This week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge gave me exactly what I was looking for – a sketch to inspire me to make a quick-and-simple card. The sketch was the perfect inspiration, but I started a simple idea and then added a little and a little more until the card (still simple) took a little more time than I had expected. I guess I was just having so much fun that I let the time fly by. Here’s my card for this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge:
And here’s the banner for Karren’s challenge that inspired my card:
- Press On. Coffee-themed stamp sets and papers are always so popular. Coffee lovers really, really love their coffee (guilty as charged!), but these sets are really great for anyone who knows someone else who loves coffee. Gift cards, sweet tags or handmade cards can be personalized so wonderfully with sets like Press On, new in Stampin’ Up!’s August-December 2020 Mini Catalog. Here’s a look at this wonderful set:Today is only the send project I’ve shared with this set. Here’s a look at the first (You can click on the image below to read the original post for this project):
- Cinnamon Cider. While Cinnamon Cider would definitely be the perfect color for a card with a warm cup of cinnamon cider (go figure!), I think it also works wonderfully with a coffee theme. Cinnamon Cider paper and ink come together with white and black to make a beautiful card, but it’s Cinnamon Cider that’s the real star here.The two panels of patterned paper that are featured on the focal panel of my card are pulled from the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers. You might not immediately think to look for brown pages in this floral pack of papers, but they are there – and they are wonderful. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the the Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers:
- Steamy! Every cup of coffee needs a little steam. It’s the heat that makes us wrap our hands around the coup and hold it close to our hearts. As this set does not come with dies, I knew I wouldn’t have anything to build that steam. Alas! I had the perfect thing! Here’s a look at my steaming cup of coffee: The “steam” came from one of the dies in the Christmas Cardinal Dies. While the designs are created to cut into the paper, leaving a swirly accent in the paper, I cropped the curly-q from a piece of thick Whisper White. Before I cut it out, I attached a piece of Adhesive sheet to the back of the paper – that made it so easy for me to attach the intricate designs to the front of my card. Yay!
Stamp Sets: Press On Papers: Flowers for Every Season 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper, Cinnamon Cider, Thick Whisper White Inks: Cinnamon Cider, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Christmas Cardinal Dies, Subtle 3D Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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