Sunday, June 24, 2018

Deep Sympathy-Coffee And Cards With Celeste And Deb


Hello, and welcome to the June installment of Coffee and Cards with Celeste and Deb! We decided to combine two different themes this month. In honor of Father's Day we decided to create a masculine card with a sketch. We also have our fabulous and creative friend Michael Trent joining us again this month...thank you Michael! I love sketches and have an entire board of them collected on Pinterest. It's where I go when I need inspiration and am lacking creativity. I wanted to keep my card simple so I pulled out Close To My Heart's Always Grateful stamp set and stamped one of the beautiful trees from the set onto white cardstock. I stamped the sentiment below it from the now retired MFT Essential Sentiments stamp set. I then die cut the image and sentiment using a pierced edge oval die from MFT. I went around the outer edge with a foam dauber and some Tim Holtz distress ink in black soot and added some black dashed lines around the outer edge. I adhered some patterned paper from Basic Grey's Archaic 6x6 paper pad onto my white card base and then cut a few fishtail banners using the same patterned paper pad and a Jillian Vance die. I adhered the longer fishtail banner directly to the card and added some black dashed lines around the outer edge for some visual contrast. I then adhered the shorter banner to the bottom of the oval die cut panel and popped the whole thing up off of the card using some foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives. 
For my coffee choice I opted for a nice big iced coffee from Dunkin Donuts. I stayed up way too late last night and needed a little extra caffeine boost today!
Thank you for stopping by today. Now be sure and pop on over to Michael and Deb's blog and leave them some love in the way of a comment!


5 comments:

Debra Davison said...

Thank you so much for challenging my creativity with a sketch challenge!! Love your card •• simple and sweet message .. Always love our collaborations .. And now I want a Dunkin Donuts Iced Coffee !!

~amy~ said...

Great take on the sketch Celeste and YUM to your iced coffee!

Michael Trent said...

I love this card. I find it so difficult to make a sympathy card with more muted colors. You have solved my problem. LOL . Thanks for having me again for some cardmaking and virtual coffee.

Terri Burson said...

Awesome card, girlfriend. Us night owls need all the caffeine we can get!

Lisa Elton said...

This is a love sympathy card Celeste, that tree is fabulous!