Oh what a guilty pleasure it is to sit down during the day with a good book and a coffee! And even better if it's a cold day and you can wrap a blanket around your legs and get all cosy! Alas, it's not often I get a chance to do that (I try to limit my reading to night-time) and we're in the middle of a scorching hot summer here, so the thought of being wrapped in a blanket just about brings me out in hives 😀 But, never to mind, because here is our latest Fusion challenge and guess what - it's all about coffee and a book!
I stamped, colored and cut the images before setting them aside to work on the rest of the card. The drawers, coffee cup and books were masked and stamped and so I cut them with my Scan n Cut as one piece.
The card base is Whip Cream (as an aside, that sounds so weird to me because here in New Zealand we say "whipped cream"), then a layer of Hot Fudge and another stitched edge layer of Whip Cream which I stenciled over using my favorite stencil, Scribble Script. The sentiment is embossed onto Hot Fudge cardstock using Brown Sugar Embossing Powder, which ties it in nicely with the creams on the rest of the card. And hard to see in the photo, but the cream panel behind the stamped images is embossed with a knitting pattern embossing folder, to represent the blanket in the photo.
Thanks so much for visiting! The design team have some gorgeous cards to inspire you, so please head on over and check them out. I'm linking this up to the Stitch Me Up theme at Southern Girls Challenge.
Stamps: Our Story (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Versamark, Kraft (MFT)
Cardstock: Whip Cream, Hot Fudge (MFT), X-Press It
Dies: Stitched Rectangle Stax 1 & 2 (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, Scribble Script Stencil (Donna Downey), Brown Sugar EP (Zing), Knitted Pattern EF (Richard Garay)