Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Critters and Coffee

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.

Today, I have two simple cards to share with you - both featuring critters and, of course, coffee 😄

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.  

Products used:

Hen Card:

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

Sloth Card:

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)



Kathyk said...

I LOVE (and own) both sets of these stamps, fabulous job you've made with them too. I turned the same chicken and sentiment in to an ATC very recently too

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas


Aileen said...

Karren, I love both of these especially the Chicken and sentiment just so perfect. Your paper piecing looks fabulous even if not 'perfect' to you it is to us. Love the pattern paper you used. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas sweetie and looking forward to another year of amazing cards.
I got your wonderful card on Christmas eve along with those embossed panels, thank you so very much my friend....hugs Aileen

Dawn T said...

Two incredible cards Karren. Love that chook

Barb Ghig said...

Super cute critters and coffee cards, Karren! I love the puny sentiment and subtle texture on the background for your fabulous hen and how you masked and paper pieced on your sloth card! I can see you had a really fun time creating both cards...I love them!