The cards just keep coming. Yessss! 🙂
I was inspired yet again by the latest Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to make today’s card.
I once again whipped out the Thanks a Latte stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn. It’s such a cute set!
I stamped and die-cut the mugs, scarves and heart. I colored them in with markers and then set them aside.
I sponged some blue ink onto a card in a circle. I added the cups and hearts to it, and then stamped the snowflakes, steam and sentiments.
For a finishing touch, I added a few white drops with my white Nuvo Crystal Drops. I sure like it adds to cards…. and yet…. still keeps your cards relatively flat and easily mailable.
Alrighty. This post is short and sweet… and all I have. I’ll be back again later, gators.
Don’t forget to check out the hop. So many wonderful projects have been linked up so far. So…. stinking… many. If you love coffee, cocoa or tea, this hop is worth checking out!
I’m here again with a couple thank you cards that were just plain fun to make.
Meet card #1.
Meet card #2.
And meet card #3.
I created the backgrounds for each of these cards using some stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. Take a look and you’ll see each one is a little different.
The first card uses an entire stencil the old fashioned way: Set it down and apply ink.
On the second card, I used one of the stencils to apply a dark layer of yellow ink. Then I moved it over the left and applied a lighter layer.
On the third card, I did some layering with different stencils. It’s hard to tell but look real close and you’ll see it.
All the words and images on these cards are from Honey Bee Stamps too. I didn’t quite have phrase to use with the thanks word so I took a phrase from their Forest Friends set and masked off part of it when I inked it so only part of it would stamp on my cards.
Alright! That’s what I have for you.
Supplies from Honey Bee Stamps used for these cards:
Ps. Check out The Scrap Review for a recent review I did about the Hexi Patterns Background Stencils from Honey Bee Stamps. They are just lovely.
Hello again, friends!
Back with another card to share with you.
This is another card I made the other night “just for the fun of making something with stamps.”
I had this idea in the back of my head to create a sea of lifesavers so I stamped several lifesavers (with the Stay Salty by Julie Ebersole stamp set from Ellen Hutson) on cardstock with Archival Ink. Then I added the little stamped water patterns.
To color things in, I simply paired a waterbrush with Distress Oxide Inks from Ranger Ink. The cool thing with coloring with inks? It doesn’t really matter if you go out of the lines. It makes you like… artsy… and all.
After I did the coloring, I picked up some color with my brush and flicked it on the scene. Again. It make me feel artsy and all.
Now, confession time, I got kinda liberal with water as I added the color so my card warped. No problem-o, though! I cut the panel in half and plopped it on another card.
I finished it off with the stamped sentiment and a few drops of Nuvo Crystal Drops.
That’s it for now. Be back again later, gators!
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!
Me again! Another day. Another card.
Today’s card is the result of me being in a Summertime kinda mood. 🙂
Thinking about my list of things to do over the next few weeks (eek!), a break sounds really cool. Camping under the stars, in fact, sounds kinda dreamy right now.
I created the blue background by sponging some Distress Oxide ink onto cardstock and then spritzing it heavily with water. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. The I stamped a few stars onto it and added a little color to some of them with a white pen.
The bear, words, stars and tent are all from the Critter Campout stamp set from Sunny Sunny Studio Stamps. It, as in the stamp set, recently came to live with me so it needed a workout and all too. (Wink!)
To make the scene pop out a bit against the patterned paper, I whipped out my old friend, my bottle of white Nuvo Crystal Drops and added some dots around the largest circle. It’s subtle, but I think it works.
Alright. That’s it for now. Be back later, friends. Thanks for stopping by.
Back again with another card to share with you.
Saw the Lawnfawnatics were having a “Cards for Guys” Challenge and was totally inspired to play so meet today’s card.
I created this card mostly with the Screen Time stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I also pulled in a few images (the stars and party hat) from the Lovable Legends set.
It’s a pretty basic card. I stamped most of the images on cardstock, colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them with my scissors.
For the stars, I just stamped them onto my patterned paper background and then added a hair or so of color with a blue marker. Subtle but does the trick. I also added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just love those things.
And that’s about it. 😉
Hope you like the card. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.
Back again with another take on the Thinking of You Card Challenge with Ashley!
I have been on a bit of a scene kick lately so, of course, I once again have a card with a stamped scene. This one features stamp from Ink Blot Shop’s get tired of a Flopsy Forest Friends and Tiny Bubbles stamp sets. (They are both available at Simon Says Stamp! as well.)
I went old school by doing a lot of fussy cutting to put this scene together. I stamped the bears, hearts and trees on a piece of cardstock and went to town by coloring them in with markers. I went more with a specific look when I did the coloring, rather than subscribing to any traditional marker blending philosophy.
Lean in close for a minute, friends. I feel the need to confess something to you. I detest a lot of stuffy rules in card making and scrapbooking and really prefer to do my own thing, seeing where creativity takes me. And sometimes that means saying, “You know what. I don’t care about your (insert: marker blending) rules. I like the look I’ve got going on and am going to run with it for MY card.”
To give the bears (and the hearts too) a little extra pop, I applied some Nuvo Crystal Drops to them. It’s amazing how just a little something can add such pop.
Alright! That’s it for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her latest take on the challenge. Be back again tomorrow.
Back again with another stamped card to share with you.
Meet today’s card.
Just a little “for fun” card that came as the result of messing around once again with the Three Amigos stamp set (and coordinating dies) from Mama Elephant.
I just love the little signs the animals hold in the stamp set. And I love that they are blank so you can really do all kinds of things with them.
I wanted to make a card for a friend, who is always there for everyone with a kind word and hug, so I went with these phrases. I easily could have turned this into a birthday card to give to another friend instead by using different words.
I was pretty pleased with the card when I added the stamped images to it, but I felt like it needed some extra pop so I used Nuvo Crystal Drops to add a circle (Look really, really really close! It’s black!) to the die-cut circle. Then I used white Nuvo Crystal Drops to make a white dot border outside the black circle.
I also added some dots with red Crystal Drops to my little stamped, colored (with markers) and die-cut hearts.
I think the dots just add the right little something to a card.
Anyway, that’s it for today. I’ll be back again later, friends. See you soon.
A happy Thursday to you! I’m here once again with a take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with my pal, Ashley. We both are sure having fun digging into our stashes and playing with their stamps and dies.
Meet today’s card.
Decided to make a birthday card today.
Pulled out the Hang In There stamp set (and coordinating dies) that I, ironically, treated myself to for my birthday last year. 😉 The sloth, leaves and hat are all from that set.
Did some good old coloring with markers to add color to the little guy. Went a little dark with the red on the hat, but, you know what? That’s OK. No need to try to be perfect every(single)time you make a card. Mistakes show a card’s handmade and heart went into making it.
To make the little guy seem a bit more realistic, I dabbed a teeny tiny amount of black Nuvo Crystal Drops on his eyes. By the way, I tested it out on scratch paper first to make sure I put the right amount down and used the right amount of pressure (squeeze) on the bottle to not get too much out of it.
The sentiment was created by combining together words from the So Much To Say set with words from the Hang In There set. Love when you can mix and match things and have them look good together.
Well, that’s it for this card. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her latest challenge card!
I’m back again with another card to share with you. Today’s card again uses stamps and dies from Lawn Fawn and is another take on the Lawn Fawn Challenge with Ashley.
So meet today’s card!
Don’t you just love that little dinosaur? She’s from the Rawr stamp set. The conversation bubble and heart are from the set too.
Add some extra details to the dinosaur by pouncing some dots onto her with a medium and dark green marker. To blend the color into the dinosaur’s “skin”, I used a light green marker to pounce some additional dots over them.
I created the sentiment by pairing together some words from the Rawr stamp set with a “miss you” from the So Much To Say stamp set. I think it turned fun!
I once again grabbed paper scraps from my stash for the card. And I once again added some quick dots to the card with Nuvo Crystal Drops.
Alright. That’s all I have for you today. Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog today to see her latest take on the challenge.