Muchas Gracias!

Hola! Today I’m going Latin with the latest My Monthly Hero stamps and dies by Hero Arts. Since there are three current challenges for flowers, I chose that lovely floral die cut and the dancing mouse with flowers in her hair.

When unpacking the stamps and dies I noticed the packaging cardstock was quite pretty and, since it measures 8.5″x 6.5″, cutting it in half gave me enough for a card

 

I’m going to take a moment to weigh in on the new Therm-o-Web/iCraft Purple tape. I’d heard so much positive buzz about it and I always have a tough time with everything else I’ve tried to hold my dies in place… I have to say: I HIGHLY recommend this tape! It’s the perfect weight and tack for this job!! No, I don’t get any commissions from anyone for saying that. I just thought you might like to know. : )

I wanted the flowers of the die cut frame to stand out against the pretty, but busy background, so I tried filling them in with Nuvo Crystal Drops. The first layer was too transparent. After the second layer, I colored them a little darker with Copic markers to make them pop.

  

Another one of the challenges called for sparkle and shine… I gave their outfits and the die cut flowers plenty of accents that sparkle and shine…and even their shoes shine! (I added them to the flamenco dancing mouse with Crystal drops and Stickles.)

These cute mice just make me smile!

Materials used:

  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero April 2018 (MH0418C) stampsv dies, and packaging
  • Hero Arts My Monthly Hero ink cube: Fiesta Red, Fiesta Yellow
  • Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Copic markers: C1,3; G02; R20; RV04Y08, 13, 15;YR02, 04
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops: Gloss Ripened Pumpkin, Gloss Ebony Black, Silver Lining
  • Ranger Stickles: Frosted Lace and Tropical Tangering
  • Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
  • Core’dinations Cardstock: White, yellow and orange
  • Scotch permanent adhesive dots
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares
  • Simply Defined “Stay Put” glue

I’m playing along with the following challenges – click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun:

~D.Ann

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The Ton Peonies Million Thanks Card

Hello, hello! It’s time I got crackin’ on the many Thank You cards I owe. I started with the Mood Board from The Ton’s July Challenge:

The lower corner has the top and bottom flowers almost reversed with the macaroons in the middle, and most of the flowers have lots of pinks and lavender with some yellow and green. Instead of macaroons, I cut out the SHAPE of my sentiment for the middle. Here is the finished card:

I love the glamorous shiny BLING of that rose gold embossing powder!

Embossing the flowers made it easy to watercolor them with my Zig markers.

Materials used:

  • The Ton Happiness is Peonies stamp set
  • Canson L’Aquarelle Heritage Hot Pressed 140# watercolor paper
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • The Ton Couture Gilding Rose Gold embossing Powder
  • Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens: 25,26,28,41,45,50,81
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white & black
  • Scotch adhesive tape runner

I am entering this card in the following challenges. Click on any one of them for more information on how you can play along…

I am pleased you stopped by here today! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think – I always enjoy hearing from you!

~D.Ann

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Die-Versions Seaside Sunset Thank You Card

It’s time for another card for the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

 

This one is for one of the fab baristas at my local Starbucks who is going away…

Isn’t that a FUN die cut?!! It was easy to watercolor. Then I used the IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher to outline the circle and on the sentiment and corners. It dries raised as if it were embossed, but has a delightful translucent shimmering gold shine.

On the inside I used more of the Starbucks stickers and a couple of coffee cup clips with the gift card holder that they give you to hold the card in place.

Materials used:

  • Die-Versions Whispers “Seaside Sunset” & Sweet Spots “Oh Thank You” dies
  • Spellbinders Antique Frame Accents dies
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress inks: Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Pumice Stone, Spiced Marmalade
  • Imagine Crafts IrRESISTible Pico Embellisher Gold
  • Simply Defined “Stay Put” All Purposed Liquid Adhesive
  • Starbucks stickers
  • Pigma Micron green 005 Archival Ink pen
  • The Paper Studio Flea Market Fancy Gold Coffee Cup Paper Clips

I am playing along with the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop click on it for more information on how you can join the fun.

Thanks again for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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Sweet & Sassy LOL Cats Humorous Thank You Card

Hello, again, peeps! I’m back once again with another card for the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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This time I played around with some masking from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps LOL Cats for this fun card in summer orange, titled: The Mystery of the Empty Cup:

This is extra funny considering that the question could be raised by either one of them… If the black cat is anything like me, I often raise my cup only to find it’s empty and I don’t recall drinking it. LOL! But as we look inside we know who the real culprit was (and why he didn’t go for the mouse)…

Materials used:

  • Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps: LOL Cats and Pick Me Up stamp sets
  • Spellbinders Card Creator A2 Filigree Delight dies
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Simon Says Stamp Sunkist Hybrid ink
  • Tombow Dual Brush Pens: N15, N89, 723, 761, 873, 905, 933
  • Sakura Pigma Micron black 005 archival ink pen
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen – white
  • Tonic Nuvo Crystal Drops Gloss Sugared Almond
  • Core’dinations cardstock: white & orange
  •  Tombow Mono adhesive

I am playing along with the Summer 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop click on it for more information on how you can join the fun.

Thanks again for stopping by!

~D.Ann

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Lil Inker Designs Pawesome Kitty With Frap Interactive Thank You Card for Barista

This was supposed to be my grand finale card for tomorrow, but I was afraid I might not have time to post it, so it’s going up today. : ) Yes, there’s only just over a day left of the Spring Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

I’ve been showing my cards from the hop to my barista who is a sweetheart and always goes above and beyond with my green tea fraps, so I thought I’d make her a special little interactive thank you card:

I just LOVE this adorable Lil’ Inker Designs Kitty Hugger! (And that cool Starbucks holographic Miami Gift Card!)  The frap is just sitting there unattached and can be removed to read the Thank You note on the back. The kitty stands up by cutting a second one and gluing the heads together. (The arms and tail of the back one were removed so they wouldn’t be seen (making a scary mutant cat) and the parts that would be visible were colored in.)

I had a learning curve with coloring it tho… I was happy with how natural looking the paw pads I added turned out – until I folded them over and THEN remembered Copics bleed through. Akk! Usually it’s not a problem as I’ll be attaching what I color to something else, covering the back side. Well, just don’t think too much about how a kitty could be hugging something AND have his paw pads showing or you’ll get a brain cramp from the contortions. Lol!

There was a serendipitous moment, too… when my cutting pads are very well used, they tend to impress the markings on the back of what I’m cutting. Not usually a problem, but when I folded the arm over, I found that it added some cool fur-like texture!!

If you look closely at the pic above, you can see the ‘shelf’ I built on his left foot. I just added two pieces of cardstock straight across the ‘ankle’ and that gives the frap a shelf to rest on which, along with the bent paw, holds it in place until ready to be removed.

I wish you could see the frap in real life… It’s amazing! I colored the green tea part first, then added the Nuvo Fresh Snowfall Glitter accents and it looks nice and frosty! The whipped cream was done with a Viva Decor Perlen Pen and the straw was attached. Once dry, I die cut a piece of clear plastic from the packaging of one of my dies, lined it with Scor-tape and put it on top for a true plastic cup look.

The kitty does stand alone, but he can also sit on the gift card… one cool Miami cat!       That gives me an idea: he could be used later as a bookmark, too!

Since they were 25% off today (with Target’s Cartwheel app), I went over to get a frap, and hopefully get a pic of my barista with her gift,  but she was off today, so I just came home with a yummy pick-me-up for myself. (Nonfat milk and raspberry syrup instead of classic – yum!) I always get mine without whipped cream, but the card just looks cuter with it, don’tcha think?!

Supplies used:

  • Lil’ Inker Designs Kitty Hugger stamp and die set
  • Lil Inker Designs Coffee Talk stamp and die sets
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Copic Markers: C1, 3, 5; E02; R20; RV02; YG61, 63
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter Accents: Fresh Snowfall
  • Viva Decor Perlen Pen – Ice White
  • Sookwang 2.5″ Scor-tape adhesive
  • Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Blue
  • Coredinations white and red cardstock
  • Misc. plastic packaging

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

It’s been a fun week. Thanks to everyone who was kind enough to stop by and leave some bloggie love!! I really appreciate you all!!

~D.Ann

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Edited to add: Went the next day and my sweet barista was pleased with her little gift!

Thank you, Angie!

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2015 – Tulip Thank You Card

Hello, again! I hope you like this next card as much as I do. It’s for Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary – Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2015.

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I liked the edging and layout of these cards by Michelle Leon:

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So, I used that as a springboard for my card:

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Hahaha! I just noticed that the GOLD, pink & white stripes are kind of doing the same thing as that famous viral dress photo of 2015! Is it gold? black? green? lol!

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 I love those layered tulips! This time I gave them some dimension and texture using flower shaping tool on the back side. Hope I get to see some tulips this spring!

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Supplies used:
  • Papertrey Ink Tulip Time stamps and dies
  • Papertrey Ink Big & Bold Wishes stamps
  • Papertrey Ink dye inks: Aqua Mist, Hibiscus Burst, Lovely Lady, Raspberry Fizz, Tropical Teal
  • Papertrey Ink Lovely Lady cardstock
  • Core’dinations white cardstock 110# & 65#
  • DCWV Hello Darlin’ stack cardstock
  • Misc. twine and adhesives

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I’ll be back later today with the final card of this series… see ya soon!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2014 – Gratitude Card

Good morning! I was able to finish this card yesterday, but was too tuckered out to post it. It’s for Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary – Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2014.

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I chose this card by Cristina Kowalczyk card as an inspiration:

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I jazzed it up a smidge with a matching frame:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz cardstock
  • Core’dinations white and black cardstock
  • Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado Linen White embossing powder
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ Runner

I’m playing along with the following challenge… click on it for more information on how you can join the fun

I’ll be back soon!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2012 – Thinking of You Card

Here we go with another card for Papertrey Ink ‘s 10th anniversary – this time Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2012.

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Once again I didn’t have the featured sets, but I chose this card by Dawn McVey’s for inspiration:

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I pulled out my new DCWV Hello Darlin’ stack and found a couple that matched the raspberry fizz paper. cut my tags with my Fiskars paper trimmer and scissors. All you need is the corner of a square piece of paper to mark the triangle at the bottom.

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I couldn’t just let the leftover triangles go, so I went ahead and decorated the inside, too…

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Mat Stacks 2 collection stamps & die
  • Papertrey Ink Raspberry Fizz cardstock
  • DCWV Hello Darlin’ pack cardstock
  • Core’dinations white cardstock
  • Papertrey Ink dye ink: Raspberry Fizz
  • Memento dye ink: Tuxedo Black
  • Recollections faux pearls
  • Copic marker RV17
  • Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L EZ runner

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I’ll probably be back later this evening… see ya soon!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2010 – Thank You Card

I’m back and moving on to Papertrey Ink’s 10th anniversary with Celebrating the Past, Present and Future: 2010.

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I didn’t have any of the featured stamps, so I took my inspiration from Heather Nichols’ red and kraft card with ribbon:

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I added some black to make it bolder.

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I love these stamps with matching sentiments for the inside:

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Big & Bold Wishes and Guide Lines stamp sets
  • Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares
  • Core’dinations cardstock – Kraft, Black, Red
  • Memento dye inks – Rhubarb Red & Tuxedo Black
  • Tsukineko Versamark ink
  • Inkadinkado black embossing powder
  • Misc. grosgrain ribbon
  • Scor-tape
  • Tombow Mono adhesive runner and Xtreme adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun

I’ll be seeing you again real soon. Thanks for stopping by again!

~D.Ann

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Papertrey Ink 10th Anniversary Celebrating… 2007 – With Gratitude Card

I’m happy to be back crafting cards again! Phew! This year has gotten off to a slow start. Today I have a card created for Papertrey Ink’s 10th Anniversary celebration – Congrats, PTI!! They have been reviewing each of the past years and the first entry covered their releases from 2007.

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I happen to have their sweet Spiral Bouquet stamp set and created this card:

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The top of the card ends where the blue cardstock begins…

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This is one of those cards that needed more space to lay the card out than the MISTI would allow and I used the We R Memory Keepers Precision Press which made quick work of the stamping and allowed repeat stamping in spots where I didn’t get full coverage.

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I tried to get a close-up of the piercing done with a Dritz tracing wheel, but you can hardly see it.  You can’t hardly see the scored lines either, but they do add some extra interest. You can, however, see that fabulously shiny Crimson Copper ink!

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I love how those Nuvo drops make such great hearts, too!

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Supplies used:

  • Papertrey Ink Spiral Bouquet stamp set
  • Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores cardstock & dye ink
  • Spellbinders Classic Edges 1 dies
  • Tsukineko Brilliance Crimson Copper ink
  • Tsukineko Versamark Ink
  • Hampton Art Metallic Copper embossing powder
  • Core’dinations 120# white cardstock
  • MSPCI Style Steals jute
  • Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops Copper Penny
  • Aleene’s Super Tacky glue
  • Tombow Xtreme adhesive

I’m playing along with the following challenges… click on any one of them for more information on how you can join the fun…

I hope to be back soon with some more PTI cards… stay tuned!

~D.Ann

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