Monday, May 28, 2018

Coffee Lovers take 3

Woot!  I had a goal to get three cards made for this round of the Coffee Lovers blog hop.  I am happy to say that I did it! 

Go HERE to get details and link up!

My last two cards have been coffee colored so I wanted to try something a bit more vibrant.

To create the plaid background I busted out my brand new Sketched Stripes background stamp set from Concord & 9th.  It's so much fun!  I used Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist inks from Stampin Up!  I cut the word "coffee" out with the Stitched Alphabet dies from My Favorite things.  I set the plaid letters aside and cut them again out of the Berry Burst cardstock and white.  I glued the white and Berry Burst layers together.

I adhered the plaid piece on to a Lemon Lime Twist panel with a layer of foam tape.  This was then glued onto a white card base.  I put glue in the open letter areas and carefully added the letters in.  They are slightly recessed since the base is popped up on foam tape.  

I really wanted the card to say "Coffee Understands" but I searched through my coffee sets and a few others and couldn't find any with the word "understands".  So I went to the internet, found a new font that I thought went well and printed it directly onto another piece of the lime cardstock.  I cut it out and glued it directly onto the plaid piece.  Of course, I had to add sequins for a little sparkle and I called it done. #springsummer2018clh

Hope you like it!

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Coffee Lovers take two!

Hidey ho crafty friends!  I am back with a second card for the Coffee Lovers blog hop!  Remember, you can find full details and the link up right HERE.

Today's post is another quickie!  So let's start with a picture of my completed card!

For this card I started with a piece of watercolor paper.  I embossed the coffee image with white embossing powder.  This cup is from the Altenew Coffee with a Splash set.  I've been trying to find a way to use this set and this was the perfect chance.  I then blended on three different colors of distress ink for an ombre look.  I used Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso.  I splattered on clean water, let it sit for a few moments and then blotted it up with a paper towel.

Once it was dry I added the sentiment from The Ton's Caffiene Crush set.  I used Versafine black ink and clear embossing powder.  I used my corner chomper to round two of the corners.  I added craft foam to the back and glued it to a white card base.  For the final little bit of shine, I added Ivory crystals from Pretty Pink Posh.  Ta da!

I am hopeful that I can get at least one more card made before the challenge is over.  Thanks for popping in!


Saturday, May 26, 2018

Coffee Lovers Blog hop

Just a quickie post today to share the first card I have completed for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers blog hop!

You can find full details on how to participate and link up HERE.

And here is my card!

I'm so thrilled with how this card turned out!  It was an idea that popped in my brain and actually translated out to a card!  Yay me!

Background was created using alcohol inks and Yupo paper.  I used Latte, Hazelnut, Espresso and gold mixative.  After it was dry I glued on all those THIN coffee cup die cuts.  The die is quite lovely and is made by Poppy Stamps.  It is called Morning Cup.  The sentiment stamp is from SugarPea Designs and is called Perfect blend.  I believe the die I used to cut out the square is from My Favorite things.  And that's it!

Hope you all get a chance to play along.  I hope to be back with another card or maybe two! #springsummer2018clh


Sunday, May 20, 2018

Color Throwdown #493

Howdy, howdy!  I can't believe it but I managed to complete a card for the second week in a row to play along with the Color Throwdown Challenge!  Here are this weeks colors.

I started off my card by pulling out two distress ink colors that I thought fit the color scheme--Peacock Feathers and Twisted Citron.  They happen to be two of my favorite distress ink colors.  They are just so darn bright and happy!

I cut a piece of watercolor paper down to A2 size.  I then went to town with ink smooshing.  I just tapped the ink pads directly onto my craft mat, spritzed with water (mixed with Perfect Pearls) and laid my paper on top.  I dried the paper and then went back for more color.  Once I was happy with it I pulled out one of my newest dies.  I am so happy to finally have it as I had to wait almost five weeks for it to arrive!  It is the Feathers in the Wind set from Stephanie Low and Spellbinders.

I cut the feather out using the piece of paper I had ink smooshed.  I also cut the shadow layer out of white and adhered together.  The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set called Hand Lettered Encouragement.  I stamped it on white paper and sponged it with a little bit of each of the two distress ink colors.

I found a piece of cardstock in my collection that went really well with my smooshed piece but I felt it was too plain.  I found a lovely embossing folder in my collection and ran it through my Cuttlebug.  For even more interest it splattered it with the distress inks and a little bit of white.  This was then adhered to a white card base.

I played around until I was happy with the placement of the feather and the sentiment.  The sentiment was adhered directly to the aqua paper.  I used foam tape to pop up the feather.  And since I can't leave things alone, I added a few sequins for extra bling!

You can find full challenge details and the place where you can link up your creation right HERE.

Hope to see you all again soon!

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Hello one and all!  Mother's Day is drawing to a close and I had an opportunity to go play in my craft room.  What a treat!  I decided this was the day I was going to create something to participate in the Color Throwdown Challenge.  I always want to join in every week but I forget about it until it's to late to enter.  Here are this weeks colors.

And here is my card!

I am delighted with the way it turned out.  Especially since I completed it in less than a half hour!  I stamped the floral images from MFT Stamps Sketched Blooms with a waterproof ink on to Bristol Smooth paper.  I then pulled out three zig clean color real brush markers in a shade of red, yellow and gray.  Some of the stamps I colored with the markers and spritzed with water before sramping.  Some of the others I colored directly on the paper and spread it out with a water brush.  I used gray for all of the leaves and stems.

To add a little more detail, I splattered on more color with the same three colors.  I cut it out with a stitched rectangle die from MFT Stamps and mounted it on a dark gray card base.  I cut the Shine sentiment out with a die from Winnie & Walter.  I did cut out two of them so that I could add a little extra dimension.  Before I glued it onto the card front I went over it with a Spectrum Noir glitter marker.  And I call it done!

You too can join in this weeks challenge or maybe another week.  Go HERE for details and this weeks link up. CTD#492 #colorthrowdown

Thanks for stopping by!