Have you noticed a distinct theme to all the cards around on social media this week? Yes, indeed, it is Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop time! You have to go check out all the amazing coffee themed cards. It is seriously awesome! I could not bear to miss out so I thought I’d use this week’s new Freshly Made Sketches challenge to create a card for the hop. The oh-so-talented Cécile is our sketch designer this week and her sketch is unique and fabulous (just like her).
Because you are supposed to stick to a spring/summer theme, I opted to use bright happy colors for my clean cards. I used the cup from Coffee Understands (Picket Fence Studios) and stamped it three times. I colored each cup using Copic color families (they are listed below) and then cut them out by hand. After some debate on what to put behind them, I had an a-ha moment when looking through my stencils. I pulled out the Down to the Last Drop Stencil (Picket Fence Studios) and used it as an embossing folder. Now this was a test of sorts. You see, I just got a brand new Crafter’s Companion Gemini Jr. and I wanted to see how it would emboss. It came with the embossing mat and it worked perfectly with my stencil. To finish with the sketch, I thought a coffee sentiment would be good. I chose Cup of Thanks (Studio Katia) with the coordinating die and sentiment.
I’m off to get this entered over with the Coffee Lovers! Make sure you join in and you’ll get an opportunity to win prizes from their sponsors (so many awesome sponsors!!). Hope to see you in the Freshly Made Sketches gallery too! Thanks for stopping in today. See you soon!
Hi everyone! I’m happy to be back today after my month of time off. I have to start with a big thank you to all who sent me such kind words on the passing of my mother. I feel like blogging is one of the last things to conquer but I know that my stamping community will understand some inconsistencies over the next month or so. Suffice it to say that my sister and I still have much to do. All of the sweet cards, nice comments and emails were very much appreciated and I’m truly grateful.
I’m back today with the start of the November release from Picket Fence Studios and I’m the sketch hostess for Freshly Made Sketches too. Nothing like jumping in with both feet! While I haven’t been posting, I have been doing some work and have things to share with you over the next couple of weeks. Maybe even a video…gasp!!! But not today, haha! Today, I’m just sharing this adorable new image set called Coffee Understands and a must-have background stamp called Rough Around the Edges. This gives you just an idea of how great the new release is and I’ve had such fun just creating with the sets.
This fun gal was the inspiration for my sketch (the joy of being the hostess)! Isn’t she adorable? I colored her using my Copic markers. This was the first card I had made in a month and I totally appreciated how fast this was to color. And then choosing a sentiment… Well, this one simply made me laugh out loud so clearly it was the winner! I’m not lying when I say that there is a tad bit of truth to this one for me over the last month… Patience is not always my strong suit and I have needed a bit of it as we tread through paperwork and details.
For the background layer, I thought this sketch was the perfect place to show you a peek of a new stamp. Rough Around the Edges is a striped pattern that will find itself on many cards. Just a perfectly neutral pattern that can be used for bold or subtle designs. LOVE that! I chose a few sequins from SU to keep with the fall colors of the coffee cup and that is it.
I hope you will enjoy playing along with my sketch this week. The team has created some amazing cards and I suspect the gallery is going to be full of inspiration! Thanks for stopping by today. I’ll see you again on Friday with a card (and maybe that video) I created for the Picket Fence Studios blog. Until then, have a lovely day.
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