All posts by Espresso Expressions

I am a card designer and paper artist who loves creating cards and paper projects. I enjoy learning new techniques and sharing ideas with friends.

Stunning Stencils!

Stencils are such a versatile tool to use on cards and scrapbook layouts as well.  Stencils can be used with inks and or embossing pastes.  There are many wonderful resources to purchase stencils or discover stencils that you have in a drawer.  I taught a class today at Scrapbook Cove using stencils both for inking, and embossing.  Take another look at what you already have and start creating!

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Happy Holiday Paper Projects!

Tis the season to create holiday paper projects for sharing and mailing.  I created a gift card holder, a treat bag, a tag for a wine bottle and a cute holiday card.  I used a stamp and die set from Hero Arts that has critters, a pine tree, winter items like a mailbox, sled and more.  I created a background using watercolor paper using stamp pad ink and water to spray the paper and comb over the paper to create a canvas look.  Hope these projects inspire your holiday paper projects!

Stamps and dies from Hero Arts
Wine Bottle Tag

Fluttering By with a Birthday Hi!

I always like to have birthday cards planned a few months ahead as I design cards specially for each Bday person. For this card, I wanted to use a watercolor set to paint a sheet of pastel colors to then die cut butterflies.  I used a My Favorite Things set of various sizes of butterflies and the tiny butterflies were from Memory Box.  Some spatters and soft stenciling , gold thread nest and gold Nuvo drops finish the birthday card.  I also submitted this card for a MFT birthday project  CAS card challenge.  This one will be for a September bday.

butterfly bdy

 

Amazing Sunflower Cards!

August is the perfect month to a sunflower themed cards and a technique class at Scrapbook Cove. I used a new Stampendous  large sunflower stamp, some favorites from Lawn Fawn and Altenew for four different card sketches. Layering, masking, painting, vellum window and fussy cutting. Everyone who came to this class learned new tips and techniques. Time to make a few to mail.

Sun, Sand and Beach Cards!

I finished my July cards for my class at Scrapbook Cove!  I love the way they came out.  I will be teaching them for my T-N-T class- tips and techniques class. I have had sold out classes and have had to offer the class again for the month of June.  I used Dare2BArtzy stamps  and coordinating  dies again, lighthouses, beach chair, cat tails and some beautiful summer themed papers.  I hope you like them!

Sunshine Happy Flowers

On. recent trip to the My Favorite Things store in Florida, I purchased many new stamps and dies and some other paper related items.  What a fabulous store! This card uses one of the new stamp sets and several dies.  This card is for the Verve Stamps April 2018 Yellow Inspiration Challenge http://www.vervestamps.blogspot.com.  I created this card for my Mother’s Day card for family and special friends.  Can’t wait to put them in the mail soon.

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