Thursday, October 1, 2015

Today is a Good (coffee) Day!

Just popping in with a quick post to share the coffee card I made a couple weeks ago with the Tim Holtz exclusive STAMPtember set.  I was thrilled with how this one turned out.


For this card I stamped the image on Bristol paper and colored with Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens.  I also stamped it in Lawn Fawn Walnut ink onto a die cut kraft card stock rectangle.  I tried out my copic airbrush system for the first time and airbrushed a brown around the edges of the image.  I thought I would give this a method a try versus trying to achieve the look with distress inks.  I think the fade out to the kraft card stock worked much better this way.


I stamped some coffee beans in Doe ink using a stamp from Lawn Fawn's Love you a Latte set. I stamped them on the kraft panel as well as the Natural card stock base in such a way that they looked scattered around the image and not like pattern paper. I fussy cut out the cup with straw and label and popped it up with thin foam squares over the image stamped on the background panel.  I finished it off by matting the panel with dark brown burlap for some fun texture.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I'm getting my craft room finally set up so soon I will be able to share pictures!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Seashell Blueprints

I finally made a couple cards the other day just for fun, not for an assignment, yay! I played with some new goodies and tried out some new techniques and just had fun.  Here are a couple cards I made using the shell stamp from the Tim Holtz 2015 Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember exclusive set.


I played with my Zig Clean Color real brush pens.  I had played with them before on watercolor paper using water to blend and they worked nicely.  But my friend Mary Dawn said she liked using hers with Bristol paper so I decided to pick some pads of Bristol up on sale and give it a try.  It worked wonderfully.  I could blend the pens without water on the paper and I enjoyed this method as well.


Since these are blueprint stamps I wanted to make an actual blueprint background.  I clear embossed the stamp on a piece of Bristol paper and then covered it in Blueprint Sketch distress ink.  I noticed on the Bristol paper the distress ink doesn't soak in as much and has a kind of texture look to it.  I also tried the same technique on white cardstock which you can see on my second card.  I like both looks depending on what you want for your project.  To finish off my first card I stamped seashells from Lawn Fawn's Life is Good set in Doe ink on some craft colored cardstock.  I also added a layer of frosted film over the whole card base.  It is hard to see in the photograph but it gives is a slight simmer and texture, looks a bit like sand which I felt was appropriate for this card.  I added a panel with tattered rose distress ink blended on it to tie in with the pink of the shell and added some wink of stella glitter to the shell to finish it off.


For my second card I stamped the shell on white cardstock and colored it with copic markers before cutting it out. I used the white cardstock panel with blueprint sketch ink for the background on this card, you can see the difference in smoothness of this panel compared to bristol paper panel in the first card.


I wanted to give the cream colored card base a little interest so I stamped the same shell stamp with Soft Vanilla ink to create the patterned background. I added a layer of glossy accents all over the whole shell to get a different look on this card.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lawn Fawn September Inspiration Week: Baaah Humbug

Hello! Today is my last post for September Inspiration week for Lawn Fawn.  Today we are featuring the new set Baaah Humbug, this might be my second favorite set from this newest release.  I just love these puffy sheep!


How adorable are these little sheep kissing under the mistletoe. I love the punny sentiment to pair with them as well.  I colored these sheep with copics and use Lobster ink for the sentiment.


I like that you can customize the sheep with all their accessories.  I also feel this set can be used year round too because all the accessories are interchangeable.


For my second card I created a puffy sheep by using a snow marker that puffs up when heated.  I also added to the wool theme by die cutting some puffy cloud borders from felt.


Check out the Lawn Fawn blog for more Baaah Humbug projects.


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