National Coffee Week | Coffee Makes Everything Better

National Coffee Day is on September 29 and we are at Coffee Loving Cardmakers celebrating it for the whole week!!! You will find lots of caffeinated inspiration and lots of prizes to win!!!

Today, we are featuring the Super Sponsors: STAMPlorations and Trinity Stamps. They are donating these prizes:

STAMPlorations – $20 Prize Code
Trinity Stamps – $25 Gift Code

Two lucky random winners will be picked from all the comments at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Post. The commenting will close on Tuesday, October 5th at 11:59 pm pacific. The winners will be posted here on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog on Friday, October 8th.

I made this coffee slimline card using. For the background, I used the Just Plaid ARTplorations Stencil. I added the Some of the Unicorn White Pigment Ink using the Trinity Stamp Blending Buddy Brush just around the edges of the cardstock to create that frame stenciled background. I added some splatters of white acrylic paint and then I dried the whole background with craft heater. I cut it with D2BA Wavy Slimline Framelit Dies.

The beautiful floral coffee mug is from the A Cup of Blooms stamp set that I stamped on one of the A Cup Of Blooms Laser Cut Shapes with Mini MISTI and Nocturne Versafine Clair ink pad. And then it was colored with Altenew Artis Alcohol Markers. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

The sentiment is from one of the Coffee Backgrounds ATC Ephemera that I trimmed the word strips with paper trimmer. I added the word strip on the card with 3D foam tape.

Don’t forget to visit each sponsor blog post for more inspiration from their design teams. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a fabulous caffeinated day!


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Stencil Challenge | Sending Hugs Mixed Media Card

Hello everyone!!! June is here!!! We officially is in the middle of the year 2021, yes… we are half way through this year. Keep the faith and have hope to live every day that the situation will gets better. Sending paper hugs to you all…

Today, I would like to share this simple Sending Hugs mixed media card with you all…

I made this card using Make Marks 1 ARTplorations Stencil, Make Marks 6 ARTplorstions Stencil, Petals 3 ARTplorstions Stencil, Just Everyday Greetings Clear Stickers, Bit of Washi #2 Clear Stickers, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I went with monochromatic colors for masculin card since we are celebrating Father’s Day in June. I did monoprinting technique with white and light blue acrylic paints for the first layer of the background paper, and then the top layer is double-stencil with 2 kind of stencils and Distress Oxides ink pads.

I embellished the card with some of the clear sticker washi tape pattern and the sentiment is also a clear sticker. These clear stickers are fun to use on any projects.

I hope this card sparks you an idea to join our STAMPlorations June Stencil Challenge. You can use any stencils to create any kind of projects to play along. Please make sure to read the rules to be eligible to win the prize.

And when you used any STAMPlorations products on your project, you can link it up at the Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge. You can check other fun challenges at STAMPlorations Blog for this month. There are many fabulous inspirations from the design teams, too.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Have a fabulous day!!!

Graciellie Design’s 7th Anniversary | Hello Mixed Media Slimline Card

HAPPY 7th ANNIVERSARY TO GRACIELLIE DESIGN and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO GRACIE!!! Today we are celebrating these two special events with an Instagram Hop!

Join the hop for lots of inspiration from the design team, lots of chances to win the amazing prizes from the generous sponsors. Head over to Gracie’s Instagram and my Instagram @helengdesigns to start the hop!

And here’s my card for this celebration day that I created using the beautiful Magnolia Branch Mega Bundle digital stamp and Botanical Dream digital paper pack.

I love working with digital stamp. When I want to make a batch of cards, I can use the Print-and-Cut feature from Silhouette Studio and cutting it with my Silhouette Cameo machine. But today, I simply just printed the magnolia branch image on a white cardstock using inkjet printer and then I colored it with pencil colors and colorless blender pencil.

After I fussy cut it with scissors, I put it in my spraying box and sprayed it with metallic silver spray for extra shine on the magnolia branch. I dried it with craft heater.

For the background card, I printed one of the pattern from the Botanical Dream digital paper pack on white cardstock in 8.5 x 11 size. Yeah… I printed the full page. It might sound taking so much ink, but I can cut the whole page to make 2-3 cards. I cut it in the size of slimline card and added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I cut the black frame using 2 dies from the D2BA Rectangles Slimline Framelit Dies and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

Next, I printed the sentiment from the same Magnolia Branch Mega Bundle digital stamp on a white cardstock and then I cut it with one of the D2BA Rectangle Fancy Framelit Dies.

I put both magnolia branch image and sentiment label on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimensional. And then, I added some white acrylic paint splatters on the card.

I hope this card sparks a little fresh idea for you to create today… Thanks for stopping by!

D2BA | Hope You Perk Up

Hello hello hello everyone! School is out and that means… Summer break is officially started! I hope this card today will perk you up and brings some sunshines in your day.

I share this card at Dare 2B Artzy Blog today. I made this coffee card today using the new Latte Love Stamp Set, new Frappe & Donut Die Set, new Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies, and Sunburst Stencil.

All of these new coffee stamps and dies are also available in this Coffee bundle that you can grab them with sale price!

The Mini Slimline card base I used is 6″ X 3.25″ that fit perfectly with all the D2BA new Slim Mini dies.

I used gelli printing technique to create that background. I dabbed the dye inks directly on the gelli plate and spray lightly with water. Then, I added the stencil and I put the watercolor paper on top. I gently pressed the paper and then I removed the paper and stencil off the gelli plate. I grabbed another watercolor paper and pulled another print off the gelli plate.

I dried the printed paper with craft heater and then I cut it with the largest size of the Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies. I added the front panel on too of the slim mini card base with permanent adhesive runner.

I stamped the coffee cup, sleeve, and lid on a watercolor paper with black pigment ink and dried them. I colored then with watercolor brush pens and water brush. I dried them again and then I cut them with the coordinating dies. I put the pieces together with dries-clear adhesive glue. I added the cup on the card with permanent adhesive

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with black pigment ink and then I cut it with the label die from the Slim Mini Wavy Layers Dies. I added it on the card with 3D foam tape.

That’s my card today! Hope this brings some sunshine into your day. Thanks so much for stopping by!

May Stencil Challenge | A Fresh Start

Hello hello hello everyone… We are already in the middle of May. I love this quote that I used on my card today. Every day is a fresh start. We have another new change every day to start fresh for sure. I hope this will encourage you too.

I made this mixed media card using the Blossoming ARTplorations StencilBrick Wall ARTplorations StencilInspirational #4 Clear Stickers. Have you played along with the Stencil Challenge this month? If not yet, you still have time to create a project using stencils and link it up at our May Stencil Challenge. Do you need more inspiration? Check out the projects from the design team at STAMPlorations blog.

I used stamping with stencil technique to start the first layer of the background using the Brick Wall stencil. I used pigment ink to stamp the stencil on a heavyweight cardstock.

Next, I taped the Blossoming stencil on the cardstock and using an oval blending brush, I added the black pigment on the cardstock. I only focused on one corner of the cardstock when I blending in the ink on the stencil. I removed the stencil and clean it with stamp cleaner spray towel.

I put the background panel in my spray box (just a little box I have for spraying and splatting inks so I won’t make a mess on my craft table!) and I added some paint splatters on the background panel using the Fireworks! Juicy Purples set from Imagine Crafts. After adding some splatters on it, I dried the whole background panel with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel slightly smaller than the card base and I added it on the card with permanent adhesive runner.

I added the clear sticker sentiment on a white cardstock, trimmed it, and I added on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimension.

That’s my mixed media card today. I hope this give you an idea to create with stencils. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Have wonderful day!


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