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.

Sunny Yellow Flowers

Time to think sunny yellow!  I created this card last year and wanted to share it as yellow is a great color during the gray February days and snow on the ground. I used an embossed background stamp, cut out frame and two die cut flowers from Memory Box. I was inspired by a post on Pinterest and made some changes-of course.  Use my card to get you started! Happy stamping!


Happy Daisy Hello Card

This is an easy card as I used the Hero Arts daisy stamp which I have had for a long time.  I think I even got it on sale some place a long time ago.  I colored the stamp with brush tipped markers and stamped it on a piece of lined loose leaf paper.Image I printed the hello banner on the computer and cut it to size. I also colored the sides of the paper with Ranger Ink in a blue/gray color, tied a simple cord on the top and it is ready to send to a friend.

Happy Everything!!

Today was a perfect day to play with paper and ink.  I have had this Hero Arts stamp Happy Everything for a long time and never found a project or technique to use with it.  I white embossed the stamped image, heat set it and then inked the background in blues and greens.  I cut out the word banner and attached it over the stamped image.  I liked the way it came out and it s happy everything type of card.  Hope to enter it in the current Hero Arts contest.  Happy Stamping!

A card that fits any occasion using a Hero  Arts stamp that is embossed with an inked background.
A card that fits any occasion using a Hero Arts stamp that is embossed with an inked background.

January is a great month to get crafty.

IMG_0413I got a wonderful craft box from my daughter for Christmas and it was a scarf printing/stamping kit  from Brit+Co. The kit included a jersey knit scarf, fabric paint, a small foam brush, a sheet of sticky foam to create your own stamp and a wooden block for the sticky foam paper.  I had plenty of my own solid image large stamps and some mini bottles of fabric paint.  I created my own pattern and colors and stamped away. I learned in the process that the painted stamp does only needs a minimal amount of paint to create a nice stamped image.  What a great gift and stamping project.  Attached is my finished stamped scarf. I love the way it looks.