Friday, June 23, 2017

Day One Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop

I'm so excited for day one of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop!  The record was broken at the Spring Hop, for the number of participants and we certainly hope that trend continues.  We have new, amazing sponsors in addition to the many who continue to support this happy little caffeinated group.  

For today's project, I'm putting my drawing and watercoloring skills to work.

I will often Google images that I want to recreate and that is the case for my flamingo.  I shared this side by side comparison of my drawing, from the Googled photo, on my social media awhile back.

I used my Adornit watercolor pencils and water brush to color all my hand drawn images; the flamingo, the ocean with reflection of the flamingo, and the palm tree. 

I felt like I should include at least one stamped image, after all, this is a group who loves stamping.  So, I used the Sweet Stamp Shoppe image from the Cuppa Coffee stamp set and did some no line watercoloring.  For this, I used my Tombow dual brushes to swipe on my stamp a faint outline in blue, then orange for my summer beverage.

My triple stacked and popped up sentiment is courtesy of Stamplorations Hello Sunshine die.  I watercolored this as well, and added a coating of clear Nuvo Crystal drops for shine.  It is gorgeous in person!  My flamingo and sentiment were colored on Strathmore watercolor paper 300 series. 
Lastly, I stenciled some Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste on my sky and water, and colored a few on top with a yellow Tombow dual brush marker after they were heat dried.  I'm using an A7 sized Bazzill card (scallop trimmed off)  that has been slightly trimmed down, and Adornit scrapbook paper designed by Laura Kelly Designs.

Be sure and create something new that is summer themed and includes a coffee, tea or cocoa image.  It can be a summer drink, even.  Think frappucino!  Then, be sure and join our challenge as there will be a ton of prizes up for grabs.

Here's your link to the blog hop.  Scroll to bottom of post for Inlinkz button.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop Linky

When: Friday, June 23 – Friday, June 30

Time: 6 am pacific

THEME: Summer

USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Use this hashtag in your social media #summer2017clh

Also linking to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -Let's Take a Vacation

Stamplorations Cutplorations June Photo Inspiration Challenge
(I'm using the dragon color for inspiration in my project and a die)

Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (dies)

Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #247 Make Your Mark


I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

Adornit 36 pc Watercolor Pencil Set + Water Brush
Adornit 36 pc Watercolor Pencil Set + Water Brush
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Echo Park 6x6 Magical Dot Stencil
Echo Park 6x6 Magical Dot Stencil
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Laura Kelly B/W Dots Double Sided paper for Adornit
Laura Kelly B/W Dots Double Sided paper for Adornit
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Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Sugar
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Sugar
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
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Bazzill 5x7 Scalloped Card
Bazzill 5x7 Scalloped Card
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS

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Monday, June 19, 2017

You Float My Boat - Coffee Loving Cardmakers

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today with this nautical creation for my Coffee Buzz feature that also includes a coffee inspired product that will make it's way to shelves later this year.
(affiliate links below)

Stop by Coffee Loving Cardmakers to get all the details and more close-up photos that also features Pink & Main Latte Love stamps, Stamploration nesting dies, Ranger distress oxide inks and Scrapbook adhesives by 3L.

Also linking to these challenges:



3L - Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner - Permanent - Ultra


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Friday, June 16, 2017

Peacock Silhouette for So Suzy Stamps

Happy Friday, crafters!  Today, I have a pretty easy and fun to make CAS card, for So Suzy Stamps.  You may not know this about me, but, I used to be terrified of making CAS cards.  Seriously!  I always wanted to add more, more, more and could never discipline myself to stick to the basics; clean and simple, lots of white space.  Some time ago, I decided it was time to conquer my fear and get over it!  So, I did.  I really enjoy the process now and thought it would be fun to showcase Suzy's White Peacock, in a silhouette format.  I love creating skies as well, so I dreamed up this little evening scene.

So, let's get started, shall we?  Here's what you need:

and Herb 1 stamp

- 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" Card (Kaisercraft A6 kraft card, length trimmed to 5 3/4")
- 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"white card panel (Strathmore Mixed Media paper)
- cardstock with 3" die cut circle cut out or 3" circle stencil
- Ranger distress ink (Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon,
Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber)
- Ranger blender tool
- Misti stamping tool
- water mister
- Memento black archival ink
-Stickles black and crystal glitter glue
*optional stitched large rectangle die and 
die cutter/emboss machine (Cuttlebug)
- Heat Emboss Tool
- paper towel
- black marker
- adhesive runner (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)

Awhile back, I took a piece of scrap vinyl, laid it on cardstock and used my Cricut to cut out a 3" circle.  My thought was, the vinyl could easily be wiped clean when using my blender tool for projects like this, plus, the vinyl helps keep my cardstock sturdy so I can use this over and over again.  Basically, It's a large, homemade circle stencil.  Consider that your bonus tip for the day!

1. To begin, stamp and fussy cut just the upper body of the peacock onto thin paper for masking purposes.  Add a touch of adhesive runner and place on project where you want the bird to be stamped later.  

2.  Using a blender tool, blend various blue shades of Ranger distress ink.  I used 3 shades of blue, starting with Chipped Sapphire at the top third, then Mermaid Lagoon below that, and Tumbled Glass along the bottom third, leaving space for Fossilized Amber around the bird.  Dry with heat emboss tool and splatter with water by misting in your hand and spraying droplets with your wet hand.  Wait a few seconds and blot with paper towel.  Dry with emboss tool.

3. Remove the bird mask and carefully, eyeball the placement of your bird stamp.  Use your Misti stamping tool and stamp bird 3 times for full coverage.

4.  Since the black glitter glue can be a bit transparent, I chose to color in my bird with a black marker first (Tombow) before adding the black glitter glue.  I also traced it along the open curves of the tail.  Allow to dry or use the heat emboss tool to speed up the drying process.

5.  Use the herb stamp and Misti stamping tool to partially stamp sections of the leafy stems around the bird and lower portion of the circle.  Stamp 2-3 times for full coverage.

6.  Stamp the sentiment, again with the Misti, stamping 2-3 times for full coverage.  Add Stickles Crystal glitter glue for "stars" by dotting all over your sky.  Allow to dry or use heat emboss tool.

7.  I used the stitched crazy running nesting dies from Stamplorations for my card panel, using my Cuttlebug,  and adhered to the kraft card.  

It may seem like there are a lot of steps to create this, but it really did come together rather quickly.  I hope you'll give it a try.  It's a sweet encouraging card to send to a friend or loved one, to let them know you're thinking of them.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!

You can grab some of the products I used below, using my affiliate links.

Also linking to these challenges:

Purchase White Peacock, here.

White Peacock

Purchase Look For Rainbows, here.
Look for Rainbows

Purchase Herb 1, here.
Herb 1

Purchase the Mini Misti, here.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Celebrating Dad for Coffee Loving Cardmakers + Giveaway details

 I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today with this masculine card that celebrates Dad, just in time for Father's Day.

Father's Day is 2 weeks from yesterday so if you haven't started cardmaking for this special day, it's time to get crack-a-lackin'!

Be sure and visit the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to get all the details and close-up photos on this caffeinated card that features the Hey Mister collection from My Mind's Eye and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.  Look for the Coffee Buzz news at the end of my post, where I'll share a recent article that extols the benefits of increasing your coffee intake daily for liver health!

I'm also having a little giveaway on my Instagram account to celebrate 1500 followers.  If you're on Instagram, stop in and enter.  Hurry though, the last day to enter is 6/7/17.

Also linking to these challenges: 

If you'd like to purchase any of the products that I'm using for my card today, feel free to shop my affiliate links below.


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Friday, June 2, 2017

Rescuing A Tossed Background With So Suzy Stamps

I'm here today, for So Suzy Stamps, sharing why you should never toss those experimental backgrounds that don't work out.  I'm sure you're like me; you try out some colors, some smooshing, a little this, a little that and you're just not happy with the way your coloring is going.  What do you do?  I can tell you what you shouldn't do, and that's toss it.  You would not believe how many times I've been "not too crazy" about my background and tossed it.  Big mistake!  You never know when inspiration will hit and the old light bulb will go off.  One day, I stopped tossing my backgrounds and started saving them.  Since that day, I have found numerous ways to re-purpose them, from creating fun die cut images, punching circles, or, as I'm doing today, bringing an old background back to life.

Would you believe that I actually intended for this background to be a sky?  I love to watercolor skies but on the day that I was creating this, I just wasn't feeling it, so I put it aside.  I had in mind to flip the Olesya Side Bloom to be more like a water lily and I thought it would also be fun to pull out this background and flip it to use as water for my bloom.  I think it worked out beautifully!

I don't have any photos of how my background was colored, since I've had it awhile, but I can explain briefly.  Grab some watercolor markers, such as Tombow dual brush, Marvy Le Plume or Zig Clean Color brushes, a waterbrush or small paintbrush and water, and watercolor paper.  I use Strathmore 300 series.  Swipe your marker on an acrylic block or craft mat.  Grab the color with a wet paintbrush or waterbrush and just start coloring (painting) random colors here and there.  I usually try to stick with 3-5 colors for a sky; blue, purple, red and/or orange and yellow.  It depends on if my sky will be day or night.  You can vary the intensity of color by using less water.  Let your colors run by tipping your paper.  Blot with a paper towel as needed.  Use your heat emboss tool to dry or dry overnight.

Now, for my blooms, it helps to have a Misti stamping tool, particularly for watercolor paper.  It has a thicker, bumpy texture, so you'll need several good stamps to get a good image.  The Misti allows you to position your stamp on a lid that makes a perfect stamped image every time.  By leaving it in the same position, you can stamp again until you achieve a darker, fuller inked image.  

For my blooms I'm using:

Memento black archival ink
Misti stamping tool
Zig Clean color brushes in gray and two blues

To stamp your blooms, I was careful to use the black Memento ink only on the petals, and swiping my gray Zig Clean color brush on the lower portion that will be "below the water".  Can you see the difference?  I wanted it to appear more translucent below the water.  Both images were stamped twice with my Misti.

Next, I colored my blooms with a blue Zig clean color brush, diluting some of the color with a waterbrush and blotting with  a paper towel.

I also lightly colored those little bubble stamens below water with the same color of blue, again using the waterbrush and blotting with a paper towel.  I used the cornflower blue Zig brush to color at the base of the bloom for added depth.

Next, I stamped my sentiment 3 times with my Misti for full coverage.

Just for some added sparkle, I used my Fireworks spray to add some shine.  It gives a metallic sheen that is so pretty.  I just unscrewed the cap and swiped the tubing from the mister along the petals.

I also swiped some of my Fireworks tubing along the top of my card.  Layer and trim your design on designer paper and an A2 sized white card and you are done!  I used some pretty blue paper from an Echo Park Paper winter collection.  It doubles nicely for summer!

This would make a nice friendship card or even a sympathy card.  Remember, don't toss those backgrounds!  Be sure to visit the So Suzy Stamps blog for more inspiration from the design team.

Purchase Olesya Side Bloom, here.

Purchase Thinking of You sentiment, here.

Also linking to these challenges:

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