Saturday, 30 July 2016

Would choose in peace to drink my coffee

I’m sharing a card today featuring Coffee Break from The Paper Shelter.

The layout of my card follows the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  My sentiment is from Just a Number a retired Close To My Heart set and you can tell it is hand stamped as it’s a bit wonky and not evenly stamped ~ I’m the world’s worst stamper!

I wanted to keep my card fairly CAS as the recipient is not a frilly and fancy kind of woman so I’ve added some interest using the word prompt at Inkspirational.  I took it literally and dipped my banner elements in some paint.  Tim Holtz Distress Paint to be precise and they were too big to fit in the mouth of the bottle and I didn’t want to decant so I pinched them a bit and then dipped but that meant I ended up with some splodging and quite a distinct line on the larger banner.  I also dipped the smaller ones in the same colour before thinking that would make them blend right into the larger ones so they got a second dip in another colour.

At Shopping Our Stash they are looking for stitching so I used dies with stitching to cut my image and my banners.  Bit hard to see the stitch detail on the banners after they were dipped in paint.  I highlighted the stitching on the circle with a Distress Marker in the matching colour to my first dip of the banners.

Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes B0000, B02
Lips R000, R56, R59
Hair E42, E43, E50, Y21
Outfit B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, N2, N4, N6, T5, T7, T9, 100
Glasses BG10, T5, T7, T9
Coffee Cup C00, C0, E31, E33, E35, YG95, YG97, YG99
Cupcake E30, E31, E33, Y000, Y00
Laptop W4, W6, W8
Chair BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, C1, C2, C4
Table C1, C2, C4, E31, E35, E57, E79
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
La-La Land Dies ~ 8091 Stitched Nested Circles & Stitched Pennants (April 2016 Kit Club)
Stampin’ Up! ~ Tea Time Trinkets
Inks & Paints etc
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Fig Swirl & Hummingbird
Maja Design Ska vi ta en Fika? ~ Kärleksmums
Ribbons & Trims etc
DMC Memory Thread ~ 6080 Olive
Close To My Heart ~ D1514 Just a Number (retired)
Inkspirational #114 ~ Word Prompt "Dip"

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is so cute... the gal is adorable, and yet the card isn't overly feminine-- you met your goal! Stitching (faux and real) always adds a softness to a project, and her it yields a nice and relaxed "feel" which matches the image. Thank you for playing at SOS... see you soon!

  2. Super cute card and I am happy to see you stampin' with us again! I love the added charms dangling from the twine. I am glad you joined our sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments--come again you're fabulous! Smiles, Elizabeth

  3. Such a wonderful card! Love that you dipped the banners in paint - Cool! That image is so sweet and love how she's colored! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  4. You're an AWESOME stamper :) I love the image you chose, and that adorable teacup charm. Great card! Thanks for using the sketch at HSS!

  5. This is a great card for a non-frilly woman - I love the charm and the layout and the dipping does add interest and is perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time!

  6. Love that image and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at HSS!


  7. What a cute card! I love that you literally "dipped" the edges of those banners. Cute image and good design. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna


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