Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Happy Fall


Hello, happy Wednesday! Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches. I started with a white A2 card base that I embossed with the Richard Garay sweater embossing folder. I then cut down a piece of plaid patterned paper from The Paper Rose Autumn Plaid 6x6 paper pad and matted it with some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP. I inked up some white cardstock using Tim Holtz distress inks in fall colors and then die cut the leaves using Jillian Vance Leaves & Petals die set. I glued the leaves to some plain kraft cardstock I got at Hobby Lobby and die cut it into a panel using The Paper Rose stacking stitched rectangle die. I matted it onto early espresso cardstock and then arranged both panels onto the card following the sketch. I die cut more early espresso cardstock using My Favorite Things Essential Alphabet dies to spell out Fall. I layered three of each together for dimension and glued them to the focal panel. I stamped and heat embossed the word Happy from The Greetery Pretext Sentiments stamp set and cut it down to small strip. I mounted that on some mini foam dimensionals from Stampin' UP and placed it above the alpha die sentiment. It's still in the high 90's here in Southeast Missouri but I'm holding out hope that fall is right around the corner. This card is me secretly hoping!

Friday, September 16, 2022

May Your Days Be Filled With Sunshine & Seashells

Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I had placed an order with Honey Bee Stamps over the Labor Day weekend and included in my order was a postcard with this image on the back. I decided to color it with my Copic markers for this challenge and add the flip flops from the Flippin' Fabulous stamp and die set to bottom lower corner for some additional interest. I added some pretty aqua gems from Honey Bee Stamps Harvest Festival gem sticker collection and some white gel pen details to the flip flops and the shells for a finishing touch. This card could not have been any easier! 


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Coffee & Friends-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello! Welcome to the September Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. Debra found this amazing inspiration photo for us to use, and I was so excited to play with some fall themed stamps! To create my card I started by layering some early espresso cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered a gorgeous piece of plaid patterned paper from the Paper Rose Autumn Plaid 6x6 paper pad on top. I stamped the images from Simon Says Stamp's Pumpkin Spice Sentiments stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored them using my alcohol markers in tones complimenting the plaid paper. I die cut the panel using a Gina Marie Designs wonky stitch edge rectangle stacking die. I popped the panel up off of my card using 3M foam tape. I die cut two of the stitched autumn leaves from Jillian Vance Designs using some coordinating-colored cardstock and added them to the upper right corner. To finish up my card I added some natural twine from American Crafts to the leaves and some white gel pen details to the pumpkins and the scarf. 
For my coffee this month I chose an iced pumpkin spice latte from McDonald's. I don't usually go there but it was handy and on my way home. Now, be sure to stop by Debra's blog and see what fun, crafty goodness she created! 



Saturday, September 3, 2022

You're Boo-Tastic!-Send A Smile 4 Kids


Hello! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are creating fun Halloween cards for kids. I picked up a few gently used stamp sets on a destash and just had to use one of them for this challenge. To create my card I started by stamping the spider web background stamp (maker unknown) onto white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and inked it up using Tim Holtz distress inks in Villainous Potion and Black Soot. I then spritzed it with water and cut the panel down using a Pink & Main stacked rectangle die. I layered it onto my card and then cut down a strip of basic black cardstock and die cut three holes in it. I popped the panel up using foam tape and adhered it to my card panel. I then stamped all of the fun Halloween images from Mama Elephant's Bootastic stamp set. I colored them in fun Halloween colors using my Copic markers, fussy cut them out and adhered them to the card in the die cut holes. I stamped a few of the spiders from the same stamp set, fussy cut them out, and adhered them directly to the spider web panel. The sentiment is from the same stamp set and was stamped using Memento tuxedo black ink and die cut using a small fishtail banner from Jillian Vance Designs. I completed my card by adding some white gel pen details around the characters. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Be sure to pop over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how the rest of the design team was inspired by this month's challenge.