Hello again! Back for more caffeinated inspiration? I’m soooo glad! Today I’ve got a fun card featuring a set from Super Sponsor Miss Ink Stamps called Java Joe’s. I love this set so much! It’s got tons of potential to mix and match the images for great scenes.
To create this fun card, I stamped my images on a white panel and colored them with my copics. Then I punched out some banner flags and cut a background panel all with coordinating paper. I adhered the brown panel to the cardbase, popped up the colored panel and the banners with foam squares. Then I finished it off with some glittery washi tape from my stash for just a touch of bling.
This is a really different design for me but I had a blast putting it together and figuring out how I wanted to showcase the super fun images.
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Hello again! Today I’ve got a seriously Unstoppable trio of super fun cards to share with you. 😉 I recently purchased a grab bag from Miss Ink Stamps with my fingers and toes crossed that I might get the awesome dinosaur set they have called Unstoppable. AND I GOT IT!!!! Yes, I’m yelling. I was SO excited about this! I couldn’t stop myself and created 3 fun cards with it right away.
The first one I’m sharing is a very clean and simple design…completely out of my comfort zone but I felt like the look on this little dino just called for something simple.
I masked off the bottom of a white panel and inked it up with distress oxides in blueprint sketch, chipped sapphire and gathered twigs. Then I created a dark blue card base, trimmed a brown panel down to 4 1/8×5 3/8 inches and adhered it down. I trimmed the inked panel down to 4×5.5 inches, stamped the palm tree in black ink and head embossed the sentiment before popping it up with foam tape. Then I popped the dino up with foam squares as well. I used black glaze pen with a white gel pen accent on his eyes and glossy accents on his claws for a little added interest.
For this next fun card I knew I wanted to pair this sentiment with the dino and his claw arms. It’s just too cute together! I trimmed down a white panel to 3.75×5 inches and inked the edges. Then I used the My Favorite Things stitched window die to cut a hole. I lined the window with acetate and covered the back of the panel with foam tape. I adhered the red patterned paper to a white card base and sprinkled some champagne stardust glitter that came in my grab bag too! I popped the window panel on the card to create a shaker and used my MISTI to stamp the sentiment under the opening. Then I popped up my dino with his cute claw arms and moved on to finishing touches.
For those I added black glaze pen with white gel pen highlight to his eyes and glossy accents to his claws – including the extended claws. haha! So much fun!
For this my card I had a blast creating an apocalyptic scene and added a silly sentiment to go with it. I ink blended tumbled glass and salty ocean distress oxides on my card front and then gathered twigs and ground espresso on a panel for some dirt. I die cut the ground with Lawn Fawn simple stitched hillside border and glued it to the card front. I die cut a window from dark gray cardstock and then used an embossing folder from my stash on it. This panel is popped up with foam tape.
Now to set the scene. I tucked the volcano behind the dirt and adhered it with liquid glue. Then I added the palm trees and meteors with a combo of liquid glue and foam squares. Last I added my dino and sentiment banner with foam tape.
For finishing touches I added glossy accents to the meteors, lava and dino claws. Then I added black glaze pen to the dino eyes with that white gel pen highlight again.
Phew! I know that was a lot and I really appreciate you sticking around until the end. I hope you enjoyed today’s cards and find some inspiration to go make something you love.
This first card had been floating around in my head since I bought this set. I just had to put ink to paper and make it happen. I love how it turned out soooo much!!!
To make it, I die cut 2 white slimline panels from the Trinity Stamps Stitched Panel and Windows set. I ink blended 2/3 of one with pumice stone and gathered twigs distress oxide. Then I used the slimline scenic borders to cut it. Then I inked the rest of that panel up with twisted citron and mowed lawn distress oxides and cut the top with the same scenic border die. For the second panel I inked the top up with tumbled glass and stormy sky distress oxides. Then I spritzed the panels with water and blotted them dry. I adhered all of these panels together and mounted them on a card base.
I stamped and colored my Java Joe’s images with copics; then used my scan-n-cut to cut them all out. I arranged everything how I wanted it and added foam squares to them all and stuck them in place. At this point I carefully stamped and head embossed my sentiment with black embossing powder next to Java Joe.
For my next card, I originally planned it to be a regular A2 size card but something hit me when I was laying it out that it might look cool as a more simple slimline. I’m still baffled at how awesome this turned out! I used the new Trinity Stamps slimline wonky stitched wilderness die for this one. Don’t you love that extra texture?
I had my images already colored and cut out from the round of coloring I did for the first card so I immediately set to figuring out my general layout. I grabbed my distress inks for this one – walnut stain, tea dye and antique linen. Starting from the bottom right corner and working my way lighter I blended them together. Then I pulled a fun Bo Bunny set out called Distress Textures which has a coffee cup ring stain and some splatters in it. I love using this for backgrounds on all kinds of cards. I stamped it in 3 different brown inks – darker to lighter following the shade of the distress inks.
Then I popped up my images and used a dark brown ink to stamp my sentiment on the left side of the card.
I almost forgot to mention that for both of the sandwich boards I head embossed white hearts on them for a bit of a chalkboard look. I love this little detail.
I hope you enjoyed today’s fun cards!
I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!