Sunday, January 23, 2011

I LOVE my Morning Coffee!

I need my morning coffee. It's kind of sad, but it's the first thing I think of in the morning (well, except, 'I wish I could sleep just 15 more minutes' ;) ) And it's for this reason that when I saw this stamp set in the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog, it spoke to me. And I had to have it.

When this Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge came up, I thought this would be a fantastic sketch for my beloved stamp set. I also wanted to use the First Edition Specialty DSP in the 2011 Occasions Mini. I loved the look of this paper, looks like it's straight out of a book or newspaper (without the inky mess!). To add texture to the card, I crumpled the paper up and even let it tear. I know, it's hard to crumple DSP. Really hard. And letting it tear a bit is even harder. But try it. You'll feel good and your card will look even better ;)

To add just a wee bit more depth to the card, I used one of the Sweet Stitches Designer Buttons in Chocolate Chip. It works so well with the Scallop Circle Punch :) I did use our Stampin' Write Markers to colour the images, though this set is also great if you like watercolouring.

These sketch challenges always get my creative juices flowing - hope they get yours flowing too :) Keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

Your colors work perfectly with your images!

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks Linda :) I thought 'Early Espresso' was a natural choice ;)

Cards by Gina said...

Adorable card! A great homage to our morning coffee! Thanks so much for playing at PPA this week!