Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The Paper Players

Jaydee has a great sketch for the current The Paper Players challenge! I needed a baby card so this was the perfect format. I angled two panels of patterned paper then assembled all the die cut pieces from PTI's Sweet Baby Bib die set. I cut them from Bristol Smooth Surface white paper then color blended all the parts. I die cut the base panel using the Border Bling: Tin Stitch plate from PTI.


PAPER: Bundle of Joy 6x6 pad by Echo Park; White, Harvest Gold (PTI).
INK: Ocean Breeze, Aquamarine, Mermaid Cove, Tidal Pond, Grassy Knoll, Olive (Pinkfresh Studio); Harvest Gold, Bright Buttercup, Honey Nut (Papertrey Ink).
DIES: Sweet Baby Bib, Border Bling: Tin Stitch (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics, Rickrack border die (? name) by My Favorite Things.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It was a glorious warm fall day here in VA...up to 80 degrees! ~Wanda


Color Throwdown #766

Happy hump day! We are at the end of another month and this last Wednesday brings us to a great new Color Throwdown challenge with orange, pale blue and cream colors! I went with more of an apricot shade of orange and started with die cutting strips of Sky Blue, Apricot Appeal (retired SU colors) and Vintage Cream by PTI.

I dug out an old favorite stamp/die set called Branches of Love by PTI. The rectangle layers and the strips are dies in the Master Layouts 08 set by Gina K Designs.

STAMPS: Branches of Love, Just Sentiments: Happy Hello (PTI). 
INK: Dark Chocolate (PTI); Sky Blue, Summer Shower, Peach Fuzz, Apricot, Clementine (Pinkfresh Studio).
PAPER: Sky Blue, Apricot Appeal (SU); Vintage Cream (PTI).
DIES: Branches of Love (PTI); Master Layouts 08 (Gina K Designs). 
OTHER: Moonshine sequins (PTI).
Hope to see you in the throwdown gallery! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

IG Hop for PTI Release

Just a reminder that you can see the design team projects along with numerous guest designers for an Instagram hop that started at 2:00pm EST. Lots of wonderful new items in this month's release at Papertrey Ink! I went with this card that highlights the Into the Blooms: Holly dies + the Season's Greetings hot foil plate and coordinating die. Get your shopping list ready!  ~Wanda

Monday, October 23, 2023

PTI Release Time Day #4

These four days have flown by and we are already on the last day of reveals for the October release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Psalm Reflections: October stamps and dies + Season's Greetings Hot Foil Plate and die.

The new psalm is a celebratory one and references trees so, I knew right away I had to get out my Delicate Trees stencil for the background. I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair ink (pigment) then clear embossed it.

I wanted a touch of bling and added these yellowish gold enamel dots. The corner leafy dies are a new fave for me!

STAMPS: Psalm Reflections: October.
INK: Honey Nut, Harvest Gold, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Spring Moss, Simple Chartreuse; Versafine Clair.
PAPER: White, Simply Chartreuse, Card Stock Vellum; Bristol Smooth Surface.
DIES: Love to Layer: Rectangles; Psalm Reflections: October.
OTHER: Clear embossing powder; Delicate Trees Stencil Collection; Gold dots.

I thought it would be fun to fill up this basket die with a bunch of holly and berries. A bow finished it up along with the beautiful new hot foil plate sentiment that also has a coordinating die!

INK: Scarlet Jewel, Pure Poppy, Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Honey Nut; Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness distress inks.
PAPER: White, Bristol Smooth Surface, A Wonderful Christmas 6x6 pad by Carta Bella.
DIES: Into the Blooms: Holly, Love to Layer: Rectangles Season's Greetings, Weave A Basket.
OTHER: Season's Greetings hot foil plate, gold foil. 




Now it's time to get your shopping list ready! New items will be available tomorrow (10/24) at 10pm EST. Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, October 22, 2023

PTI Release Time Day #3

It's day three already for reveals of the October release at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Peace on Earth hot foil plate + Mega Merry Christmas dies + Starry Delight dies + Ornament Opulence stamps and dies + Very Merry Christmas Sentiments stamps and dies.

I ventured out of my comfort zone and chose two colors (Royal Velvet and Winter Wisteria) which I rarely use. I thought it was a "regal" color combo with the gold hot foil plate design. I adhered two sentiment dies which made it more dimensional. The large star and also the two smaller ones were popped up with foam dots.
The Starry Delight dies can be layered and designed in so many ways...a fun new die set!

INK: None.
PAPER: Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Gold glitter cardstock.
DIES: Mega Merry Christmas, Starry Delight.
OTHER: Peace on Earth hot foil plate; gold holographic foil.

Next is a card featuring the Ornament Opulence and Very Merry Christmas Sentiments sets. 

A simple design which would be easy to do multiple cards at once!
I added enamel dots and Crystal Stickles to the pink ornament. The background is an old Cuttlebug embossing folder in my stash.

STAMPS: Ornament Opulence, Very merry Christmas Sentiments.
INK: Lovely Lady, Pure Poppy; Grassy Knoll, Key Lime, Olive, Rocky Slope, Metropolis.
PAPER: Christmas by Recollections, White, Pure Poppy.
DIES: Ornament Opulence.
OTHER: Cuttlebug embossing folder.


That's a wrap for today! Tomorrow is the last day of reveals so tune in for an addition to the Psalm series and a new hot foil plate. Happy stamping! ~Wanda

Saturday, October 21, 2023

PTI Release Time Day #2

Welcome back friends! It's the second day of reveals for the October release at PTI. Today, we are introducing you to Christmas in Frames stamps and dies + Candy Cane Classics dies + Into the Blooms: Holly dies.

This set is so much fun to create all kinds of scenes for all kinds of seasons! I incorporated a few elements (deer, gifts, sleigh) from a previously released set called Iconic Christmas.

I especially love the sweet snowman and also love how the pine trees can be layered up to different sizes. We have many, many deer in VA so I thought it would be a good addition to one of the scenes.
STAMPS: Christmas in Frames, Iconic Christmas.
INK: True Black, Lemon Tart, Summer Sunrise, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate; Ocean Breeze, Mermaid Cove, Rocky Slope, Metropolis, Tidal Pond, Aquamarine, Key Lime.
PAPER: Soft Stone, White, Tropical Teal.
DIES: Christmas in Frames, Iconic Christmas.
OTHER: Red & white thread; Crystal Stickles.

My next card uses the fun candy cane dies along with the holly dies.

I started with a background of white on white snowflakes from last month's release then sprayed them with shimmer spray. It sparkles so much better IRL!

STAMPS: Festive Mailbox
INK: Limeade Ice, New Leaf, Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, True Black.
PAPER: Pure Poppy, White; Bristol Smooth Surface.
DIES: Into the Blooms: Holly, Candy Cane Classics, Perfect Snowflakes, Circles.
OTHER: "Sparkle" Sheer Shimmer craft spray; Brad; Stitched rectangle die.


That's all for today. Tune back tomorrow for more won't be disappointed!  ~Wanda

Friday, October 20, 2023

PTI Release Time Day #1

It's that time again to reveal the October release items at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Skate Into the Holidays stamps and dies + Border Bling Candy Canes 1 & 2 + Fancy Snowflake Frame dies + Christmas Your Way stamps and dies.

The skate set is so versatile with some winter foliage included. I've seen work boots that serve as a "vase" and decided to go that route with the skate.
I embossed the blade with silver embossing powder and added some Crystal Stickles to the bow for a little extra shine. The candy cane border dies are a really fun touch for holiday cards!

STAMPS: Skate Into the Holidays.
INK: True Black, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides, Pinefeather, Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores; Versamark.
PAPER: White, True Black, Pure Poppy.
DIES: Border Bling: Candy Cane Frame 1, Skate Into the Holidays, Love to Layer: Rectangles, Love to Layer: Beautiful Bracket.
OTHER: Silver embossing powder; Crystal Stickles.

Next, I have two cards using the gorgeous new fancy snowflake die. I kept them pretty simple so you could see the intricate snowflake better.

The base is patterned paper which could be easy to replicate with inks or water colors. 

All of the florals were die cut from white CS then stamped with several inks to color blend for a variegated look.
STAMPS: Christmas Bouquet, Christmas Your Way.
INK: vintage Jadeite, Pinefeather, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Summer Sunrise, Melon Berry, Orange Zest, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, True Black.
PAPER: Patterned paper, White.
DIES: Fancy Snowflake Frame, Christmas Your Way.
OTHER: Martha Stewart super fine glitter.

This next card uses a Yupo base with alcohol inks that was in my leftover pile. 

Since there was a wee bit of gold mixative in the background, I opted for gold gems, metallic gold circle and gold embossed sentiment.

STAMPS: Christmas Your Way.
INK: Versarmark, Alcohol inks.
PAPER: Yupo, White, Metallic Gold.
DIES: Christmas Your Way, Fancy Snowflake Frame, Circle, Stitched rectangle.
OTHER: Gold embossing powder.


So that's all for day one of reveals! Stay tuned for more Christmas and winter items tomorrow.  ~Wanda