Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


It's time for the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

Summer is my favorite season because of all the cold beverages we consume,
 which probably helped me attain my Gold Card status at STARBUCKS® 😋

My card features three of my favorite drinks: Iced coffee, Matcha
Frappuccino, and a Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino.



Three of  MFT's Cool Cups were ink distressed and spattered with water for the
"frosty" look. I adhered a piece of patterned paper and tucked in the straws.
The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of vellum and adhered to the card.

Huge thanks to Amy and her helpers for coordinating another successful hop!
I feel a record breaking number of entries this time--you too?
Thanks for stopping by and let's enjoy all of the wonderful inspiration!




Thursday, June 22, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #227


It's Thursday--time for a new CAS(E) this Sketch!
Here's Sketch #227, a fun, CAS one compliments of N@ Ali.


And here's my take on it.


I got carried away with Distress Oxide inks and what started out as simple
ink distressing turned into ink smooshing. A couple of luminous jellyfish,
a white embossed sentiment and some Nuvo Dew Drops and I'm hoping
you're feeling "ocean" rather than "galaxy". 

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the
sketch, and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 29th
and as the winner, you could be joining us as a guest designer!




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

SSS One of a Kind Release



One of a Kind is Simon Says Stamp's newest release and they kindly sent me
a gorgeous die--Frond Collage--to play with.
Here's my project using the die.


After cutting out the die on a watercolor card stock panel, I colored in the image
with Copic markers. The sentiment was white embossed on vellum and adhered
behind the opening of the die.



The panel was adhered to a gray card base with dimensional adhesive, and Sparkling
Clear sequins finished off the card.

You can find this die, and the entire One of a Kind release on sale now in the
Simon Says Stamp store!