Thursday, June 30, 2022

The Paper Players

 


This week it's a sketch challenge over on The Paper Players challenge blog. I knew right away I wanted to use the berries stencil set from Papertrey Ink for the background. A simple strip of vellum with a gold embossed sentiment (from the PTI June release set called Vintage Postage) made this so quick and easy!


The frame is another favorite of mine - Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border - and is also from Papertrey Ink.

INK: Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Honey Nut (dye inks by Papertrey Ink); Versamark.
OTHER: Queen's Gold embossing powder by Ranger.

Thanks so much for stopping by...it's another hot one in VA with temps to go up to 90! Perfect weather to stay in the AC and stamp!  ~Wanda


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Color Throwdown #699



Happy hump day crafty friends! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge. Vickie is hosting with a color palette of blue, purple and white. I went with a very CAS design for my sample. I couldn't find the right shades of blue and purple card stock in my stash to suit me, so I simply colored with Mermaid Lagoon and Wilted Violet distress inks over Bristol Smooth Surface paper. 

 

The butterfly die is an old standby called Exotic Butterfly med. #1 by Cheery Lynn Designs. The embossed background panel is a folder from Sizzix. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Lush Bloom set. 

The four squares were die cut from the smallest square die in the recently released Penciled Outlines set from Papertrey Ink. I rounded off half of the corners using the 1/2" setting on my corner chomper. 

That's it for today. We'd love to have you join us in this challenge!  ~Wanda

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Everyday Purse

 

Hello crafty friends! I finally had a chance to create a second purse from the stamp and die set collaboration between Becky Roberts and Concord & 9th. I made one with my granddaughter prior to our vacation but I wanted to try another one. It went so much quicker this time and really is an easy 3D project to complete! I watched two YouTube videos which were quite helpful. The first one is by Becky Roberts - the creator of this set - and you can watch it HERE. Another very helpful tutorial is by Carrie Rhoades that you can see HERE.

The houndstooth patterned paper is a sturdier weight (12" x 12" - source unknown). I wouldn't recommend a thin paper for this. The stitching on the "leather" details doesn't show up in the photos. Aren't those dangling accessories (the charm and the tassel) just the cutest?! I discovered the best closure, in my opinion, and that is the tiny disc magnets available through The Greetery. They are not a strong magnet which makes it easy to open and close the purse without tearing it apart. Just remember to use both a positive and negative side with each closure.

STAMPS: Everyday Purse (Concord & 9th).
PAPER: Black, Raspberry Fizz, White (Papertrey Ink); patterned paper unknown; Metallic silver.
DIES: Everyday Purse (Concord & 9th).
 
These purses are perfect to hold gift cards, money, candy, jewelry, and many more options. Try it...you'll like it!   ~Wanda

 

Monday, June 27, 2022

By the Sea

 

Hello friends! I am back from a week's vacation at Corolla, NC so it was only natural that I join a couple of seaside-themed challenges! The Card Concept has a By the Sea challenge and then Seize the Birthday has one that is themed "Summer Activities". Collecting shells was one of many activities happening last week!


I am calling my design style "Freestyle Collage" for The Card Concept challenge #178. These summer shell dies were released last summer at Papertrey Ink and are a favorite of mine. After die cutting the shells, I sponged soft colors onto Bristol Smooth Surface paper using sponge daubers.The background was created using the two step Pool Water Stencil set just released by Papertrey Ink.  


STAMPS: Just Sentiments: To & From Essentials (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush, Mint Julep, Fine Linen, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold (dye inks by PTI).
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; White.
DIES: Summer Shells, Shape Shifters: Oval 2 (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Seam binding, Polka dot tulle ribbon. 
 
That's it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting!
Happy stamping!
~Wanda

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Fusion Card Challenge

It's time again for a new Fusion Card Challenge and I hope you will find time to play along! I was inspired by the color palette and the red rose and decided to forego the sketch this time.

 

I colored the image with Copics after stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black on Bristol Smooth Surface paper. The strips and circles were cut with dies from the Master Layouts 08 die set from Gina K. Designs.

STAMPS: Thank You Florals (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Dark Indigo, Pure Poppy, Soft Stone, Blueberry Sky (PTI).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you in the Fusion gallery.  ~Wanda

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Release Day at Papertrey Ink

 

Happy Wednesday! It's also happy release day with the new goodies from Papertrey Ink! The design team is doing something new today by having an Instagram blog hop. Every designer's post will be awarding some lucky commenter a $10 gift card. FYI: I will post some info about my card here since I haven't mastered scheduling IG posts ahead of time. I'm on vacation this week and will need to copy and paste the info from my blog to my IG post. 😕 Look for me at @cullenwr.

 


I used the Graceful Butterflies stamp/die set along with the Border Bling: Lotty Dotty dies. I color blended the "dotty" panel using a light touch of Aqua Mist and Limeade Ice inks. I then layered it over a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of Vintage Jadeite card stock. Strips were cut from Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Jadeite and White paper. 

STAMPS: Graceful Butterflies (PTI).
INK: Bright Buttercup, Vintage Jadeite, Lovely Lady.
PAPER: Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Jadeite, White.
DIES: Border Bling: Lotty Dotty, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Graceful Butterflies, On the Border Leaves. 

 
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Color Throwdown #698

Hi everyone! Welcome back for another Color Throwdown challenge. This week, Lynn is hosting with the happy colors of red, pink, yellow and green! These were perfect to play once again with the garden tool stamps and dies from The Greetery. 


I started by stamping a base panel using the Seed Catalog Background stamp in Bright Buttercup ink. I then angled a white die cut rectangle using the Postal Frames die. I popped up the fun sentiment with foam tape.

These garden tools are so much fun and very easy to use both the stencils and stamps together. Betsy always includes a great guide to assist with the stamp and stencil placement. My daughter is an avid gardener and I see lots of cards in her future using this new set! 

STAMPS: Seed Catalog Background, In Spades (The Greetery).
PAPER: White, Weathervane, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Bright Buttercup, True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, New Leaf, Ripe Avocado, Weathervane, Pure Poppy (dye inks by PTI).
DIES: Garden Gear: Tools, Crimped Circles, Postal Frames (The Greetery).  
 
That's all for today. Hope to see your entry in the throwdown gallery! Happy stamping!   ~Wanda