Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SC627 Cocoa Sends Love- Birthday Wishes

Hi Friends! 

It is time for the SplitcoaststampersSC627 Sketch Challenge and I decided to create another card using Sweet ‘nSassy Stamps (SNSS) Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set designed by Korin Sutherland. 

I think that the SNSS Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set is very versatile with that sweet Cocoa mouse image peeking out of the mailbox, the gorgeous font used for the fourteen different sentiments plus that cute little trio of hearts stamp :-).

I am also linking this card to the Just Us Girls  Word Week #375 “New” Challenge (since SNSS Cocoa Sends Love is a new stamp set:-)).  

If you have not had a chance to visit us at the SNSS Blog yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- many gorgeous projects from my “sisters” on the SNSS Creative Team!  Also, I hope you find the time to visit the Just Us Girls Challenge site- they always have a fabulous gallery in addition to their wonderful Design Team!

To create this card:

1). Ink the SNSS Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set Cocoa image with archival black ink and stamp onto a piece of white cardstock.  Color the image with alcohol markers and water-based markers, fussy-cut and mount onto black cardstock (fussy-cutting around the edges again).

2). Trim a piece of blush pink designer paper for the background, mount onto a piece of black cardstock (approx.. 3 ¾” wide) and mount onto the white card base (approx. 3 15/16” wide).

3). Add the vertical strip of designer paper mounted onto black cardstock per the sketch.

4). Die cut a piece of black cardstock with a doily oval die and die cut an oval for the center with a stitched oval die.

5). Ink the small hearts image from SNSS Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set with a rose marker and repeatedly stamp (re-inking as needed) over the oval die cut piece of white cardstock.

6). Layer the stamped white oval onto the black oval die cut and mount onto the card front with dimensional foam.

7). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing tool, stamp the sentiment from SNSS Cocoa Sends Love Clear Stamp Set with embossing ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  Mount onto the card front at the top of the oval (again, per the sketch).

Front view to show that the oval hangs off the edge a bit :-)
8). Add the fussy-cut SNSS CocoaSends Love  mailbox image with dimensional foam.

9). Die cut two hearts using the SNSSPick Me Up Dies from rose cardstock and mount onto the card front.

10). To finish off the card, use the Sharpie Extra Fine White Paint Pen to add highlights to the eyes of Cocoa. 

This was a fun card to design with all of the different layers and patterns!  Even though the oval hangs off the edge a bit, I made sure that the overall width was still 4 1/4" (so it is still an A2 size card) :-)

Thanks for visiting and I hope all of you have a blessed week!


Ina G said...

Oh Julie this is so cute and adorable. Love the layout layers and beautiful dp. Those hearts are a great touch. Lovely to see you again at Just Us Girls. Thanks for sharing.

JoAnn said...

Love your adorable card Julie. Great layout and colors.

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