Good morning and welcome to my ICU!
I am up again today on The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's Blog and I've got a pre-Valentine's Day card using some old and new stamp sets. If I'm being honest I'm not thrilled with how my card came out. It's one of those cards that looked waaaaaaaay different in my head and didn't come out quite the way I expected. The funny thing about that is, those are usually the cards that everyone loves. Go figure!
I was really inspired by a background that Heather Nichols did for Taylored Expressions recently where she did a stenciled cloud background on kraft paper and then she stenciled some red hearts on top of it. That was where the idea for my card started but it just got lost along the way.
Here is my caffeinated inspired card for you today:
I started with a kraft cardstock panel and I stenciled some white ink over the My Favorite Things Cloud Stencil. After that I took the Feathered Stencil from Taylored Expressions and brushed on some Cherry Pop ink over the clouds. I die cut the entire panel out with a scalloped rectangle die from Neat and Tangled. For my coffee cup I used the Kat Scrappiness Layered Coffee Cup die. I just love the size of that cup and it comes with a separate die for the koozie which I ran through my paper crimper.
For that cute little bear I fished out an old Simon Says Stamp stamp set called Circle Friends. I always loved the cute little animals in that set. The sentiments are from the recently released Caffeinated stamp set by Paper Smooches.
For a little extra love I added some Red Heart Sprinkles from Kat Scrappiness.
There you have it in all its stenciled glory! I guess you can't love 'em all...
Thank you Heather Nichols for the inspiration, I will continue to be inspired by everything "kraft" related that you do!
Have a great day, I already am!
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