Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Guest Designer Laura Sterckx - Part 2

Hello everyone,
today we have another wonderful project by our guest designer Laura Sterckx from Making cards is Fun.

Laura is super busy, so this is only the second but also last post from her as a guest designer - but no worries - you'll soon get to see more fabulous projects by her ;)

This is what she made (and I am in LOVE!)

It was a dark and rainy day outside when I was making this card and that really doesn't kick start my creativity. Instead of grabbing my phone and pinning away on Pinterest, I thought it would be fun to create a card for a particular person. That somebody is my crafty friend Laurel Beard. She likes coffee so I immediately knew I had to reach out to coffee stamps!  Creating a card with a person in mind is easy and fast. That way you know which images or colors you should use for your project.

I started out with a piece of Neenah Solar White paper and I blended some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink on it to create a subtle background on the card. Then, I took the Friends & Couples stamp set from Create A Smile Stamps and I colored two images from the set using several Copic markers. That chicken is so adorable, don't you think? I took the coffee mug and the "need coffee" sentiment from the Monster Party stamp set from CASS. 

After fussy cutting the images, I adhered them onto the blue backdrop using foam adhesive. The card looked pretty plain and boring so I stamped a banner from the Friends & Couples set. I colored the banner using bright Copic markers. After that I still wasn't satisfied with the way it looked so I adhered three sequins to add another pop of color. Finally, I adhered a strip of patterned paper from the Sending Sunshine paper pack on a white notecard and I adhered the stamped piece on there, too. :) 

Add interest and pops of colors to you card by adding a strip of subtle patterned paper and bright sequins. These two small things can make your card look brighter and happier! 

I really love this CAS design, it is so perfectly balanced and makes those critters SHINE! So clever to have the chick bring some coffee to his friend (good friends bring coffee. - right?).
Thanks for your inspiration , Laura - it was a pleasure having you as a guest!

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Thanks for your visit, have a great day!