Autumn really hit us hard yesterday with a 20 degrees drop in temperature accompanied with wind and rain. Sudden change in my mood too, as I immediately start longing for warm drinks 🙂 I hope this cute Fall scene warms your hearts.
To set the scene I also die cut a Fence from woodgrain cardstock, some grass from yellow cardstock using a Land Border die and a tree from white cardstock using the Forest Scene builder set. I added colour to the latter with Copic markers.
I chose a pretty aqua-yellow plaid patterned paper (Lawn Fawn Perfectly Plaid Chill) as the background and die cut a rounded stitched rectangle from aqua cardstock using one of the Frames and Flags dies. I cut the grass also with the same die to have the rounded corners and stitching details. I love texture and stitching details, so I used the SSS Stitched Whirl background die to add more details to the sky.
I assembled the scene, matted it with a slightly bigger navy blue rectangle and popped up the girl with the coffee with 3D foam squares. The sentiment I stamped on a white cloud shaped speech bubble with Navy ink.
I used twine as embellishment, added a bit of clear shimmer and a drop of glossy accent to the pumpkins, buttons and the scarf.
I am super excited today as we are starting the absolutely “fall-tastic” and gorgeous August Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs. The first set we are showcasing is called Pumpkin Latte – yes, a coffee themed fall set! YAY! I just love the girl images and all the little extras to create little scenes. It also has coordinating dies.
For my card I stamped and coloured the images with Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating dies. I am in love with those huge pumpkins!
It gives a pretty tone-on-tone textured look and matches the theme perfectly.
When it was dry, I added some rainbow plaid patterned paper (Sunny Studio) to the bottom of the card and accented it with a thin strip of dark brown cardstock.
After adhering the images in place with liquid glue, I used one of the banners from the Frames and flags die set to cut a dark brown flag. I white heat embossed a sentiment on it and added it on the top left corner of the card.
As a finishing touch I added some glossy accents to the stems, coffee caps and the pockets of her jacket. I love how cheerful this card turned out with the bright fall colours and the textured background.
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For the last card I used a pretty background stamp from Picket Fence Studios, heat embossed on dark brown cardstock with clear embossing powder. I love the raised look and shine!
Then I stamped and coloured two little piggies from the Farmyard Little Bits from Hello Bluebird and used the coordinating dies to cut them out. I also made and extra coffee glass, just as an embellishment.
I die cut the Coffee word (Stamplorations die) 3 times from green cardstock and layered them on top of each other.
I stamped a funny little sentiment on a thin pink strip of cardstock and popped it up under the coffee die cut.
Quite simple, yet so cute, don’t you think?
I hope you liked my coffee/tea projects this week, and you will follow my creative journey in the future too. Next week is the May release week and Newton’s Nook Designs so get ready for a lot of fun!
There is nothing compared to the first sip of coffee on a spring day in the first rays of sunshine! This special moment (and my craving for coffee during Ramadan, hahaha) inspired my card for Newton’s Nook Designs.
To set the scene I sponged some Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide ink on a white top folding notecard and applied Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink through the Sunscape stencil. Before removing the stencil, I spritzed it with Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz for a subtle sparkle.
I die cut a piece of grass with a Land border die and adhered a piece of patterned paper (Sunny Studio) under it.
I stamped the sentiment in the upper right corner with black ink and arranged the images.
This time I kept the card flat and added only a few butterflies (from the Bitty Bunnies stamp set) and drops of glossy accents on their bodies and the mug as embellishment.
I started with applying Tonic Rich Cocoa Nuvo Glimmer paste over the coffee beans stencil from Mint Owl Studio directly on a white top folding card base. Until it was drying, I worked on the images.
I stamped the coffee cup, flower and leaves from the For all Moms stamp set from Simon Says Stamp. I used my Copics to add colour and cut all images out with scissors. I used a black Memento marker on the edges to make them look perfect.
I die cut a stitched circle (SSS die) and blended very gently some Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink. I adhered the images using SSS Craft Tacky Glue.
I also die cut the word Coffee (Your Next Stamp) from pink and brown cardstocks, layered them on each other tiny offset. The rest of the sentiment I stamped from the stamp set I used earlier on a green cardstock scrap and cut it very thin.
I assembled the card and added a bit of clear shimmer to the heart and the foam and also covered the straw and the heart with glossy accents for a raised shiny look. The glimmery coffee beans look awesome in real life!
I am so excited as today is the first day of the Coffee Lovers Spring/Summer Blog Hop, my favourite of all. I have so many ideas but had no time to work ahead so i will do my best to squeeze in as many cards during the coming week as possible.
I started with stamping and colouring several images from the following sets: Thanks a latte, Eggstra Amazing Easter, Thank you a latte, Baked with love and So Smooth. I used my beloved Copic markers and cut all images with the coordinating dies.
While I was at die cutting i also cut a white circle with the Circle Stackables die set and a scalloped one from dark brown. I cut some grass with the Grassy Hillside border die and attached it to the white circle. I arranged all the die cut pics and adhered them either flat or mounted thin with one or two layers of 3D foam tape.
I stamped a sentiment on No 2 Pencil cardstock with black ink and cut it to a thin strip.
I also die cut long stitched strips from various Lawn Fawn cardstocks using a die from the Picket Fence die set. This is my most used set I guess!
To give the background some more interest i die cut the Stitched windy backdrop die from kraft cardstock and arranged the elements on it according to the sketch. I added some clear shimmer to the sugar cubes and emphasized some elements with glossy accents and a black glaze pen. I also added highlights with a white gel pen – my crafty best friend, Mona Toth is doing that all the time, so I wanted to try too. I like it 🙂
Finally I added Pretty Pink Posh Espresso jewels to match the coffee theme.
It is Day 2 of the January Release reveals at Newton’s Nook Designs and today is all about coffee 😀 I must admit I am addicted to coffee, cannot start the day without 1 or rather 2. But look at all these cups:
For my project I stamped the image with Versamark ink on Bristol Smooth cardstock and heat embossed it with black detailed embossing powder. I usually shy away from using black powders, I rather stamp with Versafine Onyx black ink and use clear embossing powder, but I wanted to be brave this time 🙂 I used an anti-static powder bag generously before stamping and it made the embossing perfect.
Then I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to add colour. I wanted a very colourful card, which can cheer anyone up on a dull winter day. I used a waterbrush to give the watercolour feel.
When it was all dry, I die cut it with the scalloped rectangle from the Frames and Flags die set. I also cut a banner with another die from the set from black cardstock and white heat embossed a sentiment on it. Then I placed it on the painted panel to see where it would go and die cut the edge with the scalloped die.
I gave the panel a black mat and adhered it to a striped background paper. Surprise but I did not use any embellishments, the colours of this cheerful scenes were enough to make it complete.
Would you like to win the “Caffeinated cats” Stamp Set? We will choose ONE lucky winner for this set!
Here’s how to win: comment on the NND blog and Design Team blogs (see list below)! The winner will be chosen at random from the collective reveal posts. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Thursday January 17th at 9pm EST to comment — winners will be announced on the blog post on Friday, January 18th.
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