Sunday, August 25, 2019
Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches.
To create my card I started by layering the beautiful patterned papers from the Bo Bunny Early Bird 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 white card base. I then stamped the sentiment from the Echo Park Paper Co Coffee & Friends stamp set onto some white cardstock and die cut the panel using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things. I added some black dashed lines around the outer edge for some nice contrast. I then stamped the mug from the same Echo Park stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it to coordinate with the patterned paper I used on the card. I fussy cut the image out and edged it with my dual tip Memento tuxedo black marker. I popped the entire oval panel up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook adhesives. To finish my card off I added some matte black 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope you like my card and thank you for visiting my blog today!
Hello and happy Sunday! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. To create my card I started by layering some Old Olive cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base and then a panel of kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby on top that I die cut using a Gina Marie Design rectangle stitched die. Using a banner die from Jillian Vance Designs I die cut a banner from some plaid paper from the AmericanCrafts Very Merry 6x6 paper pad and adhered it directly to the card. I stamped the image from the Unity Stamp Company's Old Traditions stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and the sentiment below it from the same stamp set. I colored the image using my alcohol markers and then added some shimmer by adding lace Stickles to all of the snow. I finished the card off by popping the circle panel up off of the card using some Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares. I hope you like it!
Hello and welcome to the August Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. This month Deb and I decided to do a sketch challenge. I love sketches, especially when my mojo is lacking. This one was perfect to showcase some fun new stamps I recently picked up at my local Tuesday Morning. To create my card I started by layering some pretty patterned paper from Pink & Main's Spring Flings 6x6 paper pad onto a pretty embossed piece of cardstock that my crafty friend Lisa Elton mailed me. I added a small sliver of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP to help delineate the patterned paper from the embossed paper. I popped that panel up off of my A2 white card base using some inexpensive fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I then stamped the sentiment from the Bo Bunny Cup Of Joe stamp set onto some white cardstock. I then stamped the coffee cup from the Close To My Heart Treats Of Friendship Occasions right below the sentiment. I stamped the image again onto some more of the same patterned paper and fussy cut it out and adhered it to the cup. I colored the rest of the image using my Copic markers. I cut the panel down to match the sketch and matted it onto some more of the basic black Stampin' UP cardstock and popped it up off the card using more fun foam. To finish my card off I added some black accents using Nuvo Crystal Drops in ebony.
For my coffee selection I went old school...just a cup of Seattle's Best 6th Avenue Bistro in dark roast with some hazelnut coffee creamer in my favorite grandma mug!
Now hop on over to Debra's blog and check out what she did with the challenge and thank you for stopping here today!
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Hello and happy Wednesday. I cannot believe we are already publishing the August Words 2 Craft By challenge! This year is flying by too quickly for me. This month's quote is "I don't know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors."-from Five Go Off in a Caravan by Enid Blyton. I didn't really have any picnic related stamps or papers so I had to improvise. I started by layering a piece of blue patterned paper from the Authentique Delightful 6x6 paper pad onto my A2 white card base. I then stamped the grass, the tree, and the picnic basket from the Avocado Arts Perfectly Perfect Day stamp set onto some white cardstock using memento inks. I then stamped the adorable couple from the CC Designs Spring Couple stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored their hair, skin and shoes. I then stamped the same stamp set onto more patterned paper from the same paper pad and fussy cut them out. I edged the elements with my dual tipped Memento marker and adhered them directly onto the paper. I fussy but the image leaving a small white border around the edge. I stamped the kite from the same Avocado Arts stamp set onto some more patterned paper and popped it and the cute couple up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish my card off I added the sentiment from the Avocado Arts stamp set in the upper left corner and then added some "apples" onto the tree and the basket using my Nuvo Crystal Drops in rhubarb crumble. I can't wait to see what fun creations everyone else comes up with!