Guest Post

Love you S’more | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy Friday! Welcome back for my last caffeinated card as guest designer on the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog! It’s been a wild month for so, I’m so glad that I got to craft as a distraction! As much as I love summer, I am ready for all things FALL! It’s already looking like fall in my craftroom, as you can tell from today’s card, along with the one that I shared last week!

Copic Combos : 0, N0; BG 10, 11, 13; YR 14, 15, 12; E 57, 37, 15, 13

For today’s card, I started by stamping ALL the images from Honey Bee Stamps Love you S’more stamp set. I colored them using copic markers (listed above) and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

Then I created the background for the images to pop on, using some Gina K Blue Lagoon Ink and Newton Nook Designs Mug Stencil. Alternating between foam tape and glue, I adhered the colored images to the card front. I created the sentiment using the new Bitty Buzzwords Fall Diecuts along with the Bitty Buzzwords Fall Stamp set from Honey Bee Stamps latest release. I stacked the word die cut “latte” three times using kraft paper, and embossed and cut off the “lets” from the “let’s get together” on a strip of brown cardstock. Lastly I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time! Thank you Amy for this lovely opportunity!  

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Guest Post

Fall is in the Coffee | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy Friday! Welcome back for another caffeinated card! I’m back up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today using some fun stamps fall stamps from Honey Bee Stamps.

Copic Marker Combos : B 00, 02; BG 10, 11, 13; C1, 0; E 11, 13, 15, 27, 37; Y 15, 17; YR 04, 07

For today’s card, I started by stamping ALL the images from Honey Bee Stamps Treat Yo Self stamp set. I colored them using copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies.

To finish off the card, I cut a piece of pattern paper from the Love Letters paper pad to an A2 size, I stamped a sentiment from the same set, Treat Yo Self directly onto it using black ink. I arranged the colored images accross the card front layering them with glue and foam tape for some dimension, Finally I added some jewels to finish off the card.

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more caffeinated crafty inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Guest Post

DIY Coffee Background | Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a productive week and some caffeinated crafty time to look forward to this weekend! I’m up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today sharing some more inspiration using one of my first and favorite coffee stamp sets from Newton’s Nook Designs, Newton Loves Coffee.

To create this card, I started by stamping some of the smaller images from Newton Loves Coffee and Cup of Cocoa, and stamped all over an A2 card front with watermark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Next I inked up the edges with Brushed Corduroy distress oxide ink, leaving the center white. 

Next I stamped and colored the image from Newton’s Mug with copic markers and die cut it with the coordinating die. I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto the mug, and adhered it on to the center of my DIY background card front. Finally added some jewels to finish off the card.

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more caffeinated crafty inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time!

Farhana

Guest Post

Rainbow Espressos | Coffee Loving Cardmarkers

Thank you Amy for inviting me to guest design for the month of August, I’m super excited not only for all the caffeinated craftness I get to share, but also all the fall themed products I’ll get to use! 

For my first post I thought that I would use a set that this blog enabled me to buy, but I hadn’t used it till now! To create this card, I started by stamping all the images from the A Breve Note stamp set from Ellen Hutson. I colored them to create a rainbow using copic markers and die cut them using the coordinating dies

Next I inked up a A2 card front using the Triangles Stencil using Distress Oxide Inks in Ground Espresso, Brushed Corduroy, and Frayed Burlap. After the ink dried, I embossed the sentiment using versafine onyx ink and clear embossing powder. I finished off the card by stacking the colored die cuts with foam and glue to create dimension, and lastly added some espresso jewels.

Be sure to stop by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog for more caffeinated crafty inspiration! Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time!

Farhana

Guest Post, Pretty Pink Posh

Peacock Slimline Cards | Pretty Pink Posh

Happy Thursday! I’m super excited and kinda nervous as I type this! I can finally share that I’m guest designing with Pretty Pink Posh for the month of July! This is a design spot that I have been dreaming and working towards for over 5 years! Basically as long as I have know the brand, it’s owner Paulina and been using, collecting and hoarding their products! So without anymore delay, here’s my first pair of cards for July using some older stamps that are a favorite!

Two things that I have been loving when making cards recently are slimline cards, yay extra space and ink blending. I am finally using the inks that I gave been hoarding for YEARS!

To make this cards, I started by embossing all the images from the Peacock Friends Stamp Set with gold embossing powder on to Bristol smooth card stock. I colored the images using Zig real brush markers and a wink of stella glitter pen and cut them out using the coordinating dies.

Next I ink blend 3.5 x 8 inch die cuts with blue, green and yellow ink to create an ombre background to match the peacocks and its features.

For the first card, I used a white frame to add some dimension before adding the colored die cuts with some foam tape. I embossed sentiments from the Everyday Greetings stamp set in gold to match the die cuts. And of course I added some jewels!

For the second card, I used some stitched square die cuts from vellum back the colored images as they were blending into the background. I heat embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Greetings stamp set, and finished of with some jewels!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope that you were inspired to create something! Make sure to tag me @everydayengineered and @prettypinkposh on Instagram so that we can see what you have created!

Happy Crafting!
Farhana

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Ink blended florals (with Gina K designs)

Hey y’all! I’m back 🙂 needed a little break from social media, its been a little mentally draining being on there. I recently heard someone say ‘don’t consume but create content’, and that’s what I’ve decided I’m going to do going forward!

I might not have been sharing, but I have been creating and coloring A LOT! It’s literally the only productive thing that I can do while pumping (sorry TMI), and it’s been helping me stay sane, COVID and all. Enough about that, let’s get back to the cards I came on here to share!

I made these two cards using only the contents of the Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their July release. I love using kits to make cards as I don’t get overwhelmed with products! My last card with this set was watercolored, so this time I figured I would share an easier way to color the images, especially if you are mass producing cards.

To make these cards I started by stamping the images from the floral stamp set on heavy weight white card stock. Then using my Taylored Expression blending brushes I ‘colored’ all the images using 2 colors (listed below), then I die cut them. Next I used the stencil from the kit to add some depth to an A2 size card base. For the sentiment, I first used VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad and black embossing powder, but that got messy, so on the second card I used VersaFine ink (onxy black) along with clear embossing powder for a much cleaner finish. Finally I adhered the diecuts to the card front using both liquid adhesive and foam tape to add some dimension.

Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in Peach Bellini and Faded Brick, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard
Ink Colors – Flower : Gina K design inks in passionate pink and wild lilac, Leaves : grass green and wild dandelion and background : honey mustard

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Gina K Design Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Design Inks
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
VersaFine ink (onxy black)
black embossing powder, clear embossing powder
White card stock
Nuvo Drops

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

Watercolor floral card (with Gina K designs)

Ever color a stamped image and just can’t decide how to use it? Well I was really stumped with this floral image from the latest Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit from their June release. After a lot of back and forth and input from a friend I came up with this card. Not my best work in my opinion, what do you think?

To create this card I started by stamping and embossing the large flower and the leaves from The Best Flowers stamp set on water color paper. I then water colored it using Gansai Tambi watercolors. I die cut them once they dried. To assemble the card I used the Ornamental Fans stencil also included in the kit, and ink blended the background using Distress Oxides Inks (in spun sugar) using Taylored Expression blending brushes. I embossed the sentiment on to some black card stock and trimmed it down. I adhered the sentiment and floral image to the card front and added some Nuvo Drops as a finishing touch.

Thanks for stopping by and as always here’s a list of products I used :

Gina K designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Distress Oxides Inks (in spun sugar)
Taylored Expression blending brushes
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
White card stock, Black card stock
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Cardstock
Gansai Tambi watercolors
Nuvo Drops

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana

Gina K Designs, Guest Post

CAS floral cards (with Gina K designs)

Guess what! I’m a guest designer with Gina K designs for their June release. Seeing as Baby R came early I only just got to creating with the Nature’s Touch card kit. It was the perfect kit to get started on making some thank you cards to send out to friends and family for their gifts and treats to celebrate Baby R, from a distance of course!

Making CAS cards is a challenge for me as I love going overboard with the layers and embellishments, but CAS cards are perfect for bulk cards, just change up the color for variety!

To create these cards I started by stamping the floral image from the The Best Flowers stamp set with copic friendly ink onto heavy weight card stock. I colored them in using different color combinations (I will list them below). After I was done coloring I embossed the sentiment in gold onto the card base. To assemble the card I trimmed down the colored card stock, layered it with a card stock to match the floral image, and finally glued it down to a card base. That’s it! 30 mins and you have 3 cards!

Copics used : Flower : Y35, Y15, Y13 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Dandelion
Copics used : Flower : V17, V15, V12 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Wild Lilac
Copics used : Flower : R39, R24, R05 and Leaves : YG67, YG17, YG03
Paper used : Gina K Coral Reef

As always, thanks for stopping by and here are a list of supplies that I used :

Gina K Designs Nature’s Touch card kit
Gina K Designs Island Dream paper pack
Gina K Designs Prime Time paper pack
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
VersaMark Watermark Ink Pad
RANGER: Embossing Powder | Gold
Hammermill heavy weight white card stock

Till the next time, stay safe, sane and crafty!
Farhana