Thursday, September 30, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge


Are you ready for another Fusion Card challenge? There's an awesome sketch as well as a great poppy photo for inspiration, so I was excited to create with the Prominent Petals stamp set from Papertrey Ink.

I white embossed the dotted stamps over the florals using WOW! Opaque Bright White powder. Patterned papers are from the Bitty Big: Simply Chartreuse packet by Papertrey Ink.

STAMPS: Prominent Petals (PTI).

PAPER: White, Bitty Big: Simply Chartreuse (PTI).

INK: True Black, Ripe Avocado, Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz (PTI); Versamark.

DIES: Prominent Petals (PTI); Sentiment Suite Basics (The Greetery).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you will be able to play along with us.  ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Color Throwdown #662


Another week has rolled by and it's time for a new Color Throwdown challenge! Barbara is hosting this week and has chosen purple, orange, green and kraft. I wanted to credit Kelly Lunceford with this layout she used on one of her release cards and wanted to CASE it.

STAMPS: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday, Feathered Friends Mini 15, Weathered Wood Background, Vintage Flair (Papertrey Ink).

INK: True Black, Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Plum Pudding, Fine Linen, Classic Kraft, Honey Nut, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather.

PAPER: Vintage Cream (PTI).

DIES: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday, Feathered Friends Mini 15, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles (Papertrey Ink); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

We would love to have you play along in the challenge! Hope to see you in the gallery.     ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Release Day is Here!

Wait no longer! Tonight at 10pm EST you will be able to buy the new products at Papertrey Ink! Based on comments during reveals, I think some items may sell out rather quickly, so get your shopping list ready early! I wanted to create another card using some of my favorite release elements (I didn't have room for the adorable chubby feathered friends but they are faves as well!).

I started by using the frame dies from the Farm Fresh Trees set and stamped the Weathered Wood Background in kraft ink over cream card stock. The outline of the frame was cut from Pinefeather paper (which tends to look black here).
The gorgeous poinsettia dies are the focal point here and tend to steal the show. I cut it all from Vintage Cream CS then color blended with Sweet Blush ink and Ocean Tides and Mint Julep inks on the large leaves. I dabbed some Ice Stickles using my finger on the edges. The Sprigs & Sprays set is a big favorite because it's so versatile to add to any winter/Christmas arrangement. It's also very easy to stamp! I struggled with adding a sentiment but finally went with a vellum banner that was gold embossed with a sentiment from an older set called Winter Woodlands - a set released last winter. The bling at the center of the poinsettia are tiny holographic sticker dots.

STAMPS: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday, Weathered Wood Background, Winter Woodlands (Papertrey Ink).

PAPER: Bitty Big: Sweet Blush, Vintage Cream, Vellum (Papertrey Ink).

INK: Sweet Blush, Mint Julep, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Classic Kraft, Berry Sorbet (PTI); Versamark.

DIES: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday, Farm Fresh Trees, Into the Blooms: Poinsettia,  Border Bling: Skinny Postage Frames (PTI).

OTHER: Gold embossing powder. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  ~Wanda

Color Throwdown #661


Hello everyone! It's time for a new Color Throwdown Challenge and this week it's all about neutrals. Amy Rysavy is hosting and has chosen black, gray, cream and kraft. I was initally stumped but then I decided to go with some leafy dies and a bold sentiment.

I used the Large and the Small Marianna Vine Background dies by Poppystamps. The sentiment is one of my faves called Handwritten Thanks by The Stamp Market.

PAPER: True Black, Classic Kraft, Vintage Cream, Weathervane, Soft Stone (Papertrey Ink).

DIES: Large Marianna Vine Background + Small Marianna Vine Background (Poppystamps); Stitched Rectangle and Circle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things); Handwritten Thanks (The Stamp Market). 

We would love to have you play along with us. Remember, you have a chance to be a guest star stamper if your card is randomly picked. Happy stamping!   ~Wanda

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

PTI Reveal Day #4


So glad you are back for another day of reveals at Papertrey Ink! Today we are introducing Feathered Friends Mini 15 stamp set and dies. It's a shorter post on this last day with a focus on an adorable new bird!

I broke away from a design for winter so I could use these patterned

papers in a mini slimline card joy fold card. This fold was recently updated and highlighted on Splitcoaststampers after Dina Kowal adapted it for a mini slimline. Here is a link to the tutorial.
I decided to have him perch on a limb from the Dear Friend stamp/die set. The inside has a sentiment that was embossed using WOW! Sunburst embossing powder and is from the Mash-up Birthday stamp/die set.

STAMPS: Feathered Friends Mini 15, Mash-up Birthday
INK: Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Harvest Gold, Plum Pudding, True Black, Weathervane, Canyon Clay, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Cocoa Bean, Raspberry Fizz; Versamark
PAPER: Vintage Cream, Share Your Heart patterned paper; Bristol Smooth Surface
DIES: Feathered Friend Mini 15, Mash-up Birthday, Dear Friend, Border Bling: Diamonds
OTHER: WOW! Sunburst embossing powder


That's a wrap for reveals this month! Tomorrow at 10pm EST, the release will be available to buy at the Papertrey Ink store. Happy shopping!                                                                    ~Wanda



Monday, September 20, 2021

PTI Reveal Day #3

Hello everyone and welcome back to day three of September reveals for Papertrey Ink!  Today, we are introducing you to Farm Fresh Trees stamp set and dies and Winter Swirls stamp set and dies.

This is a fun new holiday set and I wanted to keep with a woodsy theme so used the weathered wood background stamp with kraft ink on vanilla paper. I used a Christmas plaid patterned paper for the base and layered the branched frame over it.
I added a cardinal for another pop of red helped to cover up a smudge that happened with that tree - lol! I'll bet no one has ever done that before. :-)

STAMPS: Farm Fresh Trees, Weathered Wood Background, Folky Holiday
INK: Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, True Black, Classic Kraft, Smokey Shadow, Cocoa Bean; Silver Lining (WPlus9)
PAPER: Christmas Plaids patterned paper by Recollections; White, Pure Poppy, Pinefeather, Vintage Cream
DIES: Farm Fresh Trees, Mix & Mat: Plaid Die, Folky Holiday

My next card is a winter scene that features the beautiful swirls set!  I also embellished with some great new sequins that will be offered in the PTI store.

STAMPS: Winter Swirls, From Our Hearts to Yours
INK: Pure Poppy, Lemon Tart, Ocean Tides, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, True Black, Weathervane, Hawaiian Shores, Tropical Teal, Simply chartreuse, New Leaf, Aqua Mist
PAPER: Glitter cardstock, Bristol Smooth Surface
DIES: Winter Swirls, From Our Home to Yours, Snow Drifts
OTHER: Sequins



Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the last day of reveals! Enjoy!                                                              ~Wanda

Sunday, September 19, 2021

PTI Reveal Day #2

Hello everyone! It's the second day of September reveals at Papertrey Ink and today we are introducing you to Feathered Friends 15 dies + Weathered Wood Background stamp + Border Bling: Snowflakes dies + Inside Greetings: Snow stamp set.

This is such a cute new chubby bird and he's loving his perch of new twigs, sprays and poinsettia! I nearly covered up the weathered wood background but think you can see where I did some color blending before stamping the grain of the wood.

The poinsettia was color blended with Tattered Rose distress ink then splattered with Worn Lipstick.

STAMPS: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday: Weathered Wood Background
INK: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutter, Fossilized Amber, Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap distress inks; Versamark; Terracotta (PTI)
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Prairied Grass, Gold Luxe; Bristol Smooth Surface
DIES: Sprigs & Sprays: Holiday; Feathered Friends 15, Into the Blooms: Poinsettia, On the Border: Fir Branches, Border Bling: Joy
OTHER: Gold embossing powder

I have 3 cards that I created for my Featured Post on the Papertrey Ink blog and they all highlight the snowflake border die. 

Here I die cut the border from Hawaiian Shores paper and adhered the individual snowflakes to an Aqua Mist diagonal frame. You get to see a glimpse of the Winter Swirl stamps in the background that we will be seeing more about tomorrow.
The diagonal circle die was popped up with foam tape. I wanted the sentiment die to sparkle so I die cut it from heavy weight silver glitter paper.

STAMPS: Winter Swirls
INK: Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers distress inks by Ranger
PAPER: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, White; Glitter card stock
DIES: Border Bling: Snowflakes, Skinny Frames: Diagonal Border, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Tag Sale: Quilted die (banner); Stitched rectangle & circle

This card uses the remaining negative spaces of the snowflake panel which I lined with a green plaid glittery cardstock. I die cut the middle sized die from the Pierced Feature Frames set and the center of the frame fits perfectly inside the snowflake border die! Yay!

I love this sweet sentiment which I added to the "outside" even though it's called an "inside" greeting. I wanted to embellish with a white poinsettia that has a very subtle sponging of Bundled Sage distress ink. The finishing touch was adding coarse glitter by Martha Stewart to the edges.

I looped a double figure 8 with gold cording and adhered it to the card using a medium glue dot. It is a continuation of the gold gems I added to the flower center.

STAMPS: Inside Greetings: Snow
INK: Bundled Sage distress ink; Hawaiian Shores, New Leaf, Ocean Tides
PAPER: Green glitter plaid; White, Hawaiian Shores
DIES: Into the Blooms: Poinsettia, Border Blingg: Snowflakes, Pierced Feature Frames
OTHER: Gold cord, Gilded gems, Coarse glitter

My last card was a simpler more masculine feel by pairing Pure Poppy with Pinefeather paper. I had difficulty taking photos and no matter how I still looks more black on my screen. :-(

The wreath and sentiment were embossed in gold and were popped with foam tape for added dimension. Isn't this the perfect greeting for a person with a birthday over the holidays?!

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: Snow, Wreath Favor Box Sentiments
INK: Versamark
PAPER: Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, White
DIES: Border Bling: Snowflake, Pierced Feature Frames, Wreath Favor Box Sentiments, Banner Builders: Basic, Stitched Circle
OTHER: Gold embossing powder


That's a wrap for day two of reveals! Tune back tomorrow for more goodies from the September release!  ~Wanda