Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Karen Robinson | Coffee Catch Up
Quite often we like to catch up with friends at a cafe over a coffee – and maybe a sweet treat 😉 So today I have a fun, anytime sort of card to share with you made using the Coffee Cup Framelits from our 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.
I’m playing along with this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch! #311 challenge and really like this week’s classic layout. This is a great sketch for quick and easy elegant cards that can be customised for any occasion. Make sure to hop over and check out the samples and entries for some great ideas 🙂
I wanted to use the little coffee cup from the Coffee Cup Framelits as the focal image for my card and as it’s so small decided to use a repeating pattern to create the large square in the design.
I die cut my cups from Nature’s Poem DSP and again from Early Espresso cardstock. I cut apart the Early Espresso ones to create a contrasting lid and sleeve and ran the sleeves through the Pinewood Planks TIEF to add a little texture.
To frame the cups for my background I stamped the coffee beans from Coffee Cafe and the coffee stain from Timeless Textures in Soft Suede ink on Soft Suede cardstock and die cut four of the second smallest square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
I adhered these to my card base – Early Espresso with some more of the Nature’s Poem DSP and popped up my cups in the centre of each square using dimensionals.
The sentiment is from Love You To Pieces and I simply stamped this in Early Espresso ink, trimmed it and added a small border of Early Espresso cardstock behind.
Inside is very simply finished with a Whisper White layer, some more stamping and another cup in one corner. I quite often leave my cards blank inside, especially general ones like this and can always add a sentiment later if I like.
I’d like to say this card took no time at all, but it took quite a while as I was figuring out what stamps, inks, paper etc… to use as I was going. I only started with the idea of using the coffee cup framelit and four squares and added the rest as I went, but that’s the part I enjoy. I used to think that most card makers whipped out a design in a few minutes, but now know that many take a long time to get one together – like me 🙂 I guess I’m just mentioning this because if you’re one of those lengthy creators, you are not alone, there are lots of us out there and it’s ok 🙂
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