Saturday, December 31, 2016

Green Garland with Purple Flowers - Two Cards

This leafy garland with flowers makes a lovely sympathy card.  The leaves are inlaid into the background, and I used the leftover cuts to make a second card, shown below.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green), simply chartreuse (medium green), lilac grace (light purple), plum pudding (medium purple), and stamper's select white.
  • Dies are PTI garden garland and sketched shapes (wide long banner).
  • The sentiment "with sympathy" is from PTI keep it simple: sympathy, stamped with PTI simply chartreuse and green parakeet (brighter green) ink cubes (top card) or plum pudding and lilac grace (bottom card - in real life, the stamped color looks richer).

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Sunshine with Teal Lattice

Bright and sunny, with a teal lattice and birds on a bright yellow background. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Green and Blue with Dots and Stripes

A green and blue print provided my color scheme.  Against the stripes and dots, the bright white panel gives focus to the sentiment.  Unlike my slightly cropped image, the corner rounding is smooth at top and bottom.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Branches and Leaves on Cream

Fall colors
Two cards with branches and leaves on cream - one with fall colors (above) for an October anniversary, and another (below) with winter colors for a December anniversary. Both cards look beautiful in real life, and I couldn't pick a favorite between them.

Winter colors
Card details:
  • Fall card:  card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) rustic cream, dark chocolate (dark brown), plum pudding (purple),  and the polka dot and damask prints from PTI terra cotta tile (deep orangey red) and canyon clay (orangey brown) pattern packs
  • Winter card:  card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) rustic cream, cocoa bean (medium brown), saffron spice (gold),  and the polka dot and leaf prints from PTI scarlet jewel (burgundy) and plum pudding pattern packs.
Both cards:

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Card 2016

The Holy Family with a yellow and gold background, for our 2016 Christmas card.  Our seventh year to use one of my Nativity drawings to print our cards.

The card has a wide white border and is computer-printed on Neenah card stock.  If you'd like to see my other Christmas card drawings, click here, then scroll down.   And here on my Mostly Markers drawing blog, you'll find my 2016 Advent calendar drawing (work in progress through Christmas Day) with a link to the other seven years of calendars, and more of my Advent-Christmas drawings as well. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Multi Colored Stars with Gray

For the Papertrey Ink "Create Along with Us" December challenge, I chose Nichole's beautiful "love" card as my starting point.  Her elements that I used were multi-color shapes curved around a die cut sentiment, with an additional stamped sentiment, on gray.  I changed a few things from her card, but I would never have made mine without seeing hers.  Thanks, Nichole, for all of your inspiration!

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Blue Star With Gold and Red

A starry "thank you" card.  The blue star is layered with gold and red, set on blue gingham.  I made some of these for our local American Legion post to use. 

Card details:

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Purple Gingham with White Flowers

A simple floral design for today's card.  The white blossoms and sentiment look fresh and crisp with the two shades of purple and the muted green leaves.

My card making usually slows down in December, while I'm doing the daily drawings in my annual Advent Calendar.  To see it, click here.  It will be work in progress till I finish it with a Nativity scene for Christmas Day. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.