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!