Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Color Throwdown Challenge #786


Hello friends! It's Wednesday and time for a new Color Throwdown challenge. This week Lisa is hosting and is inspiring us with these donuts to use brown, pink and cream! I dug into my "archives" and used this Enchanting Roses stamps/die set from Papertrey Ink.


STAMPS: Enchanting Roses (Papertrey Ink).
INK: Lovely Lady, Hibiscus Burst, Autumn Rose, Honey Nut, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink).
PAPER: Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate (PTI).
DIES: Enchanting Roses, Floral Delicacies, Stitched Florals, Larger Than Life: Hello, Pierced Feature Frames (PTI).

We'd love to have you play along with us! See you in the gallery!  ~Wanda

Monday, March 25, 2024

PTI Release Day 4

It's the last day of reveals for the March release at Papertrey Ink. Today, we are introducing you to Reflections: March stamps and dies + Elegant Script Hot Foil Plate + Elegant Edges: Flourish dies.

I started with a favorite neutral for the background (Soft Stone) and kept the floral with a light color palette. The sentiment was stamped with a pigment ink that is a favorite for crisp results: Versafine Clair Nocturne.

STAMPS: Reflections: March.
INK: Sweet Blush, Lemon Tart, Vintage Jadeite, Ocean Tides; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Soft Stone.
DIES: Reflections: March, Into the Blooms: Daisies, Exstravagant Floral Frames, Border Bling: Tin Stitch.
OTHER: Thread; Stitched Rectangle STAX dies.

 My next card features the beautiful elegant edged flourish!

 I "lined" the back of the flourish with True Black paper and popped up the sentiment with foam tape.
There is a light gray stenciled background using the Dotted Hexagon stencil. A trio of moonshine sequins finished it up.

STAMPS: Mother's Day Sentiments.
INK: Salvaged Patina, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Mustard Se3ed distress inks; Versafine Clair Nocturne.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Big: True Black.
DIES: Mother's Day Sentiments, Elegant Edges: Flourish.
OTHER: Moonshine sequins, Dotted Hexagon stencil (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX dies.

The Elegant Hot Foil Plate makes such a beautiful background! I used white matte foil on Harvest Gold paper. The flowers were stamped in 3 steps using Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy and Scarlet Jewel. My green PTI pads are needing refills but since they are not available from the manufacturer, I had to use ink cubes from Pinkfresh Studio in Grassy Knoll, Key Lime and Olive for the stems and leaves.

STAMPS: Pro Stamper's Box March (PTI).
INK: Berry Sorbet, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel (PTI); Grassy Knoll, Key Lime (Pinkfresh Studio).
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Harvest Gold (PTI).
DIES: Pro Stamper's Box March, Ripped Banners (PTI); Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-Namics (My Favorite Things).
OTHER: Elegant Hot Foil Plate, White matte foil, Crystal Stickles.



So, that's a wrap for this month's release! Remember... there is a blog hop on instagram for a chance to win PTI gift cards. Join us at 2:00pm ET on Tuesday, March 26.  Happy stamping!  ~Wanda

Sunday, March 24, 2024

PTI March Release Day 3

Hello friends! Welcome back to the 3rd day of reveals for the March release at Papertrey Ink! Today, we are introducing you to Always in Bloom stamps and dies + Watercolor Wonderful stencils + Bookmarked stamps and dies.

You can NEVER have too many florals! This is such a beautiful set but I have to say...I squealed when I saw this new watercolor stencil set! Oh. My. Goodness. I can never get great watercoloring in my attempts at free hand water coloring so these stencils end that problem! And they also include splattering details! 

The sentiment is from the Pro Stampers Box introduced on day #1.

STAMPS: Always in Bloom, Pro Stamper's Box: March.
INK: Aqua Mist, Hawaiian Shores, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, New Leaf; Versafine Clair Nocturne; Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber distress.
PAPER: Bristol Smooth Surface; Stampers Select White.
DIES: Always in Bloom.
OTHER: Watercolor Wonderful stencil; Stitched Rectangle STAX die.


Aren't these bookmarks just the cutest?! You can use them by themselves but they also work great when added to a card (see below for a teacher gift idea)! These would make a fun addition when gifting someone with a book.

STAMPS: Bookmarked
INK: Canyon Clay, Terracotta Tile, Fine Linen, Honey Nut, True Black, Sweet Blush, Pale Peony, Lovely Lady
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Bookmarked


STAMPS: Bookmarked
INK: Lovely Lady, Autumn Rose, Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Amethyst Allure, Royal Velvet; Grassy Knoll, Olive
PAPER: Stampers Select White
DIES: Bookmarked

I added some Crystal Stickles to the flower bookmarks. To color blend the leaves, I masked off around them using Post-It note paper.

Below is an idea for adding the apple bookmark to a card. There is very minimal adhesive so that you can gently remove it from the card.

STAMPS: Bookmarked, Storybook Teachers, Storybook Christmas
INK: Pure Poppy, Summer Sunrise, Spring Rain, Enchanted Evening; Grassy Knoll, Olive, Fresh Pear, Rocky Slope; Versafine Clair Nocturne
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Patterned paper by Recollections
DIES: Bookmarked, Storybook Teachers, Storybook Christmas
OTHER: Enamel dots


Be sure to come back tomorrow for the last day of reveals! There's something new in the Reflections series, a new hot foil plate and a new die in the Elegant Edges series!   ~Wanda

Saturday, March 23, 2024

PTI March Release Day 2

Hello friends! Check out day two of reveals for the March release at Papertrey Ink.
Today, we are introducing you to Into the Blooms: Big Blooms dies + Cornered: Flourish dies + Mother's Day Sentiments stamps and dies.


This new bloom creates such a "WOW" factor on a card! It's easy to line up and fun to blend distress inks on it like I did. I splattered with water to add a mottled effect.

The new corner flourishes add a wonderful detail! The sentiment was cut out twice then popped up with foam tape to add dimension.

STAMPS: Mother's Day Sentiments.
INK: Hickory Smoke, Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold, Mustard Seed distress; Spring Moss, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado.
PAPER: Soft Stone, Stampers Select White; Tim Holtz water color.
DIES: Into the Blooms: Big Bloom, Cornered: Flourish, Mother's Day Sentiments, Into the Blooms: Christmas Sprigs.
OTHER: Stitched Rectangle STAX die.


This is a short post today. Stop back tomorrow for some really unique new products!  ~Wanda

Friday, March 22, 2024

PTI March Release Day 1

Hi everyone! Can you believe another month has rolled around and it's time to reveal the March release at Papertrey Ink?! We have 4 days of reveals then release day will be Tuesday, March 26. Today, we are introducing you to Pro Stamper's Box: March 2024 and Just Notes stamps, stencils, dies + Love to Layer: Notebook dies.

I really love the new line that PTI is introducing called Pro Stamper's Box. This first one is really lovely with fun background elements, frames, beautiful simple flowers and awesome sentiment dies!

I cut doubles of the frame and sentiment to make them more sturdy and to add dimension.

STAMPS: Pro Stamper's Box: March 2024.
INK: Villainous Potion distress oxide; Lemon Tart, Bright Buttercup, Summer Sunrise, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Amethyst Allure.
DIES: Pro Stamper's Box: 2024.
OTHER: Raindrop embellishments; Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

This Just Notes set is so much fun to assemble! Who needs to buy washi tape when you can just stamp different patterned strips and then tear them into whatever size you need?!

It's hard to see in the photo but, I silver embossed the clip so it looks metallic. I aged the edges of the notebook die cut layer (it's a really fun set with 3 different sizes of notebook paper!) by using a distressing tool and also by curling up the corner.

STAMPS: Just Notes.
INK: Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, Honey Nut, Aqua Mist, Weathervane, True Black; Versamark.
PAPER: Stampers Select White, Bitty Bi: Pure Poppy; Patterned paper by Recollections.
DIES: Just Notes, Love to Layer; Notebook.
OTHER: Silver embossing powder; Staples; Stitched Rectangle STAX die.

Another card using the fun elements in this set!

STAMPS: Just Notes.
INK: Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise, Orange Zest, Sweet Blush, Classic Kraft, Pure Poppy, True Black.
PAPER: Silver metallic; Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores.
DIES: Just Notes, Border Bling: TIn Stitch.
OTHER: Stitched Rectangle STAX dies; Enamel dots.


That's it for day one reveals. Stay tuned for some incredible new florals and Mother's Day items tomorrow!  ~Wanda