Charming Café Sketch Challenge
Every month at our Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator meetings, we have a challenge. For March, we had a sketch challenge.
Everyone did an amazing job with this sketch. There are lots of possibilities for it. I decided to use the Charming Café set from the Occasions Catalog.
This stamp set has a set of coordinating Café Builder Framelits dies, and if you bundle them, you’ll save 10%. You will definitely want the dies! There are nine dies – including three of the topiaries, so you can stamp all three, then die-cut them all at the same time.
For my card, I stamped the window first on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and colored it with Classic Stampin’ Pads and a Blender Pen. Then I stamped the table and chairs, and the topiaries on another piece of Whisper White Cardstock, colored and die-cut them. After adding them to the front of the window with Stampin’ Dimensionals, I stamped Thanks in Basic Black Archival Ink. Easy!
To pull in the brick storefront, I embossed a Melon Mambo card base using the Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. After adding a Smoky Slate mat to the stamped layer, I added it to the card base.
This stamp set always makes me think of having coffee with friends on a warm spring morning. I’m ready for a warm spring morning! It’s really hard to get out of bed when it’s cold and dreary outside – and it’s even harder now that we’ve changed to that silly Daylight Savings Time. My thought is if you want an extra hour of daylight, just get up an hour earlier in the morning. (Of course, that’s what we’re all forced to do during DST.) I know the idea is to save energy by not using lights at night, but since we’re now waking up in the dark, we’re using those same lights for the morning hours instead of the evening ones. Only politicians would think this is a “savings.” Ah, well. Maybe I can squeeze in a nap this afternoon.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Hope you have a lovely day!