Thursday, November 21, 2019

Print on Cream with Gold and Brown

A print with light green and brown on cream.  The deep gold card base echoes the light green, and the brown punched flower resembles the printed shapes.  To contrast with the formal print design, I chose a casual "thanks" script die cut, placed diagonally.

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cardinal on Blue Stenciled Circle

A wintry card with stamping, stenciling, and a die cut.  I like this one a lot!

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

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red) and stamper's select white.
  •  My stencil material is Yupo paper, cut with a backing of Xyron repositionable adhesive, using a 2-5/8" circle from Spellbinders standard circles small die collection.  I used the e.l.f total face brush to apply PTI spring rain (light blue) ink.
  • Cardinal die is from PTI winter woods.
  • The cardinal's markings are from PTI winter woods, the branches are from PTI life (retired) and larger than life (retired), and the sentiment "just because" is from PTI keep it simple: just because (retired), stamped with PTI true black, cocoa bean (brown), and pure poppy inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Bright Multi Stripe on Dark Blue Dots

This card started with a square of bright multi striped paper.  The bright red sentiment, bright yellow background strip, and even the dark blue dotted card base help to emphasize the bright colors.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source sunshine (yellow) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and Basic Grey fact (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Die is from PTI double-ended banners.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you, stamped with PTI pure poppy (red) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hexagons - Pink, Purple, and Turquoise

Bright stenciled hexagons, shifting colors in pink, purple, and turquoise.  Not my usual color choices, and I like it for something different!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) soft stone (light gray), lilac grace (light purple), raspberry fizz (pink), and Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • Stencil is from PTI stencil basics: hexagon (large hexagons), sponged with PTI raspberry fizz, amethyst allure (purple), and Hawaiian shores inks, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink.
  • Die is Birch Press sugar script thanks.  
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, November 11, 2019

Arrows - Teal and Dark Navy with Tan

Some stenciled arrows with teal and dark navy ink on tan card stock.  Lots of contrast on a simple layout.

Card details:
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Sunday, November 10, 2019

Sun Rays - Yellow-Orange with Orange or Blue

Bright sun rays with some extra shine - clear heat embossing over all the stamping, and a clear domed sticker in the sun's center.  Two colors of ink make for a variegated look.  The dotted line, ray triangle, and circle came from three different stamp sets, working nicely together here.  I used several different patterned papers for the card bases; these are two of my favorites.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lemon tart (light yellow).
  • Patterned papers are from PTI orange zest and blueberry sky (medium blue) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired). 
  • The domed sticker is from a very old pack of EK Success Sticko brand epoxy dome stickers.  It's very shiny and clear in real life, though a bit gray in my images. 
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" and the dotted ray are from PTI hello sunshine (retired); the dotted circle is from Inkadinkado patterned circles; and the dotted line is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, all stamped with PTI bright buttercup (bright yellow) and summer sunrise (yellow-orange) inks, then restamped with Versamark and clear heat embossed.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Red, White, and Blue Diagonal Stripe with Gold Medallion

For today's card, I cut the diagonal stripes die from four colors of card stock, mixed up the pieces to inlay, and added a gold and white circle medallion (stamped with red or blue ink) on each of the four different card fronts.

Card details:
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Monday, November 4, 2019

Dotted Leaves on Circle Embossed Aqua

Softly serene, with the embossed background and the dotted applique-like leaves creating a quilted look.  A wrap of metallic silver thread balances the off-center sentiment.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Stampin' Up soft sky (aqua) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI ocean tides (muted teal) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Thread is DMC argent (silver) metallic.
  • Dies are from PTI cover plate: circles (for the background embossing), photo finish strips (retired), and branching out.
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Hero Arts everyday sayings, stamped with PTI aqua mist (aqua) and ocean tides inks, to make a color in between the card base and the leaf colors.
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Sunday, November 3, 2019

Leafy Print on Green

A leafy tropical print carries the visual impact of this simple note card.  A stitched edge detail adds interest, and a dark green sentiment helps to ground the design.  Thank you, Vicki, for your gift of the patterned paper, which I've enjoyed using on several different card layouts!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) vintage jadeite (medium green).
  • Patterned paper is Craft Smith jungalow.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things vertical stitched strips (retired).
  • The sentiment "thankful for you" is from PTI think big favorites #19 (retired), stamped with PTI pinefeather (dark green) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Inlaid Stars - Red, White, and Blue with Yellow

It's been a while since I did a card challenge, and it was fun to create something for this week's inlaid die cut challenge on the Ink to Paper blog.  Thank you to Laurie, Ink to Paper, and Papertrey Ink, for all your inspiration!

I cut the cover plate in three colors, then inlaid the stars, mixing the colors to make three similar cards.  A red stripe of card stock adds a bright accent and draws attention to the sentiment banner.


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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sunshine with Orange and Yellow Stripes

A bright sun shape with die-embossed details and a contrasting circle center, set against an orange and yellow striped panel with a turquoise card base.  Texture and patterns in cheerful colors to catch the eye. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) bright buttercup (yellow) and Hawaiian shores (turquoise).
  • Patterned papers are the bitty dot print from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and and an orange and yellow striped paper that I created using PowerPoint.
  • Dies are from PTI what the doodle: sun.  I used a 1" circle punch for the sun center.
  • The sentiment "sending you sunshine" is from PTI hello sunshine (retired), stamped with PTI Hawaiian shores and tropical teal inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Black and White Thanks on Orangey Brown

A strong layout with bold colors.  The layered "thanks" and dotted grosgrain ribbon add some texture.  Thank you again, Judy, for sharing your ribbon stash with me!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) canyon clay (orangey brown), true black, and stamper's select white.
  • Ribbon is 7/8" grosgrain.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things many thanks (retired).  It's the same die, cut in both black and white, then offset when adhering.
  • The sentiment "for all you do" is from PTI enclosed: apple, stamped with Versafine onyx black pigment ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, October 14, 2019

Tan Woodgrain with Orange Dots

A handsome card, with pattern and texture adding interest to the simple offset layout.

Card details:
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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Stripes with Green Banner on Turquoise Green

A striped panel with a green "thanks" word and banner.  I like the embossed vertical stripes echoing the patterned paper. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source jade (turquoise green) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green).
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fiction (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Embossing folder is from Lifestyle Crafts/ WeRMemoryKeepers stripe set.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things many thanks (retired) and Poppystamps simple banner (retired).
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Red-Orange Bouquet on Kraft

I enjoyed coloring this stamped bouquet with my Copic markers.  In real life, the flowers have a beautiful warm glow in their simple setting on a strip of light orange with a kraft background.  The seasonal sentiment is perfect for a note that I'll write to our church shut-ins.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) kraft and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI melon berry (light orange) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is from PTI sunflower bouquet.
  • The sentiment "autumn blessings" and the image are from PTI sunflower bouquet (retiring), stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink
  • Copic markers are as follows: Pitcher, B41 striped with B26; Leaves, YG63, mottled with YG01 and streaked with E04 and Y38; Flower petals, R32, streaked with R08 and Y38; and Flower centers, inner E29, mottled with E21, and outer E37. 
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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Muted Red, White, and Blue Plaid on Kraft

I wanted to use a kraft card base, so I chose this plaid with a touch of kraft in its muted red, white, and blue colors.  Then I added a wine red panel and some dark blue stamping.  The rough striped texture gives some depth to this handsome card. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Hero Arts grenadine (wine red) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) classic kraft and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main beach bum 6 x 6" pad.
  • Embossing folder is Sizzix Tim Holtz stripes.
  • Die is the long wide banner from PTI sketched shapes.
  • The sentiment "thank you so very much" is from PTI banner sentiments (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, October 4, 2019

Dot Print Ribbon with Green and Brown

Another card today with dot print ribbon from my friend Judy.  I chose the green and brown dots for my color scheme, with the red and yellow for bright accents.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring moss (light green) and dark chocolate (brown).
  • Ribbon is 3/8" printed grosgrain.
  • Dies are from PTI noted: simply stitched A2 vertical (green panel) and My Favorite Things vertical stitched strips (retired - brown strip).
  • The "thanks" word is cut with Silhouette Cameo.  It's a larger version of the word on this card.
  •  The sentiment "for all that you do" is from PTI wonderful words: thank you, stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Dot Print Ribbon with Blue and Brown

A friend was thinning out her ribbon collection, and I was happy to try some of her dot print grosgrain for this card.  (Thank you, Judy!) 

Card details:
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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Circles Wreath - Red, White, and Blue with Yellow-Orange

I stamped some red and yellow-orange circles in a wreath shape, added some dark blue stars and a sentiment, and finished with card stock and baker's twine in the same colors.  I like it!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pure poppy (red), enchanted evening (dark blue), and stamper's select white.
  • Twine is marigold (formerly lemon drop) stripe from The Twinery
  • The circles are from PTI boy basics: simple circles (retired), stamped with PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange) and pure poppy inks.
  • The sentiment "thank you so much" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), and the star clusters are from Paper Smooches seeing stars (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Journaling Block - Red, White, and Blue with Teal

Starting with a preprinted journaling block, I stamped some stars and hearts with a "thank you" sentiment for a red, white, and blue card.  The teal layer adds a bright accent and echoes the block's aqua border.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) tropical teal. 
  • The 2 x 3" journaling block is from Doodlebug patriotic picnic 6x6" paper pad.
  • Patterned papers are from PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and PTI pure poppy (red) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • The sentiment "thank you so very much" is from PTI framed out #1 (retiring), and the hearts are from PTI tag-its #11 (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy ink
  • The sentiment "for all you do" is from PTI enclosed: apple, and the stars are from Paper Smooches seeing stars (retired), stamped with PTI enchanted evening ink.
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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Grasses with Brown and Rusty Red

Lovely tall grasses with a simple card layout.  I like the color combination and the stitching detail on the brown layer.  I tried reversing the colors of the layers, as well as putting the stitched edge on the card base.  This combination won out. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) cocoa bean (brown), terra cotta tile (rusty red), and stamper's select white.
  • Die is from PTI noted: simply stitched A2 vertical.
  • The taller grasses are from PTI with sympathy (retired), the shorter (green) grass is from PTI peaceful garden (retired), and the sentiment "sending thanks" is from Altenew trigonometry, stamped with PTI terra cotta tile, ripe avocado (green), and cocoa bean inks.  
  • I masked the bottom of the brown "with sympathy" stems to match the base line of the green "peaceful garden" leaves.
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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Circle Vines - Green with Cream

Circular vines with two shades of green, on a lighter green print and a much darker green card base.  The vine stamp and the patterned paper feature the same shapes of leaves and dots. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) pinefeather (dark green) and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is the leaf print from PTI limeade ice (yellow-green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Die is from PTI two toned.
  • The images and the sentiment "just because" are from PTI tag-its #12 (retiring), stamped with PTI green parakeet (medium green) and new leaf (deeper green) inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Rose Wreath with Burgundy Stripes

A special, sparkly card for a friend's accomplishment.  I rarely use gems on my cards, but they're perfect for the celebration.  My design was inspired by this card on the Ink to Paper (Papertrey Ink) blog - thanks, Melissa!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) lavender moon (light red-violet), autumn rose (medium red-violet), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper the narrow stripe print from PTI scarlet jewel (burgundy) bitty big pattern pack.
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • Die is from PTI limitless layers: 2-1/2" circles.
  • The wreath is from PTI think big favorites #19 (retiring), the 4-petaled flower is from PTI out on a limb revised (retired), and the sentiment "celebrate you!" is from PTI heart-2-heart #5 (retired), stamped with PTI autumn rose and scarlet jewel inks
  • Gems are Memory Box 2 mm jewel stickers.
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Friday, September 13, 2019

Blue with Tag on Multicolored Stripes

The patterned paper's multicolored stripes set a good masculine color scheme for my card today.  After I stamped the sentiment on the tag, it needed something more, and the row of stars worked beautifully. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (blue), dark chocolate (brown), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from Pink & Main pumpkin spice 6 x 6" pad.
  • Embroidery floss is DMC #922.
  • The tag die is from PTI keep it simple frames.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from PTI textile impressions (retiring), and the star border is from Paper Smooches seeing stars (retired), stamped with PTI blueberry sky and harvest gold (yellow) inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Textured Backgrounds with Two Print Strips


Using some leftover patterned paper, I made a small batch of cards with the same overall design - a textured background, two different print strips, and a cream or white banner with a sentiment matching the background.  Simple but handsome. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (green), Hawaiian shores (turquoise), vintage cream, and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange) and dark chocolate (brown) pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folders are Sizzix chevrons (retired) and Cuttlebug d'vine swirls (retired).
  • Die is from PTI fabulous frames.
  • The sentiment "thank you" is from Pattern Happy mini greetings (retiring), and the sentiment "with thanks" is from PTI think big favorites #19 (retired), stamped with PTI ripe avocado and tropical teal inks.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Green Vines with Green Stripes

When I saw Jennifer McGuire's recent blog post on "reusable" stamping with craft foam ("DIY Stamps from Dies"), I knew I should try the technique.  This delicate vine die is one of my favorites, and it looked like it would work beautifully for a stamp.  To make it reusable, in line with Jennifer's ideas, I cut it from self-adhesive foam, which I then adhered to a piece of clear card stock.  I used removable Scotch tape to tape that to my MISTI lid, shimmed a scrap of white card stock to lift it closer to the very thin stamp, and started stamping a test piece. 

Since it was just meant for a test, I wasn't concerned about my stray ink.  But looking at it later on, I saw what a lovely watercolor-ish effect it made, stray ink marks and all.  So I added a small sentiment and layered it onto a card.  I'm very happy with the result, and I'll enjoy using my new reusable foam stamp!  Thank you, Jennifer, for all your great technique instructions and your inspiration!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) ripe avocado (dark green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is PTI spring moss (light green) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The sentiment "hello" is from PTI tag-its #12 (retired), stamped with PTI ripe avocado ink
  • The vines are stamped with craft foam, cut with Memory Box floral vine die, using PTI simply chartreuse (medium green - for two vines) and ripe avocado (for one vine) inks.
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Monday, September 2, 2019

Balloon Trio on Yellow

For my trio of balloons, I stamped patterned circles in red, blue, and yellow-orange, then added clear epoxy dome stickers for some dimension and shine.  I like the swirly lines of the font with the balloon strings.  The embossed background adds more dimension, circles, and swirls. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) harvest gold (yellow) and stamper's select white.
  • Embossing folder is Sizzix retro cirque.
  • Die is from PTI noted: pinked A2 vertical.
  • The patterned circles are from PTI bits & buttons (retired), stamped with PTI pure poppy (red), summer sunrise (yellow-orange), and blueberry sky (blue) inks.
  • The shiny clear EK Success Sticko brand epoxy dome stickers (a bit over 1/2" across) have been in my embellishments drawer for 8 or 9 years.  I pulled them out because I read that some scrapbookers had problems with them yellowing badly.  Mine are still in perfect condition and needing to be used!  They are very mailable - flexible, and less than 1/16" thick - not like the more common "bottle cap" tops, which tend to be larger, thicker, more rigid, and more expensive. 
  • The balloon strings are from PTI everyday button bits (retired), and the sentiment "thank you" is from PTI thank you kindly (retired), stamped with PTI true black ink.
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Sunday, September 1, 2019

Green Vine on Blue with Dark Blue

A delicate scrolling vine with a scripty sentiment.  The vine, flowers, and butterfly are from an old set - new to me - that was "destashed" by a stamping friend.  (Thank you, Jane!)  And the sentiment is from a recent set.  The old and new play well together.  Embossed background texture and some clear shiny accents (from an old tube of gloss gel) add depth and interest.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue) and enchanted evening (dark blue).
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.  I stamped first, then used the embossing folder.
  • The images are from PTI with sympathy (retired), and the sentiment "sending you my sincerest gratitude" is from PTI sentiment staples: sending you, stamped with PTI new leaf (green) and enchanted evening ink
  • The clear shiny accents are "pearls" of Viva Decor gloss gel pen, transparent (000).  The flower centers look a bit elongated in my picture, but in real life they are perfectly round domes.
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Friday, August 30, 2019

Aqua and Brown Chevrons with Yellow-Orange Gingham

I started with the aqua and orangey brown colors, which went well with the yellow-orange gingham background.  Then I wanted a fourth color for an accent and first tried a darker brown (PTI dark chocolate), but it looked too heavy.  The lighter PTI cocoa bean was a better brown for this card.  I like the color combination and the mix of straight lines, angles, and curvy script. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) canyon clay (orangey brown), cocoa bean (brown), and aqua mist.  
  • Patterned paper is from PTI summer sunrise (yellow-orange) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are from PTI huge thanks (word and shadow) and diagonals (chevrons), which cuts six chevron shapes and is easy to reposition and chain cut for a longer set.
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Teal and Blue Double Frame with Stripes

Using the same notched frame and sentiment as my previous post, I added the set's outer frame on a pinked-edge white square.  To complete the design, I chose two similar color combinations for my stitched-detail horizontal band on a background stripe pattern - dark blue with turquoise stripes (above) and teal with medium blue stripes (below). 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) enchanted evening (dark blue - above), tropical teal (below), and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are from PTI Hawaiian shores (turquoise - above) and blueberry sky (medium blue - below) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Dies are from WPlus9 pinking squares and My Favorite Things vertical stitched strips (retired).
  • The sentiment "thank you so very much" and the frames are from PTI framed out #1 (retiring), stamped with PTI tropical teal and enchanted evening inks.

Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Monday, August 26, 2019

Red, White, and Blue with Kraft - Triple Window with Stars

Three windows cut in blue with stamped red frames.  I like the sentiment placed between the patterned stars.  The notched red frames look nice in the rounded window squares.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) blueberry sky (medium blue) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is from PTI classic kraft pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Die is PTI take three.  
  • I edged my white panel with Copic marker B21, to hide the outer edge of white beneath the blue layer.  
  • The sentiment "thank you so very much" and the frame are from PTI framed out #1 (retiring), and the stars are from PTI stars & stripes, stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) and pure poppy (red) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, August 23, 2019

Green Dots with Royal Blue

Some light green dots with an offset deeper green layer.  Rich royal blue for the background and sentiment, with a striped blue twine accent.  Super simple, and I like it!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source royal blue and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI mint julep (light green) "+ white basics" patterned paper (retired).
  • Twine is denim stripe from The Twinery.
  • Die is "hello" by Taylored Expressions.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Diagonal Dot Strips with Brown

A trio of dotted paper strips with a flowing script sentiment and flourish.  I like all the straight lines, dots, and curves together.  The blue-green dots on the flourish give it a vine-and-berries look, and also help to pull the colors together. 

Note: the gray border is background, not part of the card.  And I couldn't get the colors quite right on the screen - in real life, the top and bottom strips are more orange, and the middle strip is more blue, like the marker dots - but the overall effect is close. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned papers are melon berry (light orange), ocean tides (muted teal), and terra cotta tile (rusty red) prints from PTI 2009 bitty dot basics (retired).
  • The sentiment "thinking of you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, and the flourish is from PTI holiday photo finishers (retired), stamped with PTI dark chocolate (brown) ink
  • The blue-green dots on the flourish are done with Copic marker BG75.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Purple and Yellow Flowers on Yellow Stripe

A very bright and happy card!  I'm pleased with my arrangement of the different elements in size and color. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the narrow stripes print from PTI harvest gold (yellow) bitty big pattern pack.
  • The large flower and leaf cluster and the sentiment "sending you sunshine" are from PTI corner adorner: February, stamped with PTI new leaf, amethyst allure (purple), bright buttercup (yellow), and new leaf inks.  
  • The dotted green circle in the large flower's center is from PTI land that I love, stamped with PTI new leaf ink.
  • The small scattered flowers are from PTI floral fusion (no longer available) stamped with PTI bright buttercup ink, and their center dots are added with a Copic 0.3 lavender multiliner. 
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Two Leaf Prints on Green

Two leaf prints of cream and light green on light orange and deep rusty red.  I cut the prints with a stitched-edge die and placed them on a green stitched-edge card base.  The cream label shape and mixed-font sentiment add some curves, with some open space for the eye to rest. 

Card details:
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Leaf Print with Cream and Tan

A large square of distressed-look leaf print paper in muted greens, with tan twine and card base.  A cream and brown sentiment banner adds some crisp contrast. 

Card details:
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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Sunflowers on Golden Brown Plaid

Three bright sunflowers with a panel of dotted blue.  I like the golden brown flower centers - deep but not dark - and the plaid card base echoing the checkered stamp pattern.

Card details:
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Friday, August 9, 2019

Red, White, and Blue - Star Print with Light Gray

Another starry red, white, and blue card today.  I picked up colors from the star print with my light gray background, red sentiment, and blue pinked rectangle. 

Card details:
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Red, White, and Blue Stars on Silver Shimmer

Lots of stars on this card - tiny embossed stars on the card base, tinier white stars on the patterned paper stripes, and a band of larger blue stars.  The shimmer card stock (silver, blue, and white) has a somewhat metallic look, especially with the embossed texture on the silver.

Card details:
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Saturday, August 3, 2019

Brown Stars on Kraft with Light Orange

A very simple design.  I started with some stars stamped in brown on kraft, then chose the sentiment, also stamped in brown.  At first, my card base was a flecked cream color (Papertrey Ink's rustic cream), which I liked, but then I tried this light orange and liked it even more. 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) melon berry (light orange), dark chocolate (brown), and classic kraft.
  • Embossing folder is Stampin' Up subtle.
  • The sentiment "thanks for all you do" is from Fiskars so much thanks, and the stars are from Altenew tiny stars, stamped with PTI dark chocolate ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Two-Toned Green Stems with Burgundy and Yellow

I wanted to make a tall stamped panel with two-toned green stems.  It was easy to choose the narrow green border and light yellow damask card base.  But then I wrestled with the sentiment.  This "just a note" stamp was the perfect size and weight to place against the stems.  I tried it in green, dark gray, brown, dark blue, and more... they just didn't look right.  Then finally, I thought of burgundy.  Love it with some tiny berry clusters.  It's bright and rich enough to stand out, but with the berries, it seems to belong there.  I'm very happy with the final card! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (green) and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the damask print from PTI lemon tart (yellow) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • The stems are from PTI life (retired) and larger than life (retired), stamped with PTI green parakeet (lighter green) and new leaf (deeper green) inks.
  • The sentiment "just a note" is from Hero Arts many everyday messages, and the dot cluster is from PTI corner adorner: February, stamped with PTI scarlet jewel (burgundy) ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Muted Green with Aqua Pinked Rectangle

The aqua pinked rectangle adds a bright and casual touch to the somber print colors.  I like the stitched borders on the card base and pinked rectangle. 

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Friday, July 26, 2019

Aqua Heart with Turquoise

Simple and sincere.  I like the mix of fonts in the sentiment, and also the mix of patterns and shapes, for an interesting monochromatic card.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) aqua mist.
  • Patterned papers are the leaf print from PTI tropical teal pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired) and the pale aqua grid print from PTI pretty pastels 8x8" paper pad.
  • Die is from My Favorite Things heart full of love (retired).
  • The sentiment "I love you always" is from two stamp sets: PTI penned elegance alphabet for "Love" and Stampabilities everyday expressions for "I" "you" and "always," stamped with PTI tropical teal ink.
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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Green and Cream Print with Tan

An oval label with an oval print - monochromatic with greens, cream, and tan.  I like the strip of green to brighten the tan label and draw attention to the "hello" focal word.  The script font adds some energy to my static, symmetrical design.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source spruce (dark green - seasonal color) and Papertrey Ink (PTI) new leaf (medium green), fine linen (tan), and vintage cream.
  • Patterned paper is from Basic Grey fiction (retired) 6 x 6" paper pad.
  • Dies are My Favorite Things layered labels (retired) and hello.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Stars and Stripes - Rustic Red, White, and Blue

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B                                                      C

Three card designs from one 6 x 6" sheet of stars and stripes paper with a "painted wood" effect.  I like the rustic colors and textures with the simple sentiments on bright white.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy), Americana (rustic red), classic kraft, and stamper's select white.  
  • Patterned paper is from Pebbles Americana 6x6" paper pad.
  • Embossing folders are Craft Concepts solid stars and Cuttlebug candy cane stripe.
  • Die (card B) is PTI direct messages banner.
  • Card A's sentiment "thankful for you" is from Honey Bee grateful, stamped with PTI Americana, cocoa bean (brown), and dark indigo inks
  • Card B's sentiment "thank you" is from PTI keep it simple: thank you II, and the stars are from PTI military stars (retired), stamped with PTI cocoa bean and dark indigo inks.  
  • Card C's sentiment "thank you" is from Stampabilities card phrases, stamped with PTI dark indigo ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.
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