Sunday, July 26, 2020
Hello and welcome to the July installment of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. We decided we would do a Christmas in July theme this month. Those of us who create our own Christmas cards know you have to get a jump start on those. I typically send out anywhere between 50-75 cards per year so this is about the time of year I usually get started on that. To create my card I started by layering some patterned papers from the Heidi Swapp Noel 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base. I then die cut a sloped snow bank using white cardstock and a border die from Simon Says Stamp and adhered that directly on the patterned paper panel. I die cut the tree image from some light green cardstock using one of the Taylored Expressions Evergreen dies. I added some snow to the image using my white gel pen and colored the trunk brown using a Memento cocoa brown dual tip marker and adhered that to the card. I then die cut some sweet little snowflakes using a Paper Smooches die, adhered them to the card, and added a little sparkle to the centers by applying a dot of Nuvo Glitter Drops in white blizzard. I die cut the adorable little gnome using a Gina Marie Designs die and more of the patterned papers from the Heidi Swapp Noel collection, colored his nose and beard using my Copic markers, and popped that fun little guy up using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Gnome For The Holidays stamp set onto the snow bank using Versafine onyx black ink for a nice, crisp look. I added a sweet little red heart sequin from Pretty Pink Posh to the gnomes hat and finished him off by added some drops of Stickles in Christmas red to his shirt and to the tip of his hat. Love how adorable this turned out!
For my coffee choice this month I opted for a nice, tall iced mocha latte from Duncan Donuts because it's ridiculously hot here and I had to mow my lawn this morning. This really hit the spot!
Now, be sure to stop over at Deb's blog and see what fun Christmasy goodness she's created this month!
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Hello and happy Saturday! My card today was created for the latest The Sisterhood Of Crafters card challenge. To create my card I started by layering on some Tim Holtz distress inks in the colors salty ocean, faded jeans, and broken china onto a white card panel using a My Favorite Things Drifts and Hills border stencil. I spritzed some water onto the cardstock and blotted it off and then some light spatter using the same colors of distress inks. I trimmed the panel down using a Gina Marie Designs stitched border rectangle die. I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Baby stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and then popped the panel up off of the card using some inexpensive fun foam I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I then stamped the whales from the Alley Way Stamps Something Fishy and Little Fellas stamp sets onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock and then colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and went around the edges of each image using my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker for a nice clean look. I popped them up onto the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. To finish off my card I stamped a few of the bubbles from the Something Fishy stamp set. Thank you for stopping by today and stay cool and safe out there!
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Today's card was created for the latest The Male Room challenge. To create my card I started by layering some blue cardstock from the Momenta Cardstock Mats paper pad that I had cut down into two rectangle panels onto my white A2 card base. I then layered some fun masculine patterned paper from the Pink & Main Spring Color Pop 6x6 paper pad on top. I stamped my focal image and sentiment from the Darcie's Heart & Home You Nailed It stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it with my alcohol markers. I added some white dotted details with my white gel pen and then die cut the image to create an oval panel using a pierced edge My Favorite Things oval die. I mounted the panel to the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives and called this card done. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you're staying safe out there!
Saturday, July 4, 2020
Hello and Happy Independence Day! My card today was created for the latest Color Throwdown challenge. To create my card I started by laying some pretty plaid patterned paper from the Pink & Main Spring Fling 6x6 paper pad onto my A2 white card base at an angle. I then added a thin sliver of basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP at the edge to create some visual contrast. I stamped the watermelons from the Impression Obsession Watermelon Layering stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them out and edged all around them with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker for a nice clean look. I stamped the sentiment from the IO stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and popped the watermelon up off of the card using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope everyone is having fun with family and staying safe this holiday weekend!