Monday, May 26, 2014

A Few Cards Later

I got busy with a few challenges today.  This post will touch on three different ones.

Up first, The Card Concept, whose challenge was to use a coffee theme.  This one is Clean and Layered, but bordering on Freestyle Collage (just bordering).  I'm a Starbucks girl, so that is where my color choices came from on this card . . .

I used my Ranger paint dauber as a background for the smaller cups on the left.

Hmmm . . . those look like little coffee stains (I promise that was not intentional).  This card is meant to be a gift card holder for someone.  I left the sentiment on the inside blank, as I'm not sure who the recipient or what the occasion will be.  

Next up are two cards I created for CAS-ology.   This is my first time doing one of their challenges, and this week's Cue Card was "Flower."  I decided to play around with some water coloring using my Tim Holtz Distress markers.  I ended up creating two cards, exactly the same image, except one is first generation water color stamp, and the second is second generation water color stamp (and I changed the sentiment).

First generation on the right; second generation on the left.
Below is the first generation stamp of the water color image.  I used four different markers to get this look . . . two shades of green and two of red.  You can tell below that there was a lot more water on that first generation image, and definitely more water on the left side (the images are less defined). 

 The image below is the second generation.  It's lighter in color and much more defined.  Which one do you prefer? 

And finally, a little something for Wednesday Stamp Club at MFT.  Here is the sketch . . .


And here is my card . . .

I shifted a few of my images to fit my choice of sentiments.  

Supplies Used - Coffee Shared
Cardstock:  Neenah Desert Storm, American Crafts
Pattern Paper:  just a scrap from my scrap bin
Stamps:  Precious Remembrance Shop - Coffee Love
Die:  My Creative Time Stitched Gift Card Pocket
Ink:  Ranger and Stampin' Up
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Tim Holtz Paint Dabber

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  Neenah and Strathmore Watercolor
Stamps:  Magenta and Simon Says Stamp Thinking of You and Apothecary Tables
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Markers and Versamark
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Doily from my stash, Stickles and Stampin' Up White Embossing Powder

Supplies Used - Snappy Birthday
Cardstock:  Bazzill and Neenah
Pattern Paper:  DCWV
Stamps:  MFT Picture This and Banner Greetings; Obsession Impression Cover a Card
Dies:  MFT Die-namics Banner Greetings and Accent it Cute Cameras
Ink:  Stampin' Up and Ranger Archival
Ribbon:  Stampin' Up
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins


  1. Tons of fun cards! I'm a Starbucks Girl too! Yay! gotta love a great coffee card!
    Thanks for joining us at the card concept!

  2. WOW, lovely Flower for CASology - Thanks for joining us this week!!! (I prefer darker as I am a BOLD color girl myself)

    And your Card Concept, brilliant specks of coffee on the card too, YAY, I ADORE coffee as well!!!

    The MFT, TOO COOL for school, awesome!!!!

  3. Wow, so happy to have you joining us at CASology for the first time! Your two floral cards are gorgeous...I love the watercolor effect and the second generation stamping is so cool! So glad you joined us at CASology...hope you play along again soon!

  4. Wow, you've been busy! Love the bow on your first card and the way you used the paint dauber on the little coffee mugs. The watercoloured flowers on your second cards are gorgeous and I adore the little camera on the third card! Glad you joined us at CASology and hope you'll come back again!

  5. I just love your coffee card and love how your inspiration came from the Starbucks colours! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

  6. I loved your "bordering" on Freestyle collage description...your card is such a good example of how one card can overlap several styles! Cute little mini coffee cups and that you also finished the inside for a gift card. Thank you for joining us this week at the Card Concept.