Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Color Throwdown #758


Happy hump day! It's Wednesday and that means a new Color Throwdown challenge is up. Lynn is hosting and has chosen pink, green, and magenta for the colors. I wanted to use an older but still much loved PTI stamp set called Effortless Beauties. I already had an extra Cover Plate: Jumbo Dots panel in my stash, then I layered up two of the medium sized frames.

I added some Crystal Stickles to the flowers and there you have it. A very quick and easy card to put together!

STAMPS: Effortless Beauties (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Versafine Clair Nocturne; Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado (PTI); Piggy Bank, Majenta, Grass, Lime Green (Reverse Confetti).
PAPER: White, True Black (PTI); Black & White Basics 6x6" pad (My Favorite Things).
DIES: Cover Plate: Jumbo Dots, Effortless Beauties, Pierced Feature Frames (PTI).
OTHER: Crystal Stickles.

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

Monday, August 28, 2023

PTI August Release Day 4

Welcome to the last day of reveals for the August release at Papertrey Ink! Hope you've enjoyed everything so far...I know I enjoyed playing with everything. Today, we are introducing you to Build-A-Turkey dies + Fun Frames: Leaves dies + Delicate Trees Stencils + Give Thanks: Sentiments stamps + Cornered: Wheat Stalks dies.

Meet Tom who is just about the cutest turkey ever! I went with traditional colors but you could dress him up in any color you desire!
I didn't want to cover up much on the front, so went with a favorite line sentiment from the Tuck It Sentiments stamp set. I highlighted the debossed lines on his belly with a brown Prismacolor pencil then sponged around the edges of his body.

STAMPS: Tuck It Sentiments.
INK: Versamark.
PAPER: Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Americana, True Black, White; Halloween Party 6x6" (Echo Park).
DIES: Fun Frames: Leaves, Build-A-Turkey, Border Bling: Tin Stitch.
OTHER: Enamel dots.

I love the new corner wheat stalk dies which I used in all four corners of a color blended background using Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Lucky Clover distress oxide inks.

I really got excited about the fonts in this Give Thanks Sentiments set...they are so awesome! I stamped with a black pigment ink then heat embossed with clear powder. I used the smallest of the 3 trees in the stencil set and it was perfect for this oval! Jute twine topped it all off.

STAMPS: Give Thanks Sentiments.
INK: Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover distress oxide; Limeade Ice, Green Parakeet, Ocean Tides, Fine Linen; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface, White.
DIES: Cornered: Wheat Stalks, Love to Layer: Ovals.
OTHER: Delicate Trees Stencils; Clear embossing powder.



That's it for today! Now, it's time to get your shopping list ready for the release tomorrow, August 29, at 10 PM ET. Happy stamping and don't forget the Instagram hop tomorrow at 2:00. Comment on each stop for a chance to win a gift card!   ~Wanda

Sunday, August 27, 2023

PTI August Release Day 3

Welcome back to day #3 of the August release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Spider Web Stencils + Spooky Halloween stamps and dies + Farm Fresh Pumpkins stamps and dies + Watercolor Plaid Stencils.

I'll have to admit that these stencils are very fragile when trying to use brushes and dye ink, so I opted to smoosh the Versamark pad over the stencil then heat embossed with white powder! Woohoo! Great results!
I popped up that spider with a foam dot and added white string with scotch tape. I thought the jack-o-lantern would look rather hip with a witch's hat tilted on his head - lol! Love the splatter stamp that adds a bit of grunge element. The wood veneer stars topped it all off.

Next up is a really fun stamp and die set with a vintage truck and so many fall accessory options!
It pairs so well with the new Watercolor Plaid stencils! Love when I can create my own patterned papers to coordinate with the main images!

Love the straw, hay bale, sunflower, pumpkins and gourds, and the quilt that are just perfect for a tailgate party! Another great mix of fonts for the new sentiment set!

STAMPS: Farm Fresh Pumpkins, Give Thanks Sentiments.
INK: Pure Poppy, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Dark Chocolate, Bright Buttercup, Honey Nut, Saffron Spice, Canyon Clay, Orange Zest, Fine Linen, Prairie Grass, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise; Misty Coast, Rocky Slope, Lemon Whip, Marigold, Peach Fuzz, Clementine.
PAPER: White, Pure Poppy.
DIES: Farm Fresh Pumpkins, Love to Layer: Charming Brackets, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles.
OTHER: Watercolor Plaid Stencils, Enamel dots, Stitched Rectangle die.



That's all for today! Come back tomorrow for the final day of reveals!  ~Wanda

Saturday, August 26, 2023

PTI August Release Day 2

Welcome back to day #2 of the August release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Love to Layer: Leaves dies + Leave It to Me stamps and dies + Elegant Edges: Wheat Stalks dies + Psalm Reflections stamps and dies + Border Bling: Falling Leaves dies.

Leaves, leaves and more leaves! One of my fave images to use for fall. The wheat stalks on the edge die is a beautiful new design! Love these fall patterned papers from PTI's collection...check it out! I even used the inlay pieces from the wheat stalk edge die and tucked them into the arrangement.

STAMPS: Leave It To Me, Just Sentiments: Appreciation.
INK: Dark Chocolate, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Fine Linen, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Terracotta Tile.
PAPER: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Text-Style Fall Prints & Patterns.
DIES: Elegant Edges: Wheat Stalks, Leave It To Me.
OTHER: Jute twine.

Check out the new trio of layering leaves dies! 

I smooshed distress inks onto Bristol Smooth Surface paper and dried between color layering. I then splattered with some yellow gold paint and continued with metallic gold paper for the sentiment and grid background.
In hindsight, I wish I had sponged the edges of the leaves to define them and make them stand out a bit more.

INK: Old Paper, Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Peeled Paint distress spray stain.
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Canyon Clay; Metallic Gold; Bristol Smooth Surface.
DIES: Love to Layer: Leaves, Larger Than Life: Fall, Delicately Woven.
OTHER: Enamel dots; Gansai Tambi Starry Colors (yellow gold); Master Layout O8 dies.

Last but not least...a new scripture from the beautiful Psalm Reflections series!

Since it references "songs of praise", I knew I wanted to use some patterned paper with music on it. More ink smooshing and splattering...this time with black paint.

STAMPS: Psalm Reflections: August.
INK: Ripe Avocado, True Black; Fossilized Amber, Rusty Hinge, Carved Pumpkin, Old Paper, Peeled Paint distress spray stain.
PAPER: Bitty Big: Simply Chartreuse, White; 5th Avenue 6x6" (Melissa Frances).
DIES: Border Bling: Falling Leaves.
OTHER: Black paint, Enamel dots.


That's all folks! Tune in tomorrow for more fall goodness!  ~Wanda

Friday, August 25, 2023

PTI August Release Day 1

Hello crafty friends! It's time to announce this month's release at Papertrey Ink and it's another great one! Today, we are introducing you to Exquisite Leaf Frame Hot Foil Plate + Fresh Florals stamps and dies + Frightful Frames dies + Spooky Treat Labels stamps and dies.

I strayed from routine "fall" colors and made this sympathy card applicable for giving all year long.
I started with Lemon Tart paper and hot foiled a panel using matte white foil. I have much more success with matte colors than I do with metallic colors. Not sure what makes the difference.

I stamped the sentiment on vellum then clear embossed it. This floral stamp/die set is so versatile with so many options for use. Next time I want to try creating a wreath...maybe even with a wreath builder template.
STAMPS: Fresh Florals.
INK: Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Enchanted Evening, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Pinefeather, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado.
PAPER: Vellum, Lemon Tart, White.
DIES: Love to Layer: Ovals, Fresh Florals.
OTHER: Exquisite Leaf Frame hot foil plate; Matte white foil.

Next up are quite a few posts related to the Frightful Frames and Spooky Treat Labels sets.

I wanted to give you ideas for gifting young and old and decided to go with a gift box, some diaper fold favor holders and a gift card holder using the Brew To Go die set. This would be a good way to "treat" a mail carrier, store clerk, neighbor...the list goes on and on!

I used the same color themes throughout with papers from Doodlebug Designs' Monster Madness 6x6" pad (with exception of diaper folds).
Tags and embellishments were all stamped with a black pigment ink then embossed with clear powder. These pouches were folded using a 6" square of patterned paper with designs on front and back. Google "diaper fold" on You Tube for many quick tutorials. I'm giving you a bit of a sneak peek from another spooky set that will be revealed in 2 days (bats, spiders, etc.).
Since the one tag references " witches brew", I knew I had to go with this gift card set that was previously released last year.

STAMPS: Spooky Treat Labels, Spooky Halloween, Witch's Brew.
INK: Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Monster Madness 6x6" pad (Doodlebug Design); Classic Kraft, 
White, True Black, Orange Zest; Granny Apple Green.
DIES: Scallop Top Gift Bag, Brew To Go, Spooky Treat Labels, Spooky Halloween, Witch's Brew.
OTHER: Ribbon, Clear embossing powder.

1. Use coordinating papers to match up the treat containers with the cards that I will show you next.
2. Gift cards can easily be inserted into the Brew To Go cup or the diaper fold pouches.

A card using one of four Halloween frames in the die set.

STAMPS: Spooky Treat Labels, Spooky Halloween.
INK: Amethyst Allure, Honey Nut, Dark Chocolate; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Monster Madness 6x6" (Doodlebug Design); True Black, White; Textured Black.
DIES: Frightful Frames, Spooky Treat Labels, Spooky Halloween; Stitched Rectangle.
OTHER: Staples. 

Another card that matches the treats...

STAMPS: Spooky Halloween.
INK: Orange Zest, Cocoa Bean, True Black, Versamark.
PAPER: Monster Madness 6x6" (Doodlebug Design); Textured Black; White.
DIES: Spooky Halloween, Frightful Frames.
OTHER: Black twine; Clear embossing powder; Oval infinity dies.


Be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what else is new!  ~Wanda