I hope you have had a wonderful week back from the holidays! It was rough here in our house...we got so used to staying up till 2 in the morning and waking up whenever that trying to get back to a normal sleeping pattern was tough. But a little touch of coffee in the mornings has been helping a bit. We aren't huge coffee drinkers, but we have found a simple blend that works for us. I like to mix a little spoonful with some cocoa powder so it's more like a hot chocolate than coffee...but I'm weird :)
So with the slow groggy mornings brought inspiration to put together a few cards using a super cute image from the most recent Sami Stamps release - Fuzzy Cup Friends. I used the Cup Pup image and went to town!
I printed off and colored up my image using Spectrum Noir pencils and some Gamsol to blend. I have used baby oil in the past and that worked fine, but I was able to purchase some Gamsol a little bit ago and gave it a shot. It does work a bit better than the baby oil which makes me very happy :)
Since the cups are normally all blank, I decided to do a little doodling on them with the pencils, a white gel pen, and some glittery pens as well. I think the added detail really helps finish off the image.
Then I simply layered the image onto some glitter cardstock and vellum and mounted it onto my dry card base. I stamped the Enjoy sentiment from the Simon Say Stamp and Winnie & Walter collaboration set Big Bloom and adhered that on the edge of the image.
My colors for the cups were pulled from Lawn Fawn's Sweater Weather paper pack, so I added a thin strip of that to the side as well, and that finished this card!
I did make another card with this image that I'll briefly describe.
Since there are so many words on the front of this card, I added the sentiment to the inside so it wouldn't clutter the front too much.
Super cute cards that I loved making!
Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps, we have an Add Sparkle challenge running this month! Just remember to use a Sami Stamps image and join in!!
I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:
Craft Your Passion #293-Anything Goes
Fab n Funky #286-Something New
Inky Impressions #281-All Things New
Simon Says Stamp-Something New
Try Stampin on Tuesday #252
Word Art Wednesday #217-Anything Goes
Thanks so much for visiting!! <3