Feeling the card making bug the last few days. Back with another card to share with you. Today’s card is coffee-themed.
A unicorn holding a coffee cup? Yes. Yes, indeed!
The image (from the Unicorn Ice Castle stamp set from Flora & Fauna) truly inspired this card. It’s Christmas stamp set, but that didn’t hold me back. I mean, hello, coffee. I could send something with this little lady on it all year long to one of my friends.
I created the background by sponging ink in a circle on my card and then drawing a circle with a black pen. To add some interest to the sky, I stamped some stars (with the Peek-a-Boo Pals set from Avery Elle) and added some dots with a white pen and white Nuvo Crystal Drops.
The sentiment was created by pairing together sentiments from stamp sets from Avery Elle and My Favorite Things. Fun how they look like they were made to go together. A happy discovery indeed.
Alright. That is it for now.
Oh wait! One more thing! Speaking of unicorns, have you seen my unicorn enamel pin? I made him awhile back, offering him at Plannercon. I put her up in an Etsy shop. (You can also find him at Simon Says Stamp! and Doodlebugs. Both are wonderful places to pick up crafty things… and enamel pins too!)
Surprise, surprise! I’m back again with another stamped card to share with you.
Do you ever buy a stamp set that you are so excited about, bring it home and then … quietly… not do anything with it for a long, long, long time? So begins the tale of how today’s card came to be.
Meet today’s card.
I picked up the Winter Woodland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh quite a long time ago. I just loved cute critters in it. I didn’t do much with it and instead kept in my bin of stamps to use soon. Days became days and days, and days and days became… forever.. with the stamp set sitting and waiting to see some inky action.
Well, I took one look at the stamp set the other day and was like, “I need to use you, man. You are so cute!” And so I challenged myself to get off my card making hiney and make a card with this adorable set. And so I did.
All the images on this card are from the set. The words too.
I went out my regular zone and used colored pencils to color the images in rather than markers. If you look close, you’ll see I added a little sparkle as well to the holly leaves (with a Wink of Stella pen) and the berries (with glitter glue). I also added some with dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops.
That little rectangle panel was cut with a die from My Favorite Things.
Anyway, I think the card turned out pretty cute! I am totally challenging myself to make another card soon with the stamp set. It’s just so cute and happy… and fun. I sure like it.
I’ll be back again soon, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
I’m back again with another card. This one just happened the other day when I was messing around with my small stash of Studio L2E stamps.
Haven’t heard of Studio L2E? I’d totally encourage you to check them out. If you are a planner, Studio L2E has created lots of planner stamps that are just awesome. Not a planner? They have lots of planner and non-planner stamps that can be used on all kinds of craft projects. Some of that I have really geeked out over, especially, are the wizard-inspired ones: Wizard Life, Wizard Weekly and Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K.
Today’s card features some of those stamps. Let’s take a look.
I started this card by stamping six of the wizard coffee cups on cardstock and then coloring them in with markers. I fussy them out with my scissors. The cool thing is that the cup is really easy to cut. If you are fussy cut challenged, don’t be intimidated by this cup.
I created the white mat and gray scalloped mat with the help of a couple dies from My Favorite Things. I stacked them on top of each and adhered them to my card. Before I adhered the cups to the card, I placed a sticky note on it and sponged a little black ink on it and below it. This created the shadow you see under the the cups.
I felt like the cups needed a little extra “magic” to I stamped a wand (from the Wizard Weekly stamps) for the top one. I added a little sparkle to the middle of the wand with some glitter glue and then I added a bunch of dots around it with glitter glue and white Nuvo Crystal Drops.
I completed the card with the Espresso Patronum sentiment (from the Planner Wizards: Tiffy + K stamp set). It felt like it was the just perfect way to complete this little card.
Alright. That’s it for me. I’ll be back later, friends.
Thanks for stopping by.
How is your day going? Hoping well.
I’m back with another stamped birthday card to share with you.
Created this guy the other day when I was in need of a little “creative therapy” time. All the images and words are from the Lawn Fawn’s Coaster Critters stamp set. They were cut with the coordinating dies.
So I just cut a bunch of elements to color in with markers. There’s just something calming about marker coloring. 😉 If you look really, really close, you’ll see I added a few extra details with Nuvo Crystal Drops and a white gel pen to the balloons, cotton candy and large roller coaster car. I also added a few white dots to the sky too.
The sky background was created with cardstock, ink and a cloud stencil from My Favorite Things. It is one of those crafty things I would argue any scene loving stamper needs. It’s a great little tool.
The papers at the bottom? They are just scraps from my stash of papers. If you are ever wondering what my deal is for selecting patterned papers to use on my cards, here are a couple tips. I typically like to use small patterns (or ledger or graphic paper). And I like to use colors that work together. It’s like picking cardstock colors that work together. You just have to train your eye to do it with patterned paper. It becomes easier the more you do it, like everything in crafting.
Alright. That’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends.
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing the scoop on how to make some fun tag bookmarks.
These tag bookmarks are really, really, really easy to make with their Self-Laminating Pouches.
I really wanted to use some cute stamps I had from My Favorite Things to decorate my bookmarks, but you’ll see this little project could be created with stamps from pretty much anyone out there… or stickers… or die-cuts. And it’s a craft that could do… or you could easily make with a child.
Be sure to check out the post! I’d be tickled if you would.
And thanks, as always, for stopping by my little spot on the web. I sure appreciate your visits.
I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!
I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.
This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.
Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Susan Opel (on Jenn’s site)
Teri Anderson (<— you are here)
Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)
So this is the card I made for the hop!
I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.
My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from. I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.
To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!
Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang! Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!
I’m up on the blog for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L today, sharing a set of friendship cards.
These cards were extra fun to make as they use lots of 3D Foam Products. They have lot of depth and dimension.
Get the scoop on how I did it in the post over there. You’ll also find lots of more pictures.
Be back again later, gators.