That’s what is missing from my card. The sentiment should read “With coffee & friends and chocolate anything is possible”. Yeah, hindsight is 20/20, LOL. It took a combination of three different stamps to create the sentiment on this coffee & friends card, but next time, I think I’ll try and find a fourth stamp with the word chocolate, and fix it. 🙂
Three Cards, One Kit
Today, I’m sharing three cards I made with the wonderful Simon Says Stamp’s February 2017 Card Kit. The kit has sold out, but you can still get the parts and pieces separately. (I’ll link to them below.) For the above card, I die-cut a piece of Desert Storm cardstock, to create a lattice rectangle. I also cut a piece of plain, white cardstock into a rectangle small enough to place inside the decorative one, and I rounded the corners. The kit comes with some fun patterned papers, so I cut out a row of coffee cups, and added it to the bottom. Then, I did a little stamp manipulation, and cut up two of the stamps from the kit’s stamp set, so I could get the two phrases “coffee & friends”, and “anything is possible”. (The “with” came from a “with love” stamp from my stash.) With a little help from my MISTI, I put these three pieces together, and stamped them in the upper left-hand corner, using brown ink.
The two smiling coffee cups (above) were cut using the adorable die in the kit. I cut them from white, grey, black, and Kraft cardstock, and then I cut two tiny hearts from some red foam. (Cardstock would have worked fine for the hearts, but I like the tiny bit of dimension I got from the foam.) I used the inlayed die-cut technique to put everything together, added some “rosy cheeks” with a pink pencil, and also added some score lines to the paper coffee cup sleeves. Everything was adhered together and placed on a Surf Blue card-base.
The Perfect Blend
For card number 2, I used a couple of the adorable coffee stickers from the kit. I die-cut three nested circles for this one – the small in white, the medium in light pink, and the large “lacey” one in dark pink. The white circle, and the sentiment tag, were also lightly inked with some Spun Sugar, to help them blend in a bit. This time, I popped up the focal image and the sentiment stamp with some foam adhesive. I added a sparkly heart sticker and some coffee bean stickers from the kit, and a Baker’s Twine bow from my stash. (I didn’t get the best photo of this one. The color is off a bit, but I’m afraid I can’t re-shoot it as this one has already made its way to a special friend.) 🙂
I have a confession to make… I am actually more of a tea drinker, than a coffee drinker. There was a time when I loved my lattes and cappuccinos as much as anyone… but switching to tea has made me easier to live with (or, at least, that’s what my hubby says, LOL). I love this quote from Eleanor Roosevelt: “A woman is like a tea bag – you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.”.
Because it worked so well on the first card, I used a lattice rectangle again, with a white rectangle inside. A bit of patterned paper with teacups, matted in pink, runs along the bottom. The tea bag and tea cup were actually stamped separately, and then colored with Prismacolors, blended with odorless mineral spirits, and adhered separately. I also added a few enamel dots from the kit.
Wrapping It Up
And now, I think I’ll go make myself a lovely cup of Vanilla Caramel tea. That’s going to do it for today’s post… and possibly, for a couple of weeks. I’m going to take a brief blog break, so that I can prepare to embark on a new and exciting paper-crafting adventure. Thanks so much for stopping by, and happy crafting!
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