Thursday Coffee Break | Mixed Media Caffeinated Card

Hello everyone… Today, I have a mixed media caffeinated card to share with you all.

I am sharing this mixed media caffeinated card and steps how I created it at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today using Big Bold Brew Stamp Set from Super Sponsor Neat and Tangled.

I hope you all can enjoy it with your favorite drink while taking a little break on this Thursday. Thanks a latte for stopping by today. Have a fabulous day!

Traveler Notebook Mixed Media Journal

Hello everyone… Today, I would like to share this mixed media traveler’s notebook page with you all.

I created using the Prayer Warrior stamp setLightbulb Moment stamp set, and Doodle Lines stamp set. And for the background, I use Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil and Make Marks 2 ARTplorations Stencil.

Head over to Joy Clair blog to read the full details and how I created this page. And… This month is a special month for Joy Clair. It is Joy Clair’s 5th Birthday month and we are celebrating with a whole month sale!!! So… Click HERE to see all the Joy Clair stamps and get the 25% OFF your entire order. The discount will automatically be taken off at checkout!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a blessed day!

Growing In Unity Day 5 | Kindness Cards

Hello everyone… It is Growing in Unity Day 5. For today, I have couple of kindness cards to share with you all.

It is my last day sharing my projects with Unity, but it doesn’t mean I won’t be sharing in the future. I am so grateful for all of you have taken time to stop by my blog this week and leaving me so many sweet comments about the projects. It is just because… YOU ALL ARE SO KIND!!!

It is a CAS card with a shaker that I created the I Consider You Special – Sentiment Kit. It is a fun, simple card to make.

I stamped the circle doily on a white cardstock with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad on a white. And then I cut the middle of the doily with circle die. But if you don’t have circle die that fits, you can simply fussy cut it with scissors. I fussy cut the rest of the doily with scissors.

On a piece of watercolor paper, I stamped the flower and butterfly with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad, and then I added some colors on it using smooshing technique with dye inks and water. I dried the watercolor ink with craft heater, and then fussy cut them with scissors.

I stamped the sentiment in the middle on the card with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad. I added a piece of acetate plastic on the doily and then added some 3D foam to create that shaker doily. I added it on the card.

On both my second and third cards, I use the Let Your Wishes Fly – Sentiment Kit. And I used the stamping with acrylic stamping block, watercolor markers, and water to create both backgrounds. I dried them with craft heater.

I stamped the images in the middle of the backgrounds with VersaFine Clair ink pads. Then, I stamped the sentiment also with VersaFine Clair ink pad. I cut them with Fancy Frames die set.

I created both watercolor backgrounds for the cards with CP dye inks and water. I dried them with craft heater and then added them on white cards with permanent adhesive. And then I added the image and sentiment panels with 3D foam tape.

Unity Sentiment Kits are great kits to make cards for your friends and families to show how much you love and care for them.

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

Anything Goes With Dies | You Are In My Prayers

Hello everyone… I am here again with a clean and simple card that I created for Happy Little Stampers – Anything Goes With Dies August Challenge.

Head over to Happy Little Stampers blog for more inspirations and to link up your project.

On my CAS card today, I use the Perched Bird CUTplorations Die, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations, and Fond Expressions STAMPlorations set.

I started with creating the watercolor background with Distress Oxide ink pads and water. And then I sprinkled some water on it and dabbed it off with paper towel. I dried the panel with craft heater and then cut it with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and I added it on a white card with permanent adhesive.

I cut out a black cardstock with Perched Bird CUTplorations Die and I added it on a card with same adhesive. I stamped one of the sentiments from Fond Expressions STAMPlorations set on the right bottom card with VersaFine Clair Nocturne ink pad.

Then, I added some white paint splatters on the card using brush and little bit of water.

I hope you all inspired by this card to play along with the challenge this month. I also enter this card at:

THANK YOU so much for stopping by!

Growing In Unity Day 4 | Girly Cards

Hello everyone… It is Growing in Unity Girl Day 4. And for today, I have couple of girly cards to share with you all.

Unity Stamps Company has many collection of stamps, and one of them is the AngieGirl collection. They are fabulous sets to use when you want to make girly themed projects. I used five of the AngieGirl stamps on my cards today.

They are pretty simple to make. I made all cards in the same steps:

  • Stamp each girl image on a watercolor paper with VersaFine Onyx Black ink pad (or any water-proof ink, such as pigment ink).
  • Color them with your favorite coloring medium. I used Arteza Real Brush Pens and water brush on mine.
  • Dry the watercolor paint with craft heater (skip this step if you use colored pencils only).
  • Trimmed the panel to 4″x 5.5″
  • Add each panel on the card with permanent adhesive.
  • Stamp each sentiment on a cardstock (I used matching color cardstock to each girl).
  • Die cut the sentiments (or you can simply trim them into sentiment strip or banner. I used various die sets on my cards).
  • Add each sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape (or any adhesive you like).

And here are the close up of each card…

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

I hope you all like my simple girly cards today! THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!

Collaboration Blog Hop | Keep Calm and Drink Coffee

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Collaboration Blog Hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Paper Sweeties. We are celebrating the Paper Sweeties’ 7th Birthday!

This blog hop starts at Coffee Loving Cardmakers where also you can see the full list of participants. You should arrive from my teammate, Lori.

On both of these cards, I use the Keep Calm and Drink Coffee acrylic stamp and its matching Sweet Cuts dies set.

First card is a step card. I cut out a piece of heavyweight white cardstock with a Side Step Card Die.

For the side panel, I added a piece of geli printed paper that I had in my stash for the background panel. And for the step side, I added the pattern using Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Blending Brush, and CP It’s A Boy ink pad.

I cut out a white cardstock using the mug die. Then I used the negative die cut to stamp the mug using Mini MISTI. I stamped it with VersaMark ink pad and sprinkled it with some clear embossing powder. I did it twice to get extra thick embossed image.

After that, I colored it with Sakura Koi Water Colors and waterbrush. I love rainbow look on this mug!

I stamped the steam image on the side panel with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad and then I added the mug on it with 3D foam tape.

On the side steps, I stamped the other sentiments from the same stamp set using Warm Breeze VersaFine Clair ink pad and Tulip Red VersaFine Clair ink pad.

My second card is a clean-and-simple card. I started with creating that watercolor background using Vintage Photo Distress ink pad and water. I added the ink on craft mat, spray with water, and smooshed in the watercolor paper. I dried in between adding colors.

After that, I added some splatters using Marabu Art Spray Cocoa. I dried the whole panel with craft heater and then I stamped the sentiment and coffee steam image with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad.

I trimmed the panel and then distressed the edges with distresser tool. I added it on the card with E-Z Runner Grand adhesive.

I cut out another heavyweight white cardstock with the mug die, and then stamp the mug with Nocturne VersaFine Clair ink pad. I use the negative die cut with Mini MISTI to help center the stamping.

I added the mug on the card with 3D foam tape and embellished the card with some sequins.

Blog Hop and Giveaway

And… your next hop is my teammate’s blog, Lisa Bzibziak to see her inspiring projects for this birthday collaboration blog hop!

Head over to Paper Sweeties’ Blog for more birthday festivities and details how you are eligible to win their prize!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!

Growing In Unity Day 3 – Mixed Media Projects

Hello everyone… It is Day 3 of the Growing in Unity Girl post. Today, I have couple of mixed media projects to share with you all.

First mixed media project is a card. I use the Feather Soft Love stamp set and the Eloise Girl stamp set. It is a very simple mixed media card, with spray paints, embossing, and pigment inks.

I started with stamping the feathers with VersaMark ink pad on a watercolor paper, sprinkled some black glitter embossing powder, and then heat it up with craft heater.

I put the paper in a box and then start sprayed it with blue, teal, purple Marabu Mixed Media Spray Paints. I also sprayed some water to blend the colors. I dried it with craft heater. I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.

On a white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Purple Delight pigment ink, dried it with craft heater, and then I cut it with one of the Circle Dies. I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added some matching colors sequins.

This second project, is a mixed media art journal. On this page, I use Insightful Meadows stamp set and Wild & Free stamp set.

On the mixed media page, I added some white gesso with palette knife, and while it was still kindda wet, I stamped it with bubble wrap plastic. I dried it quickly with craft heater. The tricky part drying gesso with craft heater, if it gets too hot, it gets bubbly. So… try to move the craft heater around and keep it on distance so it won’t be too hot.

After the page was dry, I spread a thin layer of the yellow and red acrylic paint with brayer. I dried it again with craft heater (be careful, acrylic paints is the same with gesso). And then, I added some red cherry gelato and lemon gelato, then blended them with my finger. I also created that moon with coconut gelato that I scribbled the circle on the page and smoothed it with finger.

Next step, I stamped the flowers with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad with first and second generation stamping technique. I covered the bottom page to create the flower border silhouette. And I dried the whole page with craft heater again to make sure the pigment ink dried well.

GIVEAWAY

Unity Stamp Company generously provide an awesome Unity Prize Package to giveaway to all my readers! For chances to win, simply leave a comment at all my Growing in Unity posts. You have until Saturday, 11:59 PM EST to leave comments. I will be choosing TWO winners from this week’s commenters and will contact them, so PLEASE MAKE SURE you leave your contact email in the comment, or in the comment form.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous and blessed day!