Friday, April 8, 2016

Life Happens...Coffee Helps

Hi Everyone!

I'm back today with another card featuring Verve Stamps Coffee Helps set. This time I chose one of my favorite sentiments in this set. Isn't this just so true?! I know some people that don't drink coffee; and that just baffles me! Seriously?! How do you function without coffee? For that matter, how do you parent without coffee?! Now, I'm not one of those drink it all day long; but my 2 cups in the morning are definitely non-negotiable!

I chose a color palette with some earthier and warmer colors for this card: PTI's Dark Chocolate, Melon Berry, Scarlett Jewel and a Summery Yellow. (The yellow should have been PTI's Summer Sunrise; but I don't have any of that at the moment, so I just found a comparable substitute in my 
stash of scraps) I stamped the little coffee cup on to some PTI Vintage Cream card stock with Simon Says Stamp Khaki ink and then used the coordinating diecuts to cut it out. I used some Copic markers to add a little color to the mug and to the foam on top and then adhered that to the 
yellow circle I cut out using my Simon Says Stamp circle dies. I added some texture to the background Melon Berry piece by embossing it with the "Quatrefoil" embossing folder from The Paper Studio. For the sentiment, I stamped it in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with a copper embossing powder from Stampin Up, that I've had for literally over 10 years! I matted the sentiment as shown and then adhered it to the front of the card with a little foam adhesive. Some final details of ribbon, white gel pen and stickles completed the card. 
That is all for me today! Thank you so much for visiting with me again. Have a great weekend and I'll see you again on Monday!


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applejack cards by sue said...

I do love your card so much even the embossing is so crisp and clear. Here in the UK I have never understood the love for coffee...ours is dismal...even when we have choices. I have always wanted to find a coffee to make me go hummmmm.....Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT

Planetsusie said...

Such a great card and that sentiment is so apt! I love my mid morning coffee! Thank you so much for entering the TTPH (Layers) Challenge, lots of luck to you. Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

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