witticisms by Jess Witty

February 08, 2011

PTI in Color

It's Day 5 of Papertrey Ink's 4th anniversary celebration and, man... have you *seen* some of the prizes Nichole's been offering up? Whoa. Big stuff. And today's no exception. The prize goes along with today's theme... color. Each of the design team gals picked out their favorite PTI color combos, so here's mine... Soft Stone. {Like white, but softer. My go-to neutral.} Summer Sunrise. {Perfect for gals, perfect for guys. My go-to color.} Aqua Mist. {The perfect cool tone foil for my Summer Sunrise love.} Raspberry Fizz. {Just pops against all the rest and adds the perfect bit of weight.} So for today, a new card with the same color combo... You might know that I'm a summeraholic. I'm not a tanning junkie or anything like that... just a summeraholic. And right now... as another "arctic storm" rolls into Dallas... I am missing summer something fierce. FIERCE. So... an ode to summer. I embossed the Fresh Alphabet letters in white and colored them in super simply with a waterbrush and ink from my inkpads. (I usually just press my acrylic block on top of my ink pad so that I can use the block as the "palette" for my brush.) I overstamped some Dot Spot images in VersaMark over that... love how it brings a sort of sun image to the card. Give it a try! Hopefully you'll love it as much as I do! {hello summer} card Stamps - Fresh Alphabet, Dot Spot CS - Soft Stone Ink - Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz, VersaMark Ribbon - Summer Sunrise Other - White Filigree Embossing Powder

17 comments:

Jennie said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love every detail!

PEA said...

yes, bright, cheery and summer like colors and card. I love it. Make me feel a bit warmer inside.;)

Dana said...

FABULOUS!!!!
I love the subtle dot spot and the layering of your letters is quite eye-catching.

Kristin said...

love that first card... but the hello card is FAB!!
i'm sitting here is SW Ft. Worth dying b/c of this ice/snow combo. i'm so with you. born in the summer b/c God knew i would never be able to go to school on my bday :-)... and i just take the day off of work now. i'm all about summer. bright side for today... i get to play along instead of go to work... i'll take it! :)

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful, Jessica! Soft Stone is one of the only neutrals that is not in my collection (gasp!)...I think it is hopping in my cart on Monday!

Kathleen said...

Too funny. I've been visiting your blog for quite some time now and never realized you were in Dallas! This weather is definitely not for me. I moved back to Dallas 2 years ago for the sunshine (and family, but really it was the sunshine - I moved from Seattle). On the bright side - it is always sunny in my craft room!

Lindsay said...

LOVE the techniques you use! I always learn something new when I come to your blog! I know I could sure use some sunshine, Thanks!

Jessica ML said...

I love this card!

Nancy Guse said...

This is so sweet!! It look simple but I don't think it was.

Cassie_lu said...

wonderful card and I really like how you colored the words

Judy said...

What a fun background. And the card is so fresh.

Sandra said...

These are great cards.
Love the technique you used on the letters. Lovely!

Sandra

red balloon said...

This color scheme is ~AWESOME~!

When I used to live in Ft. Worth, everything would start blooming in Feb. What the heck is going on this winter in DFW?

Juanita B said...

What a sophisticated and fun card! I LOVE your colors also. TFS.

Robin said...

Love both cards but the bottom one is so awesome! Simple but very effective! I love your style.

Bev Gerard said...

I missed the subtle blossom beneath that too cool sentiment on FB ... but this view is super!

Yes ... bring on the Summer ..
bring it!

;o)

Kathleen said...

THIS is so cute!!! I love how simple it is yet so detailed---REALLY, LOVE!