Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Blue and White with Wreath

A lovely blue and white background, like an old ceramic tile.  The crisp embossing works beautifully with the airbrushed color.  It's finished with a royal blue banner and wreath, a soft blue ribbon and sentiment, and a thin line of royal blue embroidery floss. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source royal blue and Papertrey Ink (PTI) rustic white.
  • Dies are PTI rustic wreath and cover plate: twist.  
  • Technique:  I used the stencil from this card to airbrush with Copic marker B45, then embossed with the same die. Making sure to have my edges straight, I positioned the die as best I could over the airbrushed pattern.  Even with my imperfect alignment, it looks good.   
  • Banners are notched with scissors. 
  • Embroidery floss is DMC 825.
  • Ribbon is 3/8" sheer-and-satin, colored with Copic marker B41.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from PTI keep it simple: thinking of you, stamped with PTI blueberry sky (medium blue) ink cube.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Brown and Cream Leaves on Green

Subdued colors, almost monochromatic, with details of wood grain, dots (printed and pierced), and book print.  Gracefully curving branches with a strong sentiment rectangle.  A very handsome and striking card in real life.

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sunflowers on Aqua

Bright sunflowers on a soft aqua background.  A narrow band of striped paper connects the flowers and sentiment banner. 

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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Gray Dots with Lavender Vine and Butterfly

A sympathy card with lavender, gray, and white.  The curves of the sentiment, vine and butterfly work well with the straight lines of the gray dotted panel and the white sentiment strip.  In real life, the lavender color is a bit softer.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white, winter wisteria (lavender), and the polka dot print from PTI soft stone (light gray) pattern pack.
  • The white card stock is edged with Copic marker V17. 
  • Die is Memory Box floral vine
  • Butterfly punch is by EK Success. 
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up square lattice (retired).
  • The sentiment "deepest sympathy" is from Stampabilities card phrases, stamped with PTI winter wisteria ink cube.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Blue Circles with Stripes and Hexagons

Stripes, hexagons, circles, and a diagonal sentiment.  Quiet blues and tan with a strong orangey brown.  I like the mix of colors and shapes. 

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