Saturday, July 28, 2018

Mad Hatter Tea Party Card

All the best people are bonkers! I've never identified with a Disney phrase more than I have that one, which was spouted by the Mad Hatter in Alice and Wonderland. 

Visible Image just unveiled a whole new Wonderland stamp line featuring Alice in Wonderland characters and they're all so much fun. 

I got to have a play with The Mad Hatter set and, as you can see, added some googly eyes for the full crazy effect. 

I stamped and masked Mr. Hatter so that I could add some of the crazy laughter to the background. 

Ensue laughter stamps. And more laughter stamps. I went a little overboard haha! 

Next, I used some Spectrum Noir alcohol markers to color in my image and smudged up my outside edges with black Faber Castell Gelatos. 

I added a sentiment phrase using the same set, and some pretty patterned paper to match - glued on the googly eyes and viola! One crazy mad hatter. 

Thanks for popping by! Make sure to go check out the full Wonderland release and prepare to be amazed! 

Friday, July 27, 2018

STAMPlorations + Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop!

Did someone say fancy prizes?! If not, they really should have because the Coffee Loving Cardmakers are teaming up with STAMPlorations for a brand new release of their new Zen Coffee 2 Cover Plate Die.

You should have come here from Amy's lovely blog


This die is all sorts of beautiful and I decided to embark on what turned out to be my most ambitious project ever. 

Isn't it beeeeauuuutiful?!?! 

It was also 5 1/2 hours of work. 

But never mind that. 

Isn't it beeeeauuuutiful?!?!

I decided to do an inlaid die cut technique, and to individually handpaint every single piece. 

So yeah... I am stupid. Fully admit it... but the end outcome make it totally worth it.

If you're wondering how I got those pieces so shiny, that would be the magic of InkaGold - which might be my favorite product of all time ever.

I think it looks like a stained glass window piece!

In the end, I opted to frame this baby and hang it in my dining room where I can oooh and aaaah over it every morning while drinking my morning cuppa. 

So here's some other things you need to know: 

You should continue the hop at Dana Warren's blog because STAMPlorations is giving away a $25 gift card for you to pick out any product you want.

Also - if you're a coffee lover like I am (or a tea lover like I am not) STAMPlorations is having a sale all during the hop - 25% off any stamp in their coffee/tea category.

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fun Stampers Journey + Coffee Loving Papercrafters Blog Hop

Today the Coffee Loving Cardmakers team is pairing up with Fun Stampers Journey for a super fun and inspirational blog hop. You should have come here from Lori Turner's blog.

I absolutely love, love, love the quality of FSJ products. Their stamps are sooooo fleepin' cute and I can't wait to show you what I made with thier die cuts, too!

I inked up the Coffee Helps stamp set using some Walnut Stain Distress Inks. 

Image result for fun stampers journey coffee helps 

I painted in the plate using some gold Distress Paint to give it a pop o' elegance and then I splashed the same gold paint on a Hello Word Bubble wooden embellishment. 

A little stamping in the background with the coffee stain stamp, and then some more gold paint and viola! I a clean and simple mixed media card with a whole lotta personality. 

Since clean and simple cards are the complete opposite of my normal style, I had to go back to layering it up and my next card is a shabby chic creation. 

Layers and layers and burlap and twine and lace and die cuts - oh my!!! 

I used the Coffee Helps die set and some pretty paper from Bo Bunny to create my coffee mug.

Fun Stampers Journey is giving away a $25 gift card to a lucky hopper! So hop along, comment on all the blogs, and get some inspiration! Comments close on July 27.

Next up is Dana Gong's blog

Happy Hopping!