Thursday, 17 January 2019

Good Idea

Hi all!  Just a quick post today as it's late at night, my time, and I've just realised I haven't written my post for the latest challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  Doh!  Our sketch hostess is the very talented Jen Mitchell and she has a fun square sketch for us this week.

For my card, I went very simple and let my stencils do the work. 

I masked off an area on a square Grout Gray card base and stenciled over this gorgeous Penelope Dee stencil with white embossing paste.  After I removed the stencil and masking tape I sprinked on some glitter and set it aside to dry.

The coffee cup was stamped and colored quickly with Copics and cut with my Scan n Cut.  I added the face from another stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of Grout Gray and added a strip of black underneath to help it stand out from the card base.

And that was it!

I hope you'll head over to the challenge blog and check out the gorgeous cards from the rest of the DT.

Thanks for visiting.

Products used:

Stamps:  Perfect Blend (Gina K), Coffee Break (MFT), Coffee and Tea (SSS)
Ink:  Amalgam
Cardstock:  Grout Gray, Black Licorice (MFT) X-Press It
Accessories:  Deco Floral Stencil (Penelope Dee), Embossing Paste, Glitter



~amy~ said...

Karren, I LOVE this.

I Card Everyone said...

Gorgeous stencil work, Karren!! Though it's adorable with your little coffee friend, I see some really elegant applications for this, right?
Darling! xx

Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous, fun card! Jo x

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is adorable. I love that stenciled background and your happy coffee cup!

Linda Callahan said...

That stenciled background done with embossing paste is fabulous! Cute coffee card!

Dawn T said...

fabulous take on the sketch Karren. It really is a pretty design.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on the sketch, Karren! I love the pattern on your stencil and your idea to use embossing paste on grout gray is genius! Really stunning card!!!

Kim S said...

LOVE it!! The embossed center is wonderful! And of course, coffee IS always a good idea!

Jen Brum said...

This is such a gorgeous card Karren! I just love the stencilled background! Cute little coffee cup too! Love the sentiment!!

Amy O said...

That stenciled background is awesome! It looks like velvet on my computer. And you little coffee cup is adorable. Cute card, Karren!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

So adorable, Karren! Everything about this card is perfect, from your wonderful stencil- it is beautiful- to the coloring and that fabulous card base! I have been trying to buy Gray Grout but they are always our of it, lol! So love your work!

Jenelle said...

Lovely card! The embossing paste you used is beautiful and that sentiment is definitely true! Can't live without my coffee!

Judy Rozema said...

I just love the sparkly paste! What a fabulous background for your cute little image. Really love this card!

~amy~ said...

How thrilled am I to have received this in the mail?! It is absolutely STUNNING. Thank you sooo much Karren!