Saturday, September 24, 2016

A Cup of Pumpkin-Spiced Kindness


Fall is the season for pumpkin spiced latte, pumpkin bread, pumpkin candy, pumpkin everything and anything!

My 2nd project for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop features images from the Coffee Helps stamp set by Verve.  I colored the pumpkin coffee cups with Chameleon pens and Prisma colored pencils.  On the pumpkin leaves I added a little sparkle with a glittery gel pen, but it is hard to see in the photo. I chose an old SU DP pattern for a fun whimsical look in fall colors.

Stamps:  Coffee Helps - Verve
Paper:  So Saffon, Chocolate Chip, WW, DP
Ink:  Rich Cocoa - Memento, Chocolate Chip - SU
Accessories:  Chameleon Pens, Prisma Colored Pencils, Gel Pen, Gem, Cup 4 All Seasons Die - Verve

Friday, September 23, 2016

A Latte Autumn Blessings


It's time for the 2016 Fall Coffee Lover's Bloghop!  In honor of the occasion I made this Autumn-themed card featuring my favorite beverage, coffee.  I look forward to the quarterly Coffee Lovers Bloghops as more incentive to use my coffee-themed stash of stamps.

For this card I used a MFT image that I had for a while but haven't used before now.  I colored it with Chameleon pens and used my new MFT Stitched Die-namics to layer the image and create the sentiment.  Lastly, I added coordinating brads and a leaf embellishment.

Stamps:  Miss You A Latte - MFT, Coffee Helps - Verve
Paper:  Marina Mist, WW, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, DP
Ink:  Tuxedo Black, Rich Cocoa - Memento
Accessories:  Chameleon Pens, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers, Brads, MFT Die-namics, Embossing Folder, Leaf Charm

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Masculine Basic Sympathy

Sympathy cards are my least favorite to make because they represent loss of somebody's loved one.  This card is for a co-worker who recently lost his mother.  I needed to create a card with a masculine but soothing design so I turned to Splitcoast Stampers for inspiration.  This card immediately caught my eye and I knew that it would be perfect to CASE for this occasion.  

I used the same stamp and design as the original card but different shades of green.  The stamped image is created using the reverse image technique that you can learn about here.  It was easy to do and I love how the card came out.  I will be sure to use this technique for future cards.

Stamps:  Butterfly Basics, Beautiful Borders - SU
Paper:  WW, River Rock, Lucky Limeaide, Mossy Meadow, DP
Ink:  River Rock, Lucky Limeaide, Mossy Meadow
Accessories:  Twine, Word Window Punch, Brads, SU Markers

Monday, September 19, 2016

Butterfly Well Wishes

This card was made for someone at work who has been out with some health issues.  I got the idea for the design from an older MFT sketch 146.  I chose the colors from the DP.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes - SU
Paper:  Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, WW, Lucky Limeaide, DP
Ink:  Luck Limeade
Accessories:  Butterfly Framelit and Thinlit, MFT Die-namic, Embossing Folder, Stick on Pearl, Glimmer Mist