Ending the Spring Summer Coffee Lovers Hop with this Get Together Card and the Hot Chocolate Card below. I had tons of fun joining in on this hop and it gave me some chance to use some new stamps.
I started ink blending with Gina K Designs Lucky Clover for the grass and Sea Glass for the sky. Next I used GKD Kraft and Dusty Rose for the Cherry Blossom Tree from Altenew. I watercolored the Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea images, fussy cut them out, and attached them to the card. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea.
This card was inspired from My Favorite Things Sketch #534. The digital stamp was from Polkadoodles called Bella Bear Hot Chocolate and the paper was from Recollections Red & White Christmas Paper Pad. I colored him with Copic Markers and Tombow ABT Pro Alcohol Markers. I’m starting to get the hang of the alcohol markers and love coloring with them. The only problem is that I have a limited amount of colors.
My third card for the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Hop. For this card, I started making a patterned paper with Time for Tea Designs and Cricut images. Next, I colored the Willow Iced Coffee Image from Time for Tea Designs with Copic Markers, Tombow ABT Pro Alcohol Based Markers, and watercolor.
For this card, I played with a lot of different medium. I used Gina K Designs Wild Dandelion Ink and Waffle Flower Sunburst Stencil to make the background. I colored the bird with Artist’s Loft Watercolor Dual Tip Markers and the to-go cup with Copic Sketch Markers and Tombow ABT Alcohol-Based Markers. Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from Hero Arts Foam Animals with Gina K Designs Amalgam Ink and heat embossed with Recollections Clear Embossing Powder.
Also sharing my first card I entered in the Coffee Lovers Hop. I recently got the Ink3 FadeOut Ink and I REALLY wanted to try the no-line watercoloring. I used Clearly Besotted Spilling Tea for the bunny and Unity Stamp Co Polka Dance for the background. I need a lot more practice with no-line watercoloring and shading. It was quite hard to differentiate the individual body parts without the black ink.
I made a couple of cards for the Cards for Cubs hosted by Bearly Art. They are collecting cards for foster kids, and you can still donate cards until the end of March. This was easy, fun, and fast to make. I’m loving the ink smooshing water color background so much that I made more backgrounds for shaker cards. I will be sharing them soon.
I made this fun Easter card with Stampers Delights Digital Stamp, Ellie. I did the ink smooshing technique for the background with 2 Pastel Colored Tombow Dual Brush Pens and colored her with Tombow ABT Pro Markers and Copic Markers. I’m usually intimated by coloring people and using alcohol markers, but she was so adorable that I had to give it a try.
Happy Monday! Today, I’m sharing this free digital stamp from Bugaboo’s Freebie Friday. I thought this fish was perfect for a boy’s birthday card, so I used it for Stella Says Sketch Challenge #95 and Color Hue #13 Yellow and Blue Challenge.
I’m celebrating Less is More’s 10th Birthday with this SUPER simple card that I made with only heat embossing. I’m combining it with Color Hues Yellow and Blue Challenge. I liked how the embossing powder were also in the color hues required.
I felt like it was a bit too simple, so I added some colors to the the flower, and that’s when I think I overdid it. Sometimes, it’s best to leave things alone. Which one do you like more?
I’m playing along with MFT Sketch Challenge, MFT Color Challenge, and MFT Slimeline Challenge today. I’ve been busy working this weekend, but I was still able to squeeze some time to work on this card. I really wanted to cover the whole card with ink blended clouds, but held back. It’s always hard for me to keep things simple and not add too much onto a card.