Coffee Lovers and Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop

Hello every one… Today, I have a special encouragement coffee card to share with you all.

On my clean-and-simple card, I use the Coffee Talks Clear Stamps Set from Joy Clair Coffee Themed  Collection

I stamped the coffee cup on a piece of watercolor paper with VersaFine Clair Pinecone Ink Pad, sprinkled with some of the clear embossing powder, and heat it up. Then, I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the cup with VersaMark Ink Pad, sprinkled with some of the clear embossing powder, and heat it up. I colored the cup with Koi Watercolor Paint. Then embossed image, resisted the paint.

I trimmed the patterned paper into paper strip and added it on top of the card with permanent adhesive glue. Then, I trimmed the watercolored paper and tore some of the paper for extra distress and grundy look. I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

I embellished the card with some nature twine ribbon.

I am participating at Kat Scrappiness Charity Blog Hop to benefit for the Coffee Oasis, a coffee shop/organization located in Washington State that provides help for our youth including programs for drug abuse, homelessness, violence and poverty. You can read more about their programs here:  https://thecoffeeoasis.com/youth-programs/.

Joy Clair is one of the Mega Sponsors for this blog hop and sale benefit to this organization. They are giving away a $25 Gift Certificate for this blog hop.

I am new to this organization but after I read their missions and drive them to do this reach out programs, I am thankful for each of these people who are there to help the young people in need. If you feel to help this organization to continue their works, please visit them and you can also donate directly to Coffee Oasis here: http://kskat.com/donate.  Even if you can only donate $1 or $5, or more… any amount matters. Every little bit will help a kid in need.

I hope you all have a wonderful day and have time to hop along with us for this benefit and also for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop that is hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog this week!

THANK YOU for stopping by on my blog!

CUTplorations December Challenge

Hello everyone… I hope you all have a great start of this week. I have another mixed media Christmas card to share with you all today.

On my mixed media Christmas card, I used the Christmas Baubles #1 Layering DiesCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting DiesHomespun Christmas Stamp SetHolly Background ARTplorations Stencil. And here’s what inspiration me to create for the CUTplorations December Challenge.

I used the watercolor ghosting technique with Holly Background ARTplorations Stencil to create the background. After that, I added some white paint splatters and dried it with craft heater. After that cut it with the medium size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I cut out the ornament Christmas Baubles #1 Layering Dies using red cardstock and gold metallic cardstock. I stacked them together with dries-clear adhesive. I tied some of the baker’s twine on the ornament and added it on the card panel with 3D foam tape. I secured the twine behind the panel with tape, and I added the panel on the card with dries-clear adhesive permanent glue.

I stamped the sentiment from Homespun Christmas Stamp Set with VersaFine Clair Glamorous Ink Pad.

I drew lines to make the frame using Gold UniBall Gel Pen.

That’s my card for this challenge. I hope you all like it. And… it is your turn. When you create a project for this CUTplorations December Challenge and using one of STAMPlorations products on it, you also can link it up at their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

I also link it up at the Mixed Media December Challenge, that is now accept mixed media card!

If you don’t have any of STAMPlorations products, you can always grab the freebie digital stamp here to use on any of your projects. Or… if you would like to grab some of their products… you can use this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN to get 20% OFF discount on your order from STAMPlorations Store.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful season!

Mixed Media Christmas Card | Christmas Blessings

STAMPlorations December Mixed Media Challenge

Hello everyone… It is the first Sunday of December and that means Advent Season has started. I hope you all have a blessed Advent journey this year.

I have a mixed media Christmas card to share with you all that I created with stencils and phrase word set from STAMPlorations.

On this mixed media Christmas card, I used: Christmas Tree 1 ARTplorations StencilChristmas Blessings Phrase DieCrazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die.

I added some watercolor wash on a piece of watercolor paper, and then I added some of the Gold Screen Paint randomly on the paper with finger.

I mixed the Pine Needles Distress Crayon and some Shimmer Creative Medium, and then I added it on the card with the Christmas Tree 1 ARTplorations Stencil using palette knife.

Once the stenciled background dried, I added some white paint splatters on it.

I dried the panel with craft heater and cut it with the largest size of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die. I added it on the white card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I cut out the Christmas Blessings Phrase Die with red cardstock and then I added it on the card with the dries-clear adhesive glue.

I hope you like this mixed media card and inspired to play along with the STAMPlorations Mixed Media December Challenge. And want an extra entry? When you use STAMPlorations product on your project, you can link it up also at the Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge. Have no STAMPlorations products yet? grab the freebie digital stamp here that you can use on your mixed media projects.

Before you go…

Enjoy the 20% OFF discount on all your order using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out at STAMPlorations Store. And right now… there are gorgeous new stamps, dies, and stencils that you will love!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Have a wonderful season!

Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop With Graciellie Design

Hello everyone… Today I have a wintery coffee card to share with you.

This Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is hosted by the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog where you can get all the more information about this hop and you can see the full list of the amazing Super Sponsors, inspirations, and link up party! You are invited to link your Fall and Winter themed projects using any coffee/cocoa/tea stamps, stencils, embellishments, etc.

I use the Coffee Lovers Digital Stamp, Coffee Lovers Digital Paper Pack, Coffee Lovers SVG Cutting Files from Graciellie Design to make my card today. Gracie is one of the Super Sponsors for this blog hop! Check out all her coffee/cocoa/tea digital collections at her Etsy store and grab them with special discount!

I used my Silhouette Studio software to resize and edit the sentiment stamp, pattern papers on the cups. And then I cut them with Silhouette Cameo.

I added some paint splatters using metallic watercolor papers and waterbrush.

I hope you all will have a chance to play along with this Winter/Fall Blog Hop.

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

Joy Clair December Challenge

Hello December… Hello Winter… It is the time of the year when I love the snow but I am not a fan of the cold days. But I am thankful for Winter!

Today, they have a new mood board over Joy Clair Blog for the December Anything Goes Challenge. They are beautiful inspirations to use to make pretty projects for this season. I made a one-layer Winter themed card inspired by the colors, snow, and sweatshirt.

I use the new Snowy Greetings Stamp Set using heat-embossing resist technique with heat embossing powder and watercolor paints. I like the adorable snowmen, snowballs, and snowflakes from this stamp set.

I hope you all have time to play along with Joy Clair December Anything Goes Challenge and share with us your projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! Have wonderful season!