Are you a coffee drinker. I am, sort of. I rarely venture into coffee shops and have no idea what all those fancy names mean. At home, while I may have three or four coffees in a morning, they’re fairly weak and only half-caff. I’m suppose I’m a bit of a lightweight. However, coffee images and sentiments are very on trend at the moment so I thought I’d combine two sets from the Annual Catalogue on a simple masculine card. But I didn’t forget about today’s sneak peek. That would come in the form of the banners used for the sentiments.
I wanted today’s card to have a bit of a masculine feel so I chose the coffee pot and mug image from the Campology Stamp Set. I started by stamping it onto a piece of Whisper White Card using Soft Suede ink. Then with Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I mounted it onto a layer of Soft Suede Card.
Next I stamped the image onto the front of a Whisper White Medium Envelope in the bottom left corner.
Finally I stamped the image in the bottom left corner of a layer of Whisper White Card.
For my card base I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder. With that done I used liquid glue to fix the stamped Whisper White layer on the inside.
That just left the sentiment banners to do and for those I turned to the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set.
First I cut two 3/4″ strips of Whisper White Card. Then I stamped “coffee” on one using Soft Suede ink. Next I stamped “because adulting is hard” on the other strip.
After that I cut two strips of Soft Suede Card 1″ wide for the mat layers. All I needed to do was shape the ends of the strips.
I could have used Paper Snips to create my banners but to be honest I can never get them even that way. Instead I pulled out the new Banners Pick-A-Punch. Like the Lovely Labels Pick-A-Punch, this one punch has two punch shape options and each one can punch three different widths of card.
I began by punching the sentiment pieces and Soft Suede strips using the pointed (left) side of the punch. This was a really simple task as there’s slots into which you fit the strips, keeping them straight while you punch.
Next I punched the other end of the two sentiments with the V (right) side of the punch. Once that was done I held the sentiments against the Soft Suede strips so I could gauge how much I would need to trim off the end. Then after punching the ends of the strips I mounted the sentiments onto them with liquid glue.
To complete my card I used liquid glue to attach the assembled coffee pot layers in the centre of the card front. Then I added my two layered sentiments with Stampin’ Dimensionals and my project was done.
NOTHING’S BETTER THAN A DRAW
Every month I give away a free Stampin’ Up! item to the winner of my monthly host draw. The winner of the draw in August will receive the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set. To be included in the draw you simply need to place an order via my online store and include my August Host Code 7HNSQJHY.
If your order is over $200 (before shipping and taxes), please don’t include my host code as you will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards instead. Then you can simply use the Stampin’ Rewards to get the stamp set for yourself.
NEW PRODUCTS – The Banners Pick-A-Punch will be available for customers to order starting August 4th. This is when the Stampin’ Up! August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue goes live. I’ll add a link to the punch on that day as soon as I’m able.
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Love You More Than Dies. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included links to both options so you can explore these further if you wish. The Banners Pick-A-Punch will also be available as part of discounted bundle and I’ll be sure to include a link to that too on August 4th.