Hi! It's Christmas Day here in New Zealand as this post goes live, so I'll say Merry Christmas to everyone!
I'm back with my second and last post as a guestie for Coffee Loving Cardmakers. I had a great time coming up with my cards, and after deciding to go with a Critters and Coffee theme, it was fun to go through all my stamps finding the perfect images.
I love Art Impressions stamps - they are just so fun and this first image is no exception.
I stamped this bossy-looking hen from Spring Chicken Set with Amalgam ink and colored her in with Copic markers. I then used my Scan n Cut to cut her out. I set her to one side while I worked on the rest of my card. The Blu Raspberry cardstock nicely matched my old chook's coffee cup so I cut a panel and embossed this fun sentiment onto it.
I then adhered it to a white top-folding cardbase, which I'd dry-embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. You can see the texture in the close-up photo below. The chook was popped up on foam tape and as a fiishing touch, I added Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen to her flower and 70's-themed blue eye shadow 😀
Below are the Copic markers I used to color her up.
And now onto my second card. Again, using an Art Impressions set, called Sloth-some.
I did some masking to put the sloth in the coffee cup behind the sloth holding the banner. Unfortunately, I hadn't planned on paper-piecing the coffee cup when I did the stamping, so that proved to be a bit challenging, lining everything up again to get the masked coffee cup. It's not perfect, but it's good enough!
I colored the images with Copics and then fussy-cut the Petite Plaid Patterned Paper before adhering it over the relevant parts of the stamps. I then die-cut the panel with one of the Stitched Basic Edges dies and set it to one side.
Onto my white top-folding card base I added some more of the patterned paper and then adhered my colored image with foam tape. I finished off the card with some Nuvo Jewel Drops in Pale Periwinkle. Here are the Copic markers I used:
I would like to say thanks to Amy for inviting me to be a December Guest Designer and thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.
Stamps: Spring Chicken Set (Art Impressions)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K.), Versamark
Cardstock: White, X-Press It, Blu Raspberry (MFT)
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Subtle Embossing Folder (SU), Copics, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen
Stamps: Sloth-some (Art Impressions)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K.)
Cardstock: White, X-Press It, Petite Plaid Patterned Paper (MFT)
Dies: Stitched Basic Edges (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, Pale Periwinkle Jewel Drops (Nuvo)