I am trying to catch up to my goal of posting a card for every day of the bloghop. I just don’t have any energy left after work on Mondays and Tuesdays to post cards. We (staff at the scrapbook store) are all very grateful that the store is thriving in these trying times but I do come home exhausted. What that means is that I will probably have three blog posts today!
For today’s card, I wanted to feature a sentiment die that I got from Stamplorations (thanks again Sherry Russ) as a prize in the last bloghop. I paired it with one of my favourite coffee Images from the Sponsored by Coffee stamp set from Picket Fence. The background was made using a Coffee Stencil from Casual Fridays that I also won in a previous bloghop. I put all these elements together on a mini slimline cardbase which is becoming very popular.
Here is the card:
I have been playing with some super fun products from Gina K. One of the sets starts with a butterfly stamp. Now, I am thinking that a butterfly image is probably one of the first stamps I ever bought. There has been a few more purchased over the years. After all, you can’t use a frilly lace butterfly on a Tim Holtz masculine tag can you. No of course not. There has also been a couple of “buyer’s remorse” bug/butterfly images that I have bought over the years. One such stamp set includes some really botanical looking moths and dragonflies. Are you kidding me? I hate those things. I hate the time of year where the moths take up residence in my newspaper that has been placed in my mailbox. I mean really, they must be hovering about, just waiting for the paper person to put the paper in my mailbox at 6:00 am, and then they dive in for a snooze. It takes me a while to get over a buyer’s remorse item, so it takes a special stamp set to get me to buy that type of image once more. The Gina K butterflies stamp set is just such a stamp set.
This is a card that looks difficult but isn’t. It is easy to line up the images for stamping and super easy to add the foiled backgrounds. You just need an inexpensive laminator to adhere the foil to the cards. If you want instant elegance, with a “How did she do that?” look on a card, give Gina K foil products a try.
I will be entering this card into the Stamplorations THINGS WITH WINGS challenge:
Today was one of those days where time was at a premium. Luckily, I saw a cable sweater embossing folder (Richard Garay) that I wanted to use. I wanted the centered cable pattern to be visible, so that dictated that the focal image be small. I decided to make a mug of hot chocolate with a die set from Stamplorations (giveaway prize in a previous bloghop) I wanted to dress it up just a little so I made the sugar cubes from Doodlebug’s Latte Love Sprinkles into marshmallows. I added Nuvo Glaze to the steam, teaspoon and cheeks on the cup. The sentiment is from Stampin Up Christmas Bliss stamp set.
Today’s card is a shout out to Stamplorations. In the last Coffee Lovers Blog Hop I won all the dies used in this card except for the Wonky Stitched frame which is from Reverse Confetti. So once again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!
Supplies: Dies Cutplorations, Reverse Confetti All Framed Up die, Reminisce Coffee and Tea patterned paper, Authentique patterned paper, Stampin Up corrugated cardstock, Scotch foam tape, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares, Simon Says Stamp card base and Scor tape.