Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pumpkin Kisses...

Hello there Coffee Loving stampers!  It's Kerry here and I'm back with another yummy Sip and Share.  This week I'm sharing a card inspired by my travels to West Virginia last weekend.  The scenic drive along the Appalachians was absolutely breathtaking.  I took the colors of the foliage as inspiration and started crafting... 
I selected a Fun Stampers Journey Limited Run seasonal stamp set called Pumpkin Kisses because of the fall theme and how it reminds of my favorite pumpkin flavored treats...including pumpkin coffee.  Since I prefer to drink coffee without sugar or sweetener, I like to make my own pumpkin spice coffee by adding a variety of pumpkin spices to my fresh ground coffee beans.  As the beans are ground and used, the aroma is just fabulous.  This aroma is right up there with my next favorite pine scent that fills my home at Christmas.  This time of year is my most favorite, indeed!
I stamped the background images onto deep orange (Tangerine Fusion) cardstock using Black Licorice and Pumpkin Bread ink.  I then applied some Brushed Gold PanPastel over the images to create a shimmery effect.  After that, I stamped a few flowers using Clear Pigment Embossing Ink and sprinkled some Gold Embossing Powder over that. Thankfully, It stuck to most of my ink and I was able to heatset it so it would be permanent.  I love that some areas (the non-embossing ink) left a lightly embossed area while the clear embossing ink areas left a crisp more solid gold effect.  
I stamped the sentiment onto Butter Cream cardstock with Black Licorice ink then rubbed the PanPastel over that to soften p the image.  After that, I popped it up on the stamped panel and added some hand-dyed ribbon (I rubbed the Pumpkin Bread ink over the Pumpkin Patch plaid ribbon to give it a richer color).
Adding a double bow with a coffee bean accent to the corner of the sentiment panel finished this panel off.  I mounted it onto some Butter Cream Cardstock then attached it to a Kraft card base.  Poof...Voila...it's done and ready to send to a friend who loves Pumpkin Spice as much as I do!
Check out the card sketch inspired by my card!  I'd love to see you play along with this challenge this week!  If you do, please add your card to our inlinkz below and if posting on Instagram, include the hashtag #clcsipandshare so we can check your card out!


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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