Thursday, April 28, 2022
Today's card was created for newest The Paper Players card challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of dark blue patterned paper from the Echo Park Coffee 6x6 paper pad onto my white A2 card base. I then cut a smaller panel using plain white cardstock and layered it on top. I cut a few squares of patterned paper from the same Echo Park paper pad and layered them directly onto the card following the sketch. I then stamped, colored, and fussy cut the latte image using Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Break stamp set, Memento tuxedo black ink, and my Copic markers. I popped the image up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I die cut the sentiment using Honey Bee Stamps Perfect Blend Honey Cut dies using more of the same dark blue and white cardstock. I popped the sentiment up too and finished the card off with some white gel details. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your day!
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Oh my gosh...how is it Sunday already? I sometimes feel like I blink on Friday and blink again and it's Sunday evening. Sigh! My card today was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches card challenge. I recently picked up the Honey Bee Stamps Flippin' Fabulous stamp and die set and had to use it. Following the sketch pretty closely I layered some beachy patterned papers from Gina K Designs onto my white A2 card base. I stamped the flip flops onto more patterned paper by Gina K Designs and fussy cut them out and adhered them onto the stamped image. I colored the tong portion of the flip flips, fussy cut those, and adhered them on top of the patterned paper flip flop. I stamped the sentiments and then the sea shells, colored them, and then die cut them all out using their coordinating dies. I adhered the flip flops flat onto the focal panel and popped the remaining images and the sentiments up using 3M foam tape. For a finishing touch I added some blue gems from Simon Says Stamp to each of the flip flops for some added bling. Love how cute this card turned out! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Enjoy what's left of your weekend!
Friday, April 22, 2022
Hooray, we've all made it to Friday! Today's card was created for the latest Global Design Project card challenge. I created my card by stamping the sunflowers and leaves from the Sunny Studio Sunflower Fields stamp set onto some 110lb cardstock using various inks from Gina K Designs, Altenew, and Ranger Archival. I fussy cut the images out. I then embossed a focal panel for the front of my card using a Spellbinders starburst folder and adhered that to my card. I diecut the sentiment from Stampin' UP's early espresso cardstock and Unity Stamp Company's On My Mind die three times and adhered them together using some liquid adhesive. I adhered it to my card toward the top and then popped the sunflowers up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I adhered the leaves around the flowers using liquid glue and finished my card off by adding some clear rhinestone gems from Paper Studio around the images.
Thursday, April 21, 2022
I could not think of a more appropriate theme for a card challenge than the April Showers theme at The Paper Players. I'm not sure what the weather is like anywhere else in the world, but here in Southeast Missouri we have had more than our fair share of rain. It's actually raining right now as I am crafting. So, in honor of all of that rain I created this card. I stamped this beautiful image from the Unity Stamp Company Harmony girl in Memento tuxedo black ink onto Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored it with my alcohol markers and then die cut the panel using a Gina Marie Design stitched edge rectangle die. Using some cellophane from a recent stamp purchase I added some Tim Holtz distress ink in broken china and spritzed it with a mini mister. I then selectively added the ink around the colored image to create a misty, rainy sky. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set and die cut it using a fishtail banner die from Jillian Vance Designs. I attached it to the card and then popped the panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape for a little dimension. Love how beautifully simple this card is! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope you're dry wherever you are.
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Happy Easter! Hopefully you are all enjoying time spent with family and beautiful weather today. Deb and I are back for another Coffee and Cards collaboration and this month we wanted to create something with a retro vibe. I started by stamping the fabulous retro image and sentiment from Riley & Company onto some Copic friendly white cardstock. I colored her skin and hair using my alcohol markers. I then paper pieced her dress and apron using patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Yuletide 6x6 paper pad and adhered them directly onto the image using. I die cut the panel using a stitched edge rectangle die from Paper Rose. I then layered more of the same patterned papers onto my A2 white card base. I separated the papers by using a white scalloped border I created with a Fiskar's punch and added a small fish tail banner to the top. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape and then added some black gems that were left over from a diamond art kit I created over the summer. I love recycling little items like that! To finish off the card I added some white gel pen details to her jewelry and her eyes.
I got up early this morning and joined a few of my running buddies for a 6 mile run/walk. I rewarded myself afterward with an iced Matcha latte from my local Dunkin Donuts. It definitely hit the spot.
Be sure to stop by Deb's blog to see how she was inspired by our retro theme. Have a beautiful day, and thank you for stopping by my blog!
Saturday, April 16, 2022
Hello, happy Saturday! Today's card was created for the latest Fusion Card Challenge and Addicted To Stamps And More challenge. To create my card I started by layering a piece of white cardstock that I had embossed using a Paper Studio snowflake embossing folder onto my A2 card base. I then cut strips of patterned paper from the American Crafts North Pole 6x6 paper pad and adhered them onto the card following the sketch. I die cut a circle using a stitched edge circle die from My Favorite Things and stamped the adorable image from My Favorite Things Merry Kissmas mini stamp set using Memento tuxedo black ink. I colored the image using my Copic markers and added some fun details with my Sakura jelly roll white gel pen. To finish my card I popped the die cut focal panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape.
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Hello, and happy Sunday! It's quite blustery here in Southeast Missouri, which makes doing much outside almost impossible. So, I'm inside today and I decided to create a Christmas card using the theme from Christmas Kickstart Challenge and the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. To create my card I started by layering some whimsical patterned paper from the Pebbles Welcome Christmas 6x6 paper pad onto my A2 card base. I then stamped, colored and fussy cut the gnomes from the Stampendous Holiday Gnomes stamp set using my Copic markers. I stamped, colored and die cut the mountains from the Crafter's Companion Little Snowmen stamp and die set. Using a stitched sloping border die I die cut a snow drift using white cardstock and edged it with some distress ink in Salty Ocean. I cut the focal panel down to match the sketch and inked it up with more Salty Ocean and added a few snowflakes to the background using the Little Snowmen stamp set again. I adhered the snowdrift and the mountains directly to the panel and then popped the gnomes up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the gnome stamp set, matted it onto some forest green cardstock, and popped it up under the gnomes. For a finishing touch I added some Nuvo glitter drops in clear around the gnomes and the snowflakes for some additional shine and shimmer. Thank you for stopping by my blog today!
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Hello, happy April! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating cards for Mom. I have been on a mission to try and start using more of my older stash of crafting supplies. I was gifted this image last year on a card swap and have never used it. I'm not even sure now who gave it to me or who created this sweet digital image. Even my patterned paper is so old I no longer recall who makes it. LOL. Anyway, I colored this darling image using my Copic markers and die cut it using a Gina Marie Designs stitched edge rectangle die. I went around the edge of it using a foam tool and Stampin' UP's perfect plum ink. I adhered some plum cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my A2 white card base. I then die cut a scalloped edge rectangle using white cardstock and a die from Gina Marie Designs. I cut the panel of patterned paper down to fit inside the scalloped rectangle and then popped the focal image up using 3M foam tape. To finish my card off I added a few 6mm lilac sequins from Pretty Pink Posh around the focal image. I can't wait to see what everyone else creates this month!