Happiness Is a Cup of Coffee
Every month at Craft Project Central they have a Creating Pretty Cards sketch challenge. This month’s sketch was created by Regina Andari. I posted the sketch and adorable card Regina created yesterday, but in case you missed it, here’s the sketch.
And here’s Regina’s inspiration card.
How cute is that? I had so much fun with this sketch. Here’s my card.
I only used two colors for my panels. I stamped the Crumb Cake panels with the coffee beans from the Coffee Café set, and embossed the Real Red panels with the new Pinewood Planks Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (TIEF). The dynamic TIEFs give a super deep impression. You can spritz the cardstock with a little water to soften the fibers and get an even deeper impression, then run it through the Big Shot. (You do not need to use a bottom cutting plate with these dies.)
I used the Coffee Café stamp set and the coordinating Coffee Cup Framelits Dies for my main image. And, of course, if you bundle the stamps and dies, you can save 10%. And, trust me, you’re going to want the whole bundle. Besides making it easy to cut out the stamped images, some of the dies work alone or with the coordinating Coffee Break Designer Series Paper.
After stamping the cup in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Ink on Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped the foam in Crumb Cake and the straw in Real Red. For the sleeve, I stamped in Basic Black on Crumb Cake Cardstock. It was easy to die cut all the pieces at the same time with the Magnetic Platform. If you don’t have the platform, you can use little pieces of Washi Tape to hold the dies in place. (Hint: The Magnetic Platform works best if you have flat cutting plates.)
Before I assembled the cup, I stamped Happiness is a cup of coffee in Basic Black ink on the sleeve. The stamp actually says, “Happiness is a cup of coffee shared with a friend,” but I didn’t have room. And, seriously, sharing two cups of coffee is happiness; sharing one cup of coffee with someone doesn’t sound that happy to me unless it’s a really large cup. But that’s just me. I think sharing a pot of coffee with a friend is happiness.
For a little extra texture, I dabbed some embossing paste on the foam. Here’s a close-up.
The cup is layered to a Stitched Shapes oval die-cut. Instead of twine, I used the straw as the element off the left side of the image.
Now – give the sketch a try. Create your card, then link it to the Craft Project Central sketch challenge for July. Be sure to tag it CPC73, so it can be easily found. For every 10 entries, one will be selected to win a free one-month subscription.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!