Sunday, March 26, 2017

Coffee Lover Hop: Love You More than Coffee

Hello everyone!
I've been trying to carve out some time to work on some cards I have in mind, but its been a bit hard. This week starts the coffee lover blog hop, which goes from March 24-March 31.  If you want more information check out their blog here!  There are many sponsors and giveaways.  I LOVE coffee so it peaked my interest when I saw coffee cards from the other papercrafters on social media.  I have always wanted to participate in it, but have been limited in my coffee/tea themed stamps (I still don't have many).  I did not let that deter me from participating this time; instead of stamps I took to my Cricut to die cut some coffee items.  :)  I was searching the web for cut files with the theme, so many cute ones out there especially Doodlebugs/Lori Witlocks Coffee and Cream line!  I think I might purchase some of those cuts one day, instead I choose a traditional to-go coffee cup and coffee word SVG.  The word Coffee was cut out 4 times and layered on top of one another to create a chipboard like embellishment. I distress the coffee sleeve with vintage photo and gather twigs to give it more dimension.  I then distress the background of the card with a bit of pumice stone.  The sentiment I used is from Avery Elle's Simply Said: Love stamp set.  I normally do A2 size cards which is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, but this time I made a 4 bar size card which is 3 1/2 x 4 7/8.  Hope you like my card :)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MarkerPop Challenge #116

Hello everyone!
St. Patrick's day is right around the corner and MarkerPop themed their bi-weekly challenge Luck or anything St. Patrick's day related.  When I saw the the theme I wanted to do a rainbow/pot of gold themed card. I don't have any St. Patrick's stamps, so I thought of doing cut files with my Cricut.  I remembered I had  some files from Miss Kate Cuttables that Was in this theme.  If you haven't checked Miss Kate's Cuttables you should!  The site has a freebie everyday and they are cute files and reasonable prices.  I used a gold pot file and used a hat file from and owl cut file which had a Green hat.  I used an assortment of cardstock from different companies to cut the files.  I had to have something glittery, so I made the hat with green glitter cardstock.   I also used Lawn Fawn's puffy cloudy boarder to cut a few clouds out of white cardstock, which I added a sentiment from Amy R's stamps..  I think the best part and most fun to make was the rainbow with distress inks!  I had a lot of fun blending the bright colors.  I used candied apple, mustard seed, spice marmalade, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, and wilted violet.  I divided the top of card into 6 sections one for each color I used.  I taped off one section at a time as I blended the background.  I hope you like what I have done.  Here is my card....

Sunday, March 12, 2017

MFT Sketch Challenge 323

Hello everyone!
I hope your weekend is going well thus far.  :) For today's card I thought I would do another challenge; this time for MFT's weekly Wednesday Sketch Challenge. The Sketch looks like this:
I figured with Easter coming I would do a bunny theme card, so the Somebunny stamps set by MFT came to mind.  I've never made a pattern paper from my stamp set before, but I really wanted to try.  I used the carrier from the stamp set and stamped it all over a piece of white caedstock, which I them Copic colored.  I then used a cloud background stamp I have in my stash to creat a background using Simon Says Stamp Surf Blue ink, which in die cut using stitched round rectangle dies.  I stamped and Copic colored some of the bunnies from the Somebunny stamp set to use for my card.  I then cut down the carrier "pattern" paper I made to create the larger flag.  When I was layering everything I thought the carrot background was a bit too busy so I thought by putting vellum it would mute it a bit. Then I thought to myself how am o going to adhere this vellum?  I took out my sewing machine to stitch together the vellum and carrot background.    I then heat embossed on black cardstock and white embossing powder by ranger a sentiment from the stamp set.   Here is my card for the challenge...

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MarkerPop Challenge #115

Hello Everyone!
I just wanted to share a card I made for the MarkerPop Bi-Weekly Challenge that went up a couple of days ago.  If you are interested in taking a look at the challenge click here.  The bi-weekly challenge is a color challenge using shades of grey (monochromatic in tone with gray as the color choice), but it seems most of the design team added pops of white. When I first saw the challenge I thought about doing a black and whitesk scene, but i wanted to push myself out of doing scene cards (oh do I love doing scene cards).  Also, I wanted to use a brighter color with the grey.  When I saw the picture they used with the color combination I immediately thought red! I added some bits of red to the grey.

I first used Simon Says Stamp embossing ink to ink up my MFT Fine Chevron background stamp and used clear embossing powder to heat set it. While I had my embossing supplies out, I decided to stamp and emboss my sentiment with Ranger's White embossing powder. After I used my MISTI to stamp the images I wanted to use with Simon Says Stamp Intense Black ink, which is Copic friendly because I had decided to Copic color my images.  I fussy cut all my images as I do not have the dies for the stamp set I used, which was MFT's Recipe for Happiness.  Once that was done I  laid out my images to where I wanted it to go and distressed my background with hickory smoke ink.  I decided that my sentiment needed fishtails, so I cut the ends into fishtail.  I finished off with silver and clear sequin, which silver mini stars.

Here is my finished card:

WoHooooo I made it to the Top 3 on MarkerPOP Blog