Tuesday, June 7, 2016

SOS255: tea (or coffee!) for two

can you guess the theme of this week's challenge at shopping our stash? you can, right? yepper, it's coffee or tea! though i suppose you could also slip in hot chocolate or soup, for that matter... if it's served in a mug, a china cup, or one of those takeaway cardboard thingies with the sleeves that fall off and make you almost spill them, you're probably safe! i went with coffee b/c i just so happen to have a lovely blogging friend (becca cruger, the damsel of distressed cards!) who designed a coffee-themed stamp set for stamplorations which i absolutely ♥LOVE♥ and don't use nearly often enough!

literary caffeine-ations stamp set by becca cruger for stamplorations; mug pattern paper pieced from a piece of free clipart; patterned papers: amy tangerine, glitz design, basic grey; label sticker: papaya art; floral: prima; brad: my mind's eye; pearly  swirl thingies (cut apart and re-arranged to fit on the mug): recollections; doily from my stash; inks: ranger archival for stamping and colorbox chalk ink for edging; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

obviously i wanted the sentiment to be really prominent, but you need a mug or a cup or a SOMETHING to reinforce the theme, am i right? which i didn't have. so i did what i usually do, which is print out a piece of clipart and paper-piece it. here's a little glimpse at my "gettin' ready to make a card" jumble, which i'm showing you because the clipart mug is in it AND because it illustrates the problems i thought i had with my papaya sticker: a) it had an extraneous (for my purposes) lady on and b) the open part of the sticker was on the wrong side. as it turns out, i solved both of those by covering the lady with the mug and stamping on the left where i wanted to stamp. go, me! :) 

in terms of placement, i used this week's sketch saturday sketch (#415) though admittedly it's rotated and kind of loose, but i think/hope you can see it?

there's loads more caffeinated wisdom and inspiration from my lovely SOS darlings, o'course... why not replenish your beverage and hop over to peruse that awesomeness right now?!


  1. I turned the computer on it's side and yup there's the sketch!!! Awesome job, love all the different elements on it.

    1. Lol. It would have been easier to just turn your head. 😃 Saying that in fun. Your comment made me smile.

  2. Always awesome, my friend. I like how comforting and uplifting this card is.. soup, coffee.. with the sentiment, is all about relaxing. And now we know all of your secrets--clip art shape! Smart!

  3. What a fabulous coffee themed card and such a fantastic stamp set! Love all the fun texture!
    Shanna :)

  4. Such a pretty card and I LOVE that sentiment!! Nothing better than having a great cup of coffee while relaxing with a great book huh?

  5. wonderful thinking on your feet...love the sentiment. Makes me long for winter a soft snowfall and a great read.

  6. Another shabby chic/vintage-y card! Beautiful!

  7. Great project and your description, as always, was fun to read! Love that sentiment!

  8. Very pretty and I can see the sketch!


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