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!
Hello again, friends!
I’m still on a coffee/cocoa card kick, thanks to the Fall | Winter Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. (Thanks, guys, for inspiring me to use the stuff in my crafty stash of goods!)
Today’s card features the Mug Hugs stamp set from Sunny Studio Stamps. It’s such a cute set of stamps.
I simply stamped the cup twice on white cardstock and stamped a snowflake on each cup. I colored them in with markers and then fussy cut them out.
I die-cut the rounded rectangle with a die from My Favorite Things. I sponged some ink onto it and stamped the words, hearts and snowflakes onto it. I added a little color with markers and then popped some holes in the panel with the small circle punch on Crop-a-Dile tool.
I put some patterned paper on the card and added the rectangle. And then…. magic happened again! I squirted some drops of Glossy Accents right over the holes. When it dried, I ended up with a pretty cool look!
Alright. That’s it for today.
Don’t forget to check out the hop (and, maybe, link up some cards of your own). So many fun projects to see!
Back again with a couple more cards inspired by the Fall | Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
Maybe a month or so ago, I pulled all my coffee, tea and cocoa stamps from my various stamp bins and put them all together. I’m so thankful for this challenge as it’s given me a reason to use those stamps, which I was kinda surprised to see how many I had amassed over time.
I really wanted to make a chalkboard inspired card so I pulled out the Warm Wishes stamp from Neat & Tangled. I heat embossed it with white embossing powder on a panel die-cut from white cardstock. And then, the magic happened. I slowly applied black ink to the panel with a sponge. It is amazing. The more ink you add, the more chalky it looks. But the white background helps keep it feeling chalkboard’ish.
Once I covered the panel with ink, I buffed the embossed image with a paper towel and spritz on some diluted white paint (with a spray bottle).
I wanted more of a rustic feel for this card so I used a bunch of paper scraps with a more vintage feel.
I liked the card so much that I made a second one. This time, I went with a blue color scheme.
One thing I did a little different was add a few drops of Glossy Accents to the Warm Wishes panel and dump some glass glitter on to them.
I kinda sorta dig the look. Definitely going to do that again before Winter is over on a few cards. 🙂
Alright! That is it for me today.
Don’t forget to check out the hop if you haven’t already. So many awesome projects have been uploaded so far. Great job, guys! The hop runs through the 7th.
Be back again tomorrow.
Me again. I’m back, sharing a couple more cards made with some new products that will debut Dec. 1st on the Technique Tuesday website.
Today’s cards were made with the new Joyous Juniper stamp set from their Greenhouse Society.
This new stamp set is lovely. It comes with a branch, an extra berry to make the branch bigger and a couple sayings
For this card, I stamped the branch, colored it in with markers and then added some glitzy by putting on some glitter glue.
Turned out kinda fun!
I again used the branch on this second card. This time, I went for more blue than purple berries so I used a softer color scheme. Again, I wanted there to be a little glitz so I added some glitter glue to the edges of the berries.
I also used colored pencils to add a little extra dark highlights to the Juniper branch after I did the initial coloring with markers.
It turned out pretty fun, I think.
You’ll find all the new Technique Tuesday products here on the 1st. And you’ll find a list of all the TT design team members hopping today on their blog.
I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks 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.
I’m back with another card. It’s kinda… sorta… magical. 😉
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.
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.
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.
I’ve got one card to share with you today. It’s a little on the artsy side.
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.
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.
Got a quick Christmas card to share with you today.
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.
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!
(Looking for my Sunny Studio Stamps Blog Hop post? Go here!)
The October release from Technique Tuesday is live, and I’m here to share a few more projects I created with the new goods.
Meet Card No. 1.
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.
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.
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.
(Looking for my Sunny Studio Stamps Blog Hop post? Go here! )
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.)
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.
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.
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.