Its been a crazy busy week and also freezing cold (many morning frosts) so I've been racing around rugged up with extra thick gardening gloves and thermals. I've loved seeing everyone's coffee/tea related cards this week and thought it was about time I jumped on the bandwagon!!
I was playing around with some new Ellen Hutson stamps that my wonderful friend Coni sent me and thought they would make fabulous 'coffee' cards:
I stamped her on some white CS and also stamped a flower from Neat and Tangled 'Bloom' to give her a more Summery look. I coloured her with my pencils and cut out with the matching die. I did the same with her coffee cup and glued to her hand.
I needed some sort of background and suddenly thought about spilling coffee. I put some Distress Ink 'Gathered Twigs' on an acrylic block, sprayed with water and smooshed it on the card front. I did it twice and ended up splattering it up towards the top of the card. So....I grabbed a tiny brush and splattered it all over the card to cover up that mistake. And I had brown splatters EVERYWHERE!!!
I tried something new with the sentiment. I do a lot of square/rectangle sentiment strips and had a circle die on my desk. So I die-cut some black CS, heat embossed the sentiment (from the same Ellen Hutson set) in white and adhered to the card front, cutting off the over-hang. I then put the Lady on some foam tape and glued on some Neat and Tangled sequins. I love it!!
I'm also going to link this to the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge where their theme is 'Anything Goes'.
And will link as well to The Cat's Pajamas Challenge #346 where their theme is 'Diecutting'.
I've got another coffee card to share with you all and another one half-way created, so hopefully I can finish it off tonight. Better check my electric blanket is on as its down to 0 degree's celcius tonight and another frost in the morning. Its so painful to garden in the frost but I'd still rather do my job than sit inside all day.