Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coffee Time


I hope your week is going well, full of creativity.

Here is the 4th and final card to be entered into the Coffee Loving Papercrafter's 2017 Summer Blog Hop. It is a little thrilling to be able to play along with everyone!

I stamped the images onto watercolor paper and used watercolors to paint them. Then they were fussy cut and adhered, some on adhesive foam for a real 3D type of look.

The background was made using a cursive background stamp and silver ink. The bottom is a pearl vellum with a hand punch along the bottom to create a tablecloth. I wish I could remember the name of the branch die cut behind the sentiment (I think it is Memory Box?) but I can't get up right now, sorry. It's sparkly from the glitter on the coffee steam and the pearlized vellum, drops of glossy accents and enamel accents.

Stamp Sets: Both are by Jane's Doodles, "Mom" (the flowers) and "Coffee Time" (the coffee images); MFT Cursive Background
Cardstock: MFT Cement Grey for the background, GKD 120# white for the base, and Grafix 24# Iridescent Pearl Vellum for the tablecloth, strip of Bazzill Black for sentiment
Dies/Punch: Gina Marie "Wonky Rectangles" grey layer; Martha Stewart Eyelet Punch on vellum; and I believe that stem on the top is from Memory Box (could be wrong) and teeny butterfly that I forget from which die (sigh)
Watercolor Paint "Gansai Tambi" (blues, grays, yellows, reds, greens, black) #1 Paint Brush
Watercolor Paper "Strathmore" 140# coldpress
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder; VersaMark Ink (sentiment)
Touches of liquid glue, then Prismatic Glitter (on the steam from the coffee cups)
Small drops of Glossy Accents (clear) and Enamel Accents (black) here and there
Inks (a bit of Aegean Blue by Memento on the die cut leaf branch and the shadows of images on the vellum tablecloth); StazOn Black for the images

Mahalo for stopping by!!!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Extended Weekend


Do you love Riley? The Funny Bones sentiments just tickle me!!!! This card is going to be entered into the Coffee Loving Papercrafters 2017 Summer Blog Hop

Colored with Copic Markers, and then used Nuvo Black drops for the decorations on the chair and Riley's eyes. I used the Nuvo Clear drops on the coffee cup and cupcake. The wall and floor are scored to resemble wood planks, then inked directly from some ink pads.

The sentiment must have been one of the hardest ones I've ever tried to stamp. It took about a dozen tries, maybe more, then I gave up. This will have to do lol. It either was way too light or way too dark or smudgy. I tried cleaning the stamp several times, using 3 different inks, and cleaned in between attempts. Oh, well.

Stamp Sets: Riley & Funny Bones
Cardstock: GKD 120# & 80# white, Bazzill Black layering, GKD pattern paper
Inks: Copic Markers (image) and Memento Inks Toffee Crunch, Jumbo Java, Aspen Blue for the (background)
Black faceted gems Want-2-Scrap
Nuvo drops in Ebony black and Morning Dew (clear)

Mahalo for stopping by ♥

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Spring To Go

Aloha, friends,

Here is a card that is very simple and will be entered into the UNITY Be Inspired - Hearts and Polka Dots Challenge in the Facebook group page. It will also be entered into the Coffee Loving Papercrafter's Summer 2017 Blog Hop.

This is a Unity image "Spring to Go" coffee cup. I love how they added the floral spray to the center. Using blues & aquas on the cup is a step out of the usual neutrals but it was fun to try. I only used a strip of polka dot paper as trim and punched a small heart out of white paper, sponged with red and covered with Glossy Accents. There are touches of Prismatic Glitter around the flowers as well as Glossy Accents for sparkle and shine.

Stamp: UNITY "Coffee To Go"
Cardstock: GKD 120# white, black, turquoise sea
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, edging the cardstock with Espresso. Heart Lady Bug ink.
Dies: Scrapbooking Made Simple "Simply Refined," "Must Have Ovals" set
Embossing Folder: Darice "Floral Design"
Pattern Paper: "Echo Park"
Twine: Stampin' Up; Glossy Accents; Prismatic Glitter GKD; Adhesive Foam Squares

Mahalo for coming by!!
Wish you and yours the best for the upcoming week ♥

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Float with Iced Latte


This is a card for the Coffee Lovering Papercrafters SUMMER Blog Hop 2017. It will also be entered into the House Mouse #243 Interactive Card Challenge.

For the Coffee Loving Papercrafter's hop I made the drink an iced latte. For the Stampendous Challenge it is supposed to be interactive - all I could think of right now is shaker card. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it all with Prismacolor Pencils. Then I used a bit of Gamsol to smooth out any lines. The bunny is so adorable to me, floating during the summertime heat, cooling off with an iced latte that a bumble bee is sipping from, too :)

A touch of Memento Summer Sky and Angel Pink are sponged around for the sky, and Diamond Stickles are covering the latte glass, the water, and the fish decorating the inner tube. Don't you love the little ducky tied to the tube?

I used one of Gina Krupsky's videos at StampTV to make this "pinch and cinch" bow. You just tie some ribbon with twine, thread the twine into a button and tie it off. Cut the ends off. I've misplaced the roll of adhesive foam (YES, I did) so I just adhered two layers of fun foam cut 1/4" wide to make the shaker frame.

Stamp: Happy Hopper Inner Tube Nap by Stampendous
Cardstock: Gina K. Designs 120# White and Wild Dandelion
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink, Summer Sky
Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol
Dies for the Frame: Scrapbooking Made Simple "Must Have A4 Rectangles"
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh
"Grafix" Clear Craft Plastic (for window)
Double Side Adhesive 1/4" and 1/8"; Liquid Glue by Scrapbooking Made Simple
Stickles Diamonds
Stash - ribbon, twine, button
Bumble Bee: Jolee's Boutique

Summer Float with Iced Latte

Mahalo for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!