Sunday, April 27, 2014

Coffee Cup Cling Stamp

Every day I enjoy waking up and spending the few quiet minutes in the morning with my cup of coffee. I enjoy reading and just getting ready for the start of another day. The card I have to show you today celebrates that fresh cup of morning coffee! This coffee cup looks like the ones my grandparents used for years. They had been used so often that the inside of the cup kept a rich coffee color. I would love to hear how you enjoy starting your day.

This project uses two stamp sets. The main one is the Coffee Cup Cling Stamp set. The image behind the coffee cup was stamped in bronze from the Magnolia Vintage Labels Seven Cling Stamp set. I die cut the stamped image using Vintage Labels Seven Dies. The two dark brown images in the back were die cut from a patterned piece of paper cut using Vintage Labels Five Dies.

For the coffee cup I used the downloadable SVG Coffee Cup Digital Cut file. It comes with both an "exact" cut and an "offset" cut. For my card I used the exact cut. I have tried a few different methods for stamping & cutting.

For the shading on the flower and coffee cup I used my Spectrum Noir markers. The ribbon and lace are from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The sweet charm is from my friend, Heidi Blankenship.

The method that worked best for me was to cut first and then stamp. I cut several coffee cup images on the off white card stock. Then I inked my coffee cup stamp and layer it ink side up on the table. I gently placed the cut paper on top of the cling stamp aligning the edges with the ridges of the stamp.  Then I gently rubbed my finger across the back of the paper.  Then I flipped the acrylic block over and knocked the paper off the stamp. You may skip that if you don't mind having inky fingers. :)

Hope you enjoyed the project. Don't forget to let me know how you enjoy starting your day.

Happy Stamping!
Grace & Peace,


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Appliqué Flowers and Vintage Sentiment Tags

Good morning friends! Thanks for joining us on the JustRite Blog Hop.  Today I have a cheery spring card to share with you. Maybe the springy cards will give our northern friends hope that the snow will melt soon.

It uses the April Release JustRite Appliqué Flowers & Vintage Sentiment Tag Clear Stamps  Burlap Cling Background Stamp  and  Home Tweet Home Clear Stamps. These have been some of my favorite sets to design. I designed this set to give you clean and colorable areas. You can stamp these on patterned paper, doodle inside, or even stamp inside of the areas. That is what I did on my card. I stamped the flower parts after stamping the Burlap Background Stamp in two different shades. Then I fussy cut.

For the shading on the petals and leaves I used the Spectrum Noir Pencils set. I have really loved using my markers and the pencils. The pencil over the marker really makes the images come alive.

The paper was from my paper stash. The sweet yellow ribbon was from the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. The lace came on a spool from Hobby Lobby.
JustRite has TWO SALES running right now too. All the Gelatos and Spellbinders Dies are on sale! Shop early while supplies last!

To keep hopping follow the links below. There are so many beautiful projects in this hop. 

Happy Stamping!
Grace & Peace,