24 April 2016

One Cup at a Time

Some days it can be tough to get going. You need to take life just one cup at a time.

This card combines images from two Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sets, Angie and One Cup at a Time!


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Angie: retired
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - One Cup at a Time!: http://goo.gl/1XSNey

Ink and colourants:
Chameleon pens: http://www.chameleonpens.com/
Colorbox black pigment ink: https://goo.gl/4k5QTQ
Tim Holtz Distress ink mini bundle #1, #2, #3: http://goo.gl/zSS2re
Versamark embossing ink: https://goo.gl/trlHx5
Versamark pen: https://goo.gl/GkBlNK
Colorbox cats eyes value pack: Michaels
Recollections gold detail and clear embossing powder: Michaels

Bazzill Mocha Divine grasscloth: http://goo.gl/seodnG
Recollections 65lb cardstock: Michaels
Stampin' Up cardstock (not sure on the name): gift from a friend who was reducing her stash

Tombow adhesive: http://goo.gl/XMLQG6
Scotch double-sided foam tape: https://goo.gl/cgYD4W
Adhesive clear dots: from Spellbinders Makersmart kit

Tim Holtz mini ink blending tool: http://goo.gl/q3pDhM
Elizabeth Craft Designs - Coffee Bean embossing folder: https://goo.gl/jBxCsQ
Sizzix Big Shot die cutter: http://goo.gl/a6dqtw

Putting It Together

I used the coffee bean folder to add a texture to light brown paper...

... and then used Distress Ink with a blending tool to darken the paper and enhance the the texture: antique linen, vintage photo, and walnut stain.

Next was creating the background using the One Cup at a Time stamp set.

I used the empty cup and stamped it in three colours of Colorbox pigment ink on the mustard cardstock: burgandy, sepia, chocolate. I fumbled the stamp in the lower left corner, but I have a fix for that later.

I trimmed the coffee beans to 2 inches which was a bit wide when I dry fit it on the cup background. I trimmed off 1/2 inch which is visible later.

Next stamp, Angie. I used just the main figure. One of these days I'll put her slippers in a card. Isn't she great. Messy hair and robe, needing that cup of coffee. I used

I coloured Angie with Chameleon markers giving her a purple and grey robe and blue hair. I also stamped the beans from the One Cup at a Time set and embossed them with clear embossing powder.

I did a dry layout with the sentiment stamp to see how it is going to go together. The embossed beans easily cover the flub. The layout is clean.

I embossed the sentiment directly to the coffee bean panel and.. it didn't look good. I stamped and embossed it on the same dark brown paper I used for the matting and fussy cut around the sentiment, visible later.

I attached the cup panel to the dark brown matte with tape runner and the embossed beads with glue dots. For the coffee bean panel I used foam mounting tape.

Dry fitting Angie to see where the adhesive has to be placed. The gold embossing on the sentiment matches the gold embossing on Angie's barrettes. I also embossed the cup she's holding with clear to give it a bit of a porcelain shine.

Angie's adhesive is a mix of foam mounting tape above and below the coffee bean panel with glue dots on the panel to give her just a slight bit of dimension over the panel without having to go double high on the mounting tape.

All done. Take life one cup at a time. How do you take your coffee?


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1 comment:

  1. Absolutely stunning! I am totally blown away. I love how you unified the two stamp sets together. Fabulous!

    Thanks for playing at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


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