Some of us love coffee, some of us love slimline cards and that means, for sure, that some of us will LOVE a coffee slimline card, especially when it makes you laugh! Let’s dive into today’s project by the talented Jamie!
First, she die cut a piece of white card stock using the Slimline Insert Geometric X Die and trimmed it closely to the “lattice” created by this popular die. She used four shades of Color Fuse ink – Caramel, Mocha, Arctic and Sky – and sponged them over her die cut to create that very cool ombre look. PRO TIP: Use washi tape to adhere your die cut to a second piece of cardstock and sponge your colors over. When you are done, you will have a reverse ombre pattern you can use on another project!
Now she stamped the Coffee Bean background with Mocha onto a piece of white card stock and cut it out with the Slimline Deckle die. PRO TIP: When you are creating a background larger than the stamp, put your “join line” around the same area where you have a detail that will distract the eye, as Jamie did here with Ethel’s coffee cup. Did you even notice that’s where it was?
She layered her beans onto blue and then added it to her kraft colored card base.
Then she created Ethel! She stamped Ethel onto watercolor paper with Versafine and colored her up with Inktense Pencils, cut her out with the coordinating die and added her to the card using dimensional adhesive.
Next up were her greetings, which are the pieces that really bring the chuckles! She stamped Don’t Do Mornings on white with Pecan ink and gave the edges some dimension by sponging Pecan around them, adding the shape to some kraft card stock and trimming to layer. That also went on the card with dimensional adhesive.
Now, we don’t know about you, but we may or may not on occasion stumble through the kitchen mumbling “coffee, coffee, coffee”. Clearly Jamie know us well! She stamped Coffee! three times onto white card stock with Odyssey ink, trimmed then down and added them to the card. Can you relate?
Some Unicorn Stickles on her, Ethel’s, not Jamie’s!, rollers, slippers and earrings, and Ethel is ALMOST ready to face the day!
Here are the things you will want to have on hand or grab to make this card:
Can you see yourself having a reason to make a coffee slimline card for someone? Because there’s nothing better than that first sip than receiving a card where it’s so clear the sender really knows you! Serve them up some delicious goodness and a giggle or two!