Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Sarcastic Coffee Card Using Ink Road Stamps “Stars Hollow”

Hey lovelies! ❤

By now I probably don’t need to explain my love for coffee, or Gilmore Girls for that matter! I made this card yesterday after learning about the Coffee Lover’s blog hop that started on Friday! So of course, being a Lorelai Gilmore on the coffee addiction scale I just HAD to use the Stars Hollow Set from Ink Road Stamps again!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I began by treating a piece of white card stock with my EK success powder tool as I knew I was going to emboss my images for this card. I stamped the to go coffee cups in a random fashion in Tsukineko Versafine onyx black ink, coated in clear embossing powder and set them with my heat tool. I used a circle die to cut out the area I wanted with my Sizzix Big Shot machine. I’d never tried watercolouring on my white card stock before, but I didn’t want the texture which my watercolour paper has for this piece. I found that as long as I don’t use too much water, it holds up just fine! I took my Salty Ocean distress ink, spread some on my glass craft mat and sprayed with some water, picking up the colour with a paintbrush I painted the areas around the coffee cups with the ink. I moved on to using some brown, orange and green watercolour paints for the coffee cups themselves and set the circle aside to dry.

I created my card base and cut some matte black paper slightly smaller then adhered it with my regular tape runner. I created a panel with some foiled card stock from DCWV. I prepped some black card stock with my powder tool and chose my sentiments, I chose “coffee please, people are particularly stupid today, I cannot talk to any more of them”, I love a good sassy sentiment! This is an iconic Michelle moment in Gilmore Girls and I can’t read that phrase without reading it in his voice! I stamped my sentiments in Tsukineko Versamark ink and heat embossed it in Altenew Pure White embossing powder, cutting them in to thin strips.

By this time the circle panel was dry, so I took a die from the Avery Elle tag dies and partially die cut it on either side of the circle. I backed the circle with double sided foam tape as I wanted it to add a little extra dimension to the card. I used some blue and white twine and threaded it through the holes on either side of the circle. Adhering the circle to the foiled card stock panel, I wrapped the twine behind the foiled panel and adhered it to the back with some washi tape. I glued my sentiments flat to the card using my regular tape runner, backed the entire panel in foam tape and adhered to my card base.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ I know this is not one of my regular posting days, but I really wanted to take part in the hop! Definitely go and check out some of the other posts people are creating, they’re making some really incredible things! 🙂 The Ink Road Stamps shop is still closed preparing for that big product reveal I keep talking about, if you’ve signed up for the e-mail notifications already you should have a sneak peak in your inbox by now! If you haven’t, what are you waiting for?! Go to the site and sign up to be notified when the shop reopens!

xo

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~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

INK ROAD STAMPS:

Sign up to be notified when the shop reopens!

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Salty Ocean Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Clear

Altenew Pure White

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

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Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized

Coffee Friendship Card Using Ink Road Stamps “Stars Hollow”!

Hello lovelies! ❤

Yup you read that right, I’m back with yet ANOTHER coffee card! When will I bore of making caffeine related cards? Never! Especially when it ties in to my all time favourite show, Gilmore Girls!

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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I created my card base from white card stock, followed by cutting some grey card stock to fit the base leaving a slight white border at either side. I used an embossing folder I got free in a magazine to create the textured pattern on the grey card, but before running it through I covered the inside of the embossing folder with Versamark ink (on the smoother panel with no ridges) so the embossed areas would be lighter than the areas without embossing. I feel like this creates a subtle contrast but it definitely adds something extra!

I cut a white strip to fit across the width of the grey panel and used my EK Success powder tool to treat the card so my embossing powder would only stick to the areas I stamped. I took the small solid coffee cup stamp from the Stars Hollow set and stamped with Versamark ink, coated it in Papermania Gold embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I repeated this all along the white strip.

For the sentiment I treated some white card stock again with my powder tool, stamped my sentiment “Coffee please, in a VAT” (because who doesn’t need that right?!) in Versafine Onyx Black ink, covered with Papermania clear embossing powder and set it with my heat tool. I took a small circle die and cut it out using my Big Shot machine.

Here is where I began the assembly of my card, I backed the grey panel with foam tape and adhered it to my card base. I used my regular tape runner to adhere the strip with the coffee cups to the grey panel, and foam tape once again to pop up the circular sentiment in the centre of the strip. I chose some copper and gold sequins and adhered them to my card using Ranger Multi Medium Matte adhesive for a little extra shine!

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Thank you for reading lovelies! ❤ I am absolutely IN LOVE with this stamp set from Ink Road Stamps, right now the shop is closed in preparation for a BIG product reveal, but I will edit the link to the stamp set when it is back up and running as well as my referral code for 50% off your first order! If you’re already a customer of Ink Road Stamps you can always use my code “claireanne10” for 10% off your order! For now though, head on over to the website and sign up to be notified when the shop reopens, keep your eyes open for that product reveal! Exciting stuff!

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

INK ROAD STAMPS:

Sign up to be notified when the shop opens here!

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

INKS:

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

Tsukineko Versafine Onyx Black Ink

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Papermania Gold

Papermania Clear

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

HEAT TOOL:

Papermania Multi-Purpose Heat Tool

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

Friendship Cards, Just Because Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Friendship Card Using Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”!

Hello lovelies! ❤ Popping on with another card I made a little while back with the Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea set! I think it’s safe to say this set is well loved! This is the last of the old card posts, I promise! I just wanted to share a few of my favs here with you all, as some are already posted on my instagram! (@brodiecreations)

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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This was a relatively quick and easy card to make as I had already stamped and painted my images with watercolours in advance (just HAD to start playing with them as soon as the set arrived in the post!). I started by making my card base (13cmx13cm) and adhering some matte black paper as a base for my panel. I cut my panel down to size (12cmx12cm) and splattered it with gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” set as well as the Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink to give it that coffee feel. Once the panel was dry I adhered a strip across the centre of the panel using my regular tape runner to break it up a little.

Next I began working on the green circular panel which I had die cut using my Big Shot machine, where I planned to heat emboss my sentiment and where my images would be placed. I ink blended a combination of mowed lawn and cracked pistachio distress inks (mowed lawn towards the outside of the circle blending inwards to cracked pistachio), and lightly blended some vintage photo around the edges to give a slightly grungy look to it. I then dusted over the whole circle using my EK Success powder tool, placed the circle in my Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz stamping platform and stamped my sentiment with Tsukineko Versamark ink. I heat embossed the sentiment using Altenew pure white embossing powder to give a contrast to the green in the background. Finally I adhered my images using my Ranger multi medium matte adhesive, once the glue was dry I backed the circle panel with foam tape and placed it in the centre of my card to finish.

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Thanks for reading lovelies! ❤ This was a pretty quick card to make but one I thoroughly enjoyed making. Making anything coffee related seems to be one of my happiest places lately, but that’s no surprise considering my caffeine intake!

xo

~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

CARDSTOCK/PAPER:

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card Stock (300gsm)

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

INKS:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Cracked Pistachio Distress Ink

Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors”

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform

INK BLENDING:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Ink Blending Tool

DIE CUTTING MACHINE:

Sizzix Big Shot

PAPER TRIMMER:

Tonic Studios Guillotine Trimmer

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew “Pure White”

ADHESIVE:

Ranger Multi Medium Matte

Birthday Cards, Shaker Cards, Uncategorized, Watercolour Cards

Coffee Themed Shaker Card!

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re all well! ❤

One of my favourite things in life is coffee, I’m about a Lorelei Gilmore on the addiction scale. My wonderful friend Anna, over at Anna Kim Designs, it’s her birthday today! (Her blog is also crafty, so if you love crafts like I do, go say hello, Happy Birthday and tell her I sent you!) Anna is about as addicted to coffee and sparkly things as I am, so naturally when thinking of what card to create for her, I instantly reached for the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea stamp set! I feel like it sums us, and our friendship up perfectly! ❤

~Tools and products used will be listed at the end of this blog post!~

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As it’s such a special occasion, I definitely had to make a shaker for that extra little sparkle! So I started by choosing which sequins I felt would go well with the theme and settled with some copper, gold, and light gold ones! From there I trimmed my panel down to fit my card base, only leaving a little bit for a black matte border. I stamped the coffee mugs and take out cups in Ranger Archival black ink all over in a random pattern, centred a circle die towards the top of the panel and ran it through my Big Shot. Once that was done, I splattered gold watercolour paint from the Gansai Tambi “Starry colors” and Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink (using the same water, so the ink is sparkly!) to mimic the colour of coffee! I stamped an additional coffee mug, painted it with watercolour then cut it out by hand.

For the sentiments I used a mix from the Simon Says Stamp – Coffee and Tea set and the Lawn Fawn – Elphie Selfie set. I cut down a piece of heat resistant acetate to fit behind my circle window, lined the stamp up in my Tim Holtz stamping platform before removing the panel so I wouldn’t get any embossing powder stuck to it. I used my EK Success powder tool to try stop the powder from clinging to anywhere that I didn’t want it to, in my experience embossing powder especially loves acetate! Once I had a good impression I used Altenew’s Pure White embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. I used the same embossing powder for the “have an unforgettable day” sentiment, only I stamped it on some black card stock and trimmed it in to a thin strip. I cut the edge at a slight angle and adhered it towards the bottom of the panel.

Once my sentiments were all embossed and ready, I attached the acetate to the back of my shaker window, added the yellow coffee mug to the front of the shaker window in the centre, lined the circle window with 3M foam tape on the back (doubled up!) and used my powder tool on the inside edges so the sequins could move around more easily. I put my choice of sparkly bits in the window, cut down a square of the kraft patterned paper with white stripes from DCWV, and adhered it to the foam tape, trapping the sequins inside! I gave it a good shake to make sure none of them tried to make the great escape (I’ve had a very sparkly craft room before haha!) I backed the entire back of the panel with foam tape, adhered a black mat to my card base and then the panel centred on top of it!

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To sum things up, I’d like to wish Anna (my lil stalk of corn!) a VERY Happy Birthday! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you girl, but be sure to know I’m sending you a huge hug across the miles! ❤

Well that’s it lovelies, thank you all for reading! Let me know what you think down below! ❤

xo

 ~Supplies & Links~

**Not all supplies can be listed as they’re from local craft stores, but you can easily find similar things online as they’re pretty common!**

STAMPS:

Simon Says Stamp “Coffee and Tea”

Lawn Fawn “Elphie Selfie”

CARD/PAPER:

DCWV “Black & White Foil” Patterned Paper

Hobbycraft White Premium Smooth Card (300gsm)

INK:

Ranger/Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Ranger Archival “Jet Black” Ink

Tsukineko Versamark “Watermark” Ink

WATERCOLOUR PAINT:

Gansai Tambi “Starry Colors” Watercolour Paint

FOAM TAPE:

3M Scotch R Double Sided Foam Tape

POWDER TOOL:

EK Success Powder Tool

EMBOSSING POWDER:

Altenew Pure White

STAMPING PLATFORM:

Tonic Studios/Tim Holtz Stamping Platform