card design

FLORA & FAUNA CELEBRATE THEIR 2ND BIRTHDAY!

My sweet friends over at Flora & Fauna are turning 2 today and have a lovely sale going on! Be sure to use code birthday2 over on their site for 20% off!

I actually have an online class featuring some previously released Flora & Fauna stamps right HERE—if you enjoy their quirky and fun stamps/dies, this class is right up your alley!

I have a few creations to share, featuring dies from their most recent release.

Love having this sprig of flowers peek thru the card front like this . . .

This one features negative die cutting and lots of “sloppy” watercolor . . .

Love putting a high gloss finish on die cuts—reminds me of porcelain or ceramic! •all the heart eyes•


Thanks for stopping by!


WHITE PUFF EMBOSSING POWDER

I totally forgot I had this sitting in the hopper, awaiting a write-up and all . . . And like the last card I shared, it continues on in the neutral color scheme I’ve been taken with of late. Rather classic and timeless, which I really REALLY like!

The skinny stripes were die cut through a white panel and I borrowed that sentiment from Bear Ware 3 because it just seemed the perfect match for the design. After I stapled that to the panel it was all mounted to a kraft base card.

Used my Clean Color Real Brush Markers + my Aquash to watercolor the images (stamped onto watercolor paper).

Yeah, that’s the puff white embossing powder at work again—just looks so cool on top of that deep rich brown coffee! •SWOON•

This card reminds me of a lovely morning coffee I had a short time ago with a friend at one of our local coffee shops, called Sunshine Drip—they served our coffee in real porcelain coffee cups and it was soooo nice to catch up with her (although I’m afraid I probably talked her ear off, LOL!)

Hope you make time for coffee with a friend sooner, rather than later! It’s good for the soul!!!

Cheers!


WITHOUT COFFEE

Black and a natural white + hints of copper . . . I’ve been on a neutral kick lately, not sure why, really—just that I keep gravitating towards it.

Clear embossed the cups and coffee makers/pots from A Breve Note all over black card stock and then filled in any gaps with the coffee beans to make this background—LOVE!!! —it’s such a chic look! This black card stock is quite loverly—a nice rich black and 100# weight.

The copper embossing powder I happened to have for the sentiment and the cup looks so good with that Rose-Gold Washi Tape •heart palps•

To-Go Cup was heat embossed onto watercolor paper and watercolored with Clean Color Real Brush Markers + a Pentel Aquash. By the way, if you haven’t seen it, my favorite way to use these markers is demonstrated in the video on this blog post: Neon Watercolor

The Clean Color Markers come in sets (there’s a nice variety of different sized sets), but you can also get the colors individually from Ellen’s, which I love because then I can easily replace the colors I use the most frequently, without having to buy a whole new set.

I know, I know—another messy thread nest. What can I say? When I like something, I use it until I’m sick of it . . . Even tho it’s been a number of years, I am still not sick of messy thread nests, thank you very much. •hair flip•

Such a clean, simple and satisfying card to make . . . •happy sigh•

Cheers!