Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Color Throwdown #782


Happy hump day friends! It's Wednesday, so that means a new Color Throwdown challenge. Kelly is our host and has chosen burgundy, rose and sage as the color palette. I used Papertrey Ink colors with Scarlet Jewel, Autumn Rose and Prairie Grass papers. The strips "did all the talking" with the colors this week.


DIES: On the Border: Leaves (Papertrey Ink); Master Layouts 08 (Gina K Designs). 

We'd love to see what you create using these colors! Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Monday, February 26, 2024

PTI February Release Day 4

It's the fourth and last day of reveals for the February release at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to He is Risen dies + Spectacular Spiral dies + Thoughts of Easter Sentiments stamps and dies + Beautiful Branches Hot Foil Plate.

Had some color blending fun with the background and lattice layers.
I wanted the wood grain of the cross to be more visible (the die has embossing details) so I stamped the woodgrain background stamp over it.
STAMPS: Thoughts of Spring Sentiments, Weathered Wood Background.
INK: Ocean Breeze, Lilac Grace, Vintage Jadeite, New Leaf, Harvest Gold, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet Fine Linen, Cocoa Bean, Hawaiian Shores.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Vintage Jadeite, Fine Linen.
DIES: Thoughts of Spring Sentiments, Border Bling: Lattice, He Is Risen, Pierced Feature Frames.
OTHER: A Little Sketchy Stencil.
Here I have the cross popped up over a background using the Beautiful Branches hot foil plate with matte gold foil.
The Spectacular Spiral die is a beautiful addition that adds a great layer of texture to the card.

STAMPS: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments.
INK: Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst; Versamark; Antique Linen distress ink.
PAPER: Fine Linen, Spring Moss, Stampers Select White.
DIES: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, He Is Risen, Spectacular Spiral.
OTHER: Beautiful Branches hot foil plate; Matte gold foil; Gold embossing powder; Stitched Rectangle die.


That's all for now. Remember, tomorrow is release day with items available to buy at 10pm EST. Also, there is an Instagram blog hop with chances to win gift cards at 2:00pm EST Tuesday. Get your shopping lists don't want to miss out on these fun new items!  ~Wanda

Sunday, February 25, 2024

PTI February Release Day 3

Welcome back to day three of the February release at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Reflections: February stamps and dies + Spring Silhouettes dies.


No surprise here that I used the Wild Blooms stencil set as a backdrop to this great Easter verse! I kept it simple with some layering over striped paper. The verse was popped up with a foam layer.

STAMPS: Reflections: February.
INK: Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss, Lovely Lady, Simply 
Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado; Versafine Clair Nocturne pigment ink
PAPER: Bitty Big: Smoky Shadow, Stampers Select White, True Black.
DIES: Love to Layer: Decorative Brackets, Tag Sale: Quilted.
OTHER: Wild Blooms stencils; Thread; Enamel dot.

This was a fun shaker design to create! The new Delightful Bunnies stencil is so adorable with using texture paste for the bunny tails! I layered up two of the skinny hearts frames together to make it more sturdy.

The Spring Silhouettes die set is a sweet set! I kept the bunnies white with paper pieced eyes in gray. I added Nuvo Dream Drops: Cloud 9 to the centers of the little flowers.

INK: Lovely Lady, Spring Moss, New Leaf, Simply Chartreuse; Lost Shadow distress ink.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lovely Lady, Weathervane, Amethyst Allure; Patterned paper.
DIES: Spring Silhouettes, Border Bling: Hearts, Larger Than Life: Spring.
OTHER: Crackle paste; Beads; Nuvo Dream Drops: Cloud 9.


Only one more day of reveals, so be sure to check back tomorrow. Release day will be Tuesday, February 27.  Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Saturday, February 24, 2024

PTI February Release Day 2

Hello again and welcome to day two of the February release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Into the Blooms: Spring Nest dies and stencils + Delightful Bunnies stencils + Easter Buddies stamps and dies.

I am totally loving this bird nest die set that has four different layers! There are eggs, flowers and leaves you can use as accents.
With the many birds in PTI's inventory, this nest will be a great die to use over and over to pair with the birds.

STAMPS: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments.
INK: Limeade Ice, Spring Rain, Mint Julep, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Harvest Gold; Antique Linen, Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso distress inks; Versamark.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Light blue (? source), Fine Linen, Share Your Heart Basket of Blossoms patterned paper.
DIES: Festive Birds, Into the Blooms: Spring Nest, Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, Cover Plate: Beautiful Quilt.
OTHER: Enamel dots, Fine gold embossing powder.

Check out these fun new Easter Buddies stamps and dies! You can create multiple personalities depending on the eyes/nose/ears/feet combination you choose.

I started with some patterned papers from PTI's Text-Style Egg Hunt 8x8" pad.

I chose to make a trio of bunnies and added accents from On the Bunny Trail stamp/die set. This little basket can be used year round and can be filled with all kinds of seasonal dies.
STAMPS: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, Easter Buddies, On the Bunny Trail.
INK: Lilac Grace, Amethyst Allure, Orange Zest, Canyon Clay, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, True Black.
PAPER: Text-Style: Egg Hunt 8x8", Stampers Select White, Amethyst Allure, Fine Linen, Soft Stone.
DIES: Thoughts of Easter Sentiments, Easter Buddies, On the Bunny Trail, To the Point Edgers.
OTHER: Copics, White embossing powder.

Next up I have a 5"x7" card using all three of the critter options! That cow and kitten are just the cutest!

I dug into the archives and used these Elegant Eggs dies layered over alcohol ink scraps. I also included patterned papers from another 8x8" pad called Text-Styles: Road Trip.
STAMPS: Easter Buddies.
INK: True Black, Hawaiian Shores, Spring Rain, Spring Moss, Canyon Clay.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Text-Style: Road Trip 8x8" patterned paper; Yupo. 
DIES: Easter Buddies, Love to Layer: Squares, Pierced Feature Frames, Elegant Eggs.
OTHER: Alcohol inks; Copics; Stitched rectangle die.


That's a wrap for day two. Come back tomorrow for a new entry into the Reflections series plus some great silhouette dies!  ~Wanda

Friday, February 23, 2024

PTI February Release Day 1

Hi crafty friends! It's time for the monthly release at Papertrey Ink and we have some incredible spring and Easter goodies for you! Today, we are introducing you to Weather It Together stamps and dies and stencils + Thoughts of Spring stamps and dies + Flutter Flowers stamps and dies + Radial dies.

This set is so much fun to create a huge variety of umbrellas that you can fill with flowers or simply invert them and use by themselves!
I stenciled the dotted background then added a doily edge die cut. I framed it all using the largest of the pierced feature frame dies.

STAMPS: Thoughts of Spring Sentiments, Weather It Together.
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Orange Zest, Bright Buttercup, Harvest Gold, True Black, Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Limeade Ice, Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse; Versamark.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Lovely Lady, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist.
DIES: Weather It Together, Pierced Feature Frames, Elegant Edges: Doily.
OTHER: White embossing powder; Playful Dots stencil.

I smooshed some distress inks onto the background then layered the beautiful new Radiant Radial die over it. I lightly brushed Spring Rain ink over the edges.

Love the option for a tiny spring sentiment that is part of the Thoughts of Spring set.

STAMPS: Flutter Flowers, Thoughts of Spring.
INK: Salvaged Patina, Brushed Corduroy, Broken China, Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Rustic Wilderness distress inks; Dark Chocolate, Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, Pale Peony, Berry Sorbet.
PAPER: Stampers Select White.
DIES: Flutter Flowers, Radiant Radial, Love to Layer: Soft Scallops.
OTHER: Stitched Sentiment Strips die.


That's for day one! Tune back in tomorrow for more great things!  ~Wanda