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.

To My Mama Bear – Happy Birthday

My mom and I always joke around calling each other Baby Bear and Mama Bear. So even if my mom’s birthday is still far away, I jumped on the chance to make this card using the Lil Hoot set from Hero Arts.

I am entering this card for the A Blog Named Hero Interactive Card Challenge sponsored by Chibitronics. Chibitronics is not required for this challenge but the card had to be interactive. So after a lot of thought on what kind of interactive card I wanted to make, I settled on a spinner card.

Here is my card —

I started this card with a the Neenah Textured card stock in blue and stamped the Hero Arts Magical Background using Versamark ink and embossed in American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing powder. I wanted it to haver stitched edges but I didn’t have a big enough die, so I used the straight line die cute from Pretty Pink Posh on each side. I cut the circle on both the panel and card base at the same time. For the image, since the bear from Lil Hoot wasn’t symmetrical, I had to do mirror image stamping to get the the back side of the image for the spinner.

For the sentiment, I used one of the smaller dies from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangles Stax. I used Milo’s ABC from Lawn Fawn to create the mama bear sentiment and a happy birthday sentiment from the It’s Your Day set from Hero Arts.

Here is a short clip of the spinner card in action —

For information on the tools and products used, here is the supply list

SUPPLY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White Card stock
  2. Neenah Light Blue Textured card stock
  3. Hero Arts Magical Background
  4. Hero Arts Lil Hoot
  5. Hero Arts It’s Your Day
  6. Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC’s
  7. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax
  8. Sizzix ThinLits Circle Die
  9. Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2
  10. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  11. Versamark ink
  12. American Crafts Zing Clear Embossing Powder
  13. Prismacolors Colored Pencils
  14. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  15. The Paper Studio Paper Blending Stump
  16. Be Creative Double Sided Tape
  17. Coats Grey Thread

That’s it for this card. Thanks for stopping by.

Thanks For Being There

Hi everyone! I’m here with a new card for a few challenge blogs. I will link and mention these challenges at the end of the post.

If you read my previous post about starting to make cards again, I promised myself that I will not buy anything new until I can follow through cardmaking for at least a month. So for this card, I used stamps from Lawn Fawn and Simon Says Stamp that are oldies but goodies.

Here is my card —

I started this card with Neenah Solar White cardstock and stamped the images from Lawn Fawn’s Critters in the Forest using Versafine Onyx Black Ink. To color the images, I used Prismacolor pencils and blended the different colors with an odorless mineral spirit and a paper stump. I blended some Surf Blue ink from Simon Says Stamp around the image to give it some depth. I used the Stitched Borders 2 from Pretty Pink Posh to cut the panel diagonally.

For the card base, I used a standard size Neenah Solar White cardstock. I adhered the sequins patterned paper from Doodlebug and Simple Stories from an old SSS Card Kit.

For the sentiment, I die cut the thanks die from a textured gray card stock (I don’t know the exact name) from Neenah. I layered 4 pieces to get some dimension and from the matching stamp set, I stamped a sentiment on a thin strip with Versamark ink and embossed it with the American Crafts Zing white embossing powder.

I am entering this card for the following challenges –

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge – use patterned paper

 

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch #293 

The Paper Players Challenge – using our Feathered Friends

For information on the the tools and products I used for this card, please check the supply list below:

SUPPY LIST:

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Neenah Textured card stock – gray
  3. Doodlebug/Simple Stories 6×6 patterned paper
  4. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  5. Simon Says Stamp Thanks stamp set and coordinating die
  6. Versafine Onyx Black ink
  7. Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue ink
  8. Versamark ink
  9. American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
  10. Prismacolor coloring pencils
  11. Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirit
  12. The Paper Studio paper stump
  13. Post it paper for masking
  14. Elmer’s Glue Dot Runner
  15. Scotch Foam tape
  16. Ranger Multi Matte Medium glue

That’s it for this card. Thank you for reading. See you in my my next post.

 

Sending You Buckets of Love

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a  card for the Casology Challenge this week.

Week 171 - Vehicle

The Cue Word this week is vehicle. Here is my card —

 

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I am not really into clean and simple cards – honestly I don’t know my style yet but I like trying different ones and just being quite diverse. I definitely know that I am a modern card maker. I don’t fancy the vintage look that much.

With this card, the started with smooth white card stock from Simon Says Stamp. I masked the sky and grassy hills and colored it in with distress inks. I used Broken China for the sky and Mowed Lawn for the grassy hill. For the vehicle image, I used the Hero Arts Father’s Day set (I think it’s discontinued). There was a truck image with a heart and I loved it. I stamped additional hearts from Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC to have some hearts falling of the truck. I colored the images with a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir  markers. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from Simon Says Stamp in Versafine onyx black ink. I cut the entire panel from the My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax and adhered that panel on to another white card base.

That’s it for this card. I will update this post later with the supply list.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

SMILE – It’s Your Birthday

Hi everyone. I’m back with a new card for you today – well not really a new card. I made this card a few months ago and life happened before I was able to post this. So here I am today sharing this card.

Here is the card —

Smile Its Your Birthday

I started this card with a card base from Core’dinations. I cut the largest rectangle from the MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax from Neenah Solar White card stock. I created a circle template and colored it in using different colors of Tim Holtz Distress inks to create a rainbow ink blended effect.

For the sentiment, I cut the smile die cut from Little Yellow Bicycle from Bazzil Black Licorice card stock. To make it look like an embellishment, I added some Wink of Stella to the entire word and then finished it off with Glossy Accents. After it dried, it looked like an enamel accent which I really liked. I will definitely do that more often. For the second sentiment, I spelled out the words using Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC and embossed it with white embossing powder on black card stock.

To finish the card, I added some black enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye to give it a finished look.

That’s it for this card.

I really feel productive and hopefully this continues until next year. Four months in a craft funk is no joke. I’m pretty excited to be creating again – stress free.

For a full list of products and tools I used, please check the supply list below: (InLinkz to follow)

  1. Core’dinations Bright Smooth A2 cards and envelopes (blue)
  2. Neenah Solar White card stock 80 lb
  3. Bazzill Black Licorice card stock
  4. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax
  5. Little Yellow Bicycle “Smile” die
  6. Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABC
  7. Tim Holtz Distress Ink (in rainbow order) – Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Seedless Preserves.
  8. American Crafts Zing white embossing powder
  9. Clear Wink of Stella pen
  10. Glossy Accents
  11. My Mind’s Eye Charmed black enamel dots
  12. Tombow tape runner
  13. Scotch foam tape

 

 

Happy Birthday! (Lawn Fawn Critters)

Hi everyone! I’m here today with a birthday card I made using Lawn Fawn stamps.

Here is my card –

Happy Birthday Critters

(I’m sorry for the picture quality but it was quite dark and gloomy when I took this picture and I had to do a lot of editing to make this picture bright.)

I started this card with a 4 bar Neenah Solar White card base. I attached the piece of patterned paper with the same size as the card base from the Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet paper collection. For the front panel, I stamped various critters from different Lawn Fawn Stamps. I used the masking technique to make the critters look like they are behind and/or in front of each other. When I finished stamping, I colored the images with Copic markers. For the sentiment, I stamped the birthday sentiment from Year 1 using Versafine Onyx black ink and clear embossing powder.

I centered the biggest stitched rectangle die from My Favorite Things on the image to create the stitched panel. To finish the card, I adhered the panel to base with foam tape and highlighted the party hats with the Zig Clear Wink of Stella glitter brush.

This card is an entry for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. The theme for this week is Anything Goes.

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For a complete list of all the tools and products I used, please check the supply list below.

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

SUPPLY LIST

  1. Neenah Solar White card stock
  2. Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest
  3. Lawn Fawn Hats Off To You
  4. Lawn Fawn Year 1
  5. Lawn fawn Year 3
  6. Lawn Fawn Daphne’s Closet 6×6 paper pad
  7. Assorted Copic Markers – B01, B04, Y00, Y13, Y18, RV000, RV52, RV55, E70, E74, E79, N0, N2, R17, G43, G46, G94, G99, BG11, BG13, E13, E15, E18, 
  8. My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Die
  9. Elmer’s Tape Runner
  10. Scotch Foam Tape
  11. Zig Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Marker

(I will post an InLinkz Supply List as soon as a I can.)

 

You Are My Sunshine

This is my second post for the day. To check out my first post, click here

My second card for the day is also for the CASology Challenge. I am using the same CUE CARD which is MUSIC. This was the first card I made, so I decided to share and enter it as well.

Week 146 - Music

Here is my card —

You Are My Sunshine

I started this card with some Neenah Solar white card stock and I die cut the largest stitched rectangle from My Favorite Things. I stamped the sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s Milo’s ABC and Simon Says Stamp Color and Sunshine using Versafine Onyx Black ink and Hero Arts shadow ink in Butter Bar. For the sun, I die cut a sun from the You & Me set from Sizzix with a paper from the Doodlebug Lemonade Stand 6×6 paper pack.

I adhered the panel on a piece of Simon Says Stamp Sunshine cards stock that is a standard size top folding card. To finish the card, I used some Pretty Pink Posh sequins. I also covered the sun with some clear Wink of Stella pen and covered with with Glossy Accents.

That’s it for this card. For a complete list of the all the products and tools I used, check out the supply list below.

Thanks for reading.

SUPPLY LIST: