Thursday, September 28, 2023

Freshly Made Sketches


 Another Christmas card completed...thanks to a great new Freshly Made Sketches challenge! Karren has a great layout which gives so many opportunities for design. I wanted to use some new items from the September release at Papertrey Ink, so chose to use the Christmas Bouquet stamp/die set plus the hot foil plate "Merry Christmas". I'm not sure this is a CAS design as FMS typically asks for, but I'll take my chances on the challenge police - lol!

STAMPS: Christmas Bouquet (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Coral Reef, Passion Fruit, Berrylicious, Candy Apple, Fresh Pear, Grassy Knoll, Key Lime, Olive (Pinkfresh Studio); Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Christmas Plaids 6x6 pad by Recollections; Bristol Smooth Surface; White (PTI); Gold glitter paper.
DIES: Christmas Bouquet, Love to Layer: Decorative Bracket, Stitched Florals (PTI); Rounded Banner STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Merry Christmas hot foil plate (PTI); Gold holographic foil.

 All for now! Have a great Thursday!  ~Wanda

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Color Throwdown #762


Happy hump day! It's time for another Color Throwdown challenge and this week, Kelly is hosting with the colors mossy green, rust, kraft and cream! Love these fall colors! Since the photo inspiration has some plaids included, I knew I wanted to use the newly released Watercolor Plaid Stencil Collection by Papertrey Ink.

I used Spring Moss, Classic Kraft and Terracotta Tile inks for the plaid background. I die cut two Fun Frames: Leaves from Terracotta Tile and Classic Kraft. The hello sentiment was die cut 3 times from Spring Moss paper. A quick and easy card!

INK: Spring Moss, Classic Kraft, Terracotta Tile (PTI).
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Terracotta Tile, Classic Kraft, Spring Moss (PTI).
DIES: Fun Frames: Leaves, Larger Than Life: Hello (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things). 
OTHER: Watercolor Plaid Stencil (PTI).

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

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Card Concept Challenge


There is a country theme happening for the current The Card Concept challenge. I am starting to build up my Christmas stash so out came my Rustic Wood Star die set from Papertrey Ink to the rescue! Buffalo plaid always speaks to me of a country/rustic vibe happening (like you see in the bows in the photo) as does wooden objects, grapevine wreaths, etc. I was also inspired by the colors. All die cuts were cut from white cardstock then colored with brushes using a variety of dye and distress inks.

STAMPS: Joyous Holiday (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Scarlet Jewel, Fine Linen, Harvest Gold, Cocoa Bean, Saffron Spice, Honey Nut, Pinefeather (PTI); Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness distress. 
PAPER: Rustic Cream, Bitty Big: Harvest Gold (PTI); Bristol Smooth Surface; Christmas Plaids (6x6") by Recollections. 
DIES: Rustic Wood Star, Love to Layer: Ovals (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).

That's all for today! Remember the IG hop for Papertrey Ink's new release will be at 2pm EST today!  ~Wanda

Monday, September 25, 2023

Paper Players Challenge


It was a Sunday filled with church then some not so pretty football games and a Nascar race. Perfect for some crafting time and making yet another Christmas card! The Paper Players challenge has a great sketch by Anne Marie this week. I die cut five strips using the Banner Builders Basics set from PTI and decided a swag of pinecones and pine would become my "shape" element. This was fun to put together!

An easy way to add a bit of sparkle is to swipe on some crystal Stickles. The pine boughs were cut from green paper then sponged in random spots with Pinefeather dye ink. Sentiment was gold embossed.

STAMPS: Just Sentiments: He is Born (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Saffron Spice, Honey Nut, Classic Kraft, Cocoa Bean, Dark Chocolate, Pinefeather, Scarlet Jewel (PTI); Versamark.
PAPER: Holly Day Wishes (Recollection); Rustic Cream (PTI).
DIES: Into the Blooms: Pine, Banner Builders: Basics (PTI); Banner Flag STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Crystal Stickles, Gold embossing powder. 
Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!  ~Wanda

PTI September Release Day #4


Welcome back to the last day of reveals at Papertrey Ink. Tomorrow at 10 PM ET, the new items will be available to buy, so get your shopping list ready! Today, we are introducing you to Serene Sleigh stamps and dies + Cornered: Christmas Bouquet dies + Festive Mailbox stamps and dies. These sets make such fun scenes for your holiday cards!

STAMPS: Serene Sleigh, Merry Berry Wreath.
INK: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, True Black.
PAPER: White, Hawaiian Shores.
DIES: Serene Sleigh, Cornered: Christmas Bouquet, Love to Layer: Scalloped Circles, Merry Berry Wreath, Stitched Rectangle.
OTHER: Yellow Gold Gansai Tambi Starry Colors; Red & white thread.

My next card features the awesome new Festive Mailbox set.
Adding some glitter to the snow drifts is a festive touch.

STAMPS: Festive Mailbox, Merry Berry Wreath
INK: Fine Linen, Cocoa Bean, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Orange Zest, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Vintage Jadeite, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Mint Julep, True Black, Classic Kraft; Ocean Breeze, Mermaid Cove, Misty Coast, Rocky Slope, Metropolis (PF Studio).
PAPER: So This Is Christmas 6x6 (Carta Bella), Pure Poppy, Classic Kraft, White.DIES: Festive Mailbox, Merry Berry Wreath, Border Bling: Skinny Postage, Bows Galore, Love to Layer: Beautiful brackets.
OTHER: Super fine glitter; Playful Dots stencil.


That's a wrap for this release! Hope you've enjoyed getting to see all the new products.  ~Wanda

Sunday, September 24, 2023

PTI September Release Day #3

Welcome back to day 3 reveals of this month's release at Papertrey Ink. Hope this is getting you into the Christmas spirit because I feel like it's right around the corner and will be here sooner than I think!

Today, we are introducing you to Psalm Reflections: September stamps and dies + Love to Layer: Ornament dies + Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs dies.

My photos don't do this card justice as it doesn't show the shimmery detail like IRL. The background was color blended with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Chipped Sapphire distress inks. I splattered with water and also with white Gouache paint. The skinny star frame was a perfect match for the words of this Psalm.

STAMPS: Psalm Reflections: September.
INK: Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Black Soot, Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn distress.
PAPER: True Black; Bristol Smooth Surface; Snow Cone.
DIES: Psalm Reflections: September; Into the Blooms: Clover, Skinny Star.
OTHER: White Gouache paint; Sheer Shimmer Spray "Sparkle".

Next, I have two cards using the new ornament die! First is a shaker card that also features the beautiful Christmas sprigs.

You also get to see the silver version of the hot foil sentiment that is part of this release.

INK: Pale Peony, Ocean Tides, Tropical Teal, Pinefeather, Vintage Jadeite, Hawaiian Shores; Wine.
PAPER: Altitude 6x6 pad (BoBunny); White, Tropical Teal; Metallic silver.
DIES: Love to Layer: Ornament; Simple Strips.
OTHER: A Little Sketchy stencil; Sequins/confetti; Merry Christmas hot foil plate; Silver foil.

The second ornament card highlights some paper piecing with the diamonds. The patterned papers do the talking on this one!

STAMPS: Merry Berry Wreath.
INK: None.
PAPER: Norland Paper Pack (Farm House Paper Co.); Metallic gold.
DIES: Love to Layer: Ornament, Love to Layer: Delightful brackets, Merry Berry Wreath.
OTHER: Gold & ivory w/gold cording.




That's it for today! One more day of reveals so hope to see you back tomorrow!  ~Wanda

Saturday, September 23, 2023

PTI September Release Day #2

Welcome back to day two of the September release reveals at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Forever Snowflake Frame dies + Merry Christmas Hot Foil Plate and die + Ornament Cloche stamps and dies + Perfect Snowflake dies.

First up is a CAS design that uses this beautiful foil sentiment. It has a coordinating shadow die.
I used the Elegant Edges: Christmas Bouquet die and placed it over an alcohol ink background in blues and turquoise ink colors.

INK: Alcohol inks in blue & green; Peacock Feathers distress (splatters).
PAPER: Yupo; White.
DIES: Merry Christmas, Elegant Edges: Christmas Bouquet.
OTHER: Stitched rectangle die; Merry Christmas hot foil plate; Aqua foil; Sequins.

My next card highlights the Ornament Cloche set and also one of the Perfect Snowflake dies which I adhered for a tone on tone background. 

Sparkle was added with ultra fine glitter and a Clear Star gelly pen to accent the yellow ornaments and tree boughs.

STAMPS: Ornament Cloche.
INK: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Bright Buttercup, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, New Leaf, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, True Black; Rocky Slope, Metropolis, Aquamarine, Mermaid Cove, Tidal Pond.
PAPER: White, Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright 6x6.
DIES: Perfect Snowflake, Ornament Cloche, Love to Layer: Ovals, Stitched rectangle.
OTHER: Super fine glitter, Twine.

Next up is another cloche card using the adorable little car die.

STAMPS: Ornament Cloche.
INK: Limeade Ice, Simply Chartreuse, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Lovely Lady, True Black, Pale Peony; Rocky Slope, Metropolis.
PAPER: Pure Poppy, White; Cool Collab 6x6.
DIES: Ornament Cloche, Pierced Feature Frames, Snowflake Fun Frame.
OTHER: Super fine glitter, Bubble Blower embellishment mix, Red & white thread.


That's a wrap for day two! See you tomorrow for a new Psalm Reflections set plus more!  ~Wanda