Monday, July 15, 2013

Flowers and Coffee Cups

I have some new supplies and it is so fun to pull them out and give them a try so I used the CAS(e) this Sketch for my inspiration.
 I just got this really cool Spellbinders Nestabilities set in the mail and that amazing "thanks" die along with the flower stamp.  I just knew that flower shaped die would fit the sketch so perfectly.
 The banner die and the "thanks" die are both from Paper Smooches.  I love this set of banner dies so much that I cut several banners out of white cardstock so they would be right at my finger tips whenever I think they will fit on a project!! I colored the flowers with Copic markers and sprayed the entire piece with yellow Stephanie Barnard Spray inks by Clearsnap after doing the coloring.
 Here is the CAS(e) this sketch.
 My second card uses all kinds of Paper Smooches stamps.  I love coffee related stamps so I think this set is so much fun.  I am submitting this to the Paper Smooches Guest designer search.
The dot border stamp is also from Paper Smooches. I love the look of the white dots. After stamping it and embossing it with white embossing powder, I sprayed a few different colors of Stephanie Barnard Spray inks over them.  The embossing acted as a resist and the spray colors show off the white so nicely.  I stamped the coffee cup three times in three different colors of ink on watercolor paper and then used a watercolor brush on the images.  The use of the water gave the inks a watercolor look.  This also fits the CAS-UAL Fridays challenge of Polka Dots.
Here is the CAS-UAL Fridays challenge.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Beautiful cards, Linda! I like both of them!
    Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!
    Sylvia xx

  2. Look at all that gorgeous misting!! WOW WOW WOW! These are beautiful!!!

  3. Wonderful cards! Love the warm color schemes.

  4. Love your cards, Linda, the coffee one is fabulous! Happy Wednesday to you!

  5. Beautiful cards...! Best of luck on submitting for the designer search...

  6. that coffee cup card is to die for!

  7. Both your cards are wonderful, such great colour choices and I can see why you needed to use that die straight away, it's gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS(E) this Sketch this week!