Sunday, March 24, 2019

Blues with Orangey Brown Damask

Lots of swirls and curlicues today - a script embossing folder, a flowing script sentiment, and an ornate damask patterned paper.  Though I like the colors, the card overall might work better with a spring or summer palette.  Another day, maybe!

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) spring rain (light blue) and enchanted evening (dark blue).
  • Patterned paper is from PTI canyon clay (orangey brown) pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).
  • Embossing folder is The Paper Studio script (retired).
  • Die is PTI big basics: thinking of you.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Butterfly with Orange and Yellow Stenciled Background

My card today was created for the Papertrey Ink (PTI) "win it Wednesday" challenge to use a favorite color combination with two or more colors of PTI ink.  I chose PTI orange zest and harvest gold (yellow) inks for my stenciled background.  

I'm very happy with the stenciled background.  I offset it on the orange panel and placed the butterfly off-center to add some energy and movement toward the orange sentiment.  Thanks, PTI, for this week's challenge to inspire me! 

Card details:
  • Card stock is PTI harvest gold, orange zest, and stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is the bitty dot print from PTI orange zest pattern pack (tone-on-tone prints - retired).  In real life, its orange color matches the ink and card stock.
  • Stencil is from PTI stencil basics: diamonds, sponged with PTI orange zest ink, using the round Ranger ink blending tool to apply the ink. I also sponged PTI harvest gold ink through the Dreamweaver faux cross-stitch stencil screen (retired) to add an uneven yellow dot pattern.
  • Die is from PTI life is beautiful (small butterfly - retired).
  • The sentiment "sending sunshine" is from PTI keep it simple: encouragement (retired), stamped with PTI orange zest ink.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Bird and Branch on Green and Yellow Grid

I stamped the grid pattern in light green, then turned it 180ยบ in the MISTI to restamp in yellow.  The small stamping offset makes a nice plaid background for my yellow and green bird and branch with flowers.  In real life, the different greens all look nice together.

Card details:
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Pink Print with Navy and Gray

I've always liked bright pink with navy and with gray, and I used both for this card.  The arrow gives focus to the sentiment on this very simple layout.  The sentiment font, wavy triangle print, and arrow all contribute to a bit of a modern vibe.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Papertrey Ink (PTI) dark indigo (dark navy) and weathervane (gray).
  • Patterned paper is from Reverse Confetti paper bliss 6 x 6" pad.
  • Die is from PTI sketched shapes.
  • The sentiment "just a note to say hello" is from PTI textile impressions (retiring), stamped with PTI enchanted evening (dark blue) ink- the dark indigo ink looked too gray when stamped on the gray card stock.
Created for Operation: Quiet Comfort.