Sunday, May 23, 2021

If Friends Were Flowers-Coffee And Cards By Celeste And Deb


Hello and welcome to the May Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration! This month Deb and I thought it would be fun to play with stencils. To create my card I started by inking a background using some basic 110lb white cardstock, the Sunrise Radiating Rays stencil by My Favorite Things, and Tim Holtz squeezed lemonade distress oxide ink. Using my mini Misti I stamped the sentiment from the Stampendous Hand Of Friendship stamp set directly onto the panel using Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the hand and the flower from the same stamp set onto some separate white Copic-friendly cardstock, colored it using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut the entire image out. I mounted it onto the panel using some 3M foam tape. To finish off the card I added some yellow Stickles to the center of the flower and the bracelets and some pretty yellow 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. Love how this card turned out! 

For my coffee this month I popped by my local Dunkin Donuts for a nice iced matcha latte! Now be sure to pop over to Deb's blog and see what she created using stencils!



Sunday, May 2, 2021

Happy Birthday


Hello and happy Sunday! I haven't had much time for crafting lately but it's been raining here in Southeast Missouri most of the day, so I was forced indoors. It's the perfect day to sit inside and get inky. Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches and Color Throwdown challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the Sketchy Lines Background stamp by Simon Says Stamp onto some white cardstock using Gina K Designs mango ink and die cut a circle window out of the panel. I adhered the panel directly to my white A2 card base. I stamped a few black dots from the Stampendous Sunny Flowers stamp set on the circle background using Memento tuxedo black ink. I then stamped the leaves from the Stampin' UP Kinda Eclectic stamp set using Gina K Designs fresh asparagus ink and fussy cut them out. I adhered them around the circle using a glue pen. I then stamped the flowers from Stampin' UP's Flower Shop stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them in using pink Copic markers. I added some white gel pen dots to the centers and then punched them out using the coordinating punch from Stampin' UP. I popped the flowers up using foam dimensionals from Scrapbook Adhesives. I then stamped the sentiment from the Verve Stamps Poppy Birthday using versamark ink onto some black cardstock and heat set it using Ranger white detail embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down to a narrow strip and popped it up next to the flowers using my foam dimensionals. To finish off my card I added some clear rhinestones from Paper Studios. Love how pretty this card turned out!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Dad You're A Star-Send A Smile 4 Kids

Hello and happy May 1st! This month's Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge focuses on cards to give to dads/grandpas/special men. To create my card I started by stamping the sports shirt, football, and foam finger from the Alley Way Stamps Touchdown stamp set onto patterned papers from the Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sports and Echo Park's This & That 6x6 paper pads and fussy cut the images out. I layered some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base and then layered more patterned papers from the Graphic 45 Good Ol' Sports on top. I added a small 1/2" strip of the basic black cardstock to break up the patterns. I then die cut a white piece of cardstock using a Spellbinders simple circle die and matted it onto a larger circle of basic black using a pierced edge circle die by My Favorite Things. I adhered both circles together and glued them directly onto the card using my snail adhesive. I then stamped the letters DAD from the Alley Way Stamps set onto the sports jersey using Memento tuxedo black ink and then using selective inking I stamped the "you are a star" from the Altenew Apothecary Labels stamp set below it. To finish off my card I added 3 small circles that I cut from the same Graphic 45 paper pad using a small circle punch from EK Success and adhered them directly to the patterned paper in the upper left hand corner. I can't wait to see how everyone else is inspired this month!