Espresso + Magic = One Fun Card

Hi, guys!

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.

A coffee wizard stamped card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

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.

EspressoWizardCard2-teri

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.

Advertisements

A Magical Card

Hi, guys!

I’m back with another card. It’s kinda… sorta… magical. 😉

magicalunicorncard-teri

Well, you know, in a unicorn sense. Wink.

Made this card the other day just for the fun of having fun after picking up the Unicorn Stamp & Cut set of stamps and dies from Hero Arts. Let me tell you the story about how the stamps came to live with me. It was World Card Making Day and, well, you know, one should treat themselves on that day. Because… it’s what us stampers do, right? Anyway, I saw the set and magically took  a trip in time back to my second grade unicorn-obsessed self and was like, “Yeah. That’s fun. I need it.” And so the unicorns came to live with me.

Everything on this little card stamped with the stamp set. I thought it would be fun to make a herd of sorts of unicorns so I stamped and colored in three of them. I drew inspiration from my elementary school friend Jennifer’s My Little Pony collection (She had so many!) for the colors of the unicorns.

A Unicorn Stamped Card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

To give the card a little glitz and sparkle, I stamped some stars around the unicorns. I colored them in with a yellow pencil and then added a few drops of glitter glue. Now, the glitter glue I used was clear. The cool thing about it? It took on the yellow from my colored pencil. I also added a few clear drops of Glossy Accents to the scene, near the stars. There’s just something I love about the look of Glossy Accents drops. The hardest part about putting them on a card? Simple. Waiting for them to dry. But the end result is so, so worth it.

Alright. That’s all I have for you today, friends. I’ll be back again later in the week with a a few more cards to share with you. Hope you’ll stop by.

World Card Making Day Blog Hop w/ Technique Tuesday

World-Card-Making-Da-2018-NBlog-Hop-Banner

Hi, everyone!

Happy World Card Making Day! I’m delighted to be joining the Technique Tuesday Design Team with some very special guests in blog hopping today.

If you’ve been hopping along, you should have arrived here from the blog of Ana Anderson. If you are just getting started hopping, welcome to the hop! The next stop on the hop is the blog of Latisha Yoast.

We’re celebrating the big day by sharing some cards created with the brand new You’re Owlsome stamp set that TT just released for WCMD. You can get the stamp set for free through Sunday with a $30 or more purchase on the Technique Tuesday website. Just pick $30 or more products on their website, then add the stamp set to your cart and enter coupon code WCMD18 at check-out which will make the stamp set free.

World-Card-Making-Da-2018-NL-SM-INSTRUCTIONS-fb

I’ve got one card to share with you today. It’s a little on the artsy side.

OwlsomeInkedOwlCard-teri

I created the multi-colored owl (and pink hearts) by creating a background paper with Distress Oxide Inks and water and then simply stamping and die-cutting them with the matching dies. I think it’s a cool look and a fun way to add color without actually using markers and pencils like we often tell ourselves we have to do.

The background on my card was created with Washi tape and good ol’ black cardstock. For fun, I took a paint brush and flicked on splotches of diluted white paint.

OwlsomeInkedOwlCardClose-teri

Turned out pretty good, I think.

Alright! Be sure comment as you hop today as Technique Tuesday will be picking one person to give a gift certificate to. The lucky person will be selected at random from one of the hop stops. The winner will be announced on the Technique Tuesday blog.

And here’s the compete list of hoppers. Don’t forget that Latisha is the next stop. She’d love for you to visit.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends.

 

A Quick Christmas Card + a Video!

Hi, guys!

Got a quick Christmas card to share with you today.

LightShinesCard-teri

Made this guy with the new String of Lights stamp set from Technique Tuesday.

It was quick and easy to put together with the stamp set, cardstock, a few ink pads and sponge daubers.

LightShinesCardClose-teri

The ink daubing technique is pretty easy and could easily be done with all kinds of stamped images, not just these ones.

Anyway, here’s a super quick, no-frills video I put together for you to show you the technique.

I hope you liked the video and enjoyed seeing how the card came together. If you’d like to see more videos from me, let me know.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by, friends!

Technique Tuesday Release Day

(Looking for my Sunny Studio Stamps Blog Hop post? Go here!)

Hi, guys!

The October release from Technique Tuesday is live, and I’m here to share a few more projects I created with the new goods. New-Blog-Graphics-Reveal-Day

Meet Card No. 1.

Merry-And-Bright-Christmas-Lights-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

This one uses the new Christmas Lights Border die. The die was inspired by the lights in my String of Lights stamp set and is such that you can use the words in the stamp set with it.

This card took a little extra effort to put it together. That’s because I cut the die twice. Once was for the panel you see on the card. The second time was to make a stencil from cardstock that I used to add color to the lights, as well as the light’s cord.

It took awhile to put it together, but i think the results were totally worth it.

And meet Card No. 2.

Green-Blue-Bulbs-Card-Teri-A-Technique-TuesdayMerry-And-Bright-Christmas-Lights-Card-Close-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

This one uses the String of Lights stamp set. It’s another non-traditional color scheme.

I had so much fun playing with this stamp set as the bulbs are just really easy to color in with markers.

Green-Blue-Bulbs-Card-Close-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

To give the cord a bit of pop, I added a few dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I just dig that stuff.

Alright! That’s all I have for you today. Don’t forget to stop by the Technique Tuesday blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

Technique Tuesday Oct. Release Countdown Day 1

(Looking for my Sunny Studio Stamps Blog Hop post? Go here! )

 

Hi, guys!

New-Blog-Graphics-Blog-Hop-Day-1

It’s time again for another release from Technique Tuesday. They’ll be releasing some fun new stamp sets and dies on the 1st, and I’m joining my TT Design Team pals with sharing some projects today made with the new goods.

I’m sharing today a couple projects I made with the new String of Lights stamp set. (It will be available on the New Products page on the 1st.)

Tangle-Free-Lights-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

The lights and words on this card are from the stamp set, which I actually designed myself. For this card, I stamped the string of lights onto the vintage patterned paper panel and then I stamped them a second time on white cardstock. I colored them in with markers and then fussy cut the bulbs to go on my card. I think the white just kinda helped the colors pop more, although I am pretty darn sure the lights would have been equally lovely had I colored them on the patterned paper. 🙂

The little label I stamped the sentiment on? That’s from the previously released Jam Jar Labels set of dies. It’s a pretty versatile little set of dies. I use it a lot.

I wanted to do something different with this second card so I used a different color scheme to color in the lights.

Purple-Tangle-Free-Holiday-Card-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

I also wanted the lights to have a little bit of sparkle so I used my Wink of Stella pen to add a layer of sparkle to them after I colored them in. Purple-Tangle-Free-Holiday-Card-Close-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

I think it looks pretty cool.

Alright. That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back tomorrow.

Be sure to hit the Technique Tuesday blog for links to the blogs of all the design team members sharing TT projects today.

Christmas Blog Hop with Technique Tuesday

Hi, guys!

I’m happy to be blog hoppity hopping today with the Design Team from Technique Tuesday!

Technique Tuesday released some Christmas stamps and dies in August and September and we’re celebrating by sharing some projects made with them. We are also celebrating that they will be releasing even more Christmas stamps and dies over the next few months. (Hint: Lights! Hint: Cocoa! And more! I totally said too much. Let’s keep that between you and me! But know that I cannot wait for you to see what TT has up their sleeves!)

First, let me give you the hop list.

 

Now, let me show you the projects!

I’ve been dying to share this first project for someone time.

The sweet little guy is on it is my friends’ little fella, who celebrated his first Christmas last year.

Holiday-Magic-Scrapbook-Page-Teri-A-Technique-Tuesday

Is he just the cutest reindeer? Makes my heart smile! 🙂

I used a few different Technique Tuesday products to decorate this page. First, I used the new Story of December set to add the date to it and to create that Story of December label you see. And then I used some previously released stamp sets to do the rest of the stamping: Classic Christmas Sentiments and Spirit of December. I also used the Ribbon & Holly dies to add the ribbon and holly leaves to the page. I just love the ribbon and holly berry. They look so cool when cut from glitter paper.

A scrapbook page by Teri Anderson for TechniqueTuesday.com

Now I didn’t use the December Moments set to stamp anything on the page, but the sentiments in that set would have worked perfect on my labels too. That set is packed with good scrapbooking stamps.

Now, here’s my second project.

A stamped Christmas card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

For this little Christmas card, I created one big sentiment by combining phrases from the December Moments and Christmas Birds stamp sets.

DecemberBirdsCard-teri

The little birds and presents were also stamped with the Christmas Birds set. They were cut with the matching crafting dies. Now there’s no tree in the stamp set but there’s a little piece of greenery in the Spirit of December set that makes a good substitute tree… and is sized as such that (just a happy coincidence) it works with the birds. Yay for happy coincidences!

Alright! That’s all I have!

This is, officially, the last design team stop on the hop! If you haven’t already hit the Technique Tuesday blog, please do so. You’ll find the complete hop list there, plus you will want to comment on their post, as well as the this post and the rest of the DT’s posts, as there is a Technique Tuesday gift certificate up for grabs for a lucky someone who leaves a comment on one of the posts. Comments will be taken until midnight on the 20th! The winner will be announced on the 22nd on the Technique Tuesday blog.

Thanks for stopping… and hopping… on by! I always appreciate it when you do, friends. Thank you.