Monday, October 9, 2017

Be-You-Tiful

Today's card was created for the latest Addicted To CAS challenge. The challenge is to use a favorite stamp. I always struggle with clean card challenges because I just love layers and patterned paper. But as soon as I saw the challenge was to use a favorite stamp I knew I had to try and create something clean and simple. I'm a bit addicted to the newest planner gal stamps from Unity Stamp Company and the Be A Beauty stamp set is my absolute favorite and I've used it more times than I can count since I bought it two months ago. I started with a simple green layer of cardstock in a bright, primary green color that I embossed using a Cricut swiss dot embossing folder and adhered directly to my white card base. I then stamped the pretty Unity planner gal image onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set directly above it and then die cut the image using a Gina Marie Designs decorative edge oval die. I colored the image using my Copic markers and then finished the card off by adding some glitter to the sentiment and the flowers in her hair using a Sakura Gelly Roll clear glitter pen. I love how it turned out! I hope you like it too and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Do More Of What Makes You Awesome

Today's card was created for a friend who is sending care packages to a cousin just recently diagnosed with leukemia. When she told me that he loves to play with Legos I knew I had to make a fun Lego card. I went onto Pinterest and found a fun card that I could CASE. To create this fun card I started with some plain black cardstock from Stampin' UP and then layered on blocks of primary colored cardstock that I got at Hobby Lobby. Using a 1/2" punch from EK Success I punched coordinating circles and popped them up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. The sentiment was stamped onto some plain white cardstock and is from Unity Stamp Company. To finish this fun card off I used a white gel pen to add some highlights to the Lego dots. I hope you my friend's cousin likes his card. Thank you for stopping off at my blog today and I hope you like my card too!

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hope Your Day Is Magical


Today's card was created for my granddaughter Journey's 8th birthday. Her birthday was actually September 11th but she lives 2 hours away from me and between my job and her mom's job we just weren't able to get together until last weekend. As you can see from the photo she is a very girly tomboy! She loves all things blingy, glittery, fluffy, pink, and pretty. But she also loves to play with her horses in the mud and dirt like a true country girl! So, I knew she would love this adorable pegasus card. To create my card I started by stamping the images from The Greeting Farm's Spread Your Wings onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock. I colored them using my alcohol markers and then fussy cut them out. I cut a small rectangle panel and inked the background using my Tim Holtz distress ink in faded jeans. I die cut the clouds using a The Cats Pajamas speech bubble die and adhered them directly to the panel. I punched the clouds using a Fiskars punch and added some Nuvo white blizzard glitter drops to the outline of the clouds. Once they were dry I adhered the clouds and the colored images to the panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set directly onto the lower clouds using Versafine onyx black ink. I then layered some pink cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white cardbase and then added a panel of cardstock from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 paper pad on top. I matted the focal panel onto more of the pink cardstock and mounted it to the card using some 3M foam tape. I hope you like my card...I know Journey did!


Hello Friend




Today's card was created for both the AAA Cards and Addicted To Stamps And More challenges. To create my card I started by stamping the beautiful Angie girl image from the Unity Stamp Company's It's Going To Be Beautiful kit of the month stamp set onto white Copic-friendly cardstock. I then stamped the image again numerous times onto some beautiful autumn themed patterned paper I found last fall in the dollar bin at Target. I fussy cut the papers out and glued them onto the image using my Zig two way glue pen after edging them all with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip pen for a nice clean look. I stamped the sentiment from the Unity Stamp Company's Free Your Dreams kit of the month stamp set onto more of the patterned paper and cut it down to a banner. I adhered some of the beautiful autumn papers onto my white card base and then layered the focal panel and the banner on top. I love how beautifully this paper pieced card turned out. I hope you like it too! 



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Hello My Friend-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb Collaboration

Hello, and welcome to the October installment of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb. We have another fabulous guest designer with us this month as well as a fun and as well as a fun twist to our collaboration. Our wonderful guest designer this month is Jennifer Loftfield. We also have an additional surprise for our dear crafty friend Terri Burson. We all decided to create our cards using the brand new wreath stamp she created for So Suzy Stamps courtesy of Deb, who purchased them for all three of us! Thank you Deb!
To create my card I started with some gorgeous patterned papers from the Authentique Remembrance 6x6 paper pad and layered them onto my white card base. I then stamped the wreath onto a piece of distressed patterned paper from the same paper pack using Copic-friendly ink. I colored the image using my alcohol markers in coordinating colors to match the paper. I stamped the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and The Happy stamp set in the center of the wreath. I felt that the focal panel looked a bit empty so I went through my stamps and used the beautiful decorative scroll from the Simon Says Stamp Inside Holiday Greetings stamp set at the top and bottom. To finish my card off I added some Recollections clear rhinestones to the scroll and the berries on the wreath and popped the whole focal panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I hope you like it!
As for my coffee choice I opted for a nice maple pecan iced coffee from Dunkin' Donuts. The calendar may state that fall is here but mother nature apparently didn't get the memo. It was 98 degrees here in southeast Missouri today and I was out running around in shorts and flip flops. I'm hoping it will cool off soon and we can start to enjoy fall. Anyway, be sure and pop on over to Deb and Jennifer's blogs and show them some love by leaving a comment on their posts! 

Monday, September 18, 2017

No Rain...No Flowers


Today's card was created for the latest Addicted to CAS card challenge. To create my card I started by layering some bright yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then stamped the pretty floral image from the Unity Stamp Company Free Your Dreams kit of the month onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock. I created a pretty scalloped edge panel by die cutting the cardstock with a Gina Marie Design die. I colored the image using my alcohol markers in soft, pretty colors and then stamped the sentiment using some Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp look. Once the ink was dried I popped the image up off of the card using 3M foam tape for a nice dimensional look. To finish my card I added some yellow Stickles to the centers of the flowers and some Nuvo Crystal Drops in ebony to the card. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!


Sunday, September 17, 2017

Thanks, You Warm My Heart


Today's card was created for the 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop. I have a dear friend who receives the monthly KOTM stamps from Unity Stamp Company and she always lets me borrow them. Thank goodness for crafty friends, right? As soon as I saw this image in the May 2017 Free Your Dreams kit I knew I had to ink her up and make a card for the hop. To create my card I started by layering a piece of pumpkin pie orange cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then layered some patterned papers from the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic 6x6 paper pad on top. I stamped the sentiment from the kit onto some more of the cardstock using Versamark ink and heat embossed it using some Ranger gold embossing powder. I cut the panel into a fishtail banner and set it aside. I then stamped the beautiful image onto some white cardstock and die cut it into a rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched edge die. I stamped the image numerous times onto the patterned papers from the same 6x6 paper pad so I could paper piece the images onto the focal panel. Once everything was shaded and colored to my liking I went around all of the edges with my Memento dual tip onyx black marker and adhered them all to the focal image.  To finish my card I popped the focal panel and the sentiment banner up off of the card using 3M foam tape. I hope you like it!


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Birthday



Today's card was created for the latest The Card Concept Challenge. I absolutely love everything about this gorgeous inspiration photo and wanted to create a card using as many of the elements as I could in the photo. To create my card I started by stamping a piece of kraft cardstock using a Heidi Swapp woodgrain background stamp and ColorBox chalk ink in charcoal. I dried the cardstock with my heat tool and then went over the paper with more Colorbox charcoal ink in unicorn to give it a nice whitewashed look. I set that aside and then stamped several of the floral images from the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the flowers to match the photo using my alcohol markers. I then stamped the sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big,the  Bold, and the Happy stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp look. I die cut the panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched rectangle die and popped it up off of the card using some 3M foam tape. I hope you like my card and I thank you for visiting my blog!

I Pick You




Today's card was created for both the Sunday Stamps and AAA Cards Challenges. To create my card I started by layering a beautiful piece of plaid paper from the Basic Grey 12x12 Olivia Collection paper pad onto my white card base. I then layered on a large strip of turquoise cardstock from Hobby Lobby directly to the center of the patterned paper panel. I added some faux stitched lines using a Memento tuxedo black dual edge marker. I die cut a circle of plain white cardstock using a pierced edge die from My Favorite Things and went around the edge with the marker again to create faux stitch lines. I then stamped the mouse, pumpkin, and leaves from the My Favorite Things Harvest Mouse stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut the images using the coordinating dies. I colored them using my alcohol markers and adhered them onto my card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. I prepped a piece of black cardstock from Stampin' UP with my EK Success powder tool and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Versamark ink. I heat embossed the image using Recollections snow white embossing powder. I cut the sentiment down into a small strip and adhered it directly to the focal panel. To finish this adorable little card off I added some clear Wink of Stella to the leaves, pumpkins, the sweater and boots. I hope you like it and I thank you for visiting my blog!



Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Birthday To My Bestie



My bestie Alana had a birthday this past week and I wanted to create something beautiful to celebrate her day.  I created this card by stamping the gorgeous image from the Unity Stamp Company's Planner Gal Be A Beauty stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock. I colored the image using my alcohol markers and did a bit of paper piecing on her shirt by using some patterned paper from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 paper pad. I die cut the image out using a My Favorite Things pierced edge oval die. I layered a piece of patterned paper from the same We R Memory Keepers paper pad onto my white card base using 3M foam tape for some great dimension. I then adhered the oval focal panel down directly onto the card and added some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush and some Stickles to the flowers and leaves in her hair. I die cut the sentiment using some Stampin' UP black cardstock and a die from Blitsy. I adhered the sentiment directly to the card using some Zig glue and that finished up this pretty card. I hope you like it, and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Hey There My Friend


Today's card was created for the latest Freshly Made Sketches. I love to make cards for Send A Smile 4 Kids and am long overdue shipping some out, so thought I'd get busy making a few more. This sketch inspired me to break out some fun kids stamps. I started by inking up the Your Next Stamp Happy Meal images onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and fussy cutting them out after they were colored. I adhered some patterned papers from the We R Memory Keepers Hall Pass 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I adhered my images directly down onto the card base and then stamped the sentiment from the Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set using some Versafine onyx black ink. As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the eyes and the soda bottle. Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you like my card! 


Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Sending Christmas Cheer






Today's card was created for both the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown and The Paper Players challenges. To create my card I started by embossing a piece of white cardstock using a random dot Stampin' UP embossing folder. I adhered that panel directly onto my white card base. I then stamped the adorable little snowman from the My Favorite Things Happy Heart Snowman stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock, colored him using my alcohol markers, and then fussy cut him out. I die cut a snow bank using some more white cardstock and the stitched edge die from the Simon Says Stamp Drifting Stitches Border die set. I stamped the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Cheerful Christmas Greetings stamp set directly onto the snow bank using some Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp look. I went all around the edges of my snowman image with my dual edge Memento tuxedo black marker and adhered him to the snow drift using some snail adhesive. Once attached I popped the entire panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape for some nice dimension. Some clear Wink of Stella on the heart, hat, and scarf finished this card off nicely. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

If Friends Were Flowers


Today's card was created for the latest Addicted To CAS Challenge. To create my card I started by layering some pretty yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then took another sliver of that same cardstock and some white Copic-friendly cardstock and die cut a small stitched rectangle panel using a Gina Marie Designs die. I stamped the image and sentiment from the Stampendous Hands Of Friendship stamp set and colored a few parts of the image in using my alcohol markers. To finish my card I added a bit of yellow Stickles to colored areas and popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape for some added dimension. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!


Sending Hugs


Today's card was created for the latest Less Is More Challenge. I created my card by layering some pretty patterned paper from the American Crafts Neopolitan 12x12 paper pad onto my card base. I cut down a piece of Canson cold press watercolor paper and added some dashed lines to the edges by using a Paper Smooches edge die. I wet the paper and added a light circular wash of Tim Holtz distress ink in worn lipstick to the paper and dried it with my heat tool. I inked up the edges of one of the cute little jars I fussy cut from the same American Crafts paper pad using Versa Magic chalk ink in pink grapefruit and added some pretty crinkle ribbon from Diana Larson's shop. I glued an adorable wood veneer butterfly from American Crafts in the center for a nice touch of interest. To finish my card I stamped the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp Friendship Messages stamp set directly onto the jar and then popped the whole thing up with some 3M foam tape. I plan on sending this to my daughter who is in need of some encouragement right now.  I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog today!



Saturday, August 19, 2017

Postcard Christmas



Today's card was created for the latest Jingle Belles Challenge. To create my card I started by layering some kraft cardstock from Hobby Lobby onto my white card base. I then stamped the wonderful Snowy Postcard stamp by Stampendous onto some Canson cold press watercolor paper using Versafine onyx black ink. I stamped the image twice. Using my Tim Holtz distress inks I laid down a light layer or tea dye onto the base layer and dried it with my heat tool. I popped it up off of my card base using 3M foam tape.  I watercolored the second image I stamped and fussy cut it out around the oval and the holly branch. I edged it with my dual tip Memento marker and adhered it directly to the base panel. I finished this card off by adding some clear Wink of Stella to the snowy caps on the roof lines and around the ground. 


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hello



My second card today was created for the latest Just Us Girls Challenge. I love the idea of using sparkly and shiny things on my card. My daughter calls it bling. A girl just can't have too much bling, right? To create my card I started by edging a piece of white cardstock with Versamark and sprinkling on some Ranger embossing powder in gold. After heat setting the powder and letting it cool, I adhered the panel directly onto my card base. I then die cut a panel of gold foil ikat patterned paper from The Paper Studio The Shoppe On The Square 4x6 paper pad using a stitched rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs. I adhered that directly onto my heat embossed panel. I die cut the heart using an Essentials By Ellen folk heart die and stamped the hello sentiment from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold, and The Happy stamp set and heat embossed it using the same embossing powder. To finish my card I simply popped the heart up using some 3M foam tape. Love how simple this card was to create. I hope you like it too!

Thanks A Latte



Gotta love when you find something so fun and so economically priced, right? I was visiting my daughter and granddaughter this weekend and we popped into her local Hobby Lobby. I was too excited when I found this fun coffee stamp set by Stampabilities for the ridiculous price of $2.99!!! I had to snag it and the fun little slab of birch wood that I used for my photograph. I'm still trying to beef up my photography but I'm still not quite there yet. 
Anyway, I created my card by matting some early espresso cardstock by Stampin' UP onto my white card base. I then die cut a piece of Canson cold pressed watercolor paper down using a Gina Marie Design stitched rectangle die. I prepped the paper for embossing with my EK Success powder tool. I stamped the coffee beans from the stamp set all over the background and heat embossed it using Zing embossing powder in chestnut. After that cooled off I added some "coffee stains" to the background using a paintbrush and some Tim Holtz distress ink in walnut stain. I mounted the panel to the card and added another strip of espresso cardstock that I had added some stitched lines to by using a Paper Smooches border die. I stamped the sentiment and the cup onto a pierced oval die panel that I die cut using a My Favorite Things die. I stamped the cup again and colored it using my Copic markers and fussy cut it and mounted it to the panel using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. A bit of Glossy Accents on the heart of the cup finished my card. I hope you like it and thank you for visiting my blog!


Coffee And Friends-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb



Hello and welcome to another Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb collaboration. We have another guest designer with us this month, the wonderful Hetty Sanders. Hetty is a fabulous crafter from the Netherlands and is responsible for the Coffee Lovers card swap and we can't thank her enough for all of the tireless work she puts into making that happen each month!
  
This month we opted for a mood board and, I chose this pretty pastel palette for our starting point. Love the beautiful colors!  I wanted to create a fun and sweet card representing my friendship with my dear friend Deb. She and I met on the Coffee Lovers Facebook group years ago and have been close crafty friends ever since.  I created this card to represent Deb and I. She's blonde and I'm brunette and I think it's clear we both love our coffee! I started by cutting down some pretty ombre patterned paper in pink from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6x6 paper pad and mounted it directly onto my white card base. I then die cut a stitched line rectangle panel using some Canson cold press watercolor paper. I stamped the table from the Sugar Pea Designs Read Between The Lines stamp set using Versafine onyx black ink. The coffee cups are from the Your Next Stamp's Perk Up stamp set. The friends are the new Unity Stamp Company's Planner Gals, Don't Be Perfect and Be A Beauty. And the sentiment is from Reverse Confetti's Be A Barista stamp set. Once all of the images were dry I watercolored them using my Tim Holtz distress inks. To finish off the card I popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape, added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers in their hair, the coffee mugs, and their shirts, and added a few clear rhinestones from Recollections as a finishing touch. 


As for my coffee choice this month, I opted for a small Starbucks Iced Cascara Coconut Milk Latte. It was good but not my favorite latte they offer. Anyway, be sure to pop on over to Hetty and Deb's site, and be sure and wish her a happy birthday too! 

Monday, August 7, 2017

We Three Kings



Today's card was created for the latest Addicted To Stamps And More Challenge. To create my card I started with a white card base and stamped the sentiment from the Penny Black We Three Kings stamp set directly onto the card. I then attached some pretty patterned papers from the Heidi Swapp Noel 6x6 paper pad onto the card. I die cut a circle panel out of white cardstock and embossed it using an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and adhered it directly onto the card. I stamped the flourish from the Simon Says Stamp Inside Holiday Greetings stamp set directly onto the patterned paper below the focal panel using Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp impression. I then stamped the wise men from the Penny Black stamp set onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and colored them using my alcohol markers. I fussy cut the image out and edged around it with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker for a nice clean look. I popped the wise men up off of the card using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and adhered them onto the card on top of the focal panel. A few gold sequins finished this card off nicely. I hope you like it and thank you so much for visiting my blog!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Masculine Happy Birthday



Today's card was created for the latest The Male Room Challenge
I started with a cream card base and layered some Stampin' UP early espresso cardstock on top. I then stamped the World Map background stamp by Stampin' UP onto some more cream cardstock using Gina K Designs charcoal brown ink. I cut the map up into 3 smaller panels and ink distressed them using Tim Holtz tea dye and faded jeans distress inks. I stamped the compass from Unity Stamp Company's Go In The Direction Of Your Heart stamp set twice onto cream cardstock using the same brown ink. I die cut one of the images using a circle die from Spellbinders and inked around the edges just like I did the map panels. I fussy cut the other image out and popped it up onto the larger panel. I mounted the entire thing onto a circle I die cut using a My Favorite Things pierced edge die and early espresso cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampers Anonymous Crazy Talk sentiment stamp set onto more cream cardstock and distressed it and mounted it with early espresso cardstock. To finish my card I added some black Nuvo crystal drops to the center of the compass and on either side of the sentiment. I hope you like it. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Unity Planner Gals



I received these little Unity beauties in the mail this weekend and just had to sit down and create with them right away. These beauties in order of appearance are Unity Stamp Company's Today Planner Gal, Be A Beauty Planner Gal, and Don't Be Perfect Planner Gal. I absolutely love these beautiful images and the fantastic sentiments that come with the sets. To create my cards I layered some patterned papers from the ColorBok Light Bright 6x6 paper pad onto my white card bases. I stamped and colored each of the images onto Copic-friendly cardstock and colored each one using my alcohol markers. I added some Sakura gelly roll pen in clear star to all of the flowers and then some crystal Stickles on top for added pop and real shine and shimmer. I think I might have gone a bit overboard on the last card but, hey...you can't have too much glitter, right? LOL. Thank you for visiting my blog. 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Coffee...Because Adulting Is Hard-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello, and welcome to the July installment of Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb! Unfortunately we are a bit late with this month's entry but better late than never, yes? We decided to create a fun summer themed card and I have been dying to play with this fun stamp set. My dear friend Becky Ledbetter gets the monthly kits from Unity Stamp Company and is kind enough to let me borrow them and play to my heart's content. So, this month I am borrowing the Unexpected Places kit from February. I love the fun little coffee cups and the sentiment that comes with it! To create my card I started with a white card base and layered on a nice, light woodgrain patterned paper from the Jen Hadfield DIY Home 6x6 paper pad on top. I cut a few slivers of a diagonal striped paper from the same paper pad and adhered them onto a strip of white cardstock. I then stamped the coffee cup image and the sentiment using Versafine onyx black ink. I then stamped the cups individually onto more of the same patterned papers using Memento tuxedo black ink and did some paper piecing on each of the cups. I colored the lids for some additional interest and dimension and popped each cup up using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. Love how cute this card turned out!
As for my coffee beverage this month, I opted for a small McCafe mocha frappe because it's hot here and I wanted something cool and frothy! Now be sure to pop on over to Deb's blog and leave some love for her in the way of a comment! Have a good day and thank you for visiting my blog!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

I Would Fight Zombies For You

 Hello, and happy Saturday! I recently picked up the fun stamp set You Aren't Normal by Technique Tuesday and just had to play with it today. To create my card I stamped the zombie from The Cat's Pajamas Mwahh stamp set four times onto some Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and the created a fun scene using the skulls and my Copic markers. I cut the panel down and edged it with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye for a nice vintage look. I adhered it to some bright orange cardstock I picked up at Hobby Lobby, adhered that panel to some fun polka patterned paper from the American Crafts Haunted 6x6 paper pad, and then adhered it all down to my white card base. To finish the card I stamped the sentiment from the Technique Tuesday stamp set onto the focal panel using Memento tuxedo black ink and my Misti tool. It's a super quick and easy card and I love how fun and whimsical it is. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Happy Birthday 2 You

Today's card was created for the latest Watercooler Wednesday challange. To create my card I started by layering some Stampin' UP early espresso cardstock onto my white card base. Then I created a focal panel using some typing paper and gluing hexagon scraps that I created using a Fiskars punch and patterned papers from the Simple Stories Take A Hike 6x6 paper pad. I love using this technique to get rid of those tiny scraps that I accumulate making cards. I went around the edges of each hex shape with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye for a nice vintage look. Once the panel was complete and adhered to the card I stamped the sentiment using a Stampabilities stamp that I picked up at Hobby Lobby in Gina K charcoal brown ink. I added a border of early espresso cardstock and set the sentiment at an angle for some added interest. For a finishing touch I created two faux enamel dots using Nuvo Crystal Drops in dark walnut. Love how clean and simple this card is. I hope you like it too!


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Ho Ho Ho

Today's card was created for the latest Jingle Belles card challenge. The challenge is to create something with Santa Claus on it. I created my card by layering some fun, festive patterned papers from the Doodle Bug Home For The Holidays 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base. I added a small strip of green cardstock from the American Crafts Christmas cardstock 6x6 paper pad to the edge just to break up the patterned paper. I stamped the adorable little Santa onto some Copic friendly cardstock and colored him using my alcohol markers. I die cut him out using an x-edge die by Gina Marie Designs. I die cut another of the same panels using the green cardstock. I layered them together and stamped the greeting from the Simon Says Stamp Gnome For The Holidays at the bottom. I popped the focal panel up off of the card using Stampin' UP foam dimensionals and added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in rhubarb crumble for some fun interest. I finished the card by adding a fun dotted border that I die cut using more of the green cardstock and a fun little Papertrey Ink die. I hope you like it!