Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hello Love-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome back to another installment of Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb! We have yet another fun guest designer with us this month, Michael Trent. Since Michael is our guest this month we let him select a theme that would unify our projects and he chose LOVE. Since I'm still in winter/Christmas card making mode I knew immediately I would have to break out my Unity Stamp Company Hello Love stamp set and create something fun and wintery with it. The sentiment is exactly how I feel about my morning coffee! LOL. 
To create my card I started by stamping the focal image onto some Copic-friendly 110lb cardstock and colored her using my Copic markers. I then fussy cut her out and edged the image with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker to clean the edges up. I stamped the image again onto some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas 6x6 paper pad and then cut it into a small panel. I die cut an oval into some smoky blue grey cardstock from Hampton Art's ki natural cardstock 6x6 paper pad using a Spellbinders die and then adhered the image behind it. I then die cut a scalloped oval using another Spellbinders die into some more of the My Mind's Eye paper and wrapped some sage grey twine from American Crafts around the panel close the bottom and tied it off with a bow. I popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity Stamp Company stamp set onto more Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it in with my alcohol markers to match the colors on the patterned paper. I fussy cut the heart sentiment down and adhered it to the card. To finish off my card I added some sequins from The Ton around the panel, added some clear Wink of Stella to the mittens and scarf on the focal image, and then some dashed black lines around the outer panel and inside the oval panel. I hope you like it! 
As for my beverage of choice I opted for a nice hot cup of black French roast from Seattle's Best Coffee. 
Now be sure to hop on over to Michael and Deb's blogs and leave them some love in the way of a comment!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Good Tidings

Today's card was created for the latest Sunday Stamps card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some gorgeous Christmas patterned paper from the Heidi Swapp Noel 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. For some contrast I chose a grayish green patterned paper from the same paper pad and cut it down to a smaller strip and adhered it down to the card. I then stamped the beautiful cardinal image from the Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock and then colored the image using my alcohol markers. I die cut the image into a shaped focal panel using a Spellbinders die. I added some black dashed lines around the focal panel as well as the contrast strip of patterned paper on the card. I popped the panel up off of the card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares for some additional dimension and added some Glossy Accents to the berries and the trim on the bowls for some fun interest. Thank you so much for stopping off at my blog today and be sure to leave a comment!