Hi! I’m very happy to be with you today with a post as the January Guest Designer for Coffee Loving Cardmakers!
Want to warm up with some tea? I love me a BIG cup of tea, especially on a day like today. It was 16°F (that’s about -9°C, right?) when I checked the temperature this morning! BRRRRR! You’d never know that I grew up in Maine!
I’ve become a WEATHER WIMP! I’d better toughen up because my family and I are moving back to Maine this Spring!
Anyway, nothing like warm tea on a COLD day!
I’d be very happy if you’d like to……
I’d like to play this red version along at FUSION. I flipped the sketch and used the photo for inspiration too. Happy 3rd Anniversary!
I decided that I needed to increase the number of masculine cards in my stash, so I took this opportunity to do so.
I used the CUTplorations die to make my stamp.
I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.
Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!To make these cards, first, I created a homemade foam stamp, using the die, and stamped the cup with steam. This is a new technique to me and was inspired by Jennifer McGuire in one of her recent videos on how to stretch your supplies. I stamped 3 blue cups and 1 black one and 1 red one.
Here’s a quick slideshow of the process that I used to make the red stamped card.
For this blue card, I used a CUTplorations ‘thanks’ word die, sponged with Hero Arts blue dye ink.
Then, I triple-stacked for the sentiment on this first card. I’d like to play this card at CASology. The blue is a cool/cold color and I love to drink tea when it is cold outside. Using the negative from the die cut on the first card, I made a ‘thanks’ stencil and sponged the thanks onto this next card.I fussy cut my stencil out and added that as the sentiment on this third card.
I cut around the negative space that remained from one of the white ‘thanks’ die cuts from the first card (above – the card with the blue ‘thanks’ stacked on top of several white ones) and attached the white outline as the sentiment on this card.
I had a lot of fun using this technique. I loved how the homemade stamp printed the image. I enjoyed it so much that I have 2 more cards to share with you next week. Those two are less CAS and I’m excited to share those with you too. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
P.S. Here’s a fun video for your encouragement. Happy New Year!
P.P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.
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SSS Wednesday’s: Simon Says: New Something: Making a foam stamp with a die is a new technique to me.