I was scrolling through my photos the other day and found a few cards I did not have time to show you at the end of last year. Even though they are Christmas themed I know many of you like to make holiday cards throughout the year and it might be a good inspiration, so I have decided to share these from time to time.
For this card I used the adorable Cacti from MFT Let’s Stick Together: I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut everything out with the coordinating dies. I wanted them to wear santa hats and have presents, which I found in the MFT Beast Friends stamp set (retired): perfect fit.
Then I moved on to the background: I used Distress Oxide inks to create the sky (Blueprint Sketch and Salty Ocean) and when it was dry I used the MFT Confetti stencil with white texture paste to make it wintery. I love the texture!
When it was all dry I die cut the bold setiment from the background and cut it once more from red glitter paper and 2 more times from scrap heavy weight cardstock. I love to recycle old packaging for that. I stacked the letters together and used the one cut from the background as a guide to pop the glittery ones on top.
I used 3D foam squares to add the die cut images and adhered a small cacti directly on the “i” to add more pun. A bit of clear shimmer on the caps, black glaze pen n the eyes and Mavy Snow marker for the extra fluffiness made it complete.
I hope you liked today’s inspiration and you will be back tomorrow. I have something cute and cozy planned.
It is Zsofi here today with one last post as a guest designer on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog this month. I am so grateful for Amy that she invited me, I truly enjoyed every single minute I spent creating coffee themed projects.
It was not easy to choose which brands to feature in my last post, so I decided to make a total mix of some of my favourites.
I have the Simon Says Stamp So pun friends stamp set for a while, but never used it before. It was a collaboration with Doodlebug Designs. When I saw that llama, I just could not resist! I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and added some dotted details to the fur when I was done with the colouring. I used a slightly darker brown marker and a white gel pen to add texture. I used the coordinating dies to cut them out.
For the cardbase I die cut the Honey Bee Stamps Coffee Cup Gift Card Holder die from dark brown cardstock. I wanted some texture on the front flap, so I masked it off and added a mixture of Thermoweb Deco Foil Metallix gel in Aged Copper and Black Ice. I simply used my spatula to mix them on my glass mat before applying it over a stencil from Mint Owl Studio. The stencil pal made it super easy to achieve a thin but even layer.
Until the card base was drying I die cut the coffee sleeve from patterned paper (Doodlebug Cream and Sugar) and adhered the images to it. I also die cut the coffee cup from wite cardstock and used light brown Copic markers to add a bit of shading to it. The sentiment is from the MFT Cup of love stamp set.
I did not use any embellishments on this cute card, only some glossy accents on the llama and his cup. The eyes I made shiny with a black glaze pen.
I hope you enjoyed my coffee projects this month, I promise that there will be more fun coming soon!
The best competition for cardmakers is the Card Design Superstar contest organised by My Favorite Things. I wish it came a week later or I had more time, I would love to compete in all categories. But I managed only one, Clean and Simple Genius.
For my card I stamped the cutest puppy ever from the BB Happy Pawlidays set and coloured him with Copic markers. I used the coordinating dies to cut him out.
Then I worked on the winter background: I added blue and purple shades of alcohol inks on Yupo paper and blew them to move and mix. I set it aside to dry. When it was all dry I applied White Glitz glitter gel through the card sized star confetti stencil.
Until it was drying I looked for the perfect tag die and I found it among the Tag Builder Blueprints 4 set and cut 3 from white cardstock. When the alcohol inked background was dry I cut it with the same die and stacked them together.
I white heat embossed a small sentiment on the top of the tag and popped up the dog with 3D foam squares. On a white notecard I adhered 2 thin strips of white glitter cardstock to make it more festive.
I used white ribbon and white twine on the tag and mounted it on the card base. A little clear shimmer on the cap and glossy accents on the nose and light bulbs finished it off.
I wish you like my card for the contest and will come back tomorrow for more inspiration.
Halloween is just around the corner, but I still have so many card ideas to share! I wish I could just stop the time and craft craft craft…
Today I brought you a quite simple card idea. I fell in love with this cute ghost by Picket Fence Studios, so it ended up in my cart when I was shopping at Simon Says Stamp during STAMPtember. I could not let the Halloween season pass without using this stamp. So I just coloured it with Copics bearing in mind the Reverse Confetti Abundant Autumn patterned paper I chose as a background. I love to match my colouring to the patterned paper I use.
After fussy cutting the image, I used a black Memento marker and went over the edges of the cut image to make it look like it was perfectly cut (even if it wasn’t).
I used an MFT stitched rectangle die to cut a piece from the patterned paper and adhered it to a slate grey note card. Then I used the MFT Linked Chain Oval Frame die to cut a black and a pink piece and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it to the card base too and popped up the ghost with 3D foam tape.
Then I heat embossed with white detail embossing powder a sentiment from the SSS Handwritten Halloween stamp set on Olive cardstock and cut it with the coordinating die. I just love this sentiment set so much! I used liquid glue to adhere it too on the bottom of my card.
As embellishment I used some clear star sequins and a white gel pen to add details to the ghost. I also covered it all with Tonic Aqua shimmer pen and added glossy accents to the pink stripes on his hat.