Coffee with Friends

Hello and Happy Wednesday.

I am on the Scrap’n Stamp Blog today sharing a new card created with one of the distressed oxide panels I created and shared in a recent blog post, using the color combinations Kristina Wernerswas show casing.

I was had a few idea’s float around in my head as we have an upcoming blog hop for the “Some Like it hot” challenge and I knew I could only share one of my creations so I thought I would keep with the theme and create this lovely card. Its my take on a platonic valentine’s card. If you haven’t already come play along with us on our Scrap’n Stamp Challenge page

I have to apologize in advance for rambling or disjointedness to this post, I am running on four hours sleep all week on top of being sick, my brain isn’t working at its best… lol

Since I was going to play along with the challenge I had to rummage through my stash and find my coffee supplies.  I pulled out my “My Favorite Things” coffee cut die, the coffee break stamp set, as well as the Love you a latte set from Lawn Fawn. I also pulled out an 3d embossing folder from Crafters companion, as well as a couple extra dies, all of which are linked below.

I actually didn’t have to do too much new die cutting as I had a lot of the stuff already pre-cut from other projects. The coffee cut was die cut out of heavy weight white card stock, and the sleeve out of Kraft ( I believe recollections 65lb )  I decided I wanted to add a little extra interest to the coffee cup, so I ran it through my Gemini jr using a crafters companion 3d folder ( this had come with the Gemini jr)  I then layered the embossed cup  on two more cups as I didn’t want to use too much foam tape.

I also had the sentiment pre die cut from the Concord and 9th sentiment dies.  I had cut it out from Deco Foil transfer sheet, which I had run through my laminator with gold foil, the transfer sheet was very thin so I decided to cut out the sentiment a few more times using heavy weight black cardstock and stick it adhesive.

From there I decided to die cut some vellum using the Avery Elle Scallop oval and rectangle die, to layer under the coffee cups and under the main panel, just to add a little extra something and have a spot to ground the coffee cups.

As I was playing around with the lay out and placement, I felt that the coffee sleeves just didn’t quiet pop, so I decided to take a mini Tim Holtz stencil and some black soot distress ink, just to add a little something to the sleeve. I also went around the coffee cup and lid to add shading and depth.

 For the inside of the card I really wanted to tie everything together so I pulled out the distress oxide inks and the same stencil and added ink

Once I had all my elements done to my liking it was time to add everything to the card base.

The base of the card measures slightly 4½ x 5¾, the vellum rectangle measures 5½ x 4¼ and the distress panel measures 4 x 5¼

 I added the vellum on to base with foam tape and then the heart background directly on top of the velum, I added the cups on to the vellum oval first as I wanted to see where I could hide the adhesive, because as we all know vellum is a bit of a pain when it comes to adhering it.  I added the sentiment with some foam tape in areas where the coffee cups overlapped. I then added a little extra sparkle using the Tonic clear glitter brush,

I love finishing off the insides of my cards tying everything together, so I pulled out the oxide inks and stenciled the hearts onto white cardstock. I stamped on the sentiment using the “coffee break” sentiment set and added to little cups from the “Love you a latte” set from Lawn Fawn using ripe persimmon ink.  To finish it off and have it coordinated that much more, I ran it through my die cutting machine with the same scallop rectangle that I had used previously.

I hope you were able to gain some inspiration and motivation from this and welcome any comments you may have.

Don’t forget to come play along with us on the Challenge Facebook page.

Have a wonderful Valentines.

Nancy


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One Response to “Coffee with Friends”What You're Saying

  1. Lynne Martel says:

    Wow…so nicely done….

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