Thursday, February 15, 2018

Coffee Themed Cards

Today I'm sharing cards made with the Heartfelt Creations Coffee collection. we will be making these cards on Tuesday February 20th at Creative Haven.  The first card I want to share is using the Coffee Mug stamp set and matching die.
This is a large stamp and I know we all love a large coffee mug.  I also stamped on a scrap of paper so I could cut it out and layer it on my mug.  I sponged ink on the edge of the cup to add some color and vellum across the card for a sentiment.  I added some glaze on the dots on the center of the cup to help add dimension tot he cup.  I also added some to the top of the mug. 
The second card is using the Coffee Talk stamp set and matching die. It's a pretty cup with little flowers that I water colored in with my zig clean color real brush marker and a water brush.  I again sponged the edge of the cup to add some color.  I then used the steam heart sentiment on vellum and embossed then die cut out to add a little sparkle to the card.

I used the same stamp set and die to make this card.  I cut the spoon out of silver paper and added the sentiment from Latte Art stamp set.  This is a great way to use up some scraps of pattern papers you have as well.  Layer a few pieces for the background and then add your stamped images. 

The last card is make with the stamp All Stacked Up and the matching die. 
I water colored the cups again with the zig clean color real brush markers and a water brush.  I added a tag with the sentiment to the top and attached my stack of tea cups at an angle.  These are a fun set of cards for your coffee loving friends.  You can find out more information or sign up for this class on my facebook page Nikki's Creative Nook.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

February Alcohol marker class at Hearts and Crafts

Today I want to share what we will be coloring on Thursday at Hearts and Crafts in Covina.  The class is a technique class to learn how your markers work and to get comfortable using them. We are coloring more images from the Rainforest collection. Bring what ever brand of alcohol markers you have and we will find colors that work together and color these image.  You will learn how to blend and find colors that work together. The techniques will be the same no matter which brand you have.  Last time people had Copic, Spectrum Noir and Nuvo Pens.  This time we're working with the ladybug, butterfly, gecko, and chameleon.


 The great thing is you can color these images any color you want.  I used my reds, black and grey for the ladybug.  I used various pinks for my butterfly but you can use any colors you wish.  I used greens for my gecko and chameleon.  I used a brighter color on the top gecko and a more muted color on the second one. I matched the chameleon with the leaves on the branch but since they change colors you can also have fun with this one.  Make it any color you want. As you can see you have 2 of each image Here are some samples of what I made with the colored images.  I added my newly colored images to cards that I embossed with various embossing folders.


We will have card kits available if you wish to take your finished colored images and make the same cards.  I hope you can join us Thursday February 15th to practice our coloring. The class is $20.00 and you can call Heart N Crafts to sign up at (626) 967-9036. 

Friday, February 9, 2018

Happy Birthday distress oxide inks

Today I want to share some fun cards we will be making with the distress oxide inks on Tuesday. February 13th at Creative Haven. 
The first card is using March Florals by Unity stamps.  These stamps are part of the bullet journaling set but as you can see are great for cards also.
Using Distress Oxide inks and a water brush I made a pallet on my craft mat and watercolored in each flower.  Because I used cardstock and not watercolor paper you have to keep the amount of water you use down to avoid destroying the paper.  
The second card I used Rebuild your life by Unity Stamps.  I wanted a 2 tone color for the flowers so I started with a base of yellow and then when that layer dried I added some pink at the base of each petal.  I then used green for the stem and leaf.  I then watered down the left over ink and tapped my brush over the image to get the pink and green splatters
The last card I used Poppy Girl by Unity stamps.  This image is a fun image to color with various mediums.  I love this fun image and coloring it was just as fun. 
I gave her a denim hat to match her jeans.  I added a pink band to match the patches on the jeans and then colored her shirt a light minty green.  I added glaze to the centers of the flowers, her shoes and the band on her hat to give them a little texture.  I love coloring on kraft color papers instead of always using white.  I hope you can join us for the class on Tuesday.  It's going to be fun and you will have some birthday cards for your stash.  Anyone would love to get one of these for their birthday.  

You can find out the details or sign up for the class on my facebook page at  Nikki's Creative Nook

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sunday Funday Crop

Let’s have a Sunday Funday and crop all day at Creative Haven.   We have been having so much fun we wanted to add another one in this month.  Bring all your goodies and let’s have a fun crafting day together. Some are Scrapbooking, working on planners, sewing, crocheting. Lots of fun things, everyone is welcome.
 Hope you can join us. Here are some pictures from our past crops. You don’t want to miss out on all the fun.
Busy working on scrapbooks
Designing projects for your classroom,

Or just finishing up cards for your stash.

You can work on anything you want and have a good time socializing with your fellow crafters.  Cost is $15.00. Please pay in advance to hold your spot to PayPal at or contact me to make arrangements. Please Sign up by February 9th.  I’ll provide water, coffee and paper goods. The rest is potluck to enjoy. We will meet at Creative Haven in Chino at 12425 Mills Ave.