I have had the stamp set I used from Skipping Stones Design for years. I had to bring it out again as it personifies me exactly during this current scourge. It is 1:34 ande I am still in my PJ’s thinking about wanting another cup of coffee.
It always makes for a nice card, and the patterned Coronavirus paper fit in quite well here. It looks like a floor, baseboard and wallpaper,
I have been making a large number of blog posts lately. First there was the Spring Card Camp that lasted 20 days. This was followed by the unexpected Spring Card Camp 2 which is still in progress and will also last for 20 days. On top of this I have been busy making card samples for the Scrapbook store that I work for. Now today, is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring Summer Bloghop. This bloghop has been very good to me. I have been lucky enough to win a prize every year but one.
The only real rule of this bloghop is that every card be new………no backlinking allowed. I decided to use an up to the minute and very topical patterned paper to show that this card is not back linked.
Although I can honestly say that I detest the symbol on this patterned paper, Photoplay has made it palatable with the happy bright colours.
Today I combined four different stamp sets to create this little “Coffee Mirage” scene. I am always happy when I pull out one of my first stamp sets and use it again. Justifies, why I just grow my huge collection and never de-stash. Anyway, I know that we are to combine coffee with winter as the theme for the bloghop. So it is winter in my desert scene, but how do I show it? By making the coffee cup look like the new Starbucks Winter Cup, that is how.
Take a look:
This might be my last card for the fall bloghop. I do have another stamp set, that I don’t think I have ever used for these bloghops but time is running out.
This card came out of no where. I wanted to make a card with a coffee bean background that I had made with distress crayons, but by the time I picked out the stamp and sentiment, my mind went in a totally different direction. It was going to be a bit of a throw in card without much thought, but surprisingly, I ended up liking it a lot. I think it is because I really wanted to use the sentiment and it went well with the other elements I chose.
Skipping Stones Designs Funny Coffee Vol #1, Wplus9 A Pocketful stamp set, SEI canvas blue jean paper, Simon Says Stamp cardstock, Peerless watercolors,Simon Says Stamp card base, real coffee beans and Scor tape.
Well, here it is, my new stamp set, bought specifically for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I think the stamp set is just new to me, and not NEW NEW. It is a great one though from Skipping Stones Design. I got another stamp set from them at the same time………..cause hey that is how I roll………………….always trying to make the shipping per item less $$. It is a great one too, and I already have a certain person’s Birthday card in mind for that one. But I digress……..
What attracted me to this coffee stamp set is the fact that it had exactly me and my Craft uniform as the main image. Really…………………hair askew, one of 3 ratty blue bathrobes on and my bunny slippers. This is the uniform I wear when I craft. The challenge I tell myself is to get dressed before the mailman arrives at 1:00 pm. This is a challenge I have failed at, .. many times. The mailman rings my doorbell every time I get a little stamp parcel. I think he likes to see me dance around (dressed , of course), when I get Happy Mail, but he could do without the ratty housecoat.
I decided to watercolour this card as that seemed to evoke the same disheveled look as the coffee loving crafter on the front of the card. I think it turned out well.
Supplies: Skipping Stones Design Coffee set, Peerless Watercolors, Distress Watercolor Paper, Creatology fun foam, Simon Says Stamp card base , Pico Embellisher in Black, Mama Elephant creative cuts die, and Scor tape.