Hi there I'm Kristina Hein and I was absolutely thrilled to be chosen as Designer Pick from the last blog hop AND to have the opportunity to be a guest designer!
I'm a mom (empty nest is fast approaching!), a wife, a full time employee at a local college and a lover of cats. We currently have 6. It's almost like a zoo! Oh, did I mention? I'm a total card making addict? I have pretty much been a life long crafter doing all different kinds of hobbies. I was a pretty serious scrapbooker and then got sucked into the world of cardmaking. Here I have been playing around for the last 16 years or so! There are so many fabulous products out there to try out and so many techniques to explore. I like to challenge myself by working with all sorts of mediums. I feel like these things help to keep my love of cardmaking strong!
Wanna talk about my card? Well, let's check it out!
I started with a piece of Neenah Solar White cardstock cut to A2 size. I ripped a piece of the wide purple tape in half-ish to create my own wavy lines. I positioned it four different times on the cardstock and blended on Distress Inks. From the bottom up it is Ground Espresso, Vintage Photo, Brushed Corduroy and Tea Dye. I also splattered on a bronze metallic paint.
Next I grabbed the Coffee Bean stencil from Jaded Blossom and some translucent crackle paste. It looks semi-opaque in the photo but it was still wet.
I set the panel asided to dry and got to work on the stamped elements. I used two of the adorable coffee cups in Newton's Nook Newton Loves Coffee set. I stamped them in the same colors as the stripes I created. So the Ground Espresso cup will go over the Ground Espresso stripe. I added some quick touches of color with dye inks that I used like watercolors. I don't have the die set so I fussy cut them out.
I then cut four circles out of the Neenah with a stitched circle die. I sponged each of the edges again with the same distress inks. Time to build a card!
I glued the panel onto a white card base. I added foam tape to the back of all of the circles and all of the coffee cups. I played around until I got a pleasing line up. The sentiment is actually a sticker from Stamplorations. It's part of their Just Caffeinate sticker set. I added it to a piece of white cardstock, trimmed it down and added it to a piece of gold foil. I stuck a piece of foam tape on the back and added it to the card. And...done!
It's been a blast getting to be a guest designer here on the blog! Thanks so much!!