Sunday, December 18, 2022

Sending You Love And Joy-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Happy Sunday! This adorable image is the inspiration for this month's Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. To create my card I started by layering some cherry cobbler cardstock onto my white A2 card base. Then using some patterned papers from Heidi Swapp's Noel 6x6 paper pad I created a main panel that I cut down using a stitched rectangle die from Paper Roses. I popped that panel up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I stamped the adorable image and sentiment from Penny Black's Cup Of Joy mini stamp set. I colored them using my Copic markers and fussy cut the images and sentiment banner out. Using the steam images from Paper Smooches Need To Venti stamp set I stamped them onto a white stitched rectangle panel using a smaller die from Paper Roses and Versafine onyx black ink. I popped the images up using Stampin' UP's foam dimensionals and centered them on the panel under the steam. For a finishing touch I added some black gems around the panel for a little sparkle. 
I was out finishing up the last of my Christmas shopping, so I snagged a Starbucks peppermint mocha latte. Now, be sure to pop on over to Debra's blog and see what fun she created for our collaboration this month! Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I wish all of you and your family's a very merry Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year!


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Christmas Hugs-Send A Smile 4 Kids

We are rapidly approaching the end of 2022, and this is our last challenge of the year at Send A Smile 4 Kids. This month we are creating winter cards for kids. I am still in Christmas card-making mode, so I had to make a Christmas card. I created this card by stamping the adorable little images from Mama Elephant's Hot Cocoa stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock and coloring them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the images out leaving a small white border around them. I then embossed a plain white piece of cardstock using the Spellbinders plaid embossing folder and mounted the panel directly onto my white A2 card base. I then added a panel of wonky plaid patterned paper from the American Crafts Very Merry 6x6 paper pad onto my card at an angle. Then using a Fiskars scalloped edge punch and some olive cardstock I created a small, scalloped border using some which I attached under the patterned paper to create some interest between it and the white embossed panel. Then using Spellbinders scalloped circle and nesting circle dies I created the focal panel. I popped the adorable little images up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I then stamped the sentiment from the Crate Paper Snow and Cocoa mini stamp set onto more olive cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using Ranger detail embossing powder in white. I cut that down into a small sentiment strip and mounted it under the focal panel using more foam dimensionals. I die cut the Hugs sentiment using more olive cardstock and My Favorite Things Essential Elements Alphabet dies. I glued the sentiment directly onto the card base, and finished the card with some white gel pen detail and some light green enamel dots from Simple Stories. Now, be sure to head over to Send A Smile 4 Kids and see how the rest of the design team was inspired by this month's challenge.