Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Color Throwdown #781

 

Welcome crafty friends! It's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge with peach, yellow and green. I had a really easy time with my card after discovering two leftover peonies in peach and yellow! I die cut a trio of leaves and added a quick sentiment and I called it complete! The background is a beautiful debossing die from Altenew.

STAMPS: Weekend Doodles (Altenew).
INK: Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Canyon Clay, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, True Black.
DIES: Peony Dream 3D die, Dotted Swirls Debossing Cover die (Altenew); Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things); Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border (Papertrey Ink). 
 

 
We'd love to have you join in the challenge! What will you create using peach, yellow and green?  Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, February 18, 2024

PTI January Surprise Box

You still have time to purchase the January Surprise Box at Papertrey Ink! Here are two cards using the stamps/dies/stencils that are part of the ensemble. 

I especially love the background stencil that has 3 different sheets to create these fun florals!

STAMPS: January 2024 Surprise Box, Birthday Your Way II, Iconic Birthday.
INK: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tide, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Bitty Big: Mint Julep.
DIES: January 2024 Surprise Box, Iconic Birthday, Perfect Present, Love to Layer: Decorative Bracket.
OTHER: Stencils from January 2024 Surprise Box; Stitched rectangle die.

STAMPS: January 2024 Surprise Box.
INK: Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Big: Harvest Gold.
DIES: Wrap It Ribbons, January 2024 Surprise Box, On the Edge: Scallops Collection.
OTHER: Oval dies (Hero Arts); Stencils from January 2024 Surprise Box.
 


 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Remember...when these boxes are sold out they will not be restocked. If there is something you love, snag it now!  Happy stamping! ~Wanda

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Color Throwdown #780

Hello crafty friends! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge and yours truly is hosting. I've chosen red, kraft and white for the colors and am hoping you will join us and play along!

I need to get some Valentine cards ready to mail, so these colors worked well to get another one created.

The Love to Layer: Hearts dies from Papertrey Ink were the starting point. I then added a mini collage of elements from the With Love stamp set. The patterned papers are from an old pad called Martha Stewart Holidays.

The heart was popped up on foam tape to add more dimension.

STAMPS: With Love (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Pure Poppy (PTI); Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Martha Stewart Holidays mat pad; Stampers Select White (PTI).
DIES: Love to Layer: Hearts, With Love (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Jute twine, Moonshine sequins.

Thanks for stopping by!  ~Wanda


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Seize the Birthday

 

Hello crafty friends! I'm so excited to share a card with you as I am guesting for the Seize the Birthday challenge this week! It's all about splatters which is one of my favorite details to add interest to a card. I used distress inks in pinks and yellows (Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed) to create my background.

My go-to method for splattering is to pick up ink or paint from my
glass mat using a small paintbrush that is dampened with water. I then repeatedly tap the brush against my metal piercing tool. I have better control of the splatters when I do it this way. My trial using a fan shaped splatter brush years ago was a total disaster. Some people swear by using them but it wasn't for me!

The crepe banners were die cut from white then color blended with inks I used to stamp the florals on the balloon.
 
STAMPS: Balloon Bouquet (The Greetery).
INK: Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry distress ink; Lemon Tart, Vintage Jadeite dye inks by Papertrey Ink; Sparkling Rose, Bubble Gum, Aquamarine dye inks by Pinkfresh Studio; Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, True Black (PTI).
DIES: Big Balloons, Twisted Crepe dies, Balloon Bouquet (The Greetery); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope to see you joining us in the splatter challenge at Seize the Birthday!  ~Wanda
 

Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Color Throwdown #779

 

Hi crafty friends! It's Wednesday and that means a new Color Throwdown challenge with blue, lime green and brown. It was a perfect combo for one of my fave stencil sets from Papertrey Ink!

The sentiment was stamped with Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink onto vellum then embossed with clear powder.

 Two of the medium sized postage frames were die cut and adhered together to give a sturdier, more dimensional look. 
STAMPS: Reflections: January (PTI).
INK: Honey Nut, Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening (PTI); Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Limeade Ice, Vellum (PTI).
DIES: Psalm Reflections: October, Border Bling: Skinny Postage, Cover Plate: Quilted (PTI).
OTHER: Berry Branches stencil (Papertrey Ink); Clear embossing powder.

Hope to see your entry in the challenge gallery! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Monday, February 5, 2024

The Card Concept Challenge

 

It's a chilly Monday and I'm procrastinating with house chores in order to play along with the current Card Concept Challenge. I took the inspiration photo very literally and used the fun dies in the Spellbinders Tiered Tray Decor set. I added a few elements from Papertrey Ink's With Love stamp/die set (postcard, hearts). The base panel was stenciled using PTI's large dotted hexagon stencil. I layered the tiered tray over the largest of the dies in the Love to Layer: Delightful Brackets die set. 


STAMPS: With Love (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Pure Poppy (PTI), Versafine Clair Nocturne, Grassy Knoll (Pinkfresh Studio).
PAPER: Stampers Select White, True Black, Green Parakeet; Bramble Rose 6x6" pad (My Mind's Eye); Metallic Silver.
DIES: With Love, Love to Layer: Delightful Brackets (PTI); Tiered Tray Decor (Spellbinders); Stitched Rectangle STAX DieNamics (My Favorite Things).

Thanks so much for stopping by!  ~Wanda
 

Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Color Throwdown #778

 


Happy hump day crafty friends! It's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge with Lynn hosting this week. She has a beautiful combo of green, blue and kraft for our colors! I knew right away I wanted to use a fave die set from the Into the Blooms series at Papertrey Ink called Christmas Sprigs.

I cut everything from Bristol Smooth Surface paper then color blended with distress inks using brushes. I used dye inks on the berries.

STAMPS: Tuck It Sentiments (PTI).
INK: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Dark Chocolate (PTI); Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Stormy Sky, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness distress inks.
PAPER: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft (PTI); Bristol Smooth Surface.
DIES: Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs, Tuck It Sentiments (PTI); Blueprints 27 (My Favorite Things).

We'd love to have you join us in the challenge! Happy stamping!   ~Wanda