Everything Better

Hi friends!  It's another Monday morning and time for a new Mojo Monday sketch.  I've been all about the coffee these past few weeks trying to stay sane while my part-time nanny has been out.  So when I got a little stamping time this weekend, I knew I wanted to pull out the new Coffee set and Coffee Word Die and play.


I started by stamping the cup and steam from Coffee in early espresso on white card stock.  Next I stamped the cup again on designer paper, then sponged with walnut stain distress ink and set aside.  I stamped the coffee bean trio in crumb cake, then did more sponging with walnut stain.  Next I glued the paper pieced cup down and added some highlights with a white gel pen and early espresso marker.

The Coffee Word Die is cut twice, once from the same designer paper as the cup, and then also from early espresso card stock.  I layered them together, offsetting them slightly for a little shadow effect. The makes everything better is masked off from a sentiment in the One Cup set and I cut it into a square, I finished the card with some linen thread, a bunch of sponging and a sparkly rhinestone.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you have a fabulous start to your week!

Mojo Monday 362
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Stamps: Coffee, One Cup (Verve Stamps)
Paper: This & That (Echo Park), white, kraft
Ink: early espresso, crumb cake (SU!), walnut stain distress ink (Ranger), white gel pen
Accessories:  Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), linen thread, Smoked Topaz rhinestone (Pizzazz Aplenty)

18 comments

  1. Oh my goodness this is amazing! Your such a talent <3

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  2. cute card. Love the neutral colors.

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  3. Julee, what a great card! and I just love the coffee die cut! very nice.
    thank you for the inspiration.

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  4. Julee, Julee, Julee! I love it! So vintage, so grungy and so yummy! I love coffee, grunge and your card!

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  5. Your card is beautiful. I love the Coffee die. I don't know how you have time to stamp with your nanny off. Ugh!

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  6. GORGEOUS use of neutrals in this really yummy card! The touch of white highlights is a fabulous detail! I'm kicking myself for not adding this set to my last order!

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  7. Simply fabulous card!! Love the neutrals and the offset coffee die is great! Makes me want a cup of coffee indeed!

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  8. Such a beautiful, elegant card. I love your use of "newsprint" as part of your patterns, and the monochromatic look emphasizes, instead of minimizes the impact of this card.

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  9. A monochromatic masterpiece! Love the elegance of this card!

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  10. This card stood out to me in the entries so far. I really like it.

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  11. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card. Your colors are so pretty.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  12. Totally AWESOME, great colors and coffee theme.

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  13. I'm so in love with this card, Julee! I'm definitely going to need that set!

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  14. Double amazing!! So perfect as always!!

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  15. I am in love with this card! I especially love how you did the die cut coffee sentiment!

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  16. I love everything about this! The monochrome and pops of dimension are incredible.

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