Sunday, February 28, 2021

Thinking Of You

Hello and happy Sunday! It's the last day of February and it's pouring here in Southeast Missouri. While it makes getting outside to play difficult it does allow me some time to stay in and get inky. Today's card was created for the latest Just Us Girls card challenge.
To create my card I started by smooshing some Tim Holtz distress inks onto one of my square acrylic blocks. I spritzed it with some water using my Mini Mister and then pressed the block directly onto my focal panel. I let the ink air dry and then stamped the trees from the Inkadinkado Trees stamp set onto the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Inspired By Flowers #4 stamp set using the same ink. I mounted the panel onto some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP and adhered the whole thing to my A2 white card base. To finish it off I added some black self adhesive gems from Ki to the corners. I love cards that I can give to either a male or female recipient! Thank you for stopping by my blog. If you enjoyed my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all! 

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Happy Birthday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello and welcome to the February Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! In honor of Valentine's Day Deb and I decided to use this sweet cookie image as our inspiration. Since I've already created my Valentine's cards for the month I decided to incorporate some sweet hearts into a birthday card. To create my card I started by layering a panel of early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my ivory A2 card base. I then die cut a slightly smaller panel using a Pinkfresh Studio A2 layering die and then stamped the background image using some Sahara sand ink by Stampin' UP and the Unity Stamp Company Small Details background stamp. Then using a Lawn Fawn heart die I die cut the hearts on the panel. I backed each of the hearts with some pretty pink patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street 6x6 paper pad. Using my powder tool I prepared some more of the early espresso cardstock, stamped the birthday sentiment from the Verve Stamp Birthday Poppy stamp set using Versamark ink and then heat embossed it using some Ranger white detail embossing powder. I cut it down into a small  sentiment strip and adhered it to the heart panel using some 3M foam tape. I then attached some soft pink/white twine from Doodlebug around the bottom of the panel and then popped the whole thing up off of the card base. To finish my card off I added a little bow using more the twine and secured it with a glue dot. I love how beautifully this turned out! 
For my coffee this month I opted for some 6th Avenue Bistro from Seattle's Best Coffee in a new ceramic mug I received from my bestie this Christmas. It has a nice lid on it so I can sip away most of the morning without my coffee getting cold! Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment. I appreciate them all! Now, be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun she created with our inspiration photo. 

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Monogrammed Cards

Okay, not a great photo but I had no other way to share all six cards at one time in my tiny little photo cube. A friend of mine is having a birthday this coming Monday and I wanted to create something special for her. To create these cards I started by layering some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP that I had die cut using Pink & Main A2 rectangle dies and adhered the panels directly to my cream A2 card bases. I took more cream cardstock and stamped them with Stampin' UP's sahara sand ink using Unity Stamp Company's Small Details background stamp. I cut the panel using a small Pink & Main A2 rectangle die. I then matted panels of pattered paper from the My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Market Street 6x6 paper pad onto more early espresso cardstock and adhered them to the card panel. Using a small Jillian Vance Designs fish tail banner die I cut out some fun fish tails for the tops of the cards, which I die cut using more early espresso cardstock. I then stamped the pretty wreaths from the Maggie Holmes Hello Love mini stamp set using Gina K Designs charcoal brown ink. My friend's name is Michelle so I stamped the capital M from The Paper Studios Timeless Alphas stamp set using Gina K Designs innocent pink ink. I die cut the circles out using a Spellbinders circle die and then matted them using early espresso and a larger circle die from My Favorite Things. I finished these pretty cards off with some small and medium clear rhinestones from Recollections. Love how these turned out. I hope Michelle likes them!


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Have A Happy Sunny Bunny Day-SAS4Kids


Hello, happy February! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating spring/Easter cards for kids. I wanted to create a fun card that would work for either a boy or a girl. I cracked out my Darcie's Heart & Home Feathers and Fur stamp set and stamped the adorable bear, bunny, and chick images onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored them using my alcohol markers and then stamped their "hands" separately, colored them, and fussy cut them out. Using patterned paper from the Doodlebug Springtime 6x6 paper pad I layered a green base onto my A2 white card base and then created a panel using the colored images and more of the patterned paper and die cut it using a stitched edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I popped it up off of the card using some 3M foam tape for some fun dimension. I added a small fishtailed banner at the lower left side of the card. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and then die cut it using a pierced edge circle die from My Favorite Things and then added it some of the same patterned paper I used in the background using a slightly larger Spellbinders circled die. The sentiment also got popped up for a bit more dimension. To finish this fun card off I added some white gel pen details to the critters and then added some light green enamel dots from Snap at the corners. I love this adorable card and can't wait to see what the rest of the team created for this month's challenge!