Friday, May 15, 2020

I need coffee

Now that my husband is working from home, we are going through our coffee three times as fast because he drinks twice as much as I do.  Fortunately, there has been no shortages of coffee.  It made me think of the different containers we drink our coffee in.  I have a floral butterfly cup, he drinks out of a heavy mug, and we rarely if ever go out and buy coffee from a coffee shop unless it is from a Vietnamese store.  If your first coffee is the Vietnamese drip coffee with condensed milk, all other coffee tastes like weak tea.  I digress - here's my card with the different ways to drink your coffee.


I embossed the cups from the two sets in black and used color pencils for the first two and Copic markers to draw the tiny flowers and leaves on the last cup.


Since I had the stamp sets out, I made another card using just the heart coffee container and embossed it in white on kraft card stock.  


I used color pencils and masking to create the background.



A ribbons and a postage style die cut highlighted my quote.  I glued together several layers of the frame in white and then used a red layer on top to tie it together with the colored hearts.



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But First, Coffee, Set of 8 Stamps - Mounted


Tea & Thee, Set of 7 Stamps - Mounted



Sunday, May 10, 2020

Keepsake box for mom

Hello!  I'm sharing a keepsake box for my project for the Elizabeth Craft Designs group post for Mother's Day.  Hop on over there for more inspiration!

I had kept the box my garlic press had came in - it was so nicely made.  There's a little ribbon tab and the box pulls out.  The width of the box is just shy of 8.5" so one sheet of cardstock easily wraps around the outside.  


I used the other two corners from the Wreath die cut when I made the Mother's Day card (quite satisfying by the way to be able to use up all the scraps) to add to the ends.  I used two shades of purple cardstock to build my own sentiment from the Alphabet Retro trio by Elizabeth Craft Designs and the A Way With Words Amazing die.


I tried not to add any 3D embellishment to the box because they are more likely to be damaged from use because it is a pull tab box.  I think if I found one with a lid I'd like to add more 3D flowers and such.

Happy Mother's Day - you are doing an amazing job and there is no one like you!



Saturday, May 9, 2020

Friday, May 8, 2020

Happy Mother's Day

When you need some quick Mother's Day card and you literally have jars of colored flowers to pick from, card making got a lot easier.  Having a beautifully lettered Happy Mother's Day stamp completes the card in very little time.  I also hope seeing the different cards show how slightly rearranging whatever flower stamps or dies you have can make for a beautiful card.

For my first card, I framed the sentiment with the Flourished Oval frame and added some hydrangeas watercolored and gold embossed around the frame.  I used Kells Gold Modern Gilding Powder on the frame since the hydrangeas were also gold embossed.



On the next one, I trimmed the Wreath from Wreath and Elements die set by Quietfire Design for a subtle lacy background.



But any kind of frame type die works!  Below is one by Divinity Designs.




Wednesday, May 6, 2020

A Mother's Greatest Masterpiece

I am sharing a card that would be great for a mother-in-law or aunt, best friend's mom... it's just such a great quote.  "A Mother's Greatest Masterpiece is her children."  I knew I wanted the sentiment framed with a small bouquet of flowers to the side:



I sponged a circle frame from Divinity Designs with a combination of Raspberry Pink and Seedless Preserves Distress Ink.  The flowers and wood background are both from Tim Holtz  - extras from previous projects that were sponged and colored with Copics.  


The sentiment was stamped in black pigment ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder.  A gray card base kept the card soft and serene.  





A Mother's Greatest Masterpiece - Set of 4 Stamps