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?