Today is National Coffee Day and I had the PERFECT stamp set to celebrate with! Lawn Fawn’s Love you a Latte set.
Which looks like this,
Love you a Latte
I wanted to make it look like the coffee mugs were sitting on a granite counter top, so I tried making a counter top by marbling my Luster Mica Spray Mists. I used Hawaiian Shores and Black Sand Beach. To get them to marble all you need to do is spray them and then spray water while you are drying it with a heat tool. I use the heat tool and water simultaneously to move the Luster Spray Mist in the desired direction. I stamped the mugs using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Spectrum Noire Alcohol Markers. I will warn you that I know nothing about alcohol ink coloring. I gave it my best shot, but I feel that I failed miserably. The faces I used are actually from another Lawn Fawn Set (possibly multiple other sets). The “+” is the cross from the little nurse bird in another Lawn Fawn Set as well. The “=” was just drawn in using a PITT pen. I used the steam that says “smile” on it, but I just wanted the steam and not the “smile”, so I masked that part off and stamped it twice. The gold embossed hearts are also from another Lawn Fawn Set. I used a ever so slightly larger one on the mug than with the sentiment. I ended up spritzing the black cardstock because I still do not own a embossing powder anti-static tool and I made a mess. I think the Luster Spray Mist hid my boo boo pretty well!
I’m playing along with the Coffee Lovers Bloghop because I LOVE coffee. I drink it 6 out of 7 days of the week and sometimes drink too much of it. HAHA. I hope you will play along too! To check it out, just click on the badge below and it will link you to the rules and the hop. Thanks for stopping by!
I’m so excited to announce that Intoxicating Arts now carries Art Impressions stamps! These fun stamps are a great way to add some laughter to your cards. Art Impressions is well known for their Girlfriends series. They also have “shake your booty” stamps which are made specifically for use with action wobbles. Another fun series they offer is the “Try-Folds” stamps. These stamps are made for use with tri-fold cards. As you un-fold the card, the story that the stamps made comes to life! Have you been looking for the perfect stamp for someone who has a birthday coming up and they are not looking forward to it? Art Impressions stamps turn the dreaded birthday and the thought of turning yet another year older into a comical occasion.
Yesterday was the first day of fall and, even though it hardly feels like it in AZ, I wanted to make a fall themed card. Luckily I had the perfect stamp set for the job! Lawn Fawn’s Sweater Weather stamp set has a great fall tree and some sweet sentiments . I made the background using distress inks and misted Hawaiian Shores Luster Spray Mist on it. The tree and leaves were done using distress inks and the stamps from the set. The sentiment was stamped with pigment ink because I wanted it to stand out more. I live near quite a few farms and around this time their fields look like neat lines of endless mud. I am in the process of designing texture tools for use with modeling paste, texture paste, heavy paints, etc. So, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give it a try. I ended up mixing spackle with brown acrylic paint and laying it on the card using light pressure with my new tool. If I had pushed down all the way, the lines would have gone all the way down to the cardstock. To give it extra dimension, I ran one of my brown alcohol markers across the top. I stamped a little on the inside using the argyle pattern from another Lawn Fawn Set. I definitely should have practiced with those stamps before stamping inside the card. It’s a little more sloppy looking than I would have liked.
I hope you enjoyed seeing what Fall looks like around my neighborhood! Thanks for stopping by.
To make this Thank You card, I used Lawn Fawn’s NEW Thank You Tags Stamp Set. The ” i loved your gift” stamp is one of the $1 Michael’s Stamps, but the hearts on each side of that are from Lawn Fawn, however they are from a different set. I love that Lawn Fawn’s stamps are easy to mix and match with all of their sets. They have a consistent look that makes everything cohesive. I used three different papers from their new “Sweater Weather” Collection pack. Unfortunately, I did not order either one of these sets, so I don’t have them for sale. I wanted to share the card with you anyways because it is a very easy one to put together. Feel free to use this design on your next card!
When I set out to make this card, I was trying to interpret a technique I learned from Jennifer Mcguire on her You tube channel. She used texture paste and watercolors and a vellum overlay, along with some die cuts to make a house warming card. I used embossing powder and the Stampers Best (discount code shown on the right side of my blog page! ) hounds tooth background stamp. Then I sprayed it with Luster Mica Spray Mist in Hawaiian Shores and Hawaiian Orchid. I die cut vellum from a Spellbinders die and stamped using an inexpensive acrylic stamp that I’ve had for a few years. The cupcakes are from Lawn Fawn’s Beep Boop Birthday stamp set. The cupcakes were colored with Distress Markers and used to cover up the glue dots I placed on the back. I found some ribbon and a flat back embellishment from my stash and added that for a little more interest. I was so happy to find the perfect stamp for the inside in one of my ‘never been used’ Tim Holtz cling stamp sets! Here’s the inside:
I flicked Luster Spray Mist on the inside by unscrewing the cap and tapping the “straw” part of the cap assembly. I’m pretty happy with how this card came out and just might have to do it again! Thanks for stopping by!
I had some fun last weekend making some Halloween cards using some NEW Lawn Fawn Stamps. I really enjoy making scene cards. I made almost the same scene on all of these cards, but I used different techniques each time. I used alcohol markers with the distress spritzer, water color, distress ink blending, masking , etc. I plan on making more of these scene cards and trying out different techniques to see how many cool looking sunsets I can get! I used the little hill from Lawn Fawn’s “Life is Good” stamp set. The cat and sentiment are from Lawn Fawn’s “Spooktacular” and the tree and leaves are from Lawn Fawn’s “Sweater Weather” . Both of the sets are available in our store by clicking the link. They are only $14.49 and you get FREE shipping if you spend over $40.00. That’s pretty easy to do considering we currently have 25 different items from Lawn Fawn available!