As soon as I saw this stamp from Stampendous, I had to have it. The image is so adorable and it's a nice, big stamp. I stamped it onto some X-Press It cardstock with Amalgam ink and coloured it with Copics. The stamp already has lots of shading, so it wasn't too difficult to colour - because I'm certainly no expert!
I used the colour guide on the Stampendous website to colour the mice, which was a great help.
Once I was finished colouring, I went hunting for a small, coffee-related sentiment and found the perfect one in the (retired?) Oh Frappe! set by Essentials by Ellen.
I white-embossed the sentiment onto black and die-cut it with one of the sentiment dies in the Sentiment Labels die set by Simon Says Stamp, before adhering it to the coloured panel.
I went looking through my cardstock to find something that matched the coffee cup and found a sheet of Peacock cardstock by Simon Says Stamp, which was a pretty close match, so I made a card base from a half piece of Peacock and then adhered the panel with foam tape. Here's a photo of the Copics I used, but as there are a lot of E's in this container, I've split out what I used for each element of the image.
Mouse in Sack: E53, E35, E57, E50, E51, E93
Gray Mouse: W3, W5, W6, E50, E51, E93
Mouse Drinking: E21, E23, E25, E50, E51, E93
Sack: E47, E44, E43, E42, E40
Coffee Beans: E37, E33, E31, E30
Coffee Word: E47
Coffee Cup: BG57, BG34, BG32, BG11
Shadows: N2, N0
Thanks so much to Amy, for inviting me to be a Guest Designer. Please head over the the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog and have a look around.
Stamps: Coffee Break (Stampendous), Oh Frappe (Essentials by Ellen)
Ink: Amalgam (Gina K), Versamark
Cardstock: X-Press It, Peacock (SSS), Black Licorice (MFT)
Accessories: Copics, White Embossing Powder