Sunday, April 26, 2020

Heartfelt Thanks-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome to the April collaboration of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! In light of our current COVID-19 situation Deb and I, who both work in healthcare, decided we would pay tribute to those on the front lines of this pandemic. I think all essential workers should be praised and honored for the role they have in this current situation but we know that healthcare workers are bearing a lot of responsibility and risk exposure and we wanted to say thanks. To create my card I started by layering some dark grey cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my A2 white card base. Using the Basically Bricks stencil from Wendy Vecchi and some Memento London Fog ink and a Tim Holtz blending tool I stenciled the background and die cut it using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I downloaded and printed the Birdie Brown Call The Shots and the Super Hero in Scrubs images from My Favorite Things and colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the images and adhered them onto my focal panel. I added a bit of grey marker under them to ground them so they didn't look like they were just floating in space. I then printed the sentiment from the Super Hero In Scrubs set and added it to the panel using some more grey cardstock for some additional interest. To finish off my card I added some white gel pen highlights to the images. I think it turned out pretty cute. 
It was pretty warm here this afternoon after my fun so I opted for a white chocolate mocha iced coffee that I made at home using some flavored creamer and my usual Seattle's Best 6th Avenue Bistro dark roast coffee. It was pretty tasty! Now, pop on over to Debra's blog and see what she created in honor our nation's healthcare workers!

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Joy To The World

Hello and happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is surviving the COVID-19 mania and staying safe. I work in healthcare so I'm considered an essential worker but the doctor I work for has taken the rest of the week off. That left me with a day or two to get creative. Today's card was created for the latest Jingle Belles card challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the images from the Close To My Heart Holiday Joy stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut it into a pretty scalloped edge panel using a Gina Marie Designs scalloped rectangle die. I colored the images using my alcohol markers in traditional Christmas colors. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and fussy cut the scroll out and mounted it onto the panel using some 3M foam tape. To finish my card I simply mounted the panel onto some deep red cardstock from Stampin' UP. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Be sure to leave a comment and be safe out there!