Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Cafe au Natural

Yesterday was National Coffee Day and I made a card in honor of the occasion.  Coffee is my favorite drink.  In fact, I would almost start an IV on myself to have a continuous infusion of coffee.   I made this card just in time to enter it in this year's Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop.  

I used new and old elements in my craft stash for this card.  The leaves are a combination of old Cuttlebug dies and new SU framelits.  The Cuttlebug die cuts were embossed while the SU cuts are stamped with the matching stamp set.  I also used new to me coffee-themed dies and stamps from Verve.  I like to add a touch of sparkle to my work, so I used sparkle gel pens to accent the word coffee and the coffee in the cup.

Stamps:  One Cup, Coffee - Verve; Vintage Leaves - SU
Paper:  WW, Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke, DP
Ink:  Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, Elegant Eggplant, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Coffee Word and Cuppa Dies, SU Framelits, Embossing Folders, Gel Pens

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hebrews 11:1

I love using Bible verses in the cards I make.  It is a way to encourage the recipient to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.  For those who do not know Christ, it is a way of sharing Gospel, or opening the door for a conversation about the Gospel.

This card was made for a friend of mine who has displayed great faith in trusting God for the desires of her heart.  I am so excited for her that she was accepted into a educational missionary program and is raising money to go.   I used the Hebrews 11:1 stamp from Verve as I love the decorative style it is written in.  The sketch is from Sketch Saturday #311 and the colors are from SCS CC535.  It was a fun card to make as the colors, stamps and sketch fit so nicely together.

Stamps:  Hebrews 11:1, Filigree Fantasy - Verve
Paper:  WW, Rich Razzleberry, DP
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Accessories:  Ribbon, Nestabilities, Button, MS Punch, Stick on Gems

Monday, September 7, 2015

Birthday Tree

This was just a fun, whimsical card I made to have in my birthday card stash.  I love the Sheltering Tree stamp set from SU as it is so versatile for any occasion.

I like to have a little sparkle on my cards so I added a few random drops of Stickles to the tree leaves.  It is hard to see it in the photo.  I used the word window punch to make a layered matte for the sentiment.

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree, Party this Way - SU
Paper:  WW, Early Espresso, DP
Ink:  Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzaz
Accessories:  Ribbon, Button, Word Window Punch, Flower Stick on Gems, Stickles

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloons

This is a quick and simple masculine card I made for a recent birthday celebration.  I will probably reuse this design when I am short on time and need a birthday card in a pinch.  I think it works well with any color combination and many DPs that I have in my hoard.

Stamps:  Celebrate Today
Paper:  WW, Basic Gray, Lost Lagoon, More Mustard, DP
Ink:  Lost Lagoon, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Punch, Framelits, Embossing Folder, Stick on Pearls, Baker's Twine.