Sunday, November 27, 2022
But First, Coffee-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb
Hello, and welcome to the November Cards and Coffee with Celeste and Deb. We decided to use this beautiful photo as our inspiration for this month's collaboration. I love all the deep, rich Autumn colors and wanted to use as many of them as I could for my card. I started by stamping the Tricia Girl by Unity Stamp Company onto some white cardstock and colored her skin, hair, and coffee cup using my Copic markers. Then using papers from the Best Occasions Quick Page 12x12 paper pack I stamped and paper-pieced her coat, scarf, shirt, skirt, purse, boot warmers, and her boots. I added some early espresso cardstock by Stampin' Up onto my white A2 card base. I then cut down a pretty piece of patterned paper from the same 12x12 pad and added it to the side and then added a decorative edge that I created with more early espresso cardstock using a decorative edge die. I cut down more paper from the paper pack and glued the decorative edge piece to it. Using a rectangle die from Paper Roses I cut the panel down and adhered it to my card panel. I stamped the Tricia Girl image again onto the panel, fussy cut the paper-pieced image, and glued the two together for a seamless look. I stamped the sentiment from Stampabilities Coffee stamp set and die cut it down using a pierced circle die from My Favorite Things. I then die cut a larger panel of early espresso using a Spellbinders die, and mounted the two together. I took a dark brown Copic marker and colored some clear rhinestones to match the colors on the card and adhered them around the focal image and the sentiment for a nice finishing touch.
For my coffee, I opted for my standard dark roast Seattle's Best Post Alley served in a fun new mug my daughter got me for my birthday last month. Now, be sure to stop by Debra's blog and see how she was inspired by this month's photo.