Monday, April 9, 2018

A Cup of Happiness

Last Friday I did a FaceBook Live Video making this card.  I used a couple fun new products from our new Spring Into Summer mini catalog (see link in sidebar for catalog), Coffee Helps Bundle (stamp set & coordinating die) and our Sunday Adventure Prints paper collection.  I love coffee, with a bit of creamer, and this stamp set and paper is right up my alley!

I started with a base of Pomegranate Splash card stock. To the printed paper I added rectangles of Denim Days and Banana Cream card stocks.  But, I stamped the Banana Cream with the text in Black Licorice ink and 2nd generation stamped coffee ring and coffee beans with Oatmeal Cookie ink (very subtle), before adhering to the printed layer. I then added a couple wraps of Whip Cream Thread before adhering this layer to the card base with Foam Squares.

I stamped the coffee cup on Whip Cream card stock, colored with #28 Pool Play Color Burst Pencil, and coated with Journey Glaze.  After letting it dry completely (took a while) I adhered it over the Thread with Foam Squares and added the Sweet Bloom with a small Foam Square.  Also used, the Amaze machine and the Easy Glide Runner.

This is a great set for the coffee lover and with the added bonus of being able to purchase the 4 dies that coordinate with the coffee cups, what a deal!

FSJ loves their coaches and each year we get honored with a special birthday stamp.  This year the stamp was late due to quality control issues and I got mine last week for my Feb. birthday.

I am using this stamp on a special swap I'm involved in and will share that when I get them done.  I'm making 40 card fronts!  I have the base stamped with the Happy Birthday (I cut off the date) and am in the process of coloring the letter balloons. I'm about 1/2 done with the coloring after working on these for about 5 hours yesterday!!!  But I was at a crop and did a bunch of visiting and even sold my Cricut Expression with 14 cartridges and my Cameo that never seen the light of day (box was opened but Cameo never removed for use). Hopefully I can get the coloring done in the next few evenings before starting to do some die cutting.


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