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MFT Card Design Superstar 2021

Hi there, I have a very last minute entry for the My Favorite Things Card Design Superstar contest.

I used the following sets to make this Movin & Groovin Special Delivery slimline card.

Special Delivery stamp set

Special Delivery die set– I added an action wobble to the presents, hoping that the bumpy road would fling the presents here and there!

Movin & Groovin slimline dienamics

Sweet Snowflakes dienamics

Collage Cover Up dienamics– I used the middle rectangle to stamp the sentiment from the Special Delivery stamp set.

Birch Tree dienamics

Snowfall stencil– I used this A2 6 inch version on the slimline below (just had to use it twice with drying time in between. I spread Decofoil Transfer Gel Duo onto the slimline panel and then use Decofoil Flock transfer Sheets in white latte to get some fuzzy snow.

Finally I fussy cut a back slope (I didn’t have an MFT die that gave me the look I wanted). By the way, the presents are on a

If you want to see it in action I have it on my instagram account here. Thank you so much for stopping by!!

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National Bubble Tea Day Hop

Welcome to the Trinity Stamps and Coffee Loving Cardmakers Bubble Tea Hop! It is so lovely to have a great company and a great group come together to celebrate Bubble Tea. I drank Bubble Tea for the first time last year and enjoyed it! After we tried it, my daughter and I made my own boba to use.

The card I made uses one brand new product that is being released TODAY- it is the Slimline Burst Builder die and it is in the shop now :). I paired it with the Slimline Quilted Cover die and the Summertime Sips die.

I decided to make a shaker card with the black embellishment “bubbles” floating around. I die cut all the pieces for the shaker out of acetate, vellum and heavy weight cardstock.

Finally I added a hello sentiment die cut with the Hello Bootiful die set, cut out of gold adhesive foil paper.

Blog Hop Line Up:

Shanna Slater

Bobbi Lemanski

Cassie Trask 

Silvia Galloni

Amanda Wilcox 

Christine Burillo-Kirch – **you are here**

Katie Brooks 

Amy Tsuruta 

Helen Gullett 

Robyn Jordan 

Dana Warren 

Lisa Golzbein  

Lisa Bzibziak 

Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog 

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Floral Cloche Card

Hi there, Christine here with an A2 sized card featuring a floral cloche setting featuring the Blooming Bunch stamp & die, the Tall Dome Shaker Die and the A2 Quilted Cover Plate die.  I love having a delicate background that is either tone on tone or very subtle and the vellum with the quilted background creates just that- enough interest, but it causes the recipient’s eye to focus on the main image.

First I die cut the quilted panel out of Neenah 110lb solar white cardstock with the Quilted Cover Plate die.  I die cut a smaller stitched rectangle with a die I had in my stash out of blue vellum that I also had in my stash.  I die cut foam and an aqua piece of cardstock with the Tall Dome Shaker Die containing both die pieces inlaid, whereas I cut a piece of acetate with only the outer large dome die.  My original intention was to create a shaker card, but often during the process, I will change my mind. I decided against the making the shaker because I thought the shaker pieces would be too distracting for the card.

I die cut the bouquet and copic colored it will all the colors you see in the above photo.  

Flowers: R00, R20, YR24, YR21, Y21 and YR30

Leaves: G46, YG67, YG61 and BG10, BG11 for the eucalyptus branch

I added black marks for the sunflower with my black glaze pen and gold dots with Nuvo gold Crystal Drops.  I spent quite a bit of time looking at all the different shades of aqua/blue I had in my stash before deciding on the 3 tones that I ultimately chose.  I decided to not make the floral bouquet fit neatly inside the dome. I really like how it looked with the leaves poking outside the cloche, even though it doesn’t make any sense in real life, but art gives us creative license to do that, doesn’t it?

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

 

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Coffee Glitter Slimline Card

Hello there, Christine here with a slimline card using the new Coffee Spring | Summer kit from Super Sponsor STAMPlorations. I highly recommend the kit- it was packed with several stencils, a stamp set, stickers, cardstock/emphemera and lots of die cuts.  I used a die cut, stencil and a sentiment from the emphemera on today’s card. First, I used the slimline sized floral stencil that came in the kit, and ink blended dried marigold, spun sugar and scattered straw distress oxide inks over the stencil. I then put glitter paste (Couture Creations) immediately over the inked portions before removing the stencil.  The photo below shows the amount of glitter on the card. I then did simple copic coloring on one of the die cuts in the kit.  I used YR67, YR63 on the leaves, YR21, Y21, Y30, YR01, YR00, R00, R20 for the flowers. I cut up the sentiments in the paper pack and glued it on with double sided foam tape. Finally, I added a few embellishments to add some accents to finish the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by!  
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Bunny Coffee Slimline

Hello there, Christine here with a slimline card using digitals from our new Super Sponsor IsabelCristina Stamps.  I also used products from Super Sponsor Trinity Stamps, The Greetery and Stampin’ Up. I first made die cut the images from the digital stamp Coffee Bunnies from IsabelCristina Stamps using my Silhouette.  I then did simple copic coloring with W0 and R00, as I wanted to keep the bunnies a lighter shade. I die cut a slimline heart panel out of vellum in my stash using the Slimline Sweetheart Panel die from Trinity Stamps and attached it to a slimline card base (8.5 inches by 3.5 inches folder).  I then die cut some floral sprigs out of vellum using the BotaniCuts Wildflower Mix die set from the Greetery. Finally I added some embellishments from Trinity Stamps: Java Stop Clay embellishments and Captivating Cantaloupe Baubles. Thank you so much for stopping by; I hope that you are all enjoying the Spring | Summer blog hop.
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2021 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop

Welcome to the 2021 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover Blog Hop that runs from Friday, March 19 – Friday, March 26! If you have come from the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog, you are in the right place.

Today I have a simple slimline card using products from super sponsors Gina K, Concord & 9th and Trinity Stamps.

I used the Gina K Mini Wreath Builder for the first time and did mostly 1/4 turns instead of 1/8 turns. I used Concord & 9th inks in sea glass, sorbet, sprout & parsley to create the wreaths and decorated them with embellishments from Trinity Stamps (Java Stop clay embellishments).

I kept the card itself simple by using some cardstock (that I had in my stash) die cut with the Trinity Stamps Slimline Card Series: Stitched Card Panels and Windows die. To finish the card off, I used a coffee cup image and sentiment from the La-La Land Crafts stamp Java Nice Day and colored the coffee with copic marker E31- and that’s it!

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Happy Easter Coffee Card

Hello there, Christine here.  I have an interactive, easel Easter Card using products that I got from Super Sponsor Ellen Hutson (Poppy Stamps), Simon Says Stamp (Avery Elle) and Lawn Fawn.  I added a coffee cup in the Easter Basket, which would be the perfect Easter Basket for me (chocolate & coffee). First I die cut the basket from woodgrain cardstock (I used what I had in my stash) using the Poppy Stamps Woven Basket Pop Up Easel die set. I also cut the 2 piece card base and the basket outline, the leaves and the bow from the same die set using cardstock I had in my stash (I sort by color and don’t have the brand names).  I ink blended some distress oxide ink in gathered twigs on the outer edges of the basket to create some depth.  I assembled the card and put a stopper on the card (as seen below) so that the bottom part of the easel had something to catch on to when the card is opened. I stamped and die cut the coffee cup using the Avery Elle Cool Beans stamp & die set out of 110lb Neenah cardstock in solar white and stamped and die cut the coffee sleeve onto kraft paper.  I die cut the Easter eggs using the Lawn Fawn Mini Easter Eggs die set all out of 110lb Neenah cardstock in solar white and then ink blended either distress oxide ink in scattered straw or flamingo kitsch; I put some glitter paste over some of the pieces of the die cut eggs. Finally I stamped and die cut some adorable bunnies from the Lawn Fawn Easter Before ‘n Afters stamp & die set. I kept the coloring really simple, I used copic marker R20 for the egg and Stampin Up markers in Dark & Light Crumbcake for the bunnies themselves.  Finally I stamped a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn Easter Before ‘n Afters stamp set onto a banner die cut that I had in my stash. Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope that you will have a crafty and caffeinated day!
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Gel Press Techniques with Stencils.

Hello there, Christine here with a card showing one of the backgrounds I made using the Art Deco stencil and a gel press.  The background I made for the card felt almost like the Northern Lights, so I added some images from the Oh Deer stamp set to create a finished scene.

Here is a video showing the entire process and lots of ideas how to use stencils with a gel press- I just had a lot of fun, didn’t think too much and created a lot of backgrounds.

 

I used a 5×7 gel press with a number of distress oxide inks including: faded jeans, broken china, speckled egg, bundled sage, shaded lilac and rustic wilderness.  I splotched the color directly onto the gel press, used a roller over it to spread out the color, placed the Art Deco stencil on top and then pressed some 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock on top.  

Did you know that you can do embossing with stencils as well?  Once I made one print after removing the stencil, I put the stencil itself (that had color from the gel press on it) onto another piece of cardstock and ran that through my die cutting machine. Just make sure to rinse everything (roller, gel press and stencil) off with some warm water in between each background!

I chose one background for the card that I had created with faded jeans, broken china, speckled egg distress oxide inks and some Couture Creations Glitter Paste. To finish the card, I colored some images Oh Deer stamp set that I had die cut with my Brother CutNScan2 with some simple copic coloring.  The star of the show is definitely the glittery background made with the Art Deco stencil.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

 

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Cozy Coffee Mug Card

Hello there, Christine here. Today I have a very cozy coffee card using products from Super Sponsor Trinity Stamps and Simon Says Stamps. I love the stamp the Puppy’s Quilt stamp from artist Anita Jeram and the Colorado Craft Company because it not only is such a sweet scene, but reminds me of my two sweet dogs. First I die cut a card base with the Trinity Stamps Coffee Mug Card die set out of 110lb Neenah solar white cardstock.  I then stamped the image from the Puppy’s Quilt stamp set with copic friendly ink from Lawn Fawn (crunchy leaf).  I kept the copic coloring simple and mostly wanted the sweet pup to be the star of the show.  The puppy was colored with E44, W0 and W3. The wallpaper was colored with R20 and R32.  The quilt was colored with V22, V20, G28, G24, R14, YR21.  The coffee was colored with E31 & E34. I used a sentiment from one of the Simon Says Stamps Sentiment Strips to finish up the card.   I hope you like the card- thank you so much for stopping by.    
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Rainbows for Turner Syndrome

Hello there, Christine here wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day!  I’m here with a card that I made for the Turner Syndrome Awareness Blog Hop (Miss Ink Stamps is a sponsor!).  I wanted to make a sunshine and rainbow card using a happy little critter, so I took my favorite Miss Ink stamp set Punny Farm Goats and made the sunshine with the Floral Stained Glass stencil and simply added lots of butterflies!

To make the card, I ink blended scattered straw distress oxide ink over the stencil and then immediately added glitter paste over it (Frosty Sparkle, Couture Creations).  I die cut papers that matched the color palette from the hop (except for the blue) and clouds using a die set from Trinity Stamps (Slimline Rainbow Builder die set). I spent quite a bit of time making everything fit nicely on the A2 card.  I added some B000 copic outline to the clouds.

I added color changing butterflies, Dazzle Butterflies, and made a slanted photo above, so that you can see the color shift. I also added some pink Watercolor Butterflies to highlight the sentiment that I used from the Hippo Hooray stamp set.  Finally, I added my beloved happy little goat from the Punny Farm Goats stamp set and colored him simply with W0 and W3.

Thank you so much for stopping by!!