Peppermint Mocha Season

I had so much fun creating this card for the Coffee Loving Cardmaker’s Fall/Winter blog hop!

My entry

I started by stamping this adorable image from Stamplorations recent release with Momento Tuxedo Black ink. Then, I used my Copic markers to color it. I really enjoyed creating my mocha swirl inside the cup! Since I don’t have dies, I needed to fussy cut my colored image. My background was created by die cutting a tan piece of cardstock with Lawn Fawn’s Quilted Backdrop and adhered that to my card base. I added foam tape to the back of my cup image to give my card some dimension. Lastly, I added sparkly washi tape to add some more detail to my card.

I think I am ready for Peppermint Mocha season! How about you?

It’s a Perfect Day for a Coffee Date with Kathy

I’m so excited to have another coffee date with my crafty friend Kathy Schweinfurth over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

This color palette was the inspiration for our cards.

I love this color palette! It was so fun creating a card for this coffee date. Below is Kathy’s gorgeous card! She was inspired by the Concord and 9th Coffee Blend Turnabout Stamps and Dies. Please head over to Kathy’s blog to read how she created her card.

Here is my card “Thinking of You”

For my card, I decided to use the Cozy Cup stamp and die set and Cozy Cup Coaster Die from The Greetery.

To create my card, I first used the Lawn Fawn Quilted Backdrop die to add some texture to my card. Next, I stamped all of the elements. I used Catherine Pooler dye inks in Spruce, Skylight, and Sand Castle, and Chocolate ink from Close to my Heart. Layered stamps can be tricky sometimes, but using the MISTI stamping tool makes it simple! These stamps were easily lined up.

After stamping, I die cut everything and adhered it all to my card base. Super simple.

Thanks again to Kathy for inviting me to be her coffee date…truly wish we could meet in person for coffee. Hopefully soon!

PS I dedicate this card to my fellow co-workers. I miss you all so much!