Sunday, April 28, 2024

Happy Birthday

Happy Sunday! Today's card was created for AAA Birthday card challenge. This month's challenge is to create a shaker card. I thought it would be fun to create a fun underwater scene using fish and an adorable mermaid. I started by inking an ombre background panel using Tim Holtz distress inks an Altenew's Scales Debossing cover die. I die cut a large circle in the middle of the panel using a stacking circle die from Spellbinders. I inked another panel to go behind the circle. I popped the main panel up using foam tape and added some clear, marshmallow, and turquoise sequins from The Ton in the shaker panel and adhered it to the card. I then stamped the beautiful mermaid image from Lily of the Valley's Mermaid 1 stamp set and inked her up using my Copic markers. I stamped a few fish and some seaweed from Lawn Fawn's Fintastic Friends and colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the mermaid and die cut the fish and seaweed images using coordinating dies and adhered them all to the card to create my underwater scene. I created my sentiment by die cutting the Birthday Wishes die set using white cardstock and colored them using my Copics to create an ombre look that matched the card. I attached them to the shadow piece and adhered them to the card. I finished off this card by added some pretty glitter glue using Nuvo crystal glitter drops and some white gel pen for additional details on the mermaid. Thank you for stopping by my blog! 


I'm So Blessed To Call You Friend-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


This month Deb and I decided we would both use Unity stamps for our inspiration. I know I have a ton of them and I'm pretty sure she does too. I stamped Unity Stamp Company's Planner Gal Don't Be Perfect stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using alcohol-friendly ink. I colored the image using my Copic markers and added some scraps of paper from the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart 12x12 paper collection to create little torn banners at the top and bottom of the panel, which I die cut using a stitched edge nesting rectangle die from Paper Rose. I mounted it onto some light tan cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I created an A2 card base using the same tan cardstock and stamped Unity Stamp's Small Details background stamp using Stampin' UP's Sahara Sand ink for a subtle tone on tone look. Using more of the My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart papers, I created a framed focal panel and a contrast piece that I added at an angle. I adhered that panel directly onto my card base and then popped the focal panel up off of my card using some low profile foam tape. I die cut one of the butterflies from Stampin' UP's Beautiful Wings Embosslit and more of the patterned paper and adhered it above the focal image. The sentiment was stamped in Versafine onyx black ink using Verve Stamps Because Of You stamp set. I finished off the card by added some clear rhinestone gems from The Paper Studio and some shimmer using a Gelly Roll clear shimmer pen to the shirt and flowers on the image. 
I went this weekend to a local coffee shop downtown and got a lovely iced macchiato and a vanilla coffee bean cookie to go with it. It was so very good! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I always appreciate your comments. Now, hop on over to Deb's blog and see what fun Unity image she used for her inspiration. 

Friday, April 26, 2024

It's Your Special Day

Hello, and happy Friday! This was a very long week, so it felt good to come home and relax with some crafting. I created my card for the latest Color Throwdown card challenge. I created my card by embossing a panel of white cardstock using a Spellbinders starburst embossing folder. I adhered that panel down to my A2 white card base. Using one of the Spellbinders stacking deckled rectangles dies, I die cut a panel and stamped the leaves from Stampin' UP's Kinda Eclectic using Stampin' UP's old olive ink. I stamped the leaves again onto a separate scrap of white cardstock and fussy cut the image out. I stamped the sentiment from a Momenta birthday wooden block collection at the bottom of the panel using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the butterfly from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and the flower from Stampin' UP's Petite Petals stamp set onto scrap cardstock using delightful daffodil ink from Stampin' UP. I fussy cut the images out and popped them all up off of the panel using Stampin' UP mini foam dimensionals. I added clear rhinestones from The Paper Studio to the butterfly, the flower, and scattered a few more around the focal panel. I framed the whole panel using some aqua blue cardstock from Hobby Lobby and popped the panel up off of the card using thin foam tape. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a fabulous weekend!


Saturday, April 6, 2024

Celebrate Your Day-Send A Smile 4 Kids

This month at Send A Smile 4 Kids we are celebrating the moms/special women in our lives. To create my card, I started by layering some olive cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white A2 card base. Using the Stampin' UP Framed Tulip embossing folder and some 110lb cardstock to create by background panel. Using some A2 nesting dies from Pink and Main I die cut the inner panel and the border panel. I stamped the floral images from Stampin' UP's Thoughts & Prayers stamp set using Gina K Designs Fresh Asparagus ink. I stamped the birthday sentiment in the right upper corner using Versafine onyx black ink and Verve Stamp's Poppy Birthday stamp set. Using a paint chip from Lowe's that matched the cardstock, I die cut the butterfly using Stampin' UP's Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I layered the top panel onto the card using some low profile foam tape, added the butterfly with some glue dots, and finished the card off with some clear sparkling gems from The Paper Studios. This was a pretty clean and simple card and think it would make a gorgeous set if done in different colors. Thank you for stopping by my blog today. Please be sure to leave a comment and stop by the Send A Smile 4 Kids blog and see how everyone else was inspired by this month's theme.