Sunday, April 11, 2021

Ink to Paper Reveal Day One


It's time to show you some of the new stamps and dies that will be releasing at Ink to Paper this month! On this first day of reveals, we will be introducing you to Feathered Friends Mini 10 stamp set and dies + Seas of Life stamp set & dies + Weaved Background. These can be utilized for many occasions, but you will find they work so well for those masculine cards that I sometimes struggle to create.

This sweet bird is perched on a branch from the Feathered Friends Mini 8 set and is paired with some Tiny Blooms stamped using a template that you can create yourself. Here's a link to a previous blog post of mine that shows how you can create a wreath builder template of your own.

This card base is 5" square which reminds me to remind you that you will probably need a wee bit of extra postage if you mail it in the US.

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 10, Feathered Friends Mini 9 (sentiment), Feathered Friends Mini 8 (branch).
INK: Bright Buttercup, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Weathervane, True Black, Hibiscus Burst, Green Parakeet, New Leaf.
PAPER: White, Bright Buttercup, Bitty Big: Hawaiian Shores.
DIES: Feathered Friends Mini 10, Feathered Friends Mini 8.

I love to create nautical cards and this Seas of Life set is perfect by itself or you can pair it with older sea life sets like I did!

I added texture with some cording tied to the anchor. This sentiment is just so perfect to share the concept of God's great love to others!  

STAMPS: Seas of Life, Salt Air: Flora, Salt Air: Fauna.
INK: Pure Poppy, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Smokey Shadow, Weathervane, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Sweet Blush, Fine Linen, True Black; Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers distress oxide inks.
PAPER: Pure Poppy, White.
DIES: Love to Layer: Torn Edges, Seas of Life, Salt Air: Flora, Salt Air: Fauna.

Next, I'm featuring this awesome new Weaved Background stamp! I kept this design very simple but am anxious to try some more coloring variations with it.

The sentiment was embossed with WOW! Rose Gold powder and it has a copper look to it when paired with brown. You are getting a peek at a tie and sentiment stamp that we'll talk about more tomorrow. 😉

STAMPS: Dad's Time, Weaved Background
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Cocoa Bean, Fine Linen, Green Parakeet, Spring Moss; Versamark.
PAPER: Aqua Mist, Vintage Cream
DIES: Dad's Time, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Border Bling: Diamonds.
OTHER: WOW! Rose Gold embossing powder.


That's all for today. For more inspiration, you can check out what the rest of the design team created HERE. Tune back again tomorrow for more reveals!                                                         ~Wanda

Friday, April 9, 2021

Sneak Peek Time


It's that time again! We are beginning some sneak peeks of the April release at Ink to Paper! You will love the new goodies that will be released on the 15th! Reveals will begin on Sunday for four days.

Have a great Friday! It's cloudy and there's a forecast of rain here in VA. I have an oncology followup visit later this morning...happy stamping everyone!                              ~Wanda

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Color Throwdown #637

Happy hump day everyone! It's time again for a new Color Throwdown challenge and Lori has some yummy colors for us: kraft, green, yellow and pink! Hopefully you will have time to play along with us.

I'm enjoying a more leisurely week now that the busy pace of Easter weekend is over. Don't get me wrong...I thoroughly enjoyed the fun family times (even though not all could be here) and the special brunch and service at church on Sunday!  Back to my card...

I'm also playing along with the Just Us Girls challenge which is to use stripes and with the Paper Players challenge that has a spring flower theme. Technically, roses and daisies don't grow in our area until summer arrives, but there are parts of the world where they do grow in the spring.


STAMPS: Just Mason Around, Budding Beauties: Summer,

Sketchbook Roses (all by The Greetery).

PAPER: Black & White Stripes 6x6" pad by My Favorite Things; Hisbiscus Burst, White by Ink to Paper.

INK: True Black, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Cocoa Bean, Classic Kraft, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst (dye inks by Ink to Paper).

DIES: Just Mason Around, Budding Beauties: Summer (The Greetery); Simple Strips (Pretty Pink Posh).


That's all for now...back to creating with new goodies from Ink to Paper for our April release which is back on regular schedule to go with a release date on the 15th!           Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge


Hi everyone! It's all about bees at the new Fusion Card Challenge (unless you just go with the sketch and use any subject you wish). I used a loose interpretation of the sketch and went with some new images from the March release at Ink to Paper. I used the Hexagon Element die (Simon Says Stamps) which mimics the look of honeycomb plus adds some background texture.

The card base was sprayed with Dylusions ink spray in a bright yellow. I had to add a couple of whimsical flowers (those dots make it so much fun!) from the Prominent Petals set and of course some bees from the Berry Best Mom set - both from Ink to Paper.

STAMPS: Berry Best Mom, Prominent Petals (Ink to Paper).

INK: True Black, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Prominent Petals, Berry Best Mom (Ink to Paper); Hexagon Element (Simon Says Stamp); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

Now, you have two weeks to play along! Use just the photo for inspiration or just the sketch or create a fusion of both for your card!

Happy stamping!           ~Wanda

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Color Throwdown #636

We are already at the last Wednesday of March and it's time for another Color Throwdown challenge. Lisa is hosting this week and has a lovely inspiration photo with blush pink, dark pink and cream as our color palette. 

My card is very clean and simple and started with color blending of Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks for the background. 

STAMPS: Blossoming Branches (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: Vintage Cream (Ink to Paper).

INK: Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry distress oxide inks (Ranger); True Black (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Background Bouquet, Love to Layer: Notched (Ink to Paper); Blueprints 27 Die-Namics (My Favorite Things). 

Would love to have you join us in the challenge! Happy stamping!                                                      ~Wanda

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

With Sympathy

It seems I am needing far too many sympathy cards lately, so once again...I brought out this sentiment from Ink to Paper's Wild Fields set. I don't know about you, but I have loads of patterned paper and thought I'd use some up with this card.

It's a busy week with planning for Easter weekend and getting cards in the mail today! This Lush Bloom stamp set is so simple to layer up so it fit the clean, easy style I was aiming for. I cut out 3 button dies from black cardstock and adhered them together and added thread. It's more mailing friendly than a real button! 

STAMPS: Lush Bloom, Wild Fields (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: Classique: Pretty 6x6 pad by Authentique; White by Ink to Paper.

INK: Sweet Blush, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Aqua Mist, Mint Julep, Ocean Tides, True Black dye inks by Ink to Paper.

DIES: Border Bling: Postage, Pierced Feature Frames, Lush Bloom (Ink to Paper); Blueprints 27 and Buttons Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.

I'll be running errands today since tomorrow looks like lots more rain then colder (only up to 41) on Thursday. Enjoy your day!  ~Wanda

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches

Good Saturday everyone! I completed this card yesterday for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. Jen T. has a wonderful "wide open" layout that allows for many possibilities! I've had this patterned paper from Papertrey Ink for quite some time and decided it would work with this little Feathered Friend Mini 3 bird that has been an "extra" from a previous project.

The pitcher was also on my leftover pile so all I needed to do was come up with some new branches and a few florals. Some Aqua Mist satin ribbon and black twine were the finishing touches. I probably send more birthday cards than any other kind and this will help to replenish my depleted supply.

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 3, Sprigs and Sprays, Abundant Blooms (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: Text-Style: Everyday Blessings, White (Ink to Paper).

INK: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Lemon Tart, Orange Zest, Cocoa Bean, True Black, Spring Moss, Soft Stone, Smokey Shadow (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Feathered Friends Mini 3, Abundant Blooms, Sprigs and Sprays (Ink to Paper); Stitched Fishtail Flags STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

OTHER: Aqua Mist satin ribbon, Black twine.

It's a day of watching two of our grand kids (ages 4 and 6), so there will never be a dull moment! :-)  Enjoy your day!  ~Wanda