Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog today! Deb and I are celebrating Spring in our coffee and cards collaboration. I recently picked up a few new stamp sets on clearance from Whimsy Stamps, and thought it would be fun to use one of my new sets for this card. I started by die cutting a panel of pretty green gingham patterned paper from Simple Stories Summer Lovin' 6x8 paper pad using a stitched rectangle die from Paper Rose, and matted it with some olive green cardstock that I had in my stash. I adhered that panel directly onto my white A2 card base. Using a lacy border metal die I cut down more of the olive green cardstock and adhered that onto the card slightly lower than halfway. I stamped out my images from Whimsy Stamps Easter Memories stamp set onto some white Copic-friendly cardstock and colored the images using my alcohol markers. Using a scalloped and pierced edge rectangle die from Gina Marie Designs I created a focal panel. I matted that panel onto another piece of olive cardstock and popped the panel up using 3M foam tape. I stamped Happy directly onto the focal panel using Memento tuxedo black ink. I then stamped the Easter sentiment onto a seperate piece of paper using Gina K Designs ink in Avocado and fussy cut the sentiment out. I adhered it to the card using liquid glue and finished my card off my added some white gel pen detail to all of the images.
For my beverage this month, I opted to create a nice "adult" hot chocolate by using a chocolate bomb with a huge dollop of Whip Shots vodka infused whipped cream in Mocha! Now, be sure to stop by Debra's blog and see how she was inspired by this month's theme!