Saturday, June 19, 2021

Freshly Made Sketches



I have a quick and simple card today for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I re-cycled this Feathered Friend from a card sent to my dad while he was still living in a nursing home. After his death, I didn't want to throw the cards away that I had sent him, so am re-purposing them and will send to someone else to hopefully make their day.


The torn edge panel was die cut from the Share Your Heart patterned papers by PTI. The woodwork panel (Cocoa Bean ink sponged on Classic Kraft card stock) was from my leftover pile.

STAMPS: Framing Florals, Feathered Friends Mini 1 (Ink to Paper).

INK: Distress oxide inks color blended for bird; Green Parakeet, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Feathered Friends Mini 1, Framing Florals, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Love to Layer: Torn Edges, Woodwork (Ink to Paper). 

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend!                                                    ~Wanda

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Color Throwdown #647


It's time again for a new Color Throwdown challenge! Lori is hosting this week and has some really beautiful colors - pink, red, green and kraft - which I love! You know I am going with flowers with this one - lol. 

I started by color blending Fine Linen ink over white card stock for the frame background. I then stamped the frame with Classic Kraft ink.

The leafy background die (Floral Delicacies) was cut from white CS then color blended with Green Parakeet and New Leaf inks.

STAMPS: Blooming Thoughts, Perfect Pairs Commodities, Antique Wishes (Ink to Paper).

PAPER: White, Classic Kraft (Ink to Paper).

INK: Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Pure Poppy, Green Parakeet, New Leaf, True Black (Ink to Paper).

DIES: Floral Delicacies, Antique Wishes, Perfect Pairs Commodities, Blooming Thoughts (Ink to Paper); Sentiment Suite Basics (The Greetery). 

Hope to see you in the gallery! For more inspiration from the rest of the design team, be sure to head over to the Color Throwdown blog.                                                                          ~Wanda

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

ITP Release Day!

Release day is finally here and I have one more card using the From the Garden stamp and die set plus the ticket image for the sentiment from Vintage Travel. I love when a set gives you multiple options for use and this outline fits many sentiments!

The carnations each have 3 steps in stamping and I chose Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo and Picked Raspberry. For the stems, I used Twisted Citron and Peeled Paint - all distress inks. 

STAMPS: From the Garden, Vintage Travel, Say It Essentials, Vintage Flair Print.

INK: Versamark; Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint distress inks by Ranger; True Black by Ink to Paper.

PAPER: Soft Stone, White; Bristol Smooth Surface.

DIES: From the Garden, Vintage Travel, Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border by Ink to Paper; Stitched Rectangle Die-Namics by My Favorite Things.

OTHER: White embossing powder by Altenew. 

Don't forget... the PTI store will be open with the new release items at 10pm EST. Happy shopping!                               ~Wanda

Monday, June 14, 2021

ITP June Release Day #4


It's day four of reveals for the June release at Ink to Paper. Tomorrow is release day at 10pm EST, so get those wish lists ready! Today, we are introducing Vase Collection 2 stamp set and die + From the Garden stamp set and dies + Feathered Friends Mini 12 stamp set and dies + Sidewalk Chalk Flowers stamp set and dies.

When I saw the vase stamp, I knew I wanted to make a cobalt blue and white vase. I have quite a few layers on this card and wanted to showcase lots of texture.
I only popped up the base postage frame layer so the card could be mailed more easily. The leaves are from an older set called Growth and the flowers are from the Cake Please set. I wanted a tiny sentiment banner so chose one from the Feathered Friends Mini 12 set and gold embossed it on vellum.

STAMPS: Vase Collection II, Feathered Friends Mini 12 (sentiment), Growth (leaves), Cake Please (flowers).
INK: Enchanted Evening, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, New Leaf; Versamark.
PAPER: Enchanted Evening, White, Vellum.
DIES: Vase Collection II, Border Bling: Postage Frames, Mix & Mat: Postal, Love to Layer: Floral Fusion, Growth, Cake Please.

I am loving these large carnations which work great for "loose" water coloring. For me, I stamp the different layers and spritz once lightly with water before I stamp it on paper. You want to make sure each layer is dry before you add the next layer.

On a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of white CS, I added an even messier application of ink by spritzing the flowers and leaves at least twice with water before stamping. From that panel, I die cut the pierced feature frame and saved the center (which I used on a card in yesterday's post).

STAMPS: From the Garden.
INK: True Black; Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint distress inks by Ranger.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Limeade Ice, White.
DIES: Cover Plate: Trellis, Pierced Feature Frames, From the Garden.
OTHER: Dew drops.

My next background was an idea I saw somewhere on Pinterest. I tore four different shades of blue for the look of ocean waves. I splattered some brown distress ink onto the kraft "sand". The sentiment is from an old PTI set called Salt Air Sentiments. A trio of summer shells and an anchor charm finished off this simple design.

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 12, Salt Air Sentiments.
INK: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Pale Peony, Soft Stone, Honey Nut, Cocoa Bean, True Black; Versamark.
PAPER: Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, White.
DIES: Feathered Friends Mini 12, Summer Shells.
OTHER: Jute twine, Early Espresso embossing powder, Anchor charm, Prismacolor pencils.

Hope you are hanging in there with this long post! :-)  My last card features the chalk flowers stamped with distress inks on Ranger water color paper (rough side up).
As you can see, I used at least a couple of different colors for the flowers. Candied Apple and Dried Marigold on the peony type of flower; Scattered Straw and Wild Honey for the daisies.
After I inked up each stamp, I spritzed lightly (one time) above the image before applying it to paper. Love the water color feel that technique gives!
When I have a busy background, I like to soften the look by adding some vellum. Here I gold embossed the sentiment in this stamp set, added a couple of turquoise strips and embellished with a trio of dew drops.
STAMPS: Sidewalk Chalk Flowers.
INK: Candied Apple, Dried Marigold, Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Salvaged Patina distress inks by Ranger; Versamark.
PAPER: Watercolor card stock; Hawaiian Shores, White; Vellum.
OTHER: Gold embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping by... happy shopping and stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, June 13, 2021

ITP June Release Day #3

Welcome to day #3 of reveals at Ink to Paper for their June release which will go live on the 15th at 10pm EST. Today, we are introducing you to Vintage Travel Suitcase die + Vintage Suitcase stamp set + Walk With Me stamp set and dies + Just Sentiments: Wish You Were Here stamp set. Before I get to the details of my Featured Project cards, I will post this sweet little suitcase box created with a new die and a new stamp set.

I used some textured heavy weight patterned paper (retired from Stampin' Up) for the box then added the accents in Dark Chocolate card stock.
I curved the handle and attached it with tiny copper brads. The straps and corner pieces were just glued in place. These would make adorable favor boxes for a travel-themed party! The tag could be adhered to the side of the box with foam tape or tied to the handle.

STAMPS: Vintage Suitcase.
INK: Cocoa Bean.
PAPER: Dark Chocolate, Rustic Cream; Patterned 12x12 paper.
DIES: Vintage Travel Suitcase.
OTHER: Ribbon, Twine, Copper brads.

My first card is clean and simple. The water colored panel is a leftover center piece from a previously cut frame die you will see in tomorrow's post. Two of the layers are popped with foam tape. I took cues from the water color panel for my ink choices with the sandals. I'm noticing in the photos that the black twine is mighty hairy - lol!

STAMPS: Walk With Me.
INK: Berry Sorbet, True Black; Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint distress inks.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Soft Stone, Weathervane, Pale Peony.
DIES: Walk With Me, Mix & Mat: Postal die; Stitched Circle.
OTHER: Black twine.

This is my fave of the 3 cards using these shoe images.  I used lots of texture with adding layers that are pierced, faux stitched or dry embossed with a pattern. These sidewalk chalk flowers will be introduced tomorrow but I sneaked some of them onto this card.

Some helpful tips are to angle your panels for a fun layout. I used a black gel pen to go over the stamped flower centers to make them a brighter black color.

STAMPS: Walk With Me, Sidewalk Chalk Flowers.
INK: Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Lemon Tart, Summer Sun, Bright Buttercup, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse, True Black, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening, Dark Indigo.
PAPER: Harvest Gold, White, Bitty Big: Green Parakeet.
DIES: Walk With Me, Sidewalk Chalk Flowers, Pierced Frames, Border Bling: Tin Stitch, Mix & Mat: Scallops; Stitched Rectangle.

Last but not least is a mini slimline card. I used this beautiful patterned paper from PTI's Share Your Heart Collection. A trio of shoes and and sentiment and this was a quick and easy card to put together!

1. Layering the striped paper over black helps the design tie in with the black sentiment.
2. White ink or white gel pen on the shoe laces helps to define it.

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Wish You Were Here, Walk With Me.
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, True Black.
PAPER: Share Your Heart patterned paper, True Black, White.
DIES: Walk With Me; Stitched Rectangle.


That's all for today. We have one more day of reveals, so don't forget to head back here tomorrow. You'll see another Feathered Friend mini set, two more floral sets and a beautiful second vase for that new collection series!                ~Wanda