Coffee Loving Cardmakers – Coffee and You

Good morning everyone! It’s Tuesday Tea on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog today, so grab your cuppa and settle in for some ultra cuteness to be shared!

I had an idea for a fun layout so my card came together a little backwards for my typical style. I started by arranging the dies from my MFT Stamps Stitched Arch STAX dies on my card to see how I could get them to fit. Once I liked it, I arranged my stamps to see if I could fill the windows how I wanted and it worked perfect! I sent the arch dies through my die cutter and then moved over to stamping and coloring like I usually do.

I wanted to play with the Coffee and You set from Reverse Confetti because I just got it a few weeks ago and hadn’t been able to play yet. So I stamped and colored my images with copics, then used the coordinating dies to cut them all out.

Next, playing off the colors of my images, I inked up the arches that were die cut from my panel. I left the front panel white and stamped my sentiment on it.

For assembly, I added foam tape to the back of the white panel and then used it as a guide to adhere the inked arches to the card front. Once those were in place I removed the release paper and put the white panel in place. I added my images with a combination of foam squares a liquid glue to fill in my windows.

For finishing touches, I added a scattering of coffee bean clay hearts from Trinity Stamps and some glossy accents to the elephant’s feet and mouse noses.

This is such a clean and simple card for me but I really love how sweet it turned out.

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

Reverse Confetti – Cool Birthday

Happy weekend everyone! We’re having a heat wave here so this card is helping me cool off mentally. 😉 I was very excited to finally make my first order from Reverse Confetti. I love their unique critters and had a really hard time choosing just a couple.

As soon as they came in I couldn’t resist inking them up. Here’s the first card I made.

I knew that I wanted to try keeping my color palette limited and softer than typical so I pulled out some pink and mint and immediately thought brown would go great with it all. I mean, who doesn’t love chocolate ice cream???

I colored up my images from Ice Cream Social with my copic markers and used the coordinating dies to cut them all out. Then I set to ink blending my background with spun sugar and cracked pistachio distress inks. Then I flicked watered down color on the panel.

I used my Newton’s Nook cloudy sky stencil with some texture paste for fun dimensional clouds in the sky. Once this was dry I adhered my panel to a card base. Then I used Newton’s Nook Frames & Flags dies to make a frame and popped it up with foam strips. I used a combination of foam squares and liquid glue to adhere all of my images down next. I stamped my sentiment on a soft pink cardstock and cut it into a flag, then popped it up too.

For finishing touches on this sweet card, I used glossy accents on the critter noses, eyes and toe beans, the ice cream truck window, horn, light and decal on the side of the truck. Then I thought it would be fun to add some sparkly so I used unicorn Stickles on all the sprinkles of the ice creams.

I’m in love with this guys! Totally hooked and can’t wait to create more. I hope you find some inspiration to create something wonderful today!

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