Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! I can't believe it's almost the end of February. Time seems to be flying by. I've been wanting to play along with Jen's Sketch For You to Try all month, and this was the first chance I got. I decided to pull out Sip and Savor and Better with You for this card. I was super freaked out when I found out that I was pregnant that I wouldn't be able to give up coffee. But as luck would have it, coffee has tasted SO bad to me throughout the pregnancy that I haven't had more than a sip here and there, which promptly got spit out. I still dream about it, though, so I'm hoping once the pregnancy is over I'll be able to enjoy a mocha now and then.
Anyhow, you're probably here more for the card than for my ramblings, so here's the scoop... I started by stamping the little java mugs from Sip and Savor on white cardstock 3 times, then on brown paper bag cardstock three times. I punched out the white ones, and cut the little java jacket sleeves from the paper bag ones, to piece over the white cups, adding a little shading with a Copic marker. These circles are matted with black, then glued to a piece of brown paper bag cardstock that I ran through my paper crimper.
For the sentiment piece, I randomly stamped the coffee stain image from Better with You in Crumb Cake on a white circle, then stamped the Sip and Savor sentiment, matted on a black pinking circle and added some liquid pearl accents. The real red layer is stamped repeatedly with the java background stamp from Better With You. I added a burlap square, a bit of ribbon and some black star rhinestones for embellishment.
Stamps: Sip and Savor, Better with You (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black (SU!), brown paper bag (Paper Accents), white
Ink: Real Red, Crumb Cake (SU!), Black, Copic marker
Accessories: Classic & Pinking Circles Nestabilities (Spellbinders), circle punches (SU!), burlap square, ribbon (May Arts), liquid pearls (Ranger), star rhinestones