Sunday, December 11, 2016
Have A Cozy Holiday-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb
Yes, it's another installment of "Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb" and we have another fun guest designer with us this month, the very talented Carly Pool. And since this month's collaboration happened to fall smack in the middle of the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Bloghop we thought it would be fun to do a holiday coffee card and link our cards up for the hop too! Fun, right?
My card was created using a beautiful image from the Power Poppy Cozy Cupfuls stamp set, which I bought specifically with the winter blog hop in mind. It's full of gorgeous images using teacups and mugs combined with sweet little birds, presents, and trees trimmed for the holidays. I suspect I will be using this set for my holiday card needs for many years to come! To create my card I started with a white card base and layered on some pretty patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye The Merry Days Of Christmas 6x6 paper pad, which I pinked around the edges using a pair of pinking scissors. I went around the edges of the paper with some Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye to give it a nice distressed, vintage look. I then die cut a stitched rectangle using more of the patterned paper and a die from Gina Marie Designs. I inked around the edges of the panel and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using some Versafine onyx black ink for a nice crisp image. I matted the rectangle panel onto some plain white cardstock and popped the panel up using some 3M foam tape after adding some pretty red and white ribbon I found last year in my local Target's dollar bin to each of the opposing corners. I then stamped my pretty cocoa and presents image onto some Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it using my alcohol markers in colors that coordinated with the patterned papers. Once colored, I fussy cut the image, inked around the outer edges with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker for a nice clean die cut look and mounted the image up off of the panel using some Stampin' UP foam dimensionals. As a finishing touch I added some sparkle to a few of the details on the image using my At You Spica sparkling clear glitter pen for some shimmer and shine and a few beautiful red enamel dots I created using Nuvo crystal drops in rhubarb crumble. I hope you like it!
As for my coffee selection I opted for a toasty warm Starbucks Skinny Peppermint Mocha Latte because it's gotten quite cold here in southeast Missouri and I needed to warm up after my morning run this morning. And yes, it was as tasty as it sounds!
Don't forget to pop on over to Deb's and Carly's blogs and check out what fun creations they have to share with you. If you like what you see here and on their sites be sure and show a little blog love by leaving a comment and have fun hopping through all of the fun and wonderful coffee/cocoa/tea creations along the hop!