Archive | November 11, 2020

Hug in a Mug!


Coffee Loving Cardmakers is currently hosting the 2020 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! For my second entry into this hop, I chose the adorable stamp from (My Creative Time) called Cute Mugs – MCT326. 

To create this card, I first used my Cuttlebug and My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies to cut Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. The image was stamped onto the die-cut with Memento – Tuxedo Black using my MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool to get a nice clean image. I coloured in the image with Copic markers and then stamped the image again on the same paper that I used for the background and fussy cut around the tea-cup piece. I used a black marker to go around the edges and then paper-pieced it into place using some glue. I die cut the sign using Spellbinders – Shapeabilities S4-322 Grommet Tags and also the background circle using some scrap yellow paper. The sentiment was then stamped on using Versa Fine – Onyx Black ink and Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail Embossing Powder was applied on top. Then, I used Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool to heat emboss the powder. I also die cut some red hearts with the die-cut that came with the stamp set.

I cut the background pattern from My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found paper and then used Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen to go around the edges. I also used this ink to go around all of my other die cuts.

The card was now ready to assemble. I adhered the background to a base card of 6″ x 6″. Then using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, I popped up the 2 circles and sign. I added a couple of brads to the sign before adding the tape. I ran the hearts through my Xyron Create a Sticker to make them into stickers and added them around the kitty to complete my card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Cute Mugs (My Creative Time)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black, Versa Fine – Onyx Black, Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Hammermill – Premium Colour 100 lb., My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found

Die Cuts: My Creative Time – Bunch of Fun Circle Dies

Embossing Powder: Ranger – Clear Super Fine Detail

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape, Xyron Create a Sticker

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Kitten: C9, C7, C5, C3, 100, R30, R20

Mug and Saucer: E53, E51, E50, Atayou Spica – Gold 11, Paper-Piercing – My Mind’s Eye – Lost and Found

Saucer: BG15, BG11, BG10, BG000

Spoon and Cocoa: C5, C3, C1, E39, E37, E35

Marshmallows and Whipped Cream: C1, C0, Y32, Y23, Y21, Colorless Blender

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

Entered into these challenges:

2020 Fall / Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! #fallwinter2020clh

Christmas Joy!


It’s Wednesday, and this week I’m sharing a Christmas card featuring Christmas Joy Snowy – S228 from (High Hopes Rubber Stamps). I love snowmen, winter and Christmas! Growing up in a northern community, we had a lot of snow. It was always so much fun and seeing the snow fall on Christmas day was always wonderful. Where we live now, we don’t get as much and it’s always disappointing when we don’t see snow on the ground for Christmas. It’s ok for the other days, but Christmas is extra special. Hopefully, Christmas Joy Snowy will bring some snow for us this year on our special day. LOL!

To create the card this week, I first used my Cuttlebug and Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection Peeking Snowflake to create a die cut out of Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card paper. I stamped the image and then coloured it in with Copic Markers. Once it was all coloured in, I added added some snowflakes to the sky using Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen. Clear – Wink of Stella was applied to all of the leaves. Stickles – Diamond was added to create the ground snow effect and I sprinkled some Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter on top of the Stickles while it was still wet. The coloured image was set aside to let it dry.

I die cut the larger oval using the same dies out of Crafts – Thick Glitter Craft Paper. I love this paper, but in order to prevent the glitter from getting everywhere, I first sprayed it with some hairspray.

The card was now ready to assemble. I used Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5″ card for my base. The large oval was adhered directly onto the base using 2-sided tape. The main image was added using 3M VHB – 2 sided tape and some snowflake embellishments were added to complete the card.

Card Recipe:

Stamp: Christmas Joy Snowy – S228 (High Hopes Rubber Stamps)

Inks: Memento – Tuxedo Black

Paper: Copic Marker X-Press It Blending Card, Crafts – Thick Glitter Craft Paper 02-302270, Recollections – Winter 4.25″ x 5.5 (Assorted Box of Cards)

Die Cut: Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson – Festive Collection Peeking Snowflake

Stickles: Diamond

Tools and Miscellaneous: MISTI – Most Incredible Stamping Tool, Marvy Uchida – Embossing Heat Tool, Cuttlebug, Clear – Wink of Stella, 3M VHB – 2 sided tape

Image coloured with Copic Markers:

Snowman: B60, B0, B00, R22, R20, Colorless Blender

Jacket and Hat: B39, B32, B28, B24, B23, B21

Buttons: E15, YR24, Y35, Y08

Mitts and Scarf: BG57, BG53, BG49, BG13, BG11, BG10

Holly and Leaves: G99, YG67, YG17, YG01, G21, R39, R37, Gelly Roll Sakura #5 Pen

Nose: E08, YR18, YR16, YR12

Background: B60, B04, B02, B00, B000, BV20, Stickles – Diamond, Gelly Roll Sakura #10 Pen, Martha Stewart Crafts – Crystal Fine Glitter

Hope you like it and have a fantastic week!

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