Wednesday, October 27, 2021
Hello and welcome to my blog! Today's card was created for the latest Global Design Project card challenge. I recently won the Close To My Heart Pumpkin Treats stamp and thin cuts combo during a recent coffee blog hop and I just couldn't wait to use this fun set! So, it seemed fitting to use it for this current challenge. I started by stamping the mug and pumpkin pie onto some Copic-friendly white card stock using Memento tuxedo black ink and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I then layered some gorgeous coffee themed patterned paper from the Echo Park Coffee 6x6 paper pad onto some navy cardstock. I adhered that panel directly onto my white A2 card base. I cut another strip of patterned paper from the same paper pad, matted it onto more navy cardstock and adhered that to the left of the card panel. I die cut an oval from the navy cardstock using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things and then cut a smaller oval from white cardstock using a Spellbinders oval die. I cut another half oval using more of the patterned paper from the paper pad and the Spellbinders die and adhered it to the smaller white oval to create a faux tablecloth for my images. Using a foam blending brush and some distress ink I added a little color to the focal panel. I then stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Pumpkin Spice Sentiments stamp set onto the focal panel using Gina K Designs black ink. I added the oval focal panel directly onto the card. I adhered the mug directly to the panel and popped the pumpkin pie image up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. For a finishing touch I added some white jelly roll highlights to the mug and the pie. You just can't go wrong with this cute stamp set!
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Hello, and welcome to the October Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! With Halloween right around the corner Deb and I thought it would be fun to create a Halloween card. I love making Halloween cards and always send out at least a half dozen every year. I created this fun card for my bestie who absolutely loves Halloween. To create my card I started by die cutting the Lil' Inkers ghost die from white cardstock and then cut it out with a stitched edge circle die from My Favorite Things using white cardstock. I then cut the circle again using black cardstock and mounted the two together. I then stamped the sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly's Halloween Innies & Outies stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. I poured some Zing clear embossing powder over it and heat set it. Then using Pink and Main's stacking rectangle dies I layered some patterned paper from American Crafts Halloween 6x6 paper pad onto some black cardstock and adhered it directly onto my white A2 card base. I then cut a smaller strip of spider patterned paper from the same American Crafts paper pad and mounted that onto more black cardstock. I adhered that to the top of the card and then glued the focal circle panel lower onto the card. To finish this fun card off I added some 6mm black matte sequins from Pretty Pink Posh to the top right and bottom left. I love how this turned out!
For my coffee this month I decided to try something new that my running buddy suggested to me...Protein coffee! I am drinking Bang's chocolate peanut butter blast and, I have to say, it's pretty good! I drank it cold and it's very creamy and tasty! Now, be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and see what sort of Halloween fun she created this month! And thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate all of your support!
Saturday, October 9, 2021
My card today was created for the Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. To create my card I started with a base of Stampin' UP's crumb cake cut to an A2 size. I layered on strips of Stampin' UP's early espresso and Paper Rose's Autumn plaid patterned paper for the diagonal stripes at the bottom. I then die cut a circle using a die from the My Favorite Things stitched circles stax. I stamped the leaves from the Avocado Arts Nuts About You stamp set at the bottom of the circle using Stampin' UP inks in autumn colors. I then stenciled the clouds onto the panel using My Favorite Things mini cloud stencil and Tim Holtz distress ink in faded jeans. I stamped the rake, the squirrel, the acorn, and the stump onto some white Copic-friendly card stock, colored them using my alcohol markers, and fussy cut them. I adhered them directly onto the focal panel using liquid glue and then popped the acorn up using a foam dimensional. For a final touch I added googly eyes to the squirrel and white gel pen for added detail. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Today's card was created for the latest Cards 4 Galz card challenge. The challenge was to create an Oriential themed card. To create my card I started by layering some pretty green polka patterned paper from the Studio Calico Sundrifter 6x6 paper pad onto my A2 white card base. Using some Pink & Main A2 stackable rectangle dies I die cut a white panel using Copic friendly cardstock and then a slightly larger black one using Stampin' Up's basic black cardstock. I stamped the lanterns from the Lawn Fawn Lunar Lights stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored them using my alcohol markers, added some white gel pen for highlights, and went over all of them with clear Wink of Stella for a pretty shine. I then stamped the take out box, fortune, and chopsticks from Lawn Fawn's Good Fortune stamp set. I colored them, fussy cut them out, and popped them up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. For a final touch I added some small black sparkling gems by Ki in each corner.
Hello and happy Saturday! I wish I could say that I've been outside enjoying cooler temps and pretty fall foliage but we have warmed back up again here in Southeast Missouri. So, I'm indoors in the AC and making cards. Today's card was created for both The Card Concept and If You Give A Crafter A Cookie card challenges. I don't do clean and simple cards very often but I wanted the leaves on this card to be the center of attention. To create my CAS card I started by embossing my white A2 card panel using a pretty plaid embossing folder from Spellbinders. I adhered it directly to my white card base. I then die cut a dark brown wreath using a Memory Box die and some early espresso card stock from Stampin' UP and adhered it directly onto the focal panel. I die cut the leaves using Jillian Vance stitched leaves dies and some Royal Langnickel watercolor paper. Using some autumn inspired colors of distress ink I inked the leaves using a foam blending tool. I popped each of the leaves up using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and adhered them around the wreath. Using the Paper Rose Thank you die and frame set I die cut the sentiment using vellum and more early espresso cardstock. I adhered them together using some liquid adhesive and attached it to the center of the wreath using some Darice foam strips. I love the clean simplicity of this card. Thank you for stopping by my blog today and, I hope where ever you are in the United States, that you are getting the opportunity to enjoy some beautiful fall weather.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Today's fun Halloween card was created for both The Paper Players and Just Us Girls card challenges. To create my card I started by die cutting a panel of plain white cardstock using a Paper Rose stitched rectangle die. Using some Inkadinkado masking paper I masked off a large circle in the upper right hand corner and inked the panel using Tim Holtz distress inks and a blending tool. I Then removed the mask and added some color to the moon using my Copic markers. I then stamped the witch from the Pebbles/American Crafts Midnight Haunting stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink and heat embossed it using my heat tool and some clear embossing powder from Zing. I then stamped the sentiment from the My Sentiments Exactly Halloween Innies & Outies stamp set and heat embossed it. Finally, I stamped the trees on the bottom of the panel using Close To My Heart's Always Grateful Seasons & Nature stamp set and heat embossed them. To finish my card off I popped the panel up off of the card using some fun foam, added a few 6mm clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, and a few twinkly stars in the sky using my white gel pen. Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Hello, happy October! We have finally arrived at my favorite time of the year...Fall!! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating holiday/celebration cards. Since Halloween falls in this month I thought it would be fun to create a sweet little Halloween card to send to one my grandmunchkins. To create my card I started by layering some fun Halloween patterned paper from American Crafts Haunted 6x6 paper pad onto some basic black cardstock from Stampin' UP. I used a fun sketch I found on Pinterest. I then stamped the ghost from Darcie's Heart & Home's Bootiful Halloween stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I then stamped the small pumpkin from Lawn Fawn's So Thankful stamp set and colored both images using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut them both out leaving a small white border around the image. I then cut down a small rectangle panel using a Gina Marie stitched rectangle die. I then cut down a grass border using a Lawn Fawn border die and some olive green cardstock from my stash. I die cut the tree using a Paper Smooches die and adhered them both to the focal panel. Using a small circle mask I created with a Stampin' UP circle punch and Inkadinkado masking paper I blocked off an area for the moon and then stenciled the clouds in using the MFT mini cloud stencil and Shaded Lilac distress ink from Tim Holtz. I removed the mask and colored the moon in using an alcohol marker. I adhered the ghost and pumpkin down to the focal panel using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. Love how adorably cute this card turned out. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. If you like my card be sure to leave a comment. I read and appreciate them all. Now, pop on over to the Send a Smile blog and see what the rest of the team created this month!