Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Coffee Lovers Blog hop - Card 2

Hi there!  Thanks for stopping by to check out my latest card for the Coffee Lovers Blog hop!  You can link up, hop along and find all the details HERE.


I am using images from two different Polka Dot Orchard digital stamp sets, She Said Tea and He Said Coffee.



Since Polka Dot Orchard is a Super Sponsor, they are also offering a 30% discount on all coffee themed items!  Including their laser engraved coasters!  Just use code coffee2020.

Let's check out my card shall we?


Vintage isn't my normal style but these images just spoke to me and seemed like the perfect fit!  I also couldn't resist making another slimline card.

I changed the color of the images to be a dark brown, sized them down and printed them out onto Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I used the smallest die from Trinity Stamps Scalloped Card Panels set to cut out the image layer.  I mounted it onto a piece of dark brown cardstock just slightly larger than the white piece.  

I also changed the color of the sentiment (from She Said Tea) and printed it onto Neenah cardstock.  I took a scrap piece of the white cardstock and colored it using the Trinity blending brush and Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink.  I cut the white piece down with my cutter and glued it to the Walnut Stain piece.  I put a bit of foam tape on the back and adhered it to the card.

I set that panel aside and got to work on the rest.  I used a digital paper from Graciellie Design and printed it out onto Neenah cardstock.  I cut it down to 8 3/4" x 3 1/2".  I grabbed the Trinity blending brush and Walnut Stain ink pad and went around all of the edges.  I found some natural colored twine in my stash I wanted to use but it was a little too bright for my taste.  I just used the blending brush and the Walnut Stain ink and ran it over the twine.  I only wanted to make it look a bit distressed so I didn't add tons of color.  I wrapped it around the coffee paper three times and used tape on the back to hold it in place.

I created a dark brown card base that measuere 8 3/4" x 3 3/4" when folded.  I added foam tape to the back of the coffee paper before adding it to the brown base.  I also added foam tape to the white panel before adding it to the card.

I felt the white panel was too "clean" so I splattered on some of the Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I just smooshed some onto and acrylic block, added water and grabbed a paint brush.  To finish up the card I added a few drops of Dark Walnut Nuvo Crystal drops.




Thanks for stopping at my little crafty corner of the web!
~Kristina


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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Trinity blending brushes
Trinity blending brushes
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8.5 inch Tonic Guillotine Cutter
8.5 inch Tonic Guillotine Cutter
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Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
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Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink pad
Walnut Stain Distress Oxide ink pad
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Dark Walnut Nuvo Crystal drops
Dark Walnut Nuvo Crystal drops
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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Coffee Lovers Blog hop - card 1

Hello there friends!  Today I'm sharing my first card that I created for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog hop.


You can find all of the details on how to play along and link up HERE.

My card uses I Like You a Latte from Polka Dot Orchard and can be purchased HERE.


I thought this would make a really cute shaped card so that's what I did!  



I sized it to be a little bit smaller than an A2 sized card and printed it out on Copic friendly cardstock.  Then I traced around it, leaving a bit of a border.   I folded my cardstock in half and cut on the pencil lines giving me a shaped card base.

I colored the main coffee cup using Copic markers.  

Purples: V09, 17, 15, 12
Pink: RV32, 32
Grays: C3, 1, 0, 00, W3, 1, 0, 00
 
I carefully cut it out along the lines.  Then I went around the edges with a black marker.  Before I adhered it to the shaped base, I colored the edges of the base with the lightest purple Copic.  



To complete the card I printed out the sentiment with some of the coffee beans.  I colored in the beans with the same purple Copics and left the sentiment uncolored.


Thanks for stopping by!
~Kristina







Sunday, May 17, 2020

Slimline Floral

Happy Sunday fellow crafters!  I thought I would pop on real quick and share my latest card creation.  I found a new to me digital artist, Ann Corbiere-Scott.  She just went live with a website that has some super fantastic floral images to print.  My card uses the "Lucinda" print and can be found HERE.

Here it is!


I'm so in love!  I'm also really loving the Karin Markers I recently purchased. 

I printed the image out onto watercolor paper.  I then used Karin Markers and a waterbrush to color the image.  The colors I used are Turquoise 654, Royal Blue 45, Arctic Blue 264, Sapphire Blue 189, Grass 253, Lush Green 228, Amber 195, Sandstone 174 and Skin 1 200. 

I trimmed the completed panel down to 3" x 8".  I then adhered it to a dark grey cardstock, leaving just a slight border.  I cut a piece of light coral cardstock with the largest scalloped die from the Trinity Stamps Slimline Scalloped die set.  I adhered all layers onto a dark gray card base that measures 8 3/4" x 3 3/4".

To create more interest on the panel, I added white dots with a gelly roll pen and sparkle dots with the Stardust gelly roll pen.  In the very center of the flowers I added a drop of Gold Luxe Nuvo Dream drops.  

While the panel was drying, I cut the hello sentiment out of black cardstock using Trinity Stamps Slimline Envelope builder die.  I cut the hello out two more times and used a Zig 2-way glue pen to adhere all the layers together.  I went over the top layer with a Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen.  I used liquid glue to adhere the sentiment to the panel.




I encourage you to check out Ann's other images on her website.  Click HERE.

Enjoy the rest of your day!
~Kristina

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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
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Zig 2-way glue pen
Zig 2-way glue pen
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White Gelly Roll pen
White Gelly Roll pen
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Canson Watercolor paper
Canson Watercolor paper
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Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Water Brush - Fine Brush
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8.5 inch Tonic Guillotine Cutter
8.5 inch Tonic Guillotine Cutter
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Slimline Envelope Builder die - Trinity Stamps
Slimline Envelope Builder die - Trinity Stamps
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Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
Slimline Scalloped Card Panels die - Trinity Stamps
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Gold Luxe, Nuvo Dream drops
Gold Luxe, Nuvo Dream drops
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Stardust Glitter pen, Sakura Gelly Roll
Stardust Glitter pen, Sakura Gelly Roll
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Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mother's Day

Hello there!  I'm happy to welcome you to my blog today.  Today's post is going to be short but sweet.  Sometimes I'm a procrastinator when it comes to making a card.  Let's say Mother's Day is coming up.  You keep meaning to sit down and make that card and well, you just don't.  Thankfully Polka Dot Orchard has come to the rescue with a super fabulous digital stamps set for Mother's Day.  The best thing is you can order it and get instant delivery since it is a digital stamp!  That's what I call instant gratification.  To make it even better, it's on SALE right now!  The set is called A Mother's Love.

Purchase HERE

Isn't it lovely!  So, like I said, I was in a bit of a hurry to get a card made.  This set is so beautiful on it's own that you really can make a card lickety split!  Let's look at the card and then I'll fill in some details.



I layered the image and the sentiment together in my editing program.  I lightened the mother image so that the sentiment would be more prominent.  I then printed it out onto watercolor paper.  Next I got out my lovely set of Prima Vintage Pastels watercolors and my Silver Black Velvet size 6 round brush.  I carefully went around the outside of the entire image with clean water. Then I came back and started dropping in the color called Breezy.  I deepened the shadows in a few places and called it done.  That's it.  That is all the coloring I'm doing for this image.  

Once it was dry, I cut it down to 4 1/2" x 6 1/2".  I wanted this to end up being a 5" x 7" card.  I cut a frame slightly larger out of a dark pink cardstock.  Then a floral piece of paper cut at 5" x 7".  I adhered all of the pieces to a Neenah Solar White card base using liquid glue.  I went over the word "mom" with a Spectrum Noir sparkle pen.  For a final bit of decoration, I added a few drops of Cloud 9 Nuve Dream drops.  A new favorite of mine!

I love when a stamp image is just so pretty that you don't have to do alot to end up with a gorgeous card.  Like I said, this was super quick to put together and I think it looks fabulous!  No one even has to know I made it last minute...



Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Kristina    


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Silver Black Velvet brush, 6 Round
Silver Black Velvet brush, 6 Round
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker - Crystal Clear
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker - Crystal Clear
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Cloud 9, Nuvo Dream Drops
Cloud 9, Nuvo Dream Drops
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8.5 inch Tonic Guillotine Cutter
8.5 inch Tonic Guillotine Cutter
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Prima Vintage Pastels Watercolors
Prima Vintage Pastels Watercolors
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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

PDO Celebrate Today

Well hello there my crafty friends.  I welcome you back to my little crafting corner of the world.  I have a new slimline card to share with you and it showcases the fabulous Celebrate Today set from Polka Dot Orchard.

Purchase HERE

For my card today I wanted to focus on the fact that you can make a card using a minimum of coloring.  Let's face it, I don't want to spend hours coloring every image for every card I make!  I love to color but, well, I have a life and work and family.  You get the idea.  So I challenged myself to keep it simple.


I printed the cake digital stamp set out on to Neenah 80lb Solar White cardstock.  Before I decided on what colors I wanted to use, I went digging through my stash of patterned paper.  I wanted something bright and cheery.  I came across this super fun piece with abstract dots and circles.  This was the right one for my card!  I got out my handy dandy Copic color chart and started looking for a good match.  Here is my list:

Pinks: RV52 & 55
Yellows: Y13 & 15
Green: YG25

Pretty short list huh?  I picked the elements I wanted to color and got busy.  It didn't take more than maybe 15 minutes to add those to the cake.  



Since I was keeping the coloring simple, I wanted to make the cake pop a bit more from the white paper.  I got my N Copic Markers out and went around the entire image.  I started with N3 and worked my way out to 0.

While I waited for the Copic marker dry I got out some of my favorite slimline dies from Trinity Stamps.  The set I used today is the Slimline Stitched Card Panels and Windows.  I used the two largest stitched rectangles. The largest to cut out the patterned paper and the medium to cut out the cake image.  I glued these two layers together with Tombow Mono Multi liquid glue.  I created my slimline card base by cutting a piece of pink cardstock to 7 3/4" x 8 3/4 inches and folding it in half.  I used the same liquid glue to adhere the card panels to the pink card base.

Now I needed a sentiment.  I had printed all of the sentiments out onto a scrap piece of copy paper.  I find this lets me play around to see how my sentiment is going to fit best.  In this case I decided to use 'It's your day" but I wanted each word to be separate.  I went ahead and printed it out onto Neenah cardstock.  Then I picked another color to match from the patterned paper.  I chose a light blue.  The B12 Copic is almost a perfect match!  I colored over my sentiment before I cut it into three pieces.

While I waited for the sentiment to dry, I got to adding a bit more detail to the card .  I recently purchased Unicorn Stickles and thought these would look great on this card.  And they do!  I only added it to some of the colored areas and a few of the uncolored areas.  I added foam tape behind the sentiment pieces and adhered them onto the card. Card complete!

Here's a close up of the Unicorn Stickles.


Love me some sparkle!  As always, I truly appreciate you taking the time to stop by.

Until next time...
~Kristina


Supplies  

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Copic Marker RV55
Copic Marker RV55
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Copic Marker YG23
Copic Marker YG23
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Copic Marker YG25
Copic Marker YG25
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Copic Marker N0
Copic Marker N0
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Copic Marker Y13
Copic Marker Y13
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Copic Marker B12
Copic Marker B12
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Copic Marker RV52
Copic Marker RV52
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Therm O Web Foam Tape
Therm O Web Foam Tape
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Copic Marker N1
Copic Marker N1
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Copic Marker N3
Copic Marker N3
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Copic Marker Colorless Blender
Copic Marker Colorless Blender
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Copic Marker Y15
Copic Marker Y15
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Unicorn Stickles
Unicorn Stickles
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Stitched Frames & Squares - Trinity Stamps
Stitched Frames & Squares - Trinity Stamps
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