Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Happiness Is...A Little Bit of Coffee and a Whole Lot of Jesus

Hi Friends!

It’s time for the new SC657 Sketch Challenge at Splitcoaststampers and I just love this layout that Diane designed, don’t you? Perfect for so many occasions!

I decided to pull out a few brand new stamp sets from Verve Stamps, Fill Me Up and Happiness Is along with the coordinating Happiness In A Cup Dies and paired them with some of my retired designer series paper, ribbon and embellishments.  

I am still trying to make sure that I use my retired stash with new stamps so I can justify buying new “stuff”- it seems to be working for now :-)

I also am linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #294-#295 “Anything Goes”Challenge as well as a few other Splitcoaststampers challenges.

If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenges yet, I hope you will find the time to do so- as always, gorgeous inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Ink the sentiment from Fill Me Up with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink and stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Apply Clear Embossing Powder, heat set with the Heat Tool and once cooled, die cut with the MFT Stitched Square STAX Dies.  Mount onto a piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and trim close to the die cut edge.

2). Die cut the cup images from Whisper White cardstock using the Happiness In A Cup Dies (Verve Stamps).  Ink the coordinating images from the Fill Me Up and Happiness Is stamp sets with Versafine™  Onyx Black Ink, heat set the ink and watercolor with Distress Ink and Stampin’ Write markers.

3). Trim the background panels from the retired Stampin’ Up! Parisian Breeze Specialty Designer Series Paper, mount onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and adhere the panels per the sketch to the white card base (I used dimensional foam for the sentiment panel).

4). Mount the colored die cut images with dimensional foam and add the ribbon bow with the wooden heart to the card front.

5). Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the heart on the coffee cup as well as the lid and add a few Rhinestones to the hearts to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets: Fill Me Up, Happiness Is (Verve Stamps™)

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Markers- Baja Breeze (retired), Sweet Sugarplum, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake; Clear Wink of Stella®, Tim Holtz™ Gathered Twigs Distress Ink

Paper: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, retired Stampin’ Up! Specialty Designer Series Paper- Parisian Breeze

Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Verve Stamps™ Happiness In A Cup Dies, MFT Stitched Square Dies, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, ½” Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (retired), Wooden Heart (retired SU!), Rhinestones

Thanks again for taking the time to visit- I hope all of you have a wonderful week!


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just gorgeous, Julie! Love that beautiful bow.. and of course, the coffee and sentiment, too! :)

CherylQuilts said...

Julie, your card is amazing and so beautiful! I love your DP and beautiful ribbon with the wooden button. And what a precious sentiment. We sure need a LOT of JESUS...every single day! Hugs! xoxo

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Julie:
This is SO cute, and has such a sweet and simple design/layout. I love the sentiment and cute coffee cup. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's always a blessing to see your cards linked up with us.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Jo Ann said...

I love the layering, the wonderful papers and the sentiment on your card. So sorry for the delayed comment, just been super busy. Thank you so much for linking with us at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you some encouragement from God's Word in Ephesians 2:10 which says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." Be blessed!


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