Sunday, July 30, 2017
Hello, and welcome to the July installment of Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb! Unfortunately we are a bit late with this month's entry but better late than never, yes? We decided to create a fun summer themed card and I have been dying to play with this fun stamp set. My dear friend Becky Ledbetter gets the monthly kits from Unity Stamp Company and is kind enough to let me borrow them and play to my heart's content. So, this month I am borrowing the Unexpected Places kit from February. I love the fun little coffee cups and the sentiment that comes with it! To create my card I started with a white card base and layered on a nice, light woodgrain patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield DIY Home 6x6 paper pad on top. I cut a few slivers of a diagonal striped paper from the same paper pad and adhered them onto a strip of white cardstock. I then stamped the coffee cup image and the sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the cups individually onto more of the same patterned papers using Memento tuxedo black ink and did some paper piecing on each of the cups. I colored the lids for some additional interest and dimension and popped each cup up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. Love how cute this card turned out!
As for my coffee beverage this month, I opted for a small McCafe mocha frappe because it's hot here and I wanted something cool and frothy! Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and leave some love for her in the way of a comment! Have a good day and thank you for visiting my blog!
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Hello, and happy Saturday! I recently picked up the fun stamp set You Aren't Normal by Technique Tuesday and just had to play with it today. To create my card I stamped the zombie from The Cat's Pajamas Mwahh stamp set four times onto some Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and the created a fun scene using the skulls and my Copic markers. I cut the panel down and edged it with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye for a nice vintage look. I adhered it to some bright orange cardstock I picked up at Hobby Lobby, adhered that panel to some fun polka patterned paper from the American Crafts Haunted 6x6 paper pad, and then adhered it all down to my white card base. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from the Technique Tuesday stamp set onto the focal panel using Memento tuxedo black ink and my Misti tool. It's a super quick and easy card and I love how fun and whimsical it is.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday challange. To create my card I started by layering some Stampin' UP early espresso cardstock onto my white card base. Then I created a focal panel using some typing paper and gluing hexagon scraps that I created using a Fiskars punch and patterned papers from the Simple Stories Take A Hike 6x6 paper pad. I love using this technique to get rid of those tiny scraps that I accumulate making cards. I went around the edges of each hex shape with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye for a nice vintage look. Once the panel was complete and adhered to the card I stamped the sentiment using a Stampabilities stamp that I picked up at Hobby Lobby in Gina K charcoal brown ink. I added a border of early espresso cardstock and set the sentiment at an angle for some added interest. For a finishing touch I created two faux enamel dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in dark walnut. Love how clean and simple this card is. I hope you like it too!
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Today's card was created for the latest Jingle Belles card challenge. The challenge is to create something with Santa Claus on it. I created my card by layering some fun, festive patterned papers from the Doodle Bug Home For The Holidays 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I added a small strip of green cardstock from the American Crafts Christmas cardstock 6x6 paper pad to the edge just to break up the patterned paper. I stamped the adorable little Santa onto some Copic friendly cardstock and colored him using my alcohol markers. I die cut him out using an x-edge die by Gina Marie Designs. I die cut another of the same panels using the green cardstock. I layered them together and stamped the greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Gnome For The Holidays at the bottom. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in rhubarb crumble for some fun interest. I finished the card by adding a fun dotted border that I die cut using more of the green cardstock and a fun little Papertrey Ink die. I hope you like it!
Summertime is here in Southeast Missouri and I've been spending a lot more time outdoors playing and working. As a result my creative mojo has suffered. But we are under a heat advisory here today so I opted to spend the day indoors creating. Today's card was created for the latest Send A Smile 4 Kids card challenge. The challenge, Christmas in July, is to create a holiday card appropriate for a child. I wanted to keep this simple since I will actually be donating this card and opted to not include an interior greeting. To create my card I started by layering some pretty red snowflake patterned paper from the American Crafts Very Merry 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut a fishtail banner using a Jillian Vance die out of white cardstock and adhered it onto the patterned paper. Using the Lawn Fawn Claire's ABC alpha stamp set I stamped the word Winter onto the banner using Gina K Design ink in red hot. I then stamped the word greetings in Memento tuxedo black ink using one of the greetings from the Stampendous Snowy Stacks stamp set. I then stamped the little elf from the same Stampedous stamp set, colored him using my Copic alcohol markers, fussy cut him out, and popped him up off of the banner using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. To complete my card I added some black dashed lines all around the card and banner. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017
My second card today was created for the latest Send A Smile 4 Kids Challenge. To create my card I started by masking off a small rectangle in the center with painters tape and ink blended some Tim Holtz distress ink in spun sugar using a foam blending tool. Then, using my Misti stamping tool, I stamped the sentiment from The Greeting Farm Magical Day stamp set at the bottom of the inked focal point using Versafine onyx black ink. Using Tim Holtz distress ink in picked raspberry I stamped the tiny hearts from the same stamp set. I then stamped the adorable unicorn from the stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock, colored it using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut the image out. To add a bit of sparkle and shine I went over the sentiment with my Sakura clear gelly roll pen and then added some clear Wink of Stella to the unicorns mane and tail. I popped it up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals to complete my card. I hope you like it!
Hello, and Happy 4th of July! Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players challenge. To create my card I started by layering some textured cardstock from the Ki natural cardstock 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I then die cut some fishtail banners using patterned papers from the K&Company Graduation 4x6 paper pad using a Jillian Vance die. I layered them onto my card at an angle and then stamped the graduation cap and sentiment from the Stampin' UP Pomp & Circumstance stamp set onto a small panel using both Versafine onyx black ink and Memento London fog grey ink. I matted that panel using more of the same Ki cardstock and popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape. I added a few dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops in ebony and some black dashed lines around the card and panel to finish it off. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!
Saturday, July 1, 2017
My second card today was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of teal textured cardstock by Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then layered some real red cardstock from Stampin' UP and some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye 'Tis The Season 6x6 paper pad on top for my non-traditional Christmas colors. I then die cut a simple circle using a Spellbinders die and inked it up with some Tim Holtz faded jeans distress ink. I then die cut a snow bank using white cardstock and a Paper Smooches border die. I layered it onto the circle panel and adhered a cute little snowman sticker that I picked up on a clearance rack at Michael's last year. I then stamped the trees from the Simon Says Stamp Merry Trees stamp set onto the panel using Memento dewdrop inks. I prepped a strip of the teal cardstock with my EK Success powder tool and stamped the sentiment from Simon Says Stamp's Holiday Hellos stamp set using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using some Recollections white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment strip down to a fishtail banner and popped it up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I added a few cute clear rhinestones to the snowman and to the tops of the trees and a some black dashed lines around the focal panel and the inner panel of the card for some added interest and that completed my card. I hope you like it!
Today's card was created for the latest AAA Cards Challenge. To create my card I started by layering on some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white card base. I then embossed a piece of gunpowder gray carstock from Hobby Lobby using a large polka dot embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts. Before adhering the panel to the card I wound some pretty pink baker's twine from The Twinery and tied a bow near the top. I then stamped the large sentiment from Stampin' UP's Botanicals For You onto a white piece of cardstock using Versafine onyx black ink and die cut it using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things. I die cut a few pink flowers using Stampin' UP's Floral Fusion Sizzlet die. I adhered them to the oval panel using glue dots and added some clear rhinestones from Recollections to the centers. I mounted the whole oval panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and that completed my card. I hope you like my card and I thank you for visiting my blog today!