Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Today Is Full Of Possibilities With Hero Arts, Sweet Stamps, and a Cuppa Joe



Happy Hump Day everyone!  This week is moving so slowly here.  Maybe it's because of all the rain we are getting.  I feel like I am in a fog.  I am leaving Valentine's Day cards for today and going with a good, strong, cuppa Joe card!  I love coffee.   I drink it all day!  And I am always on the lookout for new fun coffee related stamps, papers, washi, etc.  On my last trip to NY I found this cool coffee stamp from Hero Arts called "Cup of Coffee" and knew immediately that I would use a stencil(s) in the open areas of the cup to give it some color.  Perfect to use for Day 3 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

I started the card as I start most of my cards lately.  With a piece of white cardstock and the large stitched rectangle die from the Bundle of Stitched Shapes (Simon Says Stamp).  For my card front, I printed out a sheet of coffee textured paper from a free digital paper pack I found HERE.  Also, on a piece of this scrap digital paper, I stamped the cup holder part of the coffee cup for later use.


After looking through my stash of stencils, I decided to use the Rounded Square stencil by Sweet Stamps.  After figuring out what part of the stencil I wanted to use, I secured it with painter's tape and, using a Copic Multiliner pen I traced the design making sure I did not trace off the cup. 



I then colored in the traced stencil area with a few fine tip Sharpie markers.  


Then I adhered it to the card front and I cut out the coffee cup sleeve that I stamped earlier and adhered it to the coffee cup.  Needing a phrase, I pulled out a package of Tim Holtz Quote Chips (love these) and found the quote "Today Is Full Of Possibilities".  I cut the words apart, distressed the edges, and adhered these to the card front. 


Done!  It's funny but, after seeing the final card, I realized it would be great to put this on a shelf as a sort of motivational art.  Hmmmm...  I hope you enjoyed this quick card.  Feel free to leave me a comment below.  And, until next time - 

Hugs from Brasil - 

Michael

4 comments:

  1. Your use of stencils and addition of the little details (distress ink edging and the coffee cup sleeve) wow me every time!

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  2. What a great way to use a stencil! I never thought about tracing a design onto a stamped image and now you got my creative wheels turning. Great job!

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  3. This is awesome. Love how you've stenciled the cup and the colors are fabulous.

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  4. Great card and I love how you created this card!

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