Friday, June 30, 2017

America The Beautiful

This weekend many of you will be traveling to visit family for the upcoming 4th Of July holiday.  To get the celebration started I have four patriotic cards to share with you, using Just For Fun rubber stamps.

I have been playing with several techniques and this first card uses a smoosh technique with a ziplock bag.  I added Fired Brick and Faded Jeans Distress Ink to the bag and spritzed with water.  White cardstock was laid over the ink and then all of this is flipped over so you can manipulate the ink to help with coverage.  When this has dried, you can repeat the process to add more color.  Once the background was completed and dry the Striped Background was stamped with Versamark Ink and Sparkle Embossing Powder was added and heat set.

The Statue of Liberty Silhouette and America the Beautiful sentiment were stamped with the same inks on a rectangle and layered on the front.  This was added to layers of blue and black and three small, red buttons were added.

For the next three cards I did a similar background but the ink was placed directly on my work mat, spritzed, and the cardstock was dragged through the ink.  I was working towards creating a background for the Joseph’s Coat technique so once the background dried, the Fireworks Burst was stamped several times on the background with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Sparkle Embossing Powder.   

It was so pretty like this that I just added the fussy cut Statue of Liberty Silhouette.  The Home of the Free... sentiment was added to a layered flag across the top and three small red jewels on the bottom.

This card has the same background technique as the previous one but this time I completed the Joseph’s Coat technique by sponging Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the entire background, bringing out the fireworks. 

On this final card, I used Distress Oxide Inks, which gave it a more muted look.

Have a wonderful time celebrating the upcoming holiday with friends and family and be safe!

E. Marie

I entered these projects in the following challenge:
Rubbernecker Challenge #12 - 4th Of July
TTCRD Challenge – “Anything Goes”
Repeat Impressions Challenge J2817 ~ Anything Goes

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Love You Latte

Today I am sharing a coffee themed window card.  It combines layers of cream, kraft, brown, and black with design from dies and an embossing folder.

The Water Ring, from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, was stamped with Tea Dye Distress Ink on cream cardstock.  This was used in the background of the card window and also for the sentiment. 

The JFF sentiment, A Latte, was stamped with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, and layered on brown cardstock.  Small coffee themed dies were cut from the brown cs and added to the window and card front, along with some sequins.

Since the theme for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is summer, I thought I needed to add something more so I did a revised version just for the hop.  I  die cut these flowers, sponged them with some Tea Die Ink, and layered them along the bottom.

This is a great card to give to any of your coffee loving friends.

E. Marie

I entered this project in the following challenge:
Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Coffee/Summer
TTCRD Challenge – “Anything Goes”


Monday, June 26, 2017

The Tea Pot Is On

I have been making several coffee and tea themed projects this week and wanted to share this sweet card. 

I am a coffee drinker but one of my best friend’s only drinks tea.  When I saw the “Tea pot is on”...sentiment, from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, it reminded me of her and inspired this card.  It was stamped with Paris Dusk Memento Ink and layered on white using a Martha Stewart Border Punch on the sides.

The tea cup from JFF's Coffee Unmounted Sheet was also stamped with Paris Dusk Memento Ink on two different cardstocks.  These were fussy cut and paper pieced.  This was centered on a white doily, die cut with Marianne Design Creatables Designer Doily die.  Several small flowers, die cut with Sue Wilson's Camellia Open die, were added along with jewels.

When your week gets crazy, sit and have a cup of tea, hopefully with a friend.

E. Marie

I entered this project in the following challenge:
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Allsorts Challenge Week 421 – Flower Power
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations Challenges #344 – Anything Goes