Coffee with Girlfriends

Hi everyone. I’m here with a card for the 2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop.

I wasn’t quite sure how to go about making a summer themed coffee card. Normally with fall and winter it is more predictable, so I decided to just go ahead and use summer colors.

Here is my card –

I started this card with with a panel of Neenah Solar White card stock which I cut with the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax. I used the coffee cup from the PaperTrey Ink stamp Heart-2-Heart #1 and colored it in with Copic markers. For the cozy, I used 6×6 patterned papers from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine and paper pieced it to the coffee cup. I arranged the cups at the center of the stitched panel.

For the sentiment, I used one from the same Heart-2-Heart set from PTI. I stamped it with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.For the card base, I covered the base with a patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Daphne’s Closet and attached the smaller panel on top with foam tape.

I am also entering this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes

For information on the tools and products I used for this card, here is the supply list:

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet 12×12 sheet
  3. Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad
  4. PaperTrey Ink Heart-2-Heart #1
  5. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax
  6. Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink
  7. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  8. American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  9. Copic Markers – N0, E11, E13, E15
  10. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  11. Scotch Foam Tape

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading.

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Ruff Day? It’s Gonna Be Ok

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a card using techniques from Online Card Classes  – Copics for Cardmakers. I really wanted to stay updated with this class but time was really an issue and I was only able to create one card.

Here is my card —

Ruff Day

 

I started this card with a 5 1/2 by 4 inch panel of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. For the patterned paper quilt, I cut strips of paper from the same collection and adhered it with a quilt pattern. I am never one to use so much patterned paper, but I am slowly getting the hang of it.

For the image, I colored the dog from Critters in the Burbs with Copic markers. This class was a godsend. I would have never thought that I would be able to color with blending. The colors I used will be listed below.

For the sentiment, I created a custom sentiment using Milo’s ABC and a sentiment from the Love This set from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx black ink (my new fave ink) and clear embossed it for added shine.

To finish the card, I adhered the panel to some Sunshine card stock from Simon Says Stamp cut to a standard size with a fold on top. I also accented the collar and tag of the dog with some Clear Wink of Stella pen.

I am submitting this card to the Lawnscaping Challenge. The theme of this challenge is – using patterned paper.

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For a list of all the products I used, please check out the supply list below.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading.

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Shaker Card – Sending Big Birthday Wishes

Hi everyone! I’m here today with an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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The theme for this challenge is SHAKE IT! I was pretty excited because I have been enjoying making shaker cards. This is just my 3rd shaker card and definitely not my last.

Here is my card —

Sending Big Birthday Wishes Front

I started with the process of making the shaker part of the card. I used the Sizzix Majestic Labels #2 and cut a label. I stamped my sentiment using a Christmas sentiment from Simon Says Stamp and replaced part of the sentiment with a Hero Arts birthday stamp. I started with a sentiment from the Big Holiday Wishes stamp from Simon Says Stamp. I stamped each line in a different color. When I got the the holiday part, I used the a birthday stamp from the It’s Your Day stamp set from Hero Arts. I used 4 different colors from Memento and Hero Arts. Then I made the foam part. I used the same size die as the base and a smaller one to create a foam frame. I adhered that with Glossy Accents. Then I put in my sequins. All the sequins I used are from Pretty Pink Posh. Then I cut an acetate piece the same size as the base and adhered it on top. To finish the shaker panel, I cut a piece of patterned from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine paper pack the same way I cut the foam frame. Then I adhered it to the top using Glossy Accents.

Sending Big Birthday Wishes Top

For the card base, I used the Blush Layering papers in Carnation from Hero Arts cut to a top folding standard size card. I stamped the circle border stamp from the Thinking of You stamp set from Simon Says Stamp in Hero Arts Ultra Pink ink. Then I attached the shaker panel towards the top of the card. To finish, I put some May Arts Natural Twine for added interest.

Please find below the tools and supplies I used to make this card.

That’s it for this card. Thanks for reading!

I Hit The Bulls Eye

Hi everyone! I’m here with a card for the Lawnscaping Challenge over the Lawnscaping blog. The theme for the challenge this week is “Stars and Stripes”.

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I know that the theme is geared towards more patriotic cards but I really had fun using the striped patterned papers includined the Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pack from Lawn Fawn. So that was the route I took.

Here is my card —

 

I Hit The BullsEye

 

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card. I adhered the front completely with the rainbow striped patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine 6×6 paper pad. For the front panel, I used the rainbow stencil from Simon Says Stamp and colored it in with the some SSS Lipstick Red ink using a mini sponge dauber. When the top part of the rainbow was finished, I inverted the stencil and colored the rainbow again – meeting both edges to form a target.

For the sentiment, I used LF’s Milo’s ABC. I am in love with this alphabet set. I think its very versatile and I love the thin and tall letters. I created my own sentiment to match the target. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and embossed it using Zing Silver Metallic embossing powder.

To finish the card, I colored a small part of the card stock with the Lipstick Red ink and punched out a small heart. I covered the heart in red glitter and topped it off with Glossy Accents to seal the glitter and I attached with with foam adhesive at the center of the bulls eye.

 

Wednesday Card Day – You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

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Hi everyone! Today I’m here with another card for the Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit. This card also uses some great products from Lawn Fawn that aren’t in the kit.

Here is my card —

You Make Me Happy When Skies Are Grey

I started this card with Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I measured and cut the sunshine rays paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine Collection and adhered it to the front of the card. I measured the paper to make sure the rays were at the bottom center as if the rays were shining. I then used the Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die using the grey polka dot paper from the same collection to place on top. For the sentiment, I used the orange alphabet stickers from Kelly Purkey included in the kit. I saw this sentiment on Pinterest and knew that it would work well with the card. For the image, I stamped the own and log from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colored it with alcohol markers. I have inexpensive markers from Hobby Lobby that I’m using to learn to blend colors. I’m still trying my best and learning how to blend with the help of YT videos but somehow my finished product don’t match up. But practice makes perfect so I will defintely keep practicing.

To finish the card, I stuck the speech bubble and owl image with foam adhesive and added some sequins from Darice that was included in the kit.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Simon Says Stamp March Card Kit (card stock, LF Hello Sunshine patterned paper, Kelly Purkey orange stickers, White                          Iridescent Sequins
2. Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble border die
3. Lawn Fawn Critters in Forest stamp set
4. Hobby Lobby The Fine Touch markers ( BR101, BR103, BR91, G46, YR23, CG1, CG3, and CG5) 
 

You can watch the video here or on You Tube —

 

Thanks for watching!

Wednesday Card Day – You Bring Color Into My Life

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Hi everyone! I made today’s card using the supplies from the  March Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. This months card is really great. Just a few weeks ago I was wishing I had a stamp that had rainbows and sunshine and there was the March kit set. I’ve been having fun and have created a few cards already which I will be sharing in the days and weeks to come.

Here is my card —

You Bring Color Into My Life

I started this card with some Neenah Solar White card stock cut to a standard size card with the fold on top. I stamped the crayon stamp in Memento Tuxedo black ink on the different sheets of patterned paper from Lawn Fawn’s Hello Sunshine collection. After stamping the crayons, I cut them out and lined the edges with a black marker. I arranged the the crayons in a staggered manner in 3 columns on the left side of the card base. When I found a pattern I liked, I started adhering each crayon with my tape runner.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “you bring” and “into my life” sentiments with Tuxedo Black ink and then stamped the word color with Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe shadow ink.

When I looked at the card, I felt that it needed an extra column of crayons. So I added one more column to make the card look fuller.

SUPPLY LIST
1. Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine stamp set
2. Neenah Solar White card stock
3. Lawn Fawn Hello Sunshine 6×6 patterned paper
4. Memento Tuxedo Black ink
5. Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe shadow ink
 

You  can watch the video here or on YouTube —

 

Thanks for watching!