Happy Monday to all of you, it is time for the weekly Inky Paws Challenge inspiration. IPC#73 is still open till Friday (8th June) if you want to try this sketch:
My card features the girl from Holding happiness stamp set, I stamped her on a white circle and coloured with Copics. I gave it a zigzag stitched mat for more interest.
The sentiments I stamped on thin banners cut from coloured cardstock scraps, and adhered them to a strip of peacock cardstock. I tied some twine around it and mounted on a soft pastel patterned paper.
The focal panel I foam mounted, and added some glossy accents on the flowers and the ribbon on the present. A bit of clear shimmer I added to her dress to make it festive.
I hope you got inspired and will play along with us at the IPC #73 for a chance to win a 20USD gift certificate to the wonderful Newton’s Nook Designs online store.
See you soon with more fun projects.
Today’s card is all about cute sea critters. I have pulled out my older (but totally favourite) Lawn Fawn sets and coloured a lot of fish and under the sea critters on the first day of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 days colouring challenge.
Today I turned them into a card for the Lawnfawnatics #29 challenge:
I was totally inspired by the bottom left pic for the ocean background. I have this gorgeous Studio Katia stencil I used the other day too, so I simply recreated the same background just with different shades of Distress inks. I applied some Clear Shimmer paste from Tonic over the stencil and set it aside to dry.
I cut a white frame with an MFT die and stamped a sentiment in the middle with a purple ink. I popped up the frame on the ocean background with 3D foam tape, and adhered it all on a grey card base.
I arranged the fish and seaweeds, adhered them flat or with 3D foam squares and added a few Studio Katia Iridescent Bubbles.
I also emphasized the eyes of the fish with a black glaze pen and added some glossy accents on the stripes and shell.
I hope you like this summer birthday card and will pop in again soon for more inspiration.
Good morning Everyone,
It is time for my last entry for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I enjoyed creating these cards so much, all my other ideas need to wait till the next hop. I wish good times could last longer…
So my last card is a peaceful, really summery one. I stamped and coloured the yoga girl from the SSS Exercising girls stamp set, coloured her with Copics and used the coordinating die to cut her out. I used a craft knife to cut a slot for the coffee mug along the stamped line.
The prefect coffee mug I found in the Gerda Steiner Designs Monster fun stamp set. The coordinating die cuts around it so precisely that no white edge shows. It was perfect for the yoga girl.
I found a pretty beach scene paper in the Echo Park Summer party paper pad, cut it bit narrower than an A2 sized card, gave it a black mat and adhered to a white card base. I stamped a beautiful sentiment from Stamplorations Coffeeology 2 stamp set. (Sherry really makes gorgeous coffee sets!)
A bit of clear shimmer and glossy accent finished off this simple but motivational card. I will hang it in our kitchen to brighten our mornings.
I will also upload this project to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.
I hope you enjoyed my coffee cards and will return soon for more fun projects. If you like my art, please subscribe, it would make my day.
Thanks a latte,
It is quite late here so I will keep this post short. It is my 5th card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.
I cut a strip of Copic friendly cardstock and stamped the coffee cup and critters from the SSS Coffee and friends and the SSS Stacked animals sets, without masking. Above it I stamped a sentiment in black.
I used Copic markers to colour them. I went over the word Coffee with a black glaze pen to have a bit of dimension and used glossy accents on the eyes of the bird and the hearts on the coffee cup.
I gave this panel an aqua mat and used 3D foam tape to mount it on a striped patterned paper (Doodlebug). I finished it off with some Studio Katia crystals.
I will link this card up also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.
Only one last card remaining, so make sure to come back tomorrow morning.
I will admit that I went crazy last night and made another 3 cards for the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop. The first one features my favourite brand, Newton’s Nook Designs.
I stamped and coloured the kitties from Newton’s Sweetheart set using Copic markers and used the coordinating die to cut it out. I changed the milk to be coffee in the jar 🙂
Then I selected some pretty patterned papers from the Doodlebug Designs Kitten Smitten paper pad. I used the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Duo 3 die to make the tag and stamped a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from the Coffee and Tea stamp set on the top of it. I love how the curves match!
I popped up the kitties with 3D foam tape and added some clear shimmer and glossy accents on the straws, heart, ribbon and their nose. I used Studio Katia Satin rainbow confetti to embellish the background paper, the colours were matching so well!
I will link this up also to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything goes.
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for my other 2 cards for the Hop.
See you soon,