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Drinking Coffee

Hey all! I'm back again today with a coffee loving creation. This year I've had to cut back on creating, work, and computer time do to some neck and shoulder issues. So I keep jokingly saying that this is my plan for 2022... drink coffee and pretend to know what I'm doing. Haha!  But seriously, a little slower pace and time to enjoy my coffee is definitely doing my soul some good.

This Sweet Sentiment stamp set has been sitting on my "to use" pile for at least 6 months, so I finally picked it up to have a play the other day.  Now that I look on the website, I believe the physical set is retired, but you can still purchase it as a digital stamp set. I colored the main image up with copic markers and then tried my first cut with my Scan 'n Cut.  I had intended to cut with a border, but missed that option in my eagerness to cut. LOL.  But it did a great cut and I only needed to clean up a few little areas. I'm definitely loving my new Scan 'n Cut and don't know why I was so hesitant to try it out!

Anyhow, Sweet Sentiment is a local to me stamp company, and so I decided to create my background with another local company's handmade watercolors. Designs by Rachel Beth makes some beautiful watercolors, and I picked these up over the holidays. It's the She's a Gem palette, and they have such a gorgeous shimmer to them. I just wanted to play, so used the blue, green, and purple colors in the palette to do a smooshed background.  When I was happy with it, I embossed the sentiment in black and stamped the girl image below it and pieced my colored and cut image on top with just a bit of her dress trailing off the side.

This was a super fun card to make and reminded me that I need to play more with watercolors.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous day!


Tricia T said...

I got a Scan n Cut for Christmas, too, Julee... and I haven't taken it out of the box yet. LOL. You've inspired me to go try it! Great card!

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a beautiful card Julee - love your colour combination, and your background is perfect for the sweet image and sentiment!!
Sorry to hear you have had some issues with your neck and shoulders - hope they resolve soon, but in the meantime, enjoy your coffee and the slower pace of life
Stay safe

Purple Princess said...

so lovely