Handmade Coffee Themed Cards – Four Days!

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Day one of our coffee themed cards week – check it out!

This week we are sharing four days of handmade coffee themed cards – we thought we could all use a little warming up! Whether you call it Joe, Bean Water, Java, Rocket Fuel, lots of people have a true love for their coffee. And even if you don’t like the taste, most people enjoy the aroma…..

We ARE coffee lovers and by the looks of it, so are lots of card makers. We have an extensive collection of coffee items, from all different kinds of beverages to funny phrases to background stamps to dies for different images – we even have a super popular coffee themed slimline background stamp. Today Carol has created a sweet little scene with one of our Coffee Lovers. Let’s take a closer look at how she created it.

First, Carol did something we think it super smart – she laid out her stamped on her card panel to get a rough idea of where she wanted her elements. This sure beats guessing! The stamped the girl from our Coffee Lovers Set and the bunnies from our Woodland Animals #2 set with Copic-friendly ink.

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Then she colored in all her images with her Copic markers and cut out her little friend and the bunnies with our coordinating dies for each set. Then she stamped the tree branch and the leaves outline from the same Woodland Animals #2 set with the same Copic-safe ink directly onto a card sized panel of white card stock. Carol colored in her leaves in using Copic markers in G07, YG25, YG23, and YG03 by holding the marker at a sharp angle to the paper and made random dabs to get that textural leaf effect.

While she had these Copic markers out, Carol cut a scrap strip of white card stock with our Slimline Grass die and colored it up with the darkest shade at the bottom to the lightest at the top. When she was done coloring, she cut it at the bottom edge with the largest of our Rectangle Small Stitch dies.

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Now Carol took our Clouds Stencil and our Arctic Color Fuse Ink from Set #7 and using a blender brush, added several layers of clouds to her background. If you are concerned about overlapping the blue onto your tree element, you can make a quick mask. When she’d finished with her clouds, Carol cut the panel with the same Rectangle Nested Small Stitch die that she used on her grass. She adhered her grass strip to the bottom of the panel and popped the whole thing onto her card base.

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For her sentiment, Carol chose one from the Coffee Lovers set, stamped it with black ink onto a scrap of white card stock and cut it out with the third smallest Nested Square Stitch die.

To finish this off, she adhered her sentiment, the coffee-loving lady and one of the bunnies with foam tape and the other bunny with liquid glue.

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Now of COURSE what’s in her cup could be tea or cocoa and if that’s the case, just swap out the greeting and you’ve got a lovely card that sends a message of calm and contentment.

Here are the goodies Carol used today:
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Come back this week for more coffee themed cards that you can make for your favorite caffeine fanatic!

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