Sunday, July 23, 2017

Sunday Sip...Rise and Shine!

Hey there coffee loving papercrafters!  It's Kerry here and I'm back with a fun little card to share.  I spent some time playing and demoing the Gel Press with some friends on Friday night and created some yummy backgrounds for future cards.  I selected this background (made with Fun Stampers Journey Acrylic Paints and the Bloom Wall Stencil) and fell in love with all the yummy texture.  It literally felt like I needed to create a prickly card with it!  Since I don't have the new FSJ cactus stamp set called Arizona Trail, I discovered I had a fun alternative called Love Grow in my stash...but it would take a little imagination and doodling to coffee-fy it!  If you know me, I try to coffee-fy every set I own.  It's just a given.  LOL
So this cute Aztec type mug is actually a flower pot.  YUP!  A flower pot.  The set I used is full of them and there are many great succulents in the set too.  I knew that if I could add a handle to it, it would be FABULOUS!  Hee hee hee... So I did!  After doodling the handle with a black Micron pen, I watercolored the cup using my FSJ watercolor pencils and a superfine paint brush.  After it was colored, I cut it out and set it aside to work on the cactus plants.  
I think I stamped the cactus about four times over the top of each image (eyeballing it) with Lemon Grass True Fusion Ink.  After I got the intensity of the color I was looking for, I used that doodle pen again and doodled the cactus spines and the pleats, cut them out, and assembled them in a pleasing way on the paper.
Just look at the yummy texture achieved on the background!!! I spritzed a bit of water on the plate and the color blended a bit.  I loved that so I pressed it onto the paper.
Coloring a bit of the sentiment just brings it to life!  Below you can see the fun stamps in the set.  I love the "filler" stamps and even though I don't use the pots as pots, they make great coffee mugs!  :)  Natural Journey Thread was my ribbon of choice and I even added a bit of a "dirty" baby wipe (remains from the Gel Press adventure) to the edge.  I mounted the panel onto Green Olive cardstock then onto a Butter Cream Card base with a top fold (my favorite fold).  Adding some Candy Minis helped finish the card off.
Thanks for popping by to see my fun creation!  If you like the layout, give this week's #clcsipandshare Sketch Challenge a try.  Just post your card creation in the inlinkz below!  I'll be giving a yummy coffee-loving treat to one lucky participant!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Sherri! I love layering with the Gel Press!!!

  2. I love this sweet southwestern coffee-fied card!
    Amazing background!
    That stamp set looks fun and I'm tempted to get it :-)

    1. Thank you, thank you Lucy! It's a great set that works great as a potted set and even more perfectly as a coffee set! Heehee. If you need any help with an order, please let me know!


Thank you for taking the time to comment about my creations! I appreciate the feedback and LOVE. A stamp in the hand is a song in the heart. Kerry