Why hello there! It’s been a minute, as much as I enjoy sharing, the blogging/photography/editing gets a little boring and I use my spare time to go and craft! I posted these cards on my instagram feed a while back, but never made it to the blog to share product links and such!
To create the backgrounds, I die cut Pink Fresh Studio’sGeo Floral and Geo Leaf Background Die from white card stock. Then I lightly ink blended on the card base with a blue ink to add some depth, before adhering the cover die cuts.
Hey y’all! Welcome back to the recently neglected blog! I’ve still been posting over at Joy Clair Designs and on my Instagram account, just haven’t had the time to blog each card I made! But I’m super excited to be back today to share a coffee (well tea!) themed card as part of National Coffee Day!
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Here’s the card I made for the hop! I used the Cup of Joy digital stamp set, and attempted a pastel look because I’m trying to hold on to summer!
I started by printing and coloring one of the images from the Cup of Joy digital stamp set using copic makers (colors listed below). Since I can’t figure out how to use my cricut, I just fussy cut the images, but I did die cut the sentiment with a banner die cause I cannot for the life in me draw a straight line!
To finish off the card, I used a piece of pattern paper die cut with a cover die, and adhered the tea cup image and sentiment using some foam tape.
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Are you a procrastinator? I sure am! I’ve had this challenge on my ‘to craft’ for weeks, just never got to it for some reason, kept finishing up other projects here and there. So here I am submitting these on the last day of the challenge, better late than never, right?
I used the same Fleur 1 stamp set on both cards, which is unfortunately discounted, but I just love it! I wanted to show you how to “stretch” your stamps to make slimline cards! So far I only have one slimline die, but I’ve been making a ton of cards! I have my eye on a few other slimline products, lets see how long I can stay strong!
For my slimline card, I started by inking a 3.5 x 8 inch to match the colors on the challenge mood board, then die cut it using the larger frame of the Mama Elephant Slimline Basic Die, Then I stamped and embossed (with gold) the larges floral bouquet image from the Fleur stamp set on both ends on the inked panel. For the sentiment I used the Hello Friend Script Die from Pretty Pink Posh, die cut from glitter cardstock and stacked to add dimension.
For the second card, I stamped and embossed the same image, this time on vellum, and die cut it using the coordinating die cut. I stamped and embossed (in gold) the sentiment from the Fleur 2 stamp set. To create the background I inked up an A2 panel, with the same colors as the slimline card (listed below). Then I embossed it using the Geo Floral Background Die. I adhered the vellum diecut using liquid adhesive that dries clear and a foam tape for the sentiment.
Thanks for stopping by and as always, here’s a list of products I used;
Hey there! Welcome back! It’s been a while since I got the chance to create using the weekly sketch on Facebook, but excited to be back with a pair of quick cards!
As usual, since I had my supplies out I figured I’d make two cards, one simple and the second one a little more involved with some copic coloring.
I was crafting half asleep and totally forgot to make a note of the copic and distress oxide ink colors I used!
For the copic colored card, I started by stamping the PinkFresh Studio Floral Background onto heavy white card stock with copic friendly black ink. Then I colored them in Rainbow order, grouping the flowers in threes or fours! To finish the card I embossed a sentiment from the PinkFresh Studio Word Series THANKS stamp set on to a strip of pink vellum with white embossing powder. I chose a image with a thicker font to be able to hide glue behind it to adhere the vellum strip onto the colored card front.
The second card is the same process as the first, except I ink blended the background with distress oxide inks.
As always , thanks for stopping by and here’s a list of products that I used;
As usual I finished making my card right before the deadline for this challenge! Well I made one of my two cards, a while back but wasn’t completely satisfied with the result, so made a second one in the middle of the night yesterday! I’m still sharing the first card I made as some told me, ‘we are our worst critics’!
Which one do you I made first and wasn’t satisfied with?
This was the first one! It definitely looked better in my head! I started with inking up two pieces of yupo paper using alcohol pearl inks in tranqil and sublime. Once they they dried, I die cut the inked pieces using the LOVE with botanicals die. I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Thanks word series stamp set, and adhered the diecuts to look like a bunch of branches.
For my second card I stamp and watercolored some floral images from the Fleur 1 stamp set using Derwant Inktense pencils, and then die cut them using the coordinating dies. I stamped the same sentiment as the first card with black ink. Before adhering the stamped images to the card base, I ink blended a blue circle to highlight the images.
That’s it! Easy peasy! Thanks for stopping by and as always here is a list of supplies I used :
Hey, I shared these cards on the Pink Fresh Studio Facebook group’sCard Sketch Challenge, but I didn’t get a chance to share on the blog or my Instagram, and thought I’d put up a quick post since its a perfect time to share as the Daily Marker 30 challenge is going on!
Using the above sketch I made these two cards.
For the first card, I stamped part of the image from the Fleur 1 stamp set on two corners of the a A2 piece of heavy weight white card stock, with watercolor friendly black ink along with the sentiment from the Thanks word series stamp set. I then colored in the images using Nuvo watercolor pencils for a ‘messy’ look. Once the panel dried I added some silver Nuvo drops and added it to a card base.
Time to make 2 cards : 30 mins. Time to photograph/edit : 40 mins. Time to clean up craft space for next project : 3-5 business days!
Yup that was my afternoon yesterday, I really needed to disconnect and what better way then to craft! But now I am left with a HUGE mess to clean up! Good thing its cleaning day, right? I wanted to craft, but I couldn’t think of anything to make, zero “creative mojo”! That’s when I remembered the PinkFresh Studio Facebook Card Challenge, this sketch ended yesterday, but I still wanted to share the cards on here, but a new one should be out later today.
Using the sketch above I created two cards! Couldn’t decide which one to share so shared both! Will let you know next week if that’s allowed or not!
If you know me then you probably know by now that my favorite color combo’s are gold and black and rainbows! We could all use a little brightness in our lives so I think rainbows are a necessity these days!
For the rainbow card I embossed the background stamp in white embossing powder, before ink blending I used a circle die cut to create the cut out pattern to match the sketch. I set aside the diecuts and ink blended using a set of distress oxides with my blending brushes, I went back and forth between the colors to avoid harsh lines. Once I was done, I used a microfiber clothe to rub off the access ink and expose the white embossing. I adhered the background to a white top folding notecard, and added the circle diecuts back using some foam tape to add dimension. I finished off using a sentiment embossed in white on black cardstock that I trimmed down and adhered in the middle of the card.
For the second card, I used a different background stamp, but this time embossed in gold. I cut out the circles in the same way as first card, but this time I discarded the diecut circles and adhered the background to a black notecard with some foam tape. I embossed the sentiment in gold on to black card stock and double foam taped it on to the center of the card. I really wanted to add some gold jewels, but couldn’t find mine, so I used some nuvo drops instead!
Thanks for stopping by and as usual here’s a list of products that I used;