Caffeine, it gives me a kick!

My granddaughter, Ashleigh lives halfway across the country from me, so we couldn’t be together to celebrate her birthday.

I really miss her and wanted to, at least, send her a card and a gift. She’s a big Tim Horton’s fan, so it seemed appropriate to send her a Timmie’s gift card.

This is the birthday card I made for her. Oh, right, I forgot to take a photo of it before I headed out to the post office to mail it, so I ended up taking photos in my car.

The digital stamp is simply called, Coffee Digital Stamp,” by Sweet Escape Digis.

I coloured the card with my Copic markers. Her dress was plain, so I added the stripes. Fun, huh?

Here are the inside and the back panels

I always include my Globug Ideas logo on the back panel.

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A Sweet Birthday Card

There really is always something to be thankful for. This sweet image was just what I needed to make this simple, but sweet birthday card. The background is from my Silhouette library–how easy is that? I used my Copic markers to colour the girl and a white gel marker to add some polka dots to her stockings.

The verse on the inside makes sense of the sentiment on the outside…

So, that’s it for this quick and easy card.

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Cards of all kinds!

I finally kicked into action this week and made a few cards. It just seemed to happen smoothly, unlike other times when I labour (for what seems like hours) over which image to use with which paper, and so on. You’ve probably been there yourself, right?

It all started when I saw a card on Facebook that had been coloured with Prismacolor pencils on Kraft coloured card stock. I have always coloured with Copic Markers on white stock, and was ready for something new. It was fun and I really like the way the cards turned out. By the way, I also used a white gel pen to add some highlights and a touch of sparkle glue.

That’s it for this week. I hope my cards inspired you to try something new. Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you’ll stop in again, soon.

A New Home!

A beautiful home for a beautiful couple! 

My beautiful friend, Angie, and her husband, Brian, bought a lovely new home last year. It’s quaint, quirky and very cozy, so I wanted to make them a card that gave off that, “we’re home, at last,” feeling.

Of course, I used my Copic markers to colour the card. Then, I added dimension by using pop dots to raise the various parts of the house and the shrubs.

It’s an “easel” card, so it stands up by itself.

Here’s the inside, with so much room for sentiments and special messages.

I used a black Copic marker to sort of antique the edges of the yellow parts. I think it
looks kind of neat.

Below are some close-ups of the text and sentiments that I chose.

This card was so much fun to make, and one of my favourites.

 

 

I hope that Angie and Brian liked my card. They are such a wonderful couple and they deserve all the happiness their new home can bring them.

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A froggie get-well card

Isn’t it great when you find just the right image for the card you’re making? 

My cousin, Pierre, is in the hospital and I wanted to make him a cheery get-well card. I took my inspiration from this comical froggie king statue that he posted to Facebook. A quick look in my digis library and up popped a frog wearing a crown. Yay!  

So, here’s how I created my little froggie card…

  • traced and detached the frog digi, using my Silhouette Cameo
  • traced and cut out a lily pad, a free image that I found using Google Search
  • created the square background using a blue polka dot background from my Silhouette library
  • coloured the frog with my Copic markers…now, here comes the fun part…
  • after colouring the frog, I used a Copic colourless blender to create lighter spots on the frog, then
  • I turned the frog over, wrong side up and, using a foam mat and an embossing tool (see photo below) I made depressions all over my little froggie king; when I turned it right side up, those little depressions appeared as bumps…the photo below shows the embossing tools and the black sponge mat.

Embossing tools and a sponge mat are very inexpensive and are must-haves in every paper-crafting studio.

After gluing the lily pad to the front of my card, I then added a “Wobble Spring” to the back of the frog and attached it to the lily pad. A little flick of the finger and the frog wiggles and wobbles.

 

 

 

 

 

I always finish the inside and back of my cards to match the front. A funny quote on the inside left panel should bring a smile to my cousin’s face.

No Globug Ideas card is  finished until it has my logo on the back.

So, that’s it for today. I hope my froggie card has inspired you to make a card for someone special in your life.

Thanks, so much, for dropping by. I hope you stop in again, soon.

Gloria