Friday, February 27, 2015

Can You Smell That Coffee?

Today's the big day!  Time for the spring Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  I went with a spring theme for my card and used my Smell the Coffee set for the first time.  And I used my new Hero Arts inks for the grass.  I've started collecting the HA Shadow inks to complement my Mementos.  I'm loving them so far.

Techniques here include masking, coloring, rocking, die cutting and faux stitching.

The Details:  Recollections 110 lb white cardstock base, Hammermill Color Copy 80lb Photo White Cover Stock, Simon Says stitched rectangle die, PTI cloud dies, Hero Arts mini bee, Sakura Pigma Micron 01 pen, Spectrum Noir OR1, OR2, GT1, GT2, HB1, HB2, CT3, and TN1, Memento Tuxedo Black and Pear Tart, Hero Arts Green Hills, Impression Obsession Smell the Coffee

I'm entering this in Simon Says Anything Goes, Mod Squad Spring Forward, and ColourQ #281

Monday, February 23, 2015

Birthday Bouquet

I haven't been making cards much lately (still getting over the bronchitis--ick) but have been in the mood to create so I've been practicing my color while laid up.  Isn't this a happy, bright image?  I created a mask for the vase which is supposed to have stems and marbles but I wanted plain so I could place sentiment across it.  I like the image so much without the bottom clutter; the plain vase really allows the flowers to take center stage.

I must say I colored this multiple times and finally hit upon shades of orange and teal that I was satisfied with.  Definitely a process.  Originally I colored the large flower a bit more muted coral and hated it so I colored it again (and again), fussy cut it and covered up the ugly.  Voila!  The added bit of dimension is rather cool.

The Details:  Stampendous Bowl Bouquet, PTI Think Big Favorites #24, Recollections 110lb white cardstock base, Hammermill Color Copy 80lb Photo White Cover Stock, Simon Says stitched rectangle die, Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaFine Onyx Black, Spectrum Noir GT1, GT2, EB3, EB4, CG1, CG2, GG1, BG1, BG2, OR1, OR2

I'm entering this in Addicted to CAS #57 Mask, Fusion, AAA Cards #33 Orange You Glad Ur CAS, Seize the Birthday without Hearts/Arrows topping, and Penny Black Anything Goes

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Owl Always Love You

Another digital sentiment with this one.  The font is CK Oddball.  Techniques here include coloring, ombre, stamping off and fussy cutting.  I particularly like how the green heart leaves transition to red ones.

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Joy to the Woods and Critters in the Arctic, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noirs, Scotch foam tape, Recollections 110 lb white cardstock, Distress Ink Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Festive Berries and Bundled Sage

I'm entering this in Crafty Creations #282 Owl Love You, Tuesday Throwdown #231 Love is in the Air, Simon Says All Creatures Great & Small, Addicted to Stamps & More #131 Anything Goes, Just Add Ink #250 Photo Inspiration

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I Love You More Than Guacamole

Dude, that's a LOT.  :)    My partner is going to love this.  He has a silly sense of humor and guacamole happens to be one of his signature dishes.   Win, win for me, right?

The card is simple but I had to do it three times because I am just that messy with glue (and ink for that matter).  Techniques used here included inlaid diecuts, embossing, coloring, shaker and ombre.

The Details:  Recollections 110 lb white cardstock,  Hammermill Color Copy 80lb Photo White Cover Stock, Sweet Stamp Shop Guac Love, Impression Obsession Conversation Hearts stamp & die, Scotch foam tape, Spectrum Noir (hearts:  CR3, CR5, CR8; seed: TN2, TN3, TN4; flesh: DG1, DG2, DG3; Seriously diecut: DG1, DG2), Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Fresh Snow, Stampendous detail fine white embossing powder, Lil' Inker Seriously die, Simon Says stitched rectangle die, Glossy Accents

I'm entering this in Virginia's View #12 Shakers, CASology #133 Love, The Male Room #3/15 Valentine, Friday Mashup! #196 Love is in the Air, Create Something Catchy #11 Love Shaker Cards


A cute and fast one layer card today.  Hedge hogs are so adorable, aren't they?  I want to play with one but not so much the prickly part. 

The Details:  Lawn Fawn Hedgehugs, Glossy Accents, Memento Tuxedo Black, Spectrum Noirs, Recollections 110b white cardstock and washi tape

I'm entering this in Without Words Je t'aime, CASology #133 Love, Addicted to CAS #56 Hugs & Kisses, Addicted to Stamps & More #131 Anything Goes, Lawnscaping Challenge #99 CAS  

Sunday, February 1, 2015

You & Me

Time for another fun challenge at the House of Cards!  This time we have the cue word "Love" to inspire you.

I wanted to use a heart and I wanted to play with my new Hero Arts stamp.  Oh, that's right, I also have that great sentiment from WPlus9!  Ding, ding, ding.  But, it didn't come together as easily as I thought it would. My nesting heart dies have a strange jump between sizes so the one that fit closest was just a tad too large so the world stamp wouldn't cover all of the masked space and the next one down was mega smaller--like only Madagascar and the Indian Ocean would show smaller.  Poo!  I ended up using my Cameo (love it!) to cut out a heart and just stamyped the diecut rather than using the mask.  After that, piece of cake.  Mmm . . . cake.

The Details:  Hero Arts world stamp, WPlus9 Quite Like You sentiment, Recollections 110 lb white cardstock, Craft Medley sequins, Memento Tuxedo Black and Love Letter, Glossy Accents, Lifestyle Crafts heart dies

I'm entering this in Curtain Call Kissing BoothTIME OUT #23 Valentine's Day with Optional Hearts