So I stumbled upon a coffee lovers crafting group and I almost died I was so excited. I love coffee! I mean, who doesn’t…well a lot of people but I do love it.
I’ll leave the site so that you can get more info on the group AND the blog hop.
I decided to join the hop and so far I’ve created 2 cards. I do plan to do one more.
These two cards are using Taylored Expressions Joe to Go stamp/die combo.
I received these in the mail as part of the Tombow Brand Ambassador program and I was super excited to try them out. I recently picked up a Stampendous flower/butterfly cling stamp set and this was a great way to take these for a test drive.
At the end of the coloring I ended up incorporating my basic Crayola colored pencils and filled in this flower and the two leaves. I used purples and a blue out of the Crayola set to add shading. My sentiment came from a Wplus 9 designs set called Grateful Greetings.
After completing this I figured this would be a great addition to the Right at Home National Craft Month blog hop. I recently discovered the Right at Home online shop. Nicole carries an array of products including inks, stamps & dies, adhesives, etc – an all around cool one stop shop.
Butterflies, glitter and an encouraging statement. I think that makes a perfect card.
I started off playing around in some recently purchased Stabilo 68 mini pens (courtesy of Blitsy) and a Stampendous Cling Lovely Garden stamp set. I am super new to coloring and blending with markers so I was happy with my second attempt (my first with Tombow dual brush markers). I then decided to stamp two butterflies in Versafine Onyx black ink on the top and bottom of a white cardstock panel and also to stamp the sentiments in different pigment inks.
And then a light bulb clicked on. Why don’t I heat emboss each word with colors similar to the butterflies. I grabbed my MISTI, Colorbox Clearsnap pigment paintbox pad in Love, WOW clear dull embossing powder and got to work. After masking, inking and stamping the words kind and thoughtful from the Concord and 9th Being Classy stamp set I stamped the rest of the sentiment in black ink.
The next step was assembling the card:
- I used my Tombow Xtreme adhesive to attach the card panel to the black card base.
- I cut a thin strip of magenta glitter paper and with my Xtreme adhesive I attached it to the left margin of the card panel.
- For creating the butterflies I had stamped, colored and die cut them out on a piece of watercolor paper. I used my Tombow Mono Multi glue to adhere them to the card panel on top of the stamped butterfly images.
Note: If I were to recreate this card I think I would move the ampersand to fit between words kind and thoughtful.
So in preparation for a training session I decided to make one of the team leaders a thank you card. She is always helpful whenever I call or email her and so I decided to show my appreciation. I figured the Concord and 9th Painted Thank You stamp set would be perfect.
This card was pretty straightforward. I cut out a panel on some Recollections 110lb white cardstock and used some black Recollections 110lb cardstock to create a base. I heat embossed the sentiment onto the panel with gold powder. From then on, its just a question of assembling the card.
I used my Tombow stamp runner to adhere the panel to the gold/khaki printed background and then adhered the combo panel to the black card base.