Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Coffee Time The Stamp Simply Way!


Hi All! Today I'm bringing you day two of the release for the new line of stamps for Flourishes! This is their new Stamp Simply line called Coffee With Friends - it's a gorgeous set with coffee cups, flourishes, sayings and more! If you ask the woman who came up with the concept for this set - Sharon Johnson - the idea behind the Stamp Simply line is to be able to grab one set and have all the images you need for great cards in that set! Perfect--huh?

For this card, I used Two Scoops paper from Basic Grey to set the color scheme. Then I used the stacked coffee cups and embossed them first on the pink base then also on different swatches of paper using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder. From here, I went into paper piece mode and cut out the different cups. I love how each one matches but brings a different kind of flair! Both the "steam" and the saying were stamped used Tea Rose Vivid! ink. Add some pink satin ribbon and tie on the saying with some gold embroidery thread and you're pretty much done! FYI: The actual piece that I stamped the cups on was created using the Spellbinders Nestabilities Long Rectangles and the Scalloped Long Rectangles.

Here's a close up of the cups. I actually used some of the flowers that were on the decorative paper, cut them out, added rhinestones and used them as accents on the card!

Here's a close up of the saying and how I attached it to the ribbon...
ETA: Just found out that Caardvark's challenge is "Drink Up!" This card fits for that challenge - don'tcha think!?! Head on over to see the other cute cards!! Click HERE to see!

Well, this has been a blast and tomorrow - the fun continues! I promised last week a bit of a
lesson on coloring on vellum with colored pencils.... so stay tuned!

See you then!

23 comments:

Kim said...

Just beautiful Julie! I love the stacked cups, and the whole layout! Those new stamps are amazing!

mochamama said...

awesome card Julie! You could enter it into caardvarks card challenge! (caardvarks.blogspot.com)

drop by and see my latest update

Viv (VivLyn) said...

What a sweet card! I love the colors! A PERFECT gal card!!

Jennifer Buck said...

Girl! This is so stunning! I love it! What a fun set! TFS...hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Janine said...

Beautiful Julie... Love the colors and the fold embossing really makes this an elegant card!!
Have a fabulous day!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, Julie!!! A coffee card could NEVER be any prettier than this one!!! It is just so, so very lovely!!!! I love the pinks and the embossing, your touch with the little flowers -- so soft and feminine -- totally fabulous work!!! Thank you so much!!!

JenMarie said...

L O V E this! Fabulous!

Leslie Miller said...

I love the way you embossed the patterned cups on patterned paper. It adds even more to their style! This is such a pretty and feminine card!

Bellawhoop said...

{Squeal} This is so delightful. :) Love this!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh what a stunningly adorable card!! Two Scoops is still some of my most FAVE dp!!! I'll be watching for the coloring on Vellum...that sounds gorgeous!!

SmilynStef said...

Lovin' those stacked cups and the great DP ... what a great drink up! card.

LaY hOoN said...

Love the stacked cups. And the ribbon to tie the card.
Beautiful.

paylin said...

This is a lovely card Jacque, those colours are beautiful and I love that your stamp.

Enjoy ur day
Regards,
x

paylin said...

This is a lovely card Julie, colours are beautiful and I love that your stamp.

Enjoy ur day
Regards,
x

ps, Sorry Julie kindly ignore the earlier message

Annapurna said...

Awesome card Julie! Great job with the color coordination.

I Wonder if it tastes that good that you have to drink 4 cups before you can stop ;-)

Diane said...

I love that set girl! You could sell any set with your cards!
Gawgeous!!!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Julie this is so so beautiful!! I LOVE the cups with the gold embossing. Wow!

Lesli said...

Another gorgeous card Julie!!!! I am always so inspired!

jacki jones said...

This is beautiful! It was worth the wait! ;)

lauren said...

oh wow! this is absolutely GORGEOUS! i love the way you have done the teacups, especially...but really...the whole thing is just FABULOUS!

carrie said...

This is beautiful! I love the softness of the colors and the stamped coffee cups are adorable!

Laura Davis said...

I love this...the gold is stunning:)
Laura

Lindsay Spencer said...

I love, love, love this card. I love that you stacked the cups. And the embossing is so perfect. Congrats on winning at Caarvarks.