Sunday, April 30, 2023

Celebrate-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello, and welcome to the April Cards and Coffee collaboration between Deb and myself. This month we are using washi tape as our inspiration. I'm sure I'm not alone in the crafting community when I say that I have way more of this stuff than I could ever possibly use. So, given that we thought it would be fun and a clever way to use up some of the stuff we have in our stash. To create my card I started with a small 2"x4" cardstock panel. Using a vertical orientation, I laid my collection of American Crafts washi tapes right up next to each other in a pleasing color arrangement. I then used a stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose Studios to give it some additional detail. I then cut down a white cardstock panel using Simon Says Stamp's Drifting Stitches Border die and the same rectangle border die. I then stamped the sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set and Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the flower from Stampin' UP's Flower Shop stamp set using Gina K Designs Sweet Mango ink and punch the image out using the coordinating punch. I adhered the washi tape panel directly to my white A2 card base. Then I popped up the main focal panel with the sentiment using 3M foam tape. I popped the flower up off of the card using Stampin' Up's foam dimensionals. I adhered it to the left of the sentiment and finished it off with some fun enamel dots from Simple Stories. 
I attended a fun caffeinated event in my town this weekend that consists of a walking tour of our downtown, visiting vendors who serve all things chocolate or caffeinated. On one of my stops, I tried a Vietnamese salted cheese coffee. Now, I know what you're thinking...salted cheese in a coffee? But trust me when I say, this coffee was rich and delicious! I only wish I'd gotten the larger size. I recommend it if you have the opportunity to try it. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Now, be sure to head over to Deb's blog and see how she was inspired by our washi tape challenge this month. 

Friday, April 28, 2023

It's A Brew-tiful Day


Happy Friday! Today's card was created for the latest Color Throwdown Challenge. To create my card I started by die cutting a panel using a piece of crumb cake cardstock from Stampin' UP and a Gina Marie Designs scalloped edge rectangle die. I adhered that directly to my white A2 card base. I then die cut a focal panel using white cardstock and a stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose. I stamped the sentiment from Reverse Confetti's Drink More Coffee stamp set using Versafine onyx blank ink. I stamped the mugs, saucers, and a single spoon from the same stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored the images using alcohol markers. I fussy cut the images out and adhered them onto my focal panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. To finish my card I added some mocha 6mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and white gel pen accents on the mugs. I appreciate you stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 1, 2023

For A Special Day-Send A Smile 4 Kids April 2023

Happy April! This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating moms/special ladies. My card could work for Mother's Day, birthday, or simply any special occasion. To create my card, I started by stamping the blooms from Simon Says Stamp's Like Your Style stamp set onto some crumbcake cardstock from Stampin' UP using Colorbox frost white pigment ink. I then stamped the black lines, the hanger, and the sentiment from the same stamp set using Gina K Designs black pigment ink. On a separate piece of white cardstock I stamped the dress and more of the florals onto the dress using Tim Holtz carved pumpkin distress ink and did a little ink blending at the bottom. I also stamped the mini hearts in the same color. I fussy cut all of the images out. I adhered the hearts directly to the card using liquid glue. I added some peach twine from Stampin' UP directly to the card and tied a bow and popped the image up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. To add a little interest to the card I added a strip of patterned paper by My Mind's Eye from the Follow Your Heart 12x12 paper pad directly to the bottom of the card panel and then added a tiny strip of cardstock I had colored with the same carved pumpkin distress ink to match. I adhered the focal panel to my white A2 card base and then added some white gel pen details for some added interest. Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Be sure to pop over to the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog to see how the rest of the design team was inspired by this month's challenge.