Friday, July 20, 2018

CLC and Fun Stamper's Journey


Hey hoppers!  Happy BEST day of the week to you!  Why not wrap it up with a blog hop that includes prizes eh?!  Darn tootin' I said PRIZES!  Read on for more info. 

You should arrived here from the fabulous Erin's blog!  I know you loved that stop because I sure did!  If you didn't start there, go to FSJ blog for the full hop list. 

Here is what I have for you today:



This first card features some emboss resist.  I stamped the images from the Coffee Helps Stamp Set with my versamark and embossed white on this watercolor paper.  Once I had that done I cam back in with my distress inks and used a little water to spread them out a bit more.  Once that layer was done and dried I backed it with a slightly larger piece of black paper.  I then stamped the sentiment on an additional strip of white paper.  Underneath that I added a larger strop of vellum for a little flair.  Lastly I added these sweet flower sequins.  


Here is another shot that gives you a sense of the vellum and the dimension between the black and white base. 


This next card is admittedly my favorite of the two.  Think about it, coffee = sunshine... enough said right.  To create this card, I started by die cutting a circle.  I used a stencil and distress inks to create the sunshine and then I came back in with the sentiment in some Archival Black ink so it would pop (and it does)!  Once that set the stage, it was pretty easy to add a few clouds, background paper and a few enamel dots to accentuate the message.  


Here is another close up of that sunshine that just makes me happy! 

This stamp set could be yours too. You can purchase it OR I mentioned a prize... it is a wonderful $25 dollar gift certificate to Fun Stampers Journey!!! To be eligible for the prize, please leave comments on all participating blogs.  Commenting will close on Friday, July 27 at 11:55 pm pacific.

Now off you go to Ms. Kathy's blog for another amazing creation!   Thank you so much for your visit!


67 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Oh those sailboats! Adorable! I love your emboss resist background as well!

Debbie said...

The second card SPEAKS to me-- YES! Sunshine, being out on the lake, and COFFEE-- well, in my case Iced Coffee! ADORABLE

Liz Smith said...

Life begins after coffee!

Lynne McLaughlin said...

I really like the emboss resist. Very cute.

Debra Rumpza said...

Fun card!

Christine said...

I love the emboss resist background, and the sun rise over the armada is so very creative! Wonderful projects!

Kerry Urbatch said...

Katie- I so love your sunshine and sailboats card! It's just too much cuteness!!!

Rachel Gray said...

Very nice! Nothing like a cup of joe!

Sue McDaniel said...

LOVE your use of color! Your cards really stand out and I LOVE them!

Sue McDaniel said...

Your use of color really makes your cards stand out. I really love your cards!

Pam Miller said...

Nice cards

Pam Miller said...

Nice cards

Cindy B. said...

I love unique cards for the inspiration and you definitely inspired me!

Carrie Rhoades said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that sunshine! Perfect sponging and how the color darkens at the edges, yummy! Thank you for sharing your art, great use of the FSJ stamp set!

Barbara Miller said...

Appreciate your creative mind. Thank you for sharing.

helloalissah said...

Oh, my gosh! These cards are such a fun take on the coffee set! I would never have thought to pair it with sailboat paper but I love that!
-Alissa from Paisley Papyrus

Char Leasor said...

Great cards!

Char Leasor said...

Great cards!

The Make & Take Club said...

OMG, I love that second card with the clouds and boat background! I need that card! LOL Just love it.

Lynn Hart said...

Love the paper you chose, I would have never thought about using sailing boats but they sure do work!!! Great cards!!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Lovely cards! I love that sun, too.

sansuey said...

Fun colors and Oh I love the clouds and sailboat theme with the second card!

Dina said...

Your colors are so pretty!

StampinCarol said...

The 2nd card is my favorite, too. Love the sailboat paper and how you created the sunshine behind the sentiment.

Lisa Elton said...

Love the backgrounds on both of these Katie! Pretty pretty cards!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Just stunning!!

Lisa said...

I love both of these! So so pretty... the first with the soft rainbow of colors... such a great design and the second... very cool... has a great summertime feel and the paper choice is perfect not to mention the fantastic design!

Cindy Bukovatz said...

That layer of vellum in your 1st card adds a nice touch. On the 2nd card, I’m loving the sailboat background and the sun rays focal point is really great!!

Karen Schroeder said...

Love your second card!

Shannon said...

Emboss resist is becoming popular again. Yay! Pretty cards.

Michelle Woerner said...

Both are so so cute!!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow! wow! love them both! so different but both are awesome!

Alicia

Golden Goddess Designs said...

wow! wow! love them both!

Alicia

Lonna Green said...

Very creative. Love them. Thanks for sharing.

TrainWithMeghan said...

SUCH amazing BACKGROUNDS! I love the sunshine sentiment too!

Cindy Holmes said...

AWESOME cards! I just love the top one done in the beautiful pastel colors absolutely gorgeous! And the second card done with sail boats spectacular!

Bev Petriski said...

Cool cards!! Especially love the resist!!

Dana M said...

Wonderfully happy and cheerful cards! Beautiful layers of elements and colors.

Sharon Salerno said...

Gorgeous cards!

Deborah Daniels said...

Yes emboss resist ..love it. Great cards. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Fantastic cards!! Love the emboss resist card... fun colors!

Lorie Hethorn said...

Your cards are GREAT! Love the Embossed Resist! I've never tried this technique, but you inspired me to give it a try.

scrapin' GA peach said...

Fun cards, Katie!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

You used such awesome backgrounds to show off those wonderful images and sentiments. Both cards are so fantastic. I love those coffee stamps.

Marlane Calkins said...

I Love the use of your different techniques and the addition of dimension. Love the background print on your second card.

Cathy M Larson said...

Very cool cards!

Cathy said...

love the emboss resist technique and your boats. great cards

Barb Oliver said...

Love your pretty cards, Katie!

Sue D said...

I like the pretty colors on the first and the sailboats and sentiment on the second.

Patricia Roebuck said...

Oh, that watercolor card is beautiful and I love the use of that sentiment with the background on the second card!

Ginnie said...

Dooley. Cards, the sailboRs are cute, refreshing, as it the watercolor card.

Michele K. Henderson said...

OoooooooooH I love this card SO much! The little boats are so cute and colorful, and it totally reminds me of fun in the summer sun!

Celeste Goff said...

What beautiful cards! I especially love the fun and vibrant design of the second one!

Galena Brown said...

So colorful! I love that sun and the combo of adding the sailboats. It's a great idea to combine all the things that connect you with coffee.

TLI74 said...

Love the bright one. Nice job on both

DeannaS said...

Loving the colors in your first card yet the boats in the second one are so adorable! Great job!

Cindy Miller (Moonstamper FSJ) said...

I love how you did the first card. The colors are beautiful!

Helen Gullett said...

Katie, both cards are perfect for SUMMER. LOVE the designs and colors.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh how sweet! Rainbow coffee and Summer inspired coffee!! Both are perfect for this summer coffee inspired bh!

Cheryl Salvato said...

Like the resist card nice soft touch. The second card is perfect for summer.

sharon g said...

LOVE the boat card. Very cute idea.

Wendy Budacki said...

Nice work.

Laura's Craft Closet said...

Love the boat card! A coffee card without a cup on it = genius.

Amanda Nolt said...

Neat twist using the sentiment only and printer paper! :-)

CCDivaMM said...

I love the look of sun rays behind the sentiment

Ida said...

Great cards. The first is so charming and dainty. The second one caught my eye. It's so fun and vibrant.

Marty McGee said...

Bright, beautiful cards.