Sunday, January 12, 2020

I Donut Know What I'd Do Without You!

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today. It's been a nasty weekend. This week alone we've had tornados, flash flooding, really cold temps, and this morning we got snow. It didn't stick but it was pretty while I was out on my morning run! I decided to spend the rest of this bleary, cold afternoon creating a card for a coffee lovers card group I belong to. I have an obsession for patterned paper and most of you know I don't do clean and simple cards very well. This card is a perfect example of my favorite kind of card...lots of patterned paper, Copic coloring, paper piecing, and tons of color. To create my card I started by die cutting a scalloped edge rectangle out of Stampin' UP's early espresso cardstock using a Gina Marie Designs die. I layered that directly onto my A2 white card base. Then using patterned papers from the Crate Paper's Notes & Things 6x6 paper pad I started layering paper on, framing each layer with more of the early espresso to add some nice delineation and contrast. I then die cut a panel using a Gina Marie Designs stitched border rectangle die and stamped the sentiment from the Close To My Heart's Treats Of Friendship stamp set using Gina K Design charcoal brown ink. I then stamped the donut from the same stamp set twice onto white Copic-friendly cardstock and the coffee cut three times onto more of the patterned papers from the same paper pad. I colored them using my alcohol markers, cut the pieces out and paper pieced them together. I popped them both up off of the focal panel using foam squares from Scrapbook Adhesives to finish off this card. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your weekend and thank you for visiting my blog today!


Lisa Elton said...

Glad you made it through all of the crazy weather, I was thinking of you! And hey, bring on the patterned paper, you do it well! Just look at this little number, it's super cute!

Darnell said...

Good Lord, Celeste, I hope today is starting off a lot calmer in your weather world!! You certainly brought cheeriness into your craft room yesterday with this delicious card full of pp and layers, two things I need to work more on! (Sorry, didn't mean to call you a moron!) You are inspiring when it comes to design and now I'm off to the Donut Wheel! Hugs, Darnell

Trina P. said...

Hope things have calmed down for you. This is adorable. The beautiful pattern paper is the perfect match.