Friday, June 15, 2018

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Presents: Lil' Inker Designs NEW RELEASE!

Hey there Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  I'm happy to be joining my fellow Coffee Loving Cardmaking team as we share projects featuring Lil' Inker Designs new set called:  SUPER COFFEE!  This set comes bundled with a coordinating die for the superhero and the steam.  Such a fun and playful set!

I chose to make a little lady superhero because, well...GIRL POWER! I gave her a little skirt and colored it a power red color using my Copic markers.  I paired the image with some fun map paper from Fun Stampers Journey.  
I wanted to have her popping through the page so I snipped the paper to make it "broken".  After cutting and gluing the flaps, I simply added her to the page with some foam squares.
What do you think of this fun set?  Want to see more inspiration?  Check out my fellow teamies projects too:

Amy Tsuruta
Helen Gullett
Lisa Reynolds Bzibziak
Robyn Jordan
Becca Dawn
Dana Gong
Dana Warren
Erin Thiem
Katie Brooks
Kathy Schweinfurth 
Laurel Seabrook

★Let’s do a little giveaway, shall we? Leave a comment on the Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog and all participating blogs for a chance to win one of two Super Coffee Die & Stamp Bundles★
Check out the whole collection of coffee themed stamps at Lil' Inker Designs!  

Friday, June 1, 2018

Joy Clair June Challenge...Americana...

From the Starfish, to the whitewashed bricks on the lighthouse to the sparkle of the fireworks, this card takes a bow to Americana!  I was so inspired by this photo collage that I just HAD to play along!  I incorporated as much as I could from the photo...including the little photo's themselves...ready for YOU to add some amazing smiles!  

Hey there, It's Kerry here and I'm excited to be joining my fellow Joy Clair designers as we usher in the beginning of the summer months...and all the FUN that is to be had.  We're inspired to create projects with a jumping off point in the photo above.  What part of the photo inspires YOU?  Please share in the comments! 

PS...Don't forget the challenge comes with a fabulous prize!  Playing with us is very simple!  You only need to create a project using "Anything Goes" as theme then post your project on your personal blog or in an online gallery.  Link your post to our inlinkz on the JC Blog. You can use any brand of stamps!!!
  • MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.
  • Add a direct link to your project using the InLinkz below.
  • If you use a Joy Clair stamp set or sets, you will have a double of opportunities to win!
The stamps used to create this card include:  Broken Brick Background (NEW), God's Focus (Bible Journaling), Seas the Day and Let's Celebrate
After stamping the brick background onto my card base (I used Hero Arts White Pigment "Unicorn" ink), I diecut a star (I used an old QuickKutz Squeeze die in my FSJ Platinum Machine) and then added the sparkle tape.  Next, I stamped the photos onto white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and the starfish onto white cardstock with red and blue ink (Fun Stampers Journey Denim and Cranberry Bliss).  I added a bit of dimension to the starfish by burnishing the underside with a burnishing tool.  I also added some gloss to give them additional dimension and shine.
To give the kraft paper a bit more of a rustic vibe, I rubbed a bit of Memento TerraCotta ink onto it with my paper.  The final touch was to fussy cut and assemble the "collage" and then attach some jute.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope my project inspired you to create something Americana!  To view other inspiration from my teamies, please visit the Joy Clair Blog for a complete listing of the projects (and links to each one).

Spring/Summer Hop: Power Poppy Cup of Columbine!

Hello there coffee loving cardmakers!  I hope you've been enjoying the hop!  I know I have.  I've got a lot of commenting left to do this weekend so I'm kind-of happy it'll be a rainy weekend so I can get it all completed.  End of the year things at school have taken up my free time.  SHEESH!  

For my final post in the hop, I'm sharing a project created using the newest Power Poppy digi stamps called "Cup of Columbine".  I love this collection of images (with and without the bird) so I decided to color my first image with a combination of Copic Markers and to finish off the coloring, I used my Leisure Arts Colored Pencils.  I love these colored pencils because they apply to the paper so creamy and cleanly!  LOVE!  
I find coloring so relaxing!  I spent the evening coloring this beautiful image up and just had a ball.  Since the image is digi, I was able to print it in the perfect size to fit my card.  This image needed no additional embellishments so I simply finished the card off by adding a little gingham ribbon.  I liked the contrast of the pretty florals and the black and white check.  
A closer look at the coloring helps you see a bit of my favorite background coloring techniques with Copics.  I love to add stippled dots here and there...I also applied some colored pencil in targeted areas of the background to give more dimension and depth.  
 I love this color combo.  I did a little google search and found a collection of Columbines in this color scheme so that was my jumping off point. 
OK...Hurry up now.  The hop is just about over!  You can do it!  Hop, Hop, Hop!  Good Luck!
Thanks for stopping by!  Check out the hop deets below.  

Hop Deets:  

When:  Friday, May 25-June 1
Theme:  Spring and Summer
Use:  Coffee/Tea/Cocoa images

Prizes Galore!
Check out the lead blog post from Coffee Loving Cardmakers HERE
Direct link to the Hop post is here:  POST YOUR PROJECTS HERE