I am so happy that my favourite event, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is on! I love to make coffee themed cards and I was looking for this inspiration week so much!
This is my first card for the hop, created with Lawn Fawn goodies.
I started with the new Outside Stitched Mug die and cut it from teal cardstock. I ued Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on the edges to add some shading. Then using the new Snowflake Trio stencil and Gina K Designs Iridescent Glitz Glitter Gel I added a sparkly pattern to the mug.
I chose a couple of the Stitched Snowflakes dies to cut from Peacock cardstock and white glitter cardstock. I also die cu the Sweet die 3 times, stuck them together and added an ombre effect with Peacock Feathers Distress ink.
For the background I chose a plaid pattern from an older Lawn Fawn paper pad, shaded the edges with the same ink and assembled the card as on the picture. I used 3D foam tape to pop up the mug.
I decided to have an additional sentiment which is from the Simply Summer Sentiments set which I white heat embossed on dark grey cardstock. I used an Everday Sentiment Banner die to cut it out and popped it up with 3D foam squares. In this way the Sweet sentiment I could adhere on top of the mug and got some support from the banner too. So dimensional, I love it!
I wish you like my first coffee card, stay tuned for more!
I am on the Newton’s Nook Designs blog today with this pretty butterfly stencilled card. I love layering stencils, they are even more versatile than the simple ones and give opportunities to try a lot of techniques and textures. Let me show you how I created this beauty!
On a piece of light pink cardstock I laid down the first layer of the Butterfly stencil and added Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink. It is pretty on its own, but we can take it to another level with the second layer: it lines up perfectly thanks to the engraved lines!
I added Rina K designs Elektro-Pop Neon Pink Glitz Glitter gel, removed the stencil and set it aside to dry. Approximately after an hour or so I ran the panel through my die cutting machine with the postage stamp die from the Framework die set. I distressed the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush to give it more depth.
I stamped one of the butterflies from the Monarchs stamp set with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Hero Arts Black Sparkle embossing powder. It addds a subtle sparkle to it, so pretty. It is not advised to use your Copics with heat embossed images but I was super careful and coloured it with my pink markers. I do not experience any damage, but if you want to be on the safe side here is a trick: use your stamp positioner to stamp the image in Copic friendly black ink, colour it and stamp over it once more with Versamark and heat emboss it. I used the coordinating dies to cut it out.
The sentiment I white heat embossed on a black die cut panel which is from Slimline Frames and Windows and popped up the butterfly under it with thin 3D foam squares.
I assembled the card on a white top folding A2 sized card base and used 3D foam squares to pop up the black die cut. So much texture and different effects on one simple card, gorgeous, don’t you think?
I hope you like my card today and will pop in again soon for more inspiration. Stay safe!
As always I started with stamping and colouring the sweet bunny in the waering can on white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. I used the coordinating die to cut it out and I cut a few extra layers of simple white cardstock too, which I adhered under the coloured one until it was as thick as a chipboard.
I stamped the sentiment on a small white tag which I die cut with the Tag times two die set, and attached it to the watering can with twine. It would look so cute as a tag for a bunch of flowers on its own!
For the background I used Nuvo shimmer powders and when it was dry I applied Thermoweb Glitz Glitter gel in Brilliant Blue colour through the Raindrops stencil. Looks gorgeous and dimensional! Lovely!
When it was dry I die cut it with the rounded rectangle from Frames and Flags, cut also some grass with the Land border dies and some clouds with the Sky border dies. The latter I distressed a bit with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink to match the background more.
After assembling the scene, I gave it a grey mat and adhered it to a kraft scalloped rectangle. It was then mounted on a white top folding notecard. A bit of clear shimmer on the can and a drop of glossy accent on the nose and stripe finished off this cute spring card.
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I am so excited to show you what I have created for the Pink and Main and Thermoweb Collaboration. For my project today I was playing with white Flock Transfer sheets and Red Glitz Glitter gel.
I started with the background: on a piece of red cardstock I secured the Four Point Star stencil with Pixie Spray to make sure it will not move while I am applying the Red Glitz Glitter gel. Believe me this spray is a game changer! No more gel seeping under the stencils! It ensure perfect results every time and can be washed off the stencil simply with warm water and a nail brush. I used a Stencil Pal to apply the glitter gel – it is so easy to get smooth results with this tool!
Until my panel was drying I stamped the cute owl from Howlidays and quickly coloured with Copic markers. I used traditional colours but it would look gorgeous in any colour combination. I used the coordinating die to cut it out.
To create the focal point I wanted a frame around my little owl, so I die cut the Wreath Base die from white Flock Transfer sheet. I love the touch, it is so warm and adds a lot of interest to a simple die cut! The thickness of it is just perfect, the die makes the edges beautifully rounded!
The sentiment I stamped on a banner which I created with the banner stamp from Sketched Easter. I heat embossed it on dark brown cardstock with Hot Chocolate Embossing Powder. It gives a shiny tone-on-tone look. I curved the Merry Christmas sentiment from the Howlidays stamp set to fit in the banner and white heat embossed it.
I die cut the background with a stitched rectangle die and assembled the card. I added some clear shimmer to the ribbons and covered them with glossy accents just as the beak of the owl. I used a black glaze pen on the eyes to make it shiny.
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I will not reveal a secret if I admit how much I love both companies and playing with texture on my cards. I could not stop creating backgrounds with flock, foils and glitter paste. All the gorgeous stencils Newton’s Nook Designs offer got a whole new life!
I started with the background: on gout grey cardstock I applied Transfer gel through the Tree Rings stencil. I let it completely dry, then added white flock with the help of my laminator. That moment of removing the backing sheet is indescribable! Magical really! The flock has a very soft touch and it is not bright white rather has like a tone-on-tone look.
The sentiment is from Newton’s Pumpkin Patch. I stamped with Versamark ink on black cardstock and embossed it with white embossing powder.
A few gold crystals from Studio Katia, a bit of clear shimmer on the pumpkin carvings and drops of glossy accents on the stems made it complete.
For my second card I created an ink blended background using Distress Oxide inks (Black Soot – Faded Jeans – Seedless Preserves) which I distressed with water. Then I applied again Transfer Gel through the Flying bats stencil and let it dry. After a long hour I used black flock and the laminator to apply it on the stenciled background.
I cut the panel down with a rounded rectangle die from Frames and Flags, matted it with black and purple glitter cardstock. I also die cut a dark blue postage stamps mat from Frameworks.
The white heat embossed sentiment and the kitty are from Newton’s Boo-tiful night, just this time I used watercolour markers and fussy cut the image.
To make it stand out more, I used 3D foam squares.
I could not let the day pass without some foiling when I had my laminator out. I applied Passionate pink deco foil on a striped toner paper (Gina K Designs Foil mates Stars and Stripes) with the help of a laminator. I die cut it with a scalloped rectangle die from Frames and Fags.
I also die cut a piece of vellum with the rounded rectangle die from the same die set and the sentiment (Holiday greetings) and pine branches (Pine and Holly) from green glitter cardstock (Lawn Fawn).
The sloth is from the Slothy Christmas stamp set coloured with Copic markers but I used a grey pencil to add some furry details. I used its coordinating die to cut it out.
After assembling the card I felt I needed a bow. So I took a tiny scrap of white cardstock, covered it with Stick it double sided adhesive and stuck the pink foil on it. I burnished it with a bone folder and die cut it with the small bow die from Pine and holly. I used a silver crystal as embellishment.
I saved my favourite for last: a cute winter scene in the woods.
I created a Distress Oxide background with blue tones and applied white Glitz Glitter gel over the Petite snow stencil. I set it aside to dry.
While it was drying I stamped and coloured 2 of the foxes and some pine trees from the Fox Hollow stamp set. I used Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I also die cut a white scalloped rectangle as a mat and snowbank from white flock using a Land border die.
I white heat embossed the sentiment on a little kraft banner (Frames and flags) and assembled the scene on a kraft card base.
I added some details with a white gel pen and used a black glaze pen on the noses of the foxes.
There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!
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There are more amazing projects today over on the Therm O Web blog so pop over there for more inspiration!
Meanwhile I stamped the dancing couple from the Winter memories stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink on white cardstock and clear heat embossed it. I also stamped a couple of pine trees using 2 shades of green ink and the rocking technique. I die cut them with their coordinating dies.
I also wanted to make the ice look really icy, so I applied a thin layer of the Deco Foil Transfer gel on the stamp using a simple make up sponge. Then I stamped it like I would with normal ink. I set it aside to dry too.
I stamped and coloured some of the images form the Nutcracker’s Squeak set and cut them out with their coordinating dies.I die cut a stitched scalloped circle frame from Violet cardstock and an inner circle from Mint cardstock. I stamped the sentiment on this using purple ink.
When assembling the scene, I added more dimension using 3D foam squares here and there and finished off the images with a black glaze pen and glossy accents.
I was so enthusiastic to try the Therm O Web Clear Toner sheets, I chose the O Christmas Tree one for my clean and simple card.
I used the Sunset Deco Foil to add an ombre colour to the trees and sandwiched the foiled clear sheet in between white stitched hillsides (Land borders die set).
I also used the Peel ‘n’ stick toner sheets to die cut the sentiment (Holiday Greetings die set) and foiled them with Gold Deco Foil. It was so easy to adhere them to the card thanks to the adhesive backing!
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I hope you liked my cards today and will return soon for more inspiration!