Friday, October 19, 2018

Coffee Loving Papercrafters meets Casual Fridays!

Hello there Coffee Loving Crafters!  Today I'm joining my fellow Coffee Loving Cardmakers DT and the designers from CAS-UAL FRIDAYS stamps for a collaboration hop!  I'm thrilled to share a few cards I created using the fun new sentiment set called Hot Coffee and the Coffee Cup Fri-Dies.  

Make sure to leave comments on our blogs as you just might win one of three generous gift certificates from CAS-UAL Fridays Stamps worth $25 each!
To create my first card, I started out by applying a variety of colors of splashes (lavender, two greens, orange) to mix the perfect coffee tone and placed that on my Gelli Plate.  After I lifted the print, I made a second print to use for my diecuts.  

Next, I flicked some colorful ink onto the background panel and used a leftover sparkly oval as an embellishing layer onto the side of the panel.  Then, I tied some ribbon, added the cup/sentiment and finished the card off with some pretty bling and real coffee beans.  
The insert of the coffee cup was painted and attached a little low so that the brown coffee would be set apart from the cup.

My next card...
It's a little lady incognito...  All spiffed up for Halloween!  
She's sparkly, frilly and oh-so-fabulous, don'tcha think?!  I paired up the fun die with some machine stitched and ruffled ribbon, and some doodly facial features.  

To finish off her fabulocity, I added some doodly sentiments and a little fun with Nuvo drops.  She sure does like Big Cups...Yep, I do too.  :)



Joy Clair meets Therm-O-Web...

Hello there Joy Clair friends!  It's Kerry here and I'm here to share some yummy cards created with Joy Clair stamps and Therm-O-Web products.
This was my first opportunity to play with Therm-O-Web foil and I wanted to play and explore with it.  I didn't want to use the most usual stenciling and plain image transfer-and wanted to stretch my exploration a bit more beyond the traditional applications.  Through my exploration, I discovered my favorite foiling technique...I'm not sure it's a well known technique, but it's one I loved to use.  
To create my first card (Donuts anyone?), I applied some DecoFoil Transfer Gel to the Sprinkled with Love donut stamp and stamped all over some paper.  After I let the paper dry, I foiled the image as normal in my cheap Scotch laminator.  After I peeled off the foil, I set that page aside and took another piece of cardstock.  I brushed some Transfer Gel onto the paper with a paintbrush and then applied the foil that I had previously used.  I ran it through my machine and what came out was a gorgeous brushstroked masterpiece.  I love how the rainbow foil looks distressed and you can still see the donut images.  
Mighty yummy, 'eh?  
Super deeelish!  

My next two cards were created using the traditional stenciling technique.  I used some Transfer Gel, the Abstract Circles Stencil and the New Baby stamp set.  I used my finger to apply the Transfer Gel onto the paper, then ran the paper/foil through my laminator.  After I removed the foil, I added a little sentiment and stamped the cloud/rainbow and then colored it with Copics.  
 Take a close peek at the stencil marks.  Rainbow-licious!
When I created this rainbow panel, I KNEW I had to add a little rainbow stamped image!  The New Baby set worked PERFECTLY!
So that I could make the most of my leftover foil, I brushed some Transfer Gel onto a piece of white cardstock, applied the used stenciled foil and ran it through my laminator.  I LOVE how the brushstrokes show up and the rainbow foil needed absolutely nothing else on the cardfront (I did stamp "Congratulations" on the inside.  :)
 Just look at that rainbow goodness!!  A little tilt back and forth and you can just see it shine!  
Yep!  It needed NOTHING else...I held restraint!  I sure did!  I just added some ribbon, stamped a sentiment on the inside and said THIS IS GORGEOUS! Alrighty, so now I'm in love with rainbow brushstrokes!  Yep, I need to do a bit more shopping at Therm-O-Web too!  

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope I inspired you to think out of the box!  Have fun and GO WILD!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Falling in Love...Joy Clair Leaves and Love...

Hello there inky friends!  Today I'm joining my fellow Joy Clair Designers (Check out the Joy Clair blog for the full feature of projects/links) as we welcome FALL with a big, beautiful blog hop!  We're pulling out all the fun and fabulous fall stamps to ring in my most favorite time of year!  WAHOO!
I'm sharing a fun and whimsical card that features two new stamp sets:  Dwelling Place and Falling Leaves background.  I chose to feature these images with thoughts of fun childhood play...Jumping in the leaves!  

To create my card, I stamped the beautiful background leaves onto a piece of cardstock and cut just the top portion of the background off to use it on my card.  I also used some of the random falling leaves as stand alone images-instead of clustered onto the background.  

The house was stamped and the perfect little sentiment inserted inside- and then I colored the images with Caran de Ache Neocolor 1 wax pastels.  After coloring, I burnished the images with a cloth to blend and remove some of the light waxing.  

I mounted the leafy border on the top with foam squares and then added the house.  To finish off the card, I glued on the little colorful leaves and doodled a border to set the scene into a frame.  I added some tri dot whimsies and some grassy marks here and there for added smiles.  :)
Such a fun and whimsical design for these two images.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  

PS...Remember...When you purchase any Joy Clair Stamp sets, you receive the digital cut file for FREE!  

Happy Fall, y'all!  Jump right in!