I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a winner of a recent Crafting With Dragonflies challenge and part of the prize is a guest designer slot so this is it. I had thought of calling this post ‘Back to My Roots’ because I have had the ‘real’ stamps out along with inks, dies and stencils. It felt really good to be back using techniques that I started with years ago.
The theme for Crafting With Dragonflies Challenge #116 is Be Thankful.
Free Stamps, Dies and Stencil set from Simply Cards and Papercraft #177
banner die from stash
X-Press It card
Personal Impressions embossing powder – Pastel Lilac
Versamark ink pad
Adirondak Espresso ink pad
Memento Lilac Posies ink pad
V01, V12, V15, V17, V09
The sentiment is computer generated and cut with a banner die. The cup cuff has been embossed with the Pastel Lilac powder and coloured with a Copic pen. The coffee bean paper is made using the sencil from the set and Espresso ink. I used the inky brush over the whole piece at the end to tone down the white background.
The cup cuff, steam and little heart embellishment were all cut from the bits of card left over from fussy cutting the cup and a second lid.
The second lid has been attached to the cup with foam pads for dimension.
I hope my card has inspired you to maybe go along to Crafting With Dragonflies and have a go at the challenge yourself. With Christmas around the corner it is a good incentive to lay the Christmas cards aside for a short time and make up some Thank You cards!
Thanks for dropping by. Take care.
Entering the following challenges:
Lemon Shortbread #79 – Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges #23 – Inspired by a Song (Your the cream in my coffee)
Crafty Creations #377 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #155 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #403 – Anything Goes
Back to Basics and Beyond #14 – Stencils or Masks
Crafting With An Attitute #44 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #257 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #153 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Humour
Less Is More #383 – Dimension
A Gem of A Challenge #230 – Anything Goes