Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hello Love-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb

Hello and welcome back to another installment of Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb! We have yet another fun guest designer with us this month, Michael Trent. Since Michael is our guest this month we let him select a theme that would unify our projects and he chose LOVE. Since I'm still in winter/Christmas card making mode I knew immediately I would have to break out my Unity Stamp Company Hello Love stamp set and create something fun and wintery with it. The sentiment is exactly how I feel about my morning coffee! LOL. 
To create my card I started by stamping the focal image onto some Copic-friendly 110lb cardstock and colored her using my Copic markers. I then fussy cut her out and edged the image with my Memento tuxedo black dual tip marker to clean the edges up. I stamped the image again onto some patterned paper from the My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas 6x6 paper pad and then cut it into a small panel. I die cut an oval into some smoky blue grey cardstock from Hampton Art's ki natural cardstock 6x6 paper pad using a Spellbinders die and then adhered the image behind it. I then die cut a scalloped oval using another Spellbinders die into some more of the My Mind's Eye paper and wrapped some sage grey twine from American Crafts around the panel close the bottom and tied it off with a bow. I popped the panel up off of the card using some 3M foam tape and adhered it to the card. I stamped the sentiment from the same Unity Stamp Company stamp set onto more Copic-friendly cardstock and colored it in with my alcohol markers to match the colors on the patterned paper. I fussy cut the heart sentiment down and adhered it to the card. To finish off my card I added some sequins from The Ton around the panel, added some clear Wink of Stella to the mittens and scarf on the focal image, and then some dashed black lines around the outer panel and inside the oval panel. I hope you like it! 
As for my beverage of choice I opted for a nice hot cup of black French roast from Seattle's Best Coffee. 
Now be sure to hop on over to Michael and Deb's blogs and leave them some love in the way of a comment!


Debra Davison said...

Love your card and you chose something that we ALL love -- our coffee !! Looking forward to more fun posts in 2018 !!

World of Michael Trent said...

Love love love your card and the coloring! Thank you so much for allowing me to join you guys today. I had a great time playing along. Sorry I made you pull out your Unity stamps but I just had to step away from Christmas. At least for one blog post!!

Lisa Elton said...

I always love the way you color these images! This is wonderful Celeste. That pretty lady on your card could be you or your daughter!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

beautiful! LOVE the pop of blue on her scarf!

Sybrina K said...

Hi Celeste!

Hope the new year is off to a good start!

Love your Hello Love card. You have such a feel for these Unity gals. I love the stamps but would have no idea where to start with one.

Let me know if you have a W2CB card for this month's challenge. If not, no worries. Really, no worries at all. We can make our official announcement next month. But, if you do, we post on Wednesday. :)

Take care, my friend. :)