Friday, April 13, 2018

Little Acres Creations Collaboration Hop with Coffee Loving Cardmakers!

I am so very excited to be participating in a Collaboration Hop with Little Acres Creations and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers!  And I'm on both teams so even more exciting!  This hop is full of ladies who are constantly creating pieces of artwork that I LOVE!  You are in for a treat!  

You probably found your way here from Julie's Blog!   We're showing off the new stamp set over at Little Acres Creations, Cafe Dreamers!  AND be sure to leave comments along the way for chances to win one of two $10 gift certificates to the Little Acres shop!  Yup!  You have until Friday, April 20th at 11:55pm Pacific Time to leave comments and the winners will be announced on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog on Monday, April 23rd!

Now!  Here's what I have for you:


The first time I saw this set, I fell in love!  The sweetness of it!  For my first card, I went with the sweet!

For the base of this card, I cut my white cardstock 11 x 4 1/2; scored it at 5 1/2" and then decided where I wanted to use a border die to crop the front flap a bit.  It's probably a little higher than you'd normally see, but I knew I'd want that adorable little mouse sitting on the overturned coffee cup to show when the flap was closed.


I stamped the images on Copic friendly paper with Memento black ink, colored them with my Copics and cut them out... this sweet girl is doing some dreaming of her own... I wonder what's on her mind as she stirs her cup of coffee (I'm thinking she's planning her next mouse sized card).  I added a few glitter hearts and popped her up on the largest.


And this cutie pie... we know what he's dreaming of... maybe the girl... or maybe whether he'd get some of that yummy coffee... lol!  I popped him up in the corner, but let the image overlap the base and trimmed it along the edges.


And I thought this sentiment was perfect!  I added a few pretty paper flowers and some sequins and on the inside is a plain white heart ready for signing.


For my second card, I wanted to use some watercoloring because I made this one for the Outlawz Twisted Thursday for this week that has a twist of watercolor!

I started by cutting a piece of watercolor paper and did some ink blending in a couple shades of blue from the bottom right corner to the top left corner.  If I'm being honest, I actually ink blended the opposite way first, finished it, and it wasn't until I went to color my image that I realized the blending was going the wrong way for my design...lol!  So I saved that for a future project and made a new one!


When I got done blending, I splattered some water over the top and soaked it up with a paper towel to create more noticeable splatters.  Then I took some glittery stickles and randomly placed tiny dots of glitter all over it too.  I diecut some stars in different sizes and placed the largest in the right corner... again overlapping the edges and trimmed it.  Then I placed more stars and moved them around until I had the look I wanted and adhered them.

Then I stamped this sweet boy onto some watercolor paper using Ranger Archival Ink in black.  I colored him in using some Zig Clean Color markers and water.  I was purposely a little loose with my coloring and tried to be sure there was a lot of variation.  I cut him out and popped him up on top of the largest star.


I did plan most of this card as I was falling asleep at night, but I wasn't sure what I'd do with the sentiment until I finished with the rest of the card.   I love the look of a white on black sentiment, so I thought I'd stamp and emboss this part on a banner and stamp the second part of the sentiment on the inside... but then I decided to give balance to the card, I needed to add the sentiment to the bottom corner.


Seemed simple enough, but then I thought of this!  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the watercolor base in black ink and then embossed it in white onto black cardstock and cut out a couple choice words to emphasize them and it also helped to balance the black from the top right corner.  I love the look of this and I'll definitely do it again!

You're next stop along the hop is the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog!  

If you get lost along the way, here is the list of everyone participating in this Blog Hop!  (We do have a few hiccups this morning, so don't give up!  We're working on them!) Visit each place and leave some love and you'll have chances to win one of two $10 gift certificates to Little Acres Creations!  And when you're all done with the hop, be sure to check out the Birthday Bash Celebration Post over at the Little Acres Blog to find out how to have more chances to win more prizes and participate in a fun challenge!

Lisa Bzibziak (You Are Here!)
Miko

And don't forget about this!


Thanks so much and have fun hopping!

26 comments:

~amy~ said...

LOVING both of your gorgeous projects Lisa! I always am floored by all your details!

lscanlon said...

Love the feminine details of your cards! I’m living this blog hop as I drink my ☕️ this am. Very informative and inspiring!

scrapin' GA peach said...

Love both of these cards! So many details to love!! Thanks for always inspiring me!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

These are both amazing and love the different styles!

Dana Gong said...

Both are absolutely gorgeous, Lisa! Love them all!

Diane said...

FABULOUS projects Lisa...I love love the cuteness of the first one and all the beautiful water color on the second...the images are just adorable!!

Scrapper69 said...

Omword!! Those little mice are so sweet!!! I love the one stirring the cup!!! Beautiful cards lady!!! Just beautiful!!! Have a great weekend!!!

Theresa

Gina Ahlstorm said...

The detail in your cards is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... Lisa, they are absolutely fantastic and beautiful cards.
Love your layering and coloring works on them for sure!

Lisa Bradford said...

Gorgeous card and the details are awesome! Tfs!

The Craft Princess said...

Both cards are so sweet and I love the stamp sets!!!! But...the first card is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your creations :) Hugs...Janie

Cindy C. said...

Both so beautifully done, thanks for the inspirations!

StampingbugKerry said...

I love all the sparkles you incorporated into your cards! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Lisa, your cards are OVER THE TOP fabulous!!

Carmela Hubler said...

I love your designs! Especially the first card with all the layers. The stars are a great addition to the second card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh these are FABULOUS!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE how you combined the two on the first one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patti J said...

Oh my gosh, loving these! Beautifully done!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cute are all of these little critters!

Golden Goddess Designs said...

oh my! the glitter paper die cuts you created really up the game on these cards! divine!!!

Alicia

VanessaB said...

these are both fantastic ❤

Crystal Garrett said...

I absolutely love these cards! I love how shabby chic/vintage you did the first card. It truly tells a story. Thank you for sharing your talent. And thank you to Little Acreas Creations for creating such a beautiful set of stamps!

Lucy E. said...

What amazing cards!
I love that lacy, dainty card,
and also love your sparkly
starry card! Great way to
emphasize the sentiment with
white on Black.

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Love them both, Lisa. The first one is really pretty with all the layering goodies, and I just love the idea behind the second one; it touches my heart!

Sue Reynolds said...

I luv all the detail you put into your cards...and what adorable critters and sentiments.

Kateri said...

Oh my these are the cutest cards love the layouts you came up with. These little mice are so cute they really set the cards off with theresweet little ways. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Just Darling.