Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Color Throwdown #770

Welcome to a new Color Throwdown challenge! It's all about greens along with black and white and yours truly is hosting this week. You might recognize this card base as it's identical to a card I posted for the Papertrey Ink release reveals. I used this as a starting point then had fun mixing a bouquet of greenery from the Christmas Sprigs die set (PTI).

The vintage style sentiment and scallop border are also new items from the November PTI release. 

STAMPS: Vintage Holiday Flair (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Grassy Knoll, Olive (Pinkfresh Studio); Honey Nut, Fine Linen, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Pinefeather (PTI).
PAPER: Patterned 12x12" paper; White.
DIES: Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs, Vintage Holiday Flair, On the Edge: Scallops Collection (Papertrey Ink).
OTHER: Corner chomper; Enamel dots.
We'd love to have you join us in the challenge!  ~Wanda


Monday, November 20, 2023

PTI November Release Day #4

Welcome back to the final day of reveals for the November release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Vintage Holiday Flair stamps and dies + Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate + Just Tags dies.

This set has some amazing, gorgeous sentiments paired with some sweet little embellishments!
The new hot foil plate was used with silver foil on red paper to create a lovely background.

STAMPS: Vintage Holiday Flair.
INK: Pure Poppy, True Black; Grassy Knoll, Key Lime, Olive.
PAPER: Pure Poppy, White.
DIES: VIntage Holiday Flair, Border Bling: Candy Cane Frame 2, Stitched Florals.
OTHER: Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate; Silver foil; Glossy Accents; Silver cording.

Another card featuring a Vintage Holiday stamp set along with the new Just Tags die set.

There are endless possibilities of layering up these tag dies! The "to" and "from" words are from the Birthday Tag Kit.

STAMPS: Vintage Holiday Flair, Birthday Tag Kit (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Pure Poppy; Versafine Clair Nocturne; Key Lime, Grassy Knoll, Olive (Pinkfresh Studio).
PAPER: White, Pure Poppy; Patterned paper.
DIES: Just Tags, Vintage Holiday Flair, Border Bling: Candy Cane Frame 2, On the Edge: Scallops Collection, Love to Layer: Ovals, Charming Tag dies (Papertrey Ink).
OTHER: Diagonal Stripes Hot Foil Plate, Silver foil, Red/white twine.



That wraps up the new release! Get your shopping list ready for release day tomorrow at 10pm ET. Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, November 19, 2023

PTI November Release Day #3

Welcome to day # 3 of reveals for the November release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Hear the Bells stamps and dies + Winter Greetings stamps and dies. A Cheery Tree Stencils is part of the release but there's been a delay in the manufacturing company so it will not be available until later.

While browsing through patterned papers, I came across this background by BoBunny and thought it would be a perfect fit.

The bells were cut from a matte metallic gold paper then the details were embossed with silver powder.

STAMPS: Hear the Bells.
INK: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather; Rocky Slope, Metropolis; Versafine Clair Nocturne; Versamark.
PAPER: Father Christmas Collection 6x6" pad (BoBunny); Matte metallic gold; Vintage Cream, White.
DIES: Hear the Bells, Love to Layer: Deckled Edge; Border Bling: Postage Frames.
OTHER: Silver embossing powder.

Next, I have two cards using the Winter Greetings stamp/die set. I love when there are coordinating dies to cut out the larger sentiments!

1. Carry out the snow theme with a variety of sizes and paper textures in the snowflakes. 
2. Pop up the snowman and sentiment with foam tape to add dimension.
3. Stencil a dotted background to mimic snowfall.

STAMPS: Winter Greetings, Simply Snowmen.
INK: Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron distress; Versafine Clair Nocturne; Dark Chocolate, Orange Zest, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Sweet Blush; Misty Coast, Rocky Slope.
PAPER: White, Metallic Gold, Glitter Gold.
DIES: Layered Snowflakes (Drift, Crystal, Flurries), Winter Greetings, Simply Snowmen.
OTHER: Bubble Layering stencil; Slimline die.

I went with non-traditional colors on this winter card. Raspberry Fizz and Melon Berry are not my usual "go to" snow-themed colors.

1.  Create a sunburst pattern in the background using coordinating colors.
2. Add texture with twine and moonshine sequins.
3. Think outside the box with non-traditional colors such as Raspberry Fizz and Melon Berry.

STAMPS: Winter Greetings.
INK: Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry.
PAPER: White, Sweet Blush, Beautiful Beads (pink and orange mix).
DIES: Snowflake Banners, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Layered Snowflakes (Drift, Crystal, Flurries).
OTHER: Stitched rectangle dies.


That's it for today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the final day of reveals in this month's release! ~Wanda

Saturday, November 18, 2023

PTI November Release Day #2

It's day two of  reveals for the November release at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Sweet Holidays stamps and dies + On the Edge: Scallops Collection dies + Into the Blooms: Evergreen dies + Love to Layer: Deckled Edge dies.

I opted to create a "sweet treat" holder instead of a card. You can tuck in some hot chocolate, a candy bar or whatever you desire.

I added Into the Blooms: Holly embellishments along with the candies and cookies that are part of the set.

STAMPS: Sweet Holidays.
INK: Waterfall, Paradise, Fresh Pear, Key Lime, Misty Coast, Rocky Slope; Fine Linen, Saffron Spice, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Christmas (Recollections); Bristol Smooth Surface.
DIES: Sweet Holidays.
OTHER: Silver gems.

The evergreen dies that are the newest addition to the Into the Blooms series are such a great size and will work for more than just the holidays!
I cut the trees from a panel that I color blended using distress oxide inks then splattered with white Gouache paint. I layered 3 of the sentiment dies to add more dimension. I'm really loving the subtle deckled edges of this new die set!

INK: Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Speckled Egg distress oxide; Harvest Gold, Honey Nut, Dark Chocolate.
PAPER: Stormy Sea, White, Harvest Gold.
DIES: Love to Layer: Deckled Edge, Into the Blooms: Evergreen, Winter Globes (sentiment).
OTHER: Stitched rectangle die, Super fine glitter.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to tune back again tomorrow for day three of reveals.  ~Wanda

Friday, November 17, 2023

PTI November Release Day #1

Hi crafty friends! Hard to believe another month has rolled around and it's time to reveal more awesome new products from Papertrey Ink! Today...we are introducing you to Winter in the City stamps and dies + Psalm Reflections: November stamps and dies.

This stamp set is just so adorable to create all kinds of little city scenes! I especially love the bench...snowman...wreaths on the street lamps. 

The snow drifts really pop when you add some glitter!

STAMPS: Winter in the City.
INK: Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo, Bright Buttercup, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, Honey Nut, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather; Versafine Clair Nocturne; Key Lime, Misty Coast, Rocky Slope.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface, White, Enchanted Evening.
DIES: Winter in the City, Home for the Holidays.
OTHER: Corner chomper; Banner flag die; Crystal Stickles; Super fine glitter.

A lovely new Psalm is part of the release! I went with a floating strip background (strips over acetate) and a musical patterned paper for the banner.

The sentiment was stamped on vellum with Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink then clear embossed it.

STAMPS: Psalm Reflections: November.
INK: Versafine Clair Nocturne; Lemon Tart, Green Parakeet, Aqua Mist, Bright Buttercup.
PAPER: White, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores; Velllum.
DIES: Love to Layer: Rectangles, Into the Blooms: Clover.
OTHER: Clear embossing powder; Simple Strips dies; Brick embossing folder; Banner die.


Be sure to come back tomorrow for more reveals!  ~Wanda