Sunday, February 6, 2022
My card was created for the latest 52 Christmas Card Throwdown challenge. To create my card I started by stamping focal image from the Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the image using my alcohol markers in colors that would compliment my patterned papers and then die cut the panel using a stacking rectangle die from Pink & Main. Using papers from the Heidi Swapp Noel 6x6 paper pad I followed the sketch. I stamped the sentiment from the same Power Poppy stamp set and then cut it out using my trimmer. I popped the sentiment strip and the focal panel up off of the card using foam tape. To finish the card off I added some white gel pen accents to the image and black dashed lines around the outer edges of both the focal panel and the sentiment strip to give it a bit of interest against the busy background. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Today's card was created for the Jingle Belles and Addicted To Stamps And More card challenges. To create my card I stamped the snowy background onto some white cardstock using Versamark ink and a Christmas background stamp from Recollections. I heat embossed it using Ranger white detail embossing powder. Once dried I inked the background using a round blender tool and Ranger inks in mermaid lagoon, faded jeans, and black soot. I spritzed the panel with water to create a little mottling in the background colors. I then stamped the adorable snowman with his big heart onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using the My Favorite Things Heart Snowman stamp and Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the sentiment from Crate Papers Snow and Cocoa mini stamp set at the bottom and then fussy cut the entire image out. I then mounted it directly to my background and finished the card off with some white gel details on the snowman. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Hope you and yours are staying warm and safe!
Happy February! Hopefully you weren't too horribly hit with the winter storm that hit most of the Midwest this week. Since Valentine's Day is in two weeks Deb and I decided to create cards with hearts on them. To create my card I started by die cutting a piece of crumbcake cardstock from Stampin' UP using the Close To My Heart heart die plate. Then using the beautiful Echo Park Hello Valentine 6x6 paper pad I die cut all of the coordinating hearts and inserted them onto the card using a glue pen. I then stamped and die cut the coffee from Close To My Heart's Pumpkin Treats stamp and die set and colored it using my Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set onto white cardstock and then die cut it using a stitched edge banner die that I had in my stash. I popped the coffee and the sentiment up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I added glossy accents to the lid and the heart on the coffee for a finishing touch.
For my coffee this month I opted for an creme brulee iced latte from our newest Scooter's Coffee town. They've been shamelessly mailing coupons to my house and I can't pass up a deal...LOL. Now be sure to head on over to Deb's blog and see what she created this month!
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Hello and happy February! This month's Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge is focusing on spring/Easter cards for kids. My sweet granddaughter is having a birthday early next month and I wanted to create a fun card for her. I've never made a 3D box card before. I wish I had dies to create the base, but unfortunately, I don't. So, I created one from scratch using white cardstock and pretty patterned papers from Pebbles Sunny Side 6x6 paper pad. The adorable images and sentiment were stamped using My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Fairy Girl mini stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored using Copic markers. I fussy cut the images out and adhered them strategically on the box so they could all be seen when the box is open. The sentiment was die cut using a pierced edge oval die from My Favorite Things and layered onto a piece of patterned paper die cut using a Verve Stamps label die and adhered directly onto the front of the card. To finish it up I added some white gel pen details to her hair, wings, mushrooms and a little Nuvo clear glitter to the wings, pom poms on her shoes, and the dots on the mushrooms! And finally, I added a few clear rhinestones from Recollections on either side of the sentiment and on the fairy's wand. I can't wait to see what everyone else has created for this month's challenge.