Saturday, September 18, 2021

PTI Reveal Day #1


Hi friends! Are you ready to see some reveals of the September release at Papertrey Ink? Products will be available for purchase on the 22nd which is later than the usual 15th (Covid is still causing manufacturing problems). Today, we are introducing Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday stamp set and dies + Vase Collection 4 stamp and die + Into the Blooms: Poinsettias dies + Just Sentiments: Snow stamp set.

These new sprigs and sprays images are so perfect to create fall floral arrangements and they go well with the new vase that is like a hollowed out log. I shortened mine a bit so it would fit onto an A2 card base and camouflaged the "splicing" with some black twine.

I had this color blended background in my leftover pile and thought it would work well with the autumn colors. My favorite inks to blend are distress oxide inks on Bristol Smooth Surface paper. 

STAMPS: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday; Vase Collection 4, Effortless Beauties
INK: Black Soot, Weathered Wood, Crackling Campfire, Shabby Shutters, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Fossilized Amber, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen distress inks
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Soft Stone
DIES: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday, Vase Collection 4, Cover Plate: Herringbone, Effortless Beauties
OTHER: Black twine

My second card is a slimline design and it highlights the gorgeous poinsettia dies and has some sprigs and sprays tucked in along with some snowflakes!

I wanted to have a frame on the card base so I improvised using two of the middle sized Pierced Feature Frames. Where I overlapped them in the center of the card, I covered it with the bow and the poinsettia. You can stretch your existing dies this way to create a slimline look!

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Snow, Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday
INK: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Rustic Wilderness, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters distress inks; Versamark
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; White
DIES: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday, Into the Blooms: Poinsettia, Starflakes, Pierced Feature Frames
OTHER: Gold embossing powder, lace, tulle, gold cord, seam binding, fine glitter


That's it for day one. Come back tomorrow for more great reveals!        ~Wanda

Friday, September 17, 2021

PTI Sneak Peek


Papertrey Ink is having to run a little later into the month due to manufacturing difficulties! Generally the release is on the 15th but it will be on the 22nd instead. Today, I am sharing a sneak peek of a some new stamps and dies! The release is primarily a winter theme but could go into Christmas as well. Yes, there will be two new birds (I love them both!) so tune back over the next four days as we introduce the new products!                             ~Wanda

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge

There is a new Fusion Card Challenge with a peach birthday theme happening. My card has a hint of the sketch if you flip it sideways. I focused on the lightest peach shade which I call blush and found these  patterned papers in the Blush 6x6" pad by My Mind's Eye were perfect for my trio of balloons!

These papers have the look of foiling but it wasn't done with my Glimmer machine...they came that way in the pack.  The sentiment was from Papertrey Ink's Big Balloon Sentiment set and was stamped with Enchanted Evening ink. The narrow copper strip was die cut with a Pretty Pink Posh's Simple Strips die. The balloon dies are from The Greetery and are called Big Balloons.

Be sure to check out the rest of the design team's entries if you'd like more inspiration! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Color Throwdown #660

Happy Wednesday everyone! It's time again for a Color Throwdown Challenge and yours truly is hosting this week. I found these feathers on Pinterest and was inspired to use the colors of navy, green, blue and orange! I hope you will enjoy creating with them as much as I did!

I started with die cutting squares from some old patterned papers I had in my stash. I then broke out some Greetery stamps and dies that I don't think I've used before now. 

A little twine and a couple of scored lines and my card was quickly completed!

STAMPS: Birthday Blooms (The Greetery).

PAPER: Original Collection by Authentique; Bristol Smooth Surface.

INK: Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, True Black (dye inks by Papertrey Ink).

DIES: Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Squares STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things); Birthday Blooms (The Greetery).

OTHER: Twine.

We hope you can join us and play along! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Colorful Fall


The Card Concept Challenge is back again after a summer break and they have a gorgeous, colorful fall inspiration photo to get our mojo going! I love stamping leaves so knew I wanted to play along! I went with a clean and layered style which is what I generally gravitate toward.

I'll admit this card was quite an ordeal to put together! I couldn't find the stamp set to add the "veins" to the leaves until AFTER I had colored them all by ink smooshing with distress inks. My original sentiment gave me fits (I'll spare you the agonizing details - lol!) and I finally went to this favorite sentiment set which worked with the first try.

STAMPS: Perfect Pairs Essentials (Papertrey Ink).

PAPER: Sage Shadow (retired from Stampin' Up), Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink).

INK: Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Milled Lavender, Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spieced Marmalade, Barn Door distress inks by Ranger; True Black (PTI).

DIES: Lovely Leaves, Border Bling: Tin Stitch, Perfect Pairs Esentials (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

I've been in fall mode with more than just my cards and have started with some interior decorating. Here's a peek at several vignettes in my dining room, kitchen and family room.

Happy fall y'all!  ~Wanda


Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Color Throwdown #659


It's Wednesday once again and that means it's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge! Vickie is hosting this week and has chosen red, orange and purple. While I immediately thought "Halloween", I went instead with a wreath builder template and stamp set from Gina K. Designs and created florals instead. I'm hanging onto flower images as long as I can!



STAMPS: Wreath Builder Bundle (Gina K. Designs).

PAPER: White, Amethyst Allure (Papertrey Ink).

INK: Pure Poppy, Amethyst Allure, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay (PTI).

DIES: Stitched Circle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

OTHER: Template from Wreath Builder Bundle (Gina K. Designs); Twine by The Twinery.

We'd love to have you join us in the challenge! For more inspiration, check out the rest of the design teams' projects HERE.

Monday, September 6, 2021

What Do I Do With This?


Hello friends! Just popping in here before the day completely gets away from me to say I have a fun slimline Halloween card over on the Papertrey Ink blog! It's part of the challenge series called "What Do I Do With This?" and I've chosen to demonstrate using embossing powders to create embellishments.
I wanted a cozy quilt-like background and went with some hexagon shapes die cut from Halloween patterned papers. It reminds me of an old Flower Garden quilt that my grandmother made me many years ago. To see the completed card, head over to the PTI blog HERE!

There's a chance to win a gift card from Papertrey Ink if you play along with the challenge! Lori Craig also has a card using the Nuvo dual brushes, so you can opt to create with those brushes if you don't want to try the embossing powder embellishments. 

Happy stamping!   ~Wanda