Happy Tuesday! I’m sharing another throwback card this week, this one takes me back several years and came to mind as I was thinking about projects that would work for non-traditional Valentine’s Day cards! The sentiment here is so fun with a variety of coffee images, and just happened to come with this fabulous one by Penny Black.
And now let me jump in and show you my card! I fell in love with this cutie from Penny Black “Saying a Latte” and have been saving her- I’ve been out of practice coloring with my Copic Markers, except for small images, but she was a fun one to play with! I actually have 2 cards featuring her to share (since I colored a backup “just in case I mess up” image as well). Since I knew coloring was going to take a bit of time, I kept the rest of my design pretty simple- stamping my sentiment on a panel die cut with MFT’s Stitched Edge die. I also just got the gradient square stencil by Tim Holtz and the angles seemed like a perfect match!
I used a mix of Distress Oxides on the stenciled details, but I’m not even positive of all the colors because I used a dirty ink blending tool. LOL. (note to self- buy more blending foams!) I knew the Cracked Pistachio would match my die cut panel, but the rest was just trial and error! I figure you really can’t go wrong with a mix of blues & greens- they are my happy colors! A few pearl details & twine added some subtle embellishments to my simple card.
And here’s one last pic with the two cards together- the other is free of embellishments, but very similar in design!
You can tell this is an older card since it also features an older watermark… but great stamps & creative cards will stand the test of time! Whether it’s a new-to-you card or you’ve seen it before, I hope you like it! Bonus- the stamp & stencil are both still available to purchase in the SNS store! Happy shopping!