Coffee Cup Pup

Happy Friday!!!
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!
For this card, I started by taking a jar that was sitting on my desk and inking up the rim to use as a circle stamp to try and mimic coffee rings on my watercolor paper.  I'm not sure it fully worked the way I wanted, but it looks pretty cool in the background.  I did some splattering and inked up the edges as well so it wasn't a stark white background.

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.
It's pretty much the same card, but I watercolored the image with my new Derwent Inktense pencils and then added funny sayings to each of the cups.  I have terrible hand writing and had planned to print those on, but decided it would be easier to just write them out.  So I went super slow to try and not mess any of them up :)

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


  1. Hi Emily!!! I love your cute card!!!

  2. Great layers and the image is quite fun. Love the colors. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 217th- FF AG challenge! Our first challenge in 2016. Praying you will have a Blessed, Prosperous, Peaceful and Creative 2016, Carole

  3. I love the way you've switched up the sketch at Try Stampin on Tuesday and the way you've used the stacked cups. Fantastic idea - and really, what isn't made better by a cup of coffee!

  4. What a super fun card, love the image you used
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  5. Awesome. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.


    Tammi, DT

    makememories4life {My Blog}

  6. What a creative interpretation of the sketch! Way to go! Very cute!

  7. The sentiments on each of the cups is fantastic. Love the color choices! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion & hope to see you this week! Thanks, Rina

  8. Wow, I utterly LOVE your clever inky background! Fancy doing it with a coffee cup, so so SO clever. It looks absolutely wonderful and truly makes your card. Love the cute image you've used and the second card is just as wonderful! Love the colours and the handwritten sentiments. Thanks for joining in the fun with the Fab 'n' Funky girls for our first challenge of the New Year. We're so glad you did. Come back again soon! Big hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  9. FABULOUS take on our sketch this week! This is super creative and very adorable! Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday! Crystal

  10. These cards are too cute, Emily! I'm not a coffee drinker myself, but always enjoy the funny jokes I read about needing coffee. :) Love that you flipped the sketch on its side and that you wrote your funny sayings yourself...they look great to me! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.
    Sara H.

  11. Super cute card and design! Adorable pup! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Word Art Wednesday!

  12. Oh my goodness - this is super cute! Great take on our sketch, too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try Stampin' On Tuesday!