Hello and welcome to our final Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb for the year! This month we have Shanna of Caffeinated Craftiness joining us as a guest designer. She makes the loveliest coffee cards! Debra chose our inspiration photo this month and I think it's absolutely perfect for a December/holiday card! To create my card I started by layering some red cardstock from Stampin' UP onto my white A2 card base. I then layered on some fun coffee, Christmasy patterned papers from the American Crafts Hot Cocoa 6x6 paper pad. I then stamped the coffee cup image from the Unity Stamp Company's KOTM We Can Rise stamp set onto some Copic-friendly white cardstock using Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it to match the inspiration photo. I masked the image and then stamped some small snowflakes around it using a stamp from the Inkadinkado Christmas Characters stamp set. I die cut the image into a circular focal panel using a pierced edge circle die from My Favorite Things and then matted it onto more red cardstock using a Spellbinders die. I stamped the sentiment and the hearts from the Simon Says Stamp Christmas mini stamp set using both Versafine onyx black ink and Memento lady bug red ink. I cut it down into a think sentiment strip, matted it onto some more red cardstock and adhered it directly to the card. To finish this card off I added some clear shimmer to the colored image using my Spectrum Noir clear glitter pen and scattered a few red sequins from Craft Medley for some additional pops of color and interest.
For my coffee choice this month I opted for a Starbucks white mocha latte to help warm me up on this rainy, cold day. Now pop on over to Deb and Shanna's blogs and see what fun they created!