Saturday, April 20, 2019

Thinking of you rose card

Hi everyone! Do you ever have a slump in your crafting mojo? I do from time to time and when I do what I find helpful is to make a CAS card using things I know and love. For me it's florals and pretty patterned paper!

For this card I pulled out the Thinking of You Rose stamp set by Stamp Simply Clear Stamps and some patterned paper from the Bo Bunny Only You 6x6 pad.
 I based the coloring of the rose on the colors of the patterned paper.  I find coloring relaxing and the card came together pretty quickly since I used one of my go-to card layouts.
I had some fun with the little details, like the 2 thin strips of patterned paper I added below the seam binding ribbon. And of course, I added lots of rhinestone accents. What do you do when you are in a crafting slump? I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Other supplies used:
Copic Markers
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps - Farmhouse Pierced Nested Hearts
Stamp Simply Clear Stamps -Farmhouse All Occasion Greetings
Seam Binding Ribbon in Rose Petal 
Kaisercraft rhinestones in Split Pea
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Foam Adhesive Squares
Tombow Mono Glue
Scalloped border punch 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Water colored Thanks card

Hi everyone! I have a fun card to share which uses the Crafter's Companion edge dies and some coloring with my Arteza Real Brush pens. I had quite a few colored images left over that I made a second "bonus" card!
The stamp set is one of my favorites from Fun Stampers Journey called Flower Swirls. I chose to color each bloom different colors and 3 different hues within those colors. I love how this turned out. 
Here's a different view so you can see how fun these edge dies are!
And here's the bonus card I made with the left over colored blooms using the Hugs word. I didn't use the edge die to cut into the card front on this one, it I used it as a layer and popped it up with some die cut fun foam.
The splatters in the background is from the brush pens as well. I just added some of the color to a squirt of water on my palette. The fabulous deep rich purple ribbon is from May Arts -the faux canvas in violet. LOVE the color so so so much. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Other supplies used:
Cosmic Grape cardstock by Fun Stampers Journey
Silver pearls by Fun Stampers Journey
Swiss Dots embossing folder

Monday, April 8, 2019

Sending a cozy hello

Hi everyone! I have another fun coffee card to share. This one is from Unity's set One Sip at a Time. I just LOVE this cup with the flowers. Be still my heart!
I was able to get more copic coloring practice in with this. I colored them using the red markers, R27, R35 and R22 -this is one of my go to "coral/red" color combos. Turned out so pretty. I may try this again with blues. That would be a challenge as I have yet to make blue flowers!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.
Other supplies used:
Kaisercraft Rosabella 6.5 x 6.5 paper pad
FSJ black/white twine
Little Bee 1/8" washi tape
copic markers

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Brewed to perfection sunflower mug

Hi everyone! I have another card to share using the newly released Cup of Java stamp set and Java die set from Stamp Simply Clear Stamps.
I love the clean lines of this java mug and thought it lended itself nicely to this super CAS design!
For this card I stamped the sunflower image from the Sunflower Seasons stamp set off the side of my mug. I used the larger of the 2 size options so I could see more of the flower. I have a few sunflower patterned cups and plates in my house and just love these happy flowers!
The light aqua color of the cup and banner strip above it is actually white cardstock colored with a BG000 copic marker. It had it white at first, but blended too much into the background.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Other supplies used:
Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder
Diagonal striped embossing folder
Copic markers

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Mug of Hugs

Hi everyone! I have a fun card to share playing in the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I loved this sketch, it lends itself nicely to a variety of card images.
I used the Mug of Hugs itty bitty stamp set from Unity Stamp Co. which is so cute! I colored the mug with ombre colors I pulled from the patterned paper which is from Echo Park Coffee 6x6 pad. I used the markers R32, R12 and R01 for the mug.
It's kinda hard to see in the photo, but I embossed the rectangle die into the image panel giving it an illusion of an additional layer.

Here is the sketch if you want to play along. I kept my card relatively clean as their challenge is to use their sketch AND to keep your card fresh with clean lines!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Other supplies used:
A2 Matting Basics sets A and B by Spellbinders
Soft Stone cardstock by Papertrey Ink
Copic markers
May Arts Burlap String in natural
Wild Orchid Crafts open rose 10mm
Memento Luxe Rhubarb Stalk ink