10 July 2017

Coffee Friend

Sharing a warm beverage, or even a cold one, with a friend while chatting and enjoying each other's presence is a fantastic way to spend an afternoon.

This card features Stampin' Up products with an embossing folder by Elizabeth Craft Designs and stenciling inside.


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Putting It Together

A few weeks ago while at my local Stampin' Up demonstrator's gather, she had several of the new catalogue items available for us to try. I borrowed her Coffee Café set to start this card. I used mostly Stampin' Up products for the card.

I stamped the cup shaped sentiment with Early Espresso on some Natural White cardstock I brought with me and then die cut it with the cup die. I then brought it home and set it aside in my stash for a few weeks *laugh*

I dry fit the cup with Early Espresso cardstock and Limon-Lime Twist for a pop of colour. The green looks good with the browns.

I "cheated" and used an Elizabeth Craft Designs embossing folder with coffee beans because I was just too perfect. I dry fit them together and was pleased with the look.

For the inside of the card, I did a little stenciling with a Clarity brush. I cheated a little again and used Distress ink, Twisted Citron and Ground Espresso.

Since I only secured one side of the stencil, I could lift it like a hinge to see how the stenciling was progressing.

I clean my Clarity brush in between colours with a wet wipe.

I put down the first colour then moved the stencil to put down the second. You can see how close in colour the Distress ink and the Stampin' Up colours are. I'll definitely have to combine them again.

I used foam mounting tape to 'pop-up' the cup.

Other than the colours, I left the inside blank. I meant for the stenciling to end lower but got carried away.


Stamp Chatter: July's Colour Challenge
Incy Wincy: Friends Forever
Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
Inspiration Destination: Anything Goes
Crafting From the Heart: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes


  1. Love the coffee bean EF, works so well.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

  2. Beautiful card! I love that stencil and I love that you took so many pictures to show each step of the card making process!

  3. this sentiment is so totally true! i'd add a cupcake or two and the day would be perfect. your card is so fantastically coffee i would expect it to smell like coffee, maybe you could add a coffee scent somewhere heehee. adorable and very creative, thank you so much for entering our anything goes challenge at Love to Scrap!

  4. Another fabulous entry! I love your tutorials! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes" challenge this month!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
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