Welcome back, stamping friends!
I’m here to put in a last-minute card for the current Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge; I’ve been so busy with classes and things, that I’m getting behind on my challenges! The cut-off is tonight, so I figured I had better get cracking 🙂
Here is the wonderful sketch we have to work with:
Here is my interpretation:
I used one of my favourite sets from the Annual Catalogue (I bought it as soon as the catalogue came out!) called Perfect Blend.
I started with a 5″x 10″ card base of Chocolate Chip cardstock, scored & folded in half. I then layered a piece of Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper on top. My next layer is a piece of cork sheet – yup, that’s cork! I found it a the dollar store, of all places; and it even has a peel & stick backing on it! Perfect as a ‘mat’ for my coffee cups 🙂 I stamped the cups 3 times; once to cut out the whole cup, a 2nd time to cut out just the lid, and the 3rd time to cut out the ‘sleeve’. I cut the cup & lid from Whisper White cardstock, stamped in Crumb Cake ink, and then cut the sleeve from Crumb Cake cardstock – then ran it through my (retired) crimper, for that authentic look!
To make the coffee rings, I took a small glass, dipped the rim in Early Espresso ink (quite fitting, don’t you think?), then stamped it down onto the card front. To get the coffee spills, I used the splotches image from the Perpetual Calendar stamp set. The coffee bean images are from a retired set called Espress Yourself 😉
I stamped the sentiment- also from Perfect Blend – in Early Espresso ink onto Crumb Cake cardstock, and used the Small Oval Punch, then layered it using the Oval Scallop Punch and a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock. To finish the card off, I double looped some Hemp Twine around the top, and tied it off in a knot.
I hope you like today’s card; I had fun making it! If you haven’t already, you should check out the Paper Craft Crew page – there’s tons of inspiration from the amazing design team, as well as the other cards submitted for the challenges.
Until next time – happy stamping!