Monday, December 14, 2015

Pick Me Up- I Just Want To Espresso My Thanks



Hello Friends!

I had a moment to create a fun card using Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps, Pick Me Up and Grunge Elements for the 2015 Winter/Holiday Coffee Lovers Blog Hop as well as the Splitcoaststampers’ Virtual Stamp Night DEC15VSNH “Scotland” Challenge and the Simon Says Monday “Just A Pinch” Challenge (pinch of distressing with Grunge Elements :-)).

If you have not already visited the above challenge sites, I hope you will do so- fabulous inspiration from all!



To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ with the Sweet ‘nSassy Stamps (SNSS) Pick Me Up Dies to cut out the mug, steam and heart images from Very Vanilla cardstock.

Ink the mug and steam images from the coordinating Pick Me Up stamp set (SNSS)  using Early Espresso Classic Ink and stamp onto the die cut pieces (I used my MISTI® Tool for alignment and repeated stamping).

Ink the heart image using Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink and stamp over the heart die cut.

Use the Big Shot™ with the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Stitched Rectangle Die to cut out a rectangle from Very Vanilla cardstock.
Create a mask for the heart stencil using the Sweetheart Punch, place the die cut rectangle and use a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge Soft Suede Classic Ink into the heart opening.

Stamp the sentiment from Pick Me Up (SNSS) – fyi...I cut the sentiment apart to make it easier to line up plus now I can use the sentiment in different layouts :-)

Add just a bit of splatter using a small splatter stamp from Grunge Elements (SNSS) and Early Espresso Classic Ink.

Cut off the lower part of the rectangle and layer the die cut panel onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock.

Add the Ivory Crochet Lace to the bottom of the die cut panel along with the 5/8” Darl Brown Satin Triple Ribbon Bow (from my massive ribbon stash) and the brown button to the bow center with Natural Linen Thread in the center.

Use a sewing machine with the zig zag stitch to attach the retired Season of Style Designer Series Paper (DSP) to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, mount onto the Early Espresso card base and add the die cut sentiment panel to the card front using dimensional foam.
Finish off the card by adding the mug of coffee with dimensional foam.


Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Soft Suede

Paper: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, retired Season of Style DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™,  Pick Me Up Dies (SNSS), MFT Stitched Rectangle Dies, MISTI®, Sweetheart Punch (Stampin’ Up!), Sewing Machine, Thread, Sponge Dauber, 5/8” Dark Brown Satin Ribbon (from my stash), Ivory Crochet Lace (HL), Brown Wooden Button (OT), Natural Linen Thread


Thanks again for taking the time to visit- hugs and have a blessed week, my friends!

20 comments:

Lori Kobular said...

Such a lovely and delicate card! Love the bow, the lace and that adorable cup!

Ann said...

Love!

Lisa said...

Oooh! Black tie coffee! Fancy!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful, elegant card, love the red, black and white!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Julie, so glad you joined the blog hop! Love all the lace, coffee cup and the colors, fabulous card! TFS and Happy Hopping!

Hetty said...

Beautiful card!

thepaperbaker said...

Love Love Love the bold black & red! Just Fabulous!! That bow is the perfect touch too :-)

D.Ann C said...

This is terrific! I love all the layers - especially the lace and generation stamped splats!

Dawn E said...

love the bow!

Team Clark said...

What a super design, love the crocheted trim and the bits of grunge mixed with the elegance of this whole card! WOW!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful bow. I love your color scheme. TFS

Sue Reynolds said...

Beautiful card design, love the bow and the crocheted doilies, and so elegant with the black and white.

~amy~ said...

This is so very pretty! Love all the details!

Helen F. said...

Totally awesome!

Happy Dance said...

Love that stitching around your main panel! Great way to accentuate your sentiment too; that heart was a clever idea!! And the ribbon and lace are just beautiful. Great card. Bev

Shelly said...

This is fabulous!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow. A stunner! Love everything!

Mandy LaCroix said...

Beautiful card! (I wish I could tie bows like that!)

Maura Hibbitts said...

beautiful!! I love the deep coffee colors you've used on this, great contrast with the red!

Helen Gullett said...

How beautiful!!!

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