Monday, January 20, 2020
Hello! I hope everyone is having a happy Monday. Today's card was created for the latest The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some dark turquoise cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a scalloped edge rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs die and some white cardstock from Staples. I stamped the sentiments and the bra from the Skipping Stones Design Bras Volume 1 stamp set and colored the bra to match the layered cardstock. To finish the card I added some turquoise sequins from The Ton onto the base, added some shimmer to the bra using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen, and popped the entire panel up off of the card base using some inexpensive fun foam I found at Hobby Lobby. This card was super easy to create and would be fun to mass produce in different colors to create a fun gift pack! Thanks for stopping off here today and, if you like my card please leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all!
Hello and happy Monday! It's been snowing here but unfortunately not sticking. I did manage to get a 5 mile run in this morning but spent the rest of the day holed up in the house eating Chinese food, watching Netflix, and making a few cards. This card was created for the latest Sunday Stamps weekly card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some Stampin' Up's basic black cardstock onto my white A2 card base. I then embossed a piece of white cardstock using a Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder. I added some sheer black ribbon that I picked up at Hobby Lobby onto the right side of the panel and then adhered the whole thing down to the card. I cut down a piece of black and white polka cardstock from Basic Grey's Little Black Dress 6x6 paper pad and made three fish tail banners out of them. I layered them toward the bottom of the card following the sketch. I then stamped the floral image from Unity Stamp Company onto some white cardstock using Memento London fog ink and die cut it using a double stitched circle die from Gina Marie Designs. I matted that circle panel onto some more basic black cardstock that I die cut using a Spellbinders die. I stamped the sentiment from the Altenew Birch Land stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. To finish this card I added some 6mm black sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Hello and happy Sunday! Welcome to the January Cards and Coffee with Celeste and Deb. This month Deb selected this fun image as our inspiration. For my card I wanted to create a background that would seem warm and fuzzy like a warm blanket so I broke out my Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil and inked it up onto some crumb cake cardstock from Stampin' UP using fired brick Tim Holtz distress ink. I added a few black dots here and there on the pattern using my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker. I layered that stenciled piece of cardstock onto my white A2 sized card and paired it with a strip of patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Yuletide 6x6 paper pad and a sliver of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP. I stamped the coffee mug onto more of the same patterned paper using Stamplorations Coffee Cup-large stamp and fussy cut them out and pieced them together. I die cut a circled using more of the patterned paper using a Gina Marie Designs dual pierced edge die. I went around the card, the circle panel, and the coffee cup with Tim Holtz distress ink in vintage photo and popped the coffee cup up off the card using 3M foam tape. To finish off my card I stamped the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Need To Venti stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink.
My coffee selection today came from the last of the holiday coffees I got from Bones Coffee this December. The flavor was Oh Fuuudge! after the movie A Christmas Story. It's tasty and cracked me up every time I took it out to make a pot! Now, be sure to hop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun things she created and what fun beverage she's drinking today!
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Hello and thank you for popping over to my blog today! I hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far. Today's card was created for the latest The Male Room challenge. To create my card I started by layering some Stampin' UP basic black cardstock onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some plaid black and white pattered paper from the Pink & Main Spring Color Pop 6x6 paper pad on top. I cut down another strip of the basic black cardstock and treated it with my EK Success powder bag and then stamped the sentiment and cake using Versamark clear ink and heat embossed everything with Ranger detail embossing powder in snow. I edged the sentiment panel with some more black and white patterned paper from the same paper pad and adhered it down to the card. To finish off my card I added a few onyx black 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I hope you like my card and don't forget to leave a comment.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today. It's been a nasty weekend. This week alone we've had tornados, flash flooding, really cold temps, and this morning we got snow. It didn't stick but it was pretty while I was out on my morning run! I decided to spend the rest of this bleary, cold afternoon creating a card for a coffee lovers card group I belong to. I have an obsession for patterned paper and most of you know I don't do clean and simple cards very well. This card is a perfect example of my favorite kind of card...lots of patterned paper, Copic coloring, paper piecing, and tons of color. To create my card I started by die cutting a scalloped edge rectangle out of Stampin' UP's early espresso cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs die. I layered that directly onto my A2 white card base. Then using patterned papers from the Crate Paper's Notes & Things 6x6 paper pad I started layering paper on, framing each layer with more of the early espresso to add some nice delineation and contrast. I then die cut a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched border rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the Close To My Heart's Treats Of Friendship stamp set using Gina K Design charcoal brown ink. I then stamped the donut from the same stamp set twice onto white Copic-friendly cardstock and the coffee cut three times onto more of the patterned papers from the same paper pad. I colored them using my alcohol markers, cut the pieces out and paper pieced them together. I popped them both up off of the focal panel using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives to finish off this card. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and thank you for visiting my blog today!
Hello and happy Sunday! Whew, it has been a long week. As most of you know I work two jobs and have been dating a guy who also works two jobs so it's really hard to coordinate crafting around work, dating, running, and obligatory life tasks. So, this will be my first card in almost two weeks. My blog needed some love so I took some time to sit down and create today. My first card today was created for the Watercooler Wednesday, Freshly Made Sketches, and The Sisterhood Of Crafters challenges. To create my card I started by layering a small strip of blue and white polka patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield Homemade DIY Home 6x6 patterned paper pad onto my white card base. I then stamped the musical note stamp from the Skipping Stones Design Heartsong I stamp set onto a white card panel using Stampin' UP bashful blue ink. I then stamped the butterflies from the same stamp set on top using Gina K Design black ink. I stamped the sentiment from the Skipping Stones Design Heartsong II stamp set onto some Stampin' UP basic black cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using some Ranger snow detail embossing powder. I adhered the stamped panel down to my card base next to the polka paper and adhered a thin strip of the black cardstock to add some contrast between the panels. I popped the sentiment up off of the card using some thin foam tape and called this card done. I hope you like it!