Cupcake, Blooms And Coffee

Hello hello hello… Spring has sprung here. We see more flower buds on the trees at our backyard, more new rose leaves at my garden, and my orchid is blooming, too!

Inspired by all of them…today, I have this cupcake, blooms and coffee card to share with you all.

I use the newest digital stamp from STAMPlorations where you can now grab it here to use on your projects. I use the Print-And-Cut feature from the Silhouette Studio software and cut it with my Silhouette Cameo 3.

I printed the image on a white cardstock using my inkjet printer and then I colored it with Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils and using Water Brush I blended the colors.

I also use the Dots ‘N Beans ARTplorations Stencil to create the background directly on a white card. I added the Plum color from the Ranger Mini Archival Ink Pad Kit 2 Set using a large blending brush.

I cut out a black cardstock using one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Dies from STAMPlorations and I added it on top of the card with Tombow Adhesive.

And then, I added the colored image on it with the same adhesive.

I cut out a piece of white cardstock using the Hello Word Die and I cut it 3 times. I stacked them together with adhesive to create a chipboard sentiment word.

I added some glue on top of the word using the DecoFoil Adhesive Pen, let it dried completely, and then I added the Gold Foil Sheet on it and just press it down with my finger. It is not so smooth but I like the distress look on it.

I added the gold foiled word sentiment on the card with adhesive glue.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!


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Hello | Mixed Media Card

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

On my CAS, mixed media card today, I use Bubble Dance ARTplorations StencilConvallaria ARTplorations StencilHello Word DieStitched Tags Nesting DiesTrendy Spring Blooms Dies.

I use the Covarallia stencil to create the background. I added the Archival Inks directly on a white card using oval blending brush.

On a watercolor paper, I added some green color burst powder, spray with water, and then I dried it with craft heater. Then I use Signo Unibal White Gel Pen to trace the bubbles using the Bubble Dance stencil. After that I cut it with one of the Stitched Tags Nesting Dies. I added the tag on the card with Xtreme Adhesive.

I used alcohol inks and glossy photo paper to create the orange panel. Before the alcohol inks completely dried, I added some red foil sheet on it. I cut out some flowers out of the alcohol ink panel using Trendy Spring Blooms Dies.

I cut out a white cardstock and a black cardstock using Hello Word Die. I stacked them together with Dries Clear Adhesive and I added the white Hello bit off on top of the black Hello to create a shadow look.

I added the flowers on the card with Dries Clear Adhesive Glue and then added the Hello word sentiment on it with the same glue.

I embellished the tag with a bow using white twine and I added it inside the tag hole with Dries Clear Adhesive Glue.

It is the first Sunday of the month and it is the time for the April Mixed Media Challenge at STAMPlorations Blog.

The rule is simple: your project(s) have to be new and anything mixed media goes (including cards!) as long as you use a stencil (or stencils). You can use any stash you have. You also need to use the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge blog post. Please make sure you read all the rules here.

I hope you all can play along and share your project with us this month!

If you use any STAMPlorations stamps/metal dies/stencils, you can link up to their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

If you don’t have any, feel free to use the free digital stamp on your project that you can grab it here. Or… you can grab some STAMPlorations goodies and save 20% OFF on your order by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

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

Spring Fling Day 5 | Just Because

Hello everyone… Today, I am joining STAMPlorations Girls for their fabulous 12 Days of Spring Fling!!! I hope you will enjoy this blog hop and inspired by so many Spring themed projects.

And for this Spring Fling Day 5, I created this watercolored flower shaker card.

For the background, I cut out a heavyweight white cardstock using the Bloomtangled #2 Cover Plate Die with my Gemini Junior machine. After that, I colored it using Sakura Koi Water Colors paints and water brush.

I also created a light blue wash watercolored background by adding some blue watercolor paint on a watercolor paper and diluted it with water. I dried it with craft heater.

I added the watercolored panel on the back of the watercolored Bloomedtangled using permanent adhesive glue. I added them on top of a white card base with permanent adhesive glue.

Next, I created the frame and shaker window. I cut out 2 black cardstocks using the 2 sizes of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies. I stacked both frames using permanent adhesive glue.

I added a piece of acetate plastic on the frame using double sided tape. And then I added 3D foam tape around the frame.

I sprinkled some fine white glitter, jumbo white glitter, and iridescent sequins the card and then I added the frame on it.

I cut out 2 white cardstock using Just Becuase Phrase Die, and I stacked them together to create the word sentiment chipboard using permanent adhesive glue. After that, I colored it with Wink Of Stella Gold Metallic Brush Pen and water brush.

I dried the sentiment chipboard using craft heater and then I added it on the card with permanent adhesive glue.

The card is done. I hope you all enjoy it too.

GIVEAWAY

STAMPloration is hosting a fabulous Giveaway!! Go to Spring Fling Day 5 Blog Post to leave comment. Also hop along to visit all the STAMPlortions Girls’s blog posts and leave them some comments for chances to win today’s prize! Commenting closes on Friday, April 19, and the announce will be a special post on Monday, April 22.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. Hope you all have a fabulous day!


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Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team Close Up

Hello coffee/tea/cocoa loving friends… We’re starting a new feature to spotlight the design team over the next couple of months. 

We’ve had an increase in the amount of our caffeinated friends that have joined the Coffee Loving Papercrafters Facebook Group so we thought it was a good time to do some updated introductions!

And… Today, it’s my turn. Head over to Coffee Loving Blog to read more about me, favorite crafting tools, favorite drinks, and more…

Here’s a peek of a card that I share there…

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Have a fabulous caffeinated day!

Coffee Can Fix Everything | Alcohol Ink, Stamp and Die

Hello everyone… April is here and it is time for a new challenge…

My card today is inspired by the new March CUTplorations Challenge: the layers, and Spring colors.

I use Coffee Fix Phrase Die and Zen Coffee Background 3 Stamp from STAMPlorations.

I use Alcohol Inks to build up the layers of colors on the background. I use glossy cardstock with this alcohol inks. I also use straw to move around the inks on the paper. After the ink dried about a minute, I added some silver foil transfer sheet on it to give it extra shine.

I stamped the Zen Coffee Background stamp on it with StazOn Jet Black Ink using MISTI. After that, I trimmed it smaller that the yellow card base. I added it on the card with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.

I cut out 2 white cardstock using the Coffee Fix Phrase Die using my Gemini Junior machine, stacked them together with permanent adhesive glue to create chipboard. I added it in the middle of the card with the same permanent adhesive glue.

That’s all… it is a quick, easy, and fun CAS card to make. I hope you all enjoy it and have a chance to join the March CUTplorations Challenge. And if you use any of STAMPlorations products on your project, you can also link it up at their Never-Ending Anything Goes Challenge.

And before you all go… I have 20% Coupon Code for you to use at STAMPlorations store. Use STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day….

Color By Faith Blog Hop | Holy Week Bible Journaling and Easter Card

Hello everyone… April is finally arrive. Spring has sprung here and Easter is 3 weeks away… I am so thankful for this season and for new things that God is preparing for us.

Today, I am joining the Joy Clair team for the Color By Faith Blog Hop. We are preparing for the Holy Week and we hope that through this blog hop, you all find some inspirations for Holy Week and Easter using the Color by Faith Collection.

My first project is a Bible Journaling from the Luke 23 and Luke 24 where we all can read when the Holy week started, the Crucifixion, the Death, the Burial, and the Resurrection of Jesus.

I use the Color by Faith Collection: Hossana, My Redeemer, and He Has Risen on this page. It is very simple to do this journaling page. I always like to still be able reading the Words on the page instead of covering them.

I covered the journaling space, top and bottom of the page with thin layer of white gesso.

I use VersaMagic Dew Drops for stamping all the images and sentiments. And I put a fun foam and thicker cardboard under the page to get good result of stamping because my Bible is bumpy with stickers and thickers already.

And my second project is an Easter card using My Redeemer, and He Has Risen from theColor by Faith Collection.

I created couple watercolored background using Catherine Pooler Ink Pads and water with smooshing technique. Then, I sprayed some water and dabbed it off with paper towel for distressed look on them.

I stamped the cross with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad on a brown cardstock and then I colored it with Prismacolors Pencil and colorless blender pencil. Then I fussy cut it with scissors.

I stamped the cross image again on a purple cardstock with Grape Jelly Memento Dew Drop, then I colored the clothe with Prismacolors Pencil and colorless blender pencil. I fussy cut just the clothe and then glued it on the cross image.

For the sentiment, I stamped the “hallelujah” word with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad on one of the watercolored background panel and trimmed to fit across the card. I stamped the “he has risen” phrase on a white cardstock using Tangelo Dew Drop ink pad, trimmed it into sentiment banner, and then I added it on the cross with permanent adhesive glue.

I used Double Stitched Rectangles Dies and Double Stitched Oval Dies from Divinity Designs for the mat and frame.

BLOG HOP AND GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the Color by Faith Blog Hop, Joy Clair Stamps is giving away a $25 Gift Card to One lucky winner!!! The Winner will be picked randomly from the all comments left on participating blogs, so make sure to visit each stop and leave a comment by 11:59 pm ET, on April 5th, 2019. The Winner will be announced on Joy Clair Blog on April 30th, 2019.

Here’s the full list of our blog hop today where you can see their projects featuring Joy Clair Color By Faith Collection:

Joy Clair Blog 

Martha Lucia Gomez 

Connie Hyde Mercer 

Angie Cimbalo 

Karen Letchworth 

Jessica Kaiser 

Monica Maier 

Kerry Urbatch 

Donna Idlet 

Betz Golden 

Lindsay Adreon 

Ceal Pritchett 

Jowilna Nolte 

Helen Gullett –> You are here

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed day!

Happy Spring Coffee Mixed Media Tag Tutorial

Hello everyone… Helen is here today. Spring is one of my favorite seasons… Today’s mixed media tag is inspired by this season, the flowers, and some coffee and donuts, too.

I am sharing full tutorial with pictures at STAMPlorations Blog today.

I used my Gemini Junior machine for diecutting, I also Arteza Woodless Watercolor Pencils, Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray, Dina Wakley White Gesso, archival inks, and acrylic paints.

Here are the STAMPlorations products I used on my mixed media tag today:

Enjoy the 20% Off on all STAMPlorations products by using my code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out.

And… before you go… check out also the Special Spring Cleaning Sale that will end on March 31. Save 30% by using the code SPRING2019 when you check out.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial today and have a fabulous day, crafty friends! Thank you so very much for stopping by today.