Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Joy to My Heart

Hey friends! It’s Tuesday Tea over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today and I’m playing with some old and some brand new Trinity Stamps goodies today. They’ve got such a fun line of gnomes I decided to pair one of the new ones with the coffee mug die.

I started my card by die cutting half of the coffee mug and then inking up the layered coffee bean stencil. Half is red dye ink and the second half is glitter glitz gel. So sparkly and fun! I had die cut the hole for the coffee initially, so I colored some white cardstock and layered it behind the opening too. Then I die cut the new intertwined heart 3 times from red, white and teal. I glued the frame to the mug and popped the inside pieces up with foam squares.

Next, I stamped and colored the gnome from Joyful Heart with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies to cut him out. I added foam squares to the back of him and added him to the mug. For my background, I die cut the “floor” from the slimline room builder dies and trimmed it to fit my card front. Then I cut a piece of red paper from the Autumn Rainbow pad for the top and adhered both to my card front. I thought it needed a border so I cut a strip of white paper 1/4 inch and glued it over the seam. Then I popped my mug and gnome up with foam tape and adhered them down.

Last, I stamped a sentiment from the Joyful Heart set and used the coordinating dies to cut it out and added it to the bottom of the card with foam squares. I thought the white heart on the mug looked a little empty so I also stamped a sentiment on it with red ink.

For finishing touches, I just added some white gel pen accents to my image and hearts to the gnome’s hat.

This combo is just too cute! A giant coffee cup with a sweet gnome professing his love…to you or the coffee??? I suppose that’s up for interpretation.

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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