
  • The double stripe on the text print is from PTI plaid builder, and the sentiment "hello" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, stamped with PTI spring moss and dark chocolate ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, September 21, 2018

Autumn Leaves on Sponged Rectangle

A lovely autumn collage of leaves and tall grass against a luminous red-orange-yellow sky, balanced by the weight of a stacked sentiment. 

Note:  My white card stock is bright white, not cream, but the other colors are true to life.  And the gray border is background, not part of the card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • My stencil material is Yupo paper, cut with a backing of Xyron repositionable adhesive, using the rounded rectangle from PTI two toned die collection. 
  • The rectangle is stenciled with PTI Americana (rustic red), orange zest, and summer sunrise (yellow-orange) ink cubes, using e.l.f total face brushes to apply the ink. 
  • The sentiment "just because" is from Stampabilities everyday expressions, stamped with PTI ripe avocado (green) ink cube
  • The tall grass image is from PTI peaceful garden (retired), and the other leaf images are from PTI leave it be (retired), stamped with PTI ripe avocado and terra cotta tile (rusty red) ink cubes.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stenciled Stars - Blue and Teal

A nice flow of stenciled color from blue to teal to turquoise.  The fluid script of the "thanks" word makes a nice contrast with the straight lines and angles of the panel rectangles, striped twine, and grid of stars.  

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Sunshine Flower - Bright Yellow with Navy

Bright, bright yellow, with a flowery print and some crisp navy for contrast.  

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) bright buttercup (yellow) and dark indigo (navy).
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey PB&J 6x6" pad (retired), edged with Copic B39 marker.
  • Dies are PTI sunshine, WPlus9 folk art florals (retired), and My Favorite Things layered rose
  • The flower center is punched with an old 1/4" hole punch.
  • The sentiment "sending" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement (retiring), stamped with PTI dark indigo ink cube.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Blue Dots and Stars with Circle Frame

Light orange, rusty red, and blue colors with a circle frame and stars.  It's my take on last Sunday's sketch (fall to layout #87) from the Palmtrees and Pogosticks blog.  Thanks, Natasha!  I enjoyed playing with the sketch!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange), terra cotta tile (rusty red), and enchanted evening (blue).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI comic strip A2 paper pack (retired).
  • Dies are from PTI four square, super star borders, and noted: simply stitched A2 vertical.  
  • The sentiment "with gratitude" is from PTI never enough: thanks, stamped with PTI fine linen (tan) and terra cotta tile ink cubes.  My first stamping with fine linen ink toned down the underlying melon berry color, and then restamping with terra cotta tile ink gave me a good match (very good in real life) for the terra cotta tile card stock frame.
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Blue Flower Print Banner on Tan

A simple layout with a wide flower print banner and another banner for the sentiment.  Contrast and focus are added with dark edging on the long vertical sides of the print banner and a small dark rectangle under the sentiment banner.

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