Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Green Stripes Diagonal

Happy colors for a birthday theme.  This card started when I tried out my new stripey stamp set with no regard for good stamping.  My uneven lines looked interesting, so I kept going with it.  I like the diagonal lines with the curly die cut word. 

Card details:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Big Dots - Red, White, and Blue Thank You

Bright and bold in red, white, and blue with big dots, striped ribbon, and a two-tone sentiment.

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

Card details:

Monday, November 9, 2015

Layered Flowers in Teal and Purple

Playing with some multi-color stamping.  It was just an experiment, but I was happy to find I could make it into a nice card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white, royal velvet (dark purple), and gingham print from PTI tropical teal (deep turquoise) pattern pack.
  • The two floral clusters are from PTI mini blooms.  Using the MISTI, first I stamped all the leaves and flowers with Hawaiian shores ink (medium turquoise), and then reinked just the leaves to stamp with new leaf (green) and parts of the flowers with tropical teal. Finally, with a small damp brush, I added some touches of royal velvet ink.  (All of the inks are PTI.)
  • The sentiment "just because" is from PTI keep it simple: just because, stamped with royal velvet ink.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Green Truck with Trees and Birds

A detailed scene with a fall or wintry feeling.  I like the truck in its woodsy setting. 

Not shown in the picture: I stamped a small green letter T (for the recipient's name) on the circle on the truck door.

Card details:
  • Sky is Stampin' Up (SU) soft sky (blue) card stock.
  • Ground is Paper Source (PS) gravel (gray) card stock. 
  • Clouds are Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white card stock, die cut with the smaller PTI heart-2-heart #6 cloud.
  • Birds are PTI true black card stock, die cut with Impression Obsession small bird set.
  • Grass is PS sage (light green) card stock, die cut with My Favorite Things (MFT) fresh cut grass.
  • Narrow trees are SU soft suede (deep brown) card stock, die cut with Savvy Stamps branch.
  • Thicker trees are PTI classic kraft card stock, die cut with PTI polka dot parade #6. 
  • Truck is PTI pinefeather (dark green), true black, and kraft, cut with Impression Obsession classic truck.  I added a kraft circle to the door, punched with an old 1/4" hole punch.  Also I added some brown colored pencil to emphasize the embossed lines on the truck body.