Thursday, May 22, 2014

JustRite Stampers Coffee Cup Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a pair of cards using JustRite Stampers Coffee Cup Stamp set and on the front their Vintage Labels Five to create the stacked cup effect.  By using 3 of the 4 dies and then using a single layer of foam on the second layer and a double layer of foam the large outer layer you get this great dimensional element for effect. 

I used my water brush and various Tim Holtz distress inks to paint the cup and saucer onto Strathmore Watercolor paper, 90# (190 gsm).  This was a pad of paper I'd gotten for an art class and it was gathering dust in the craft closet.  Wonderful weight and feel to make a card with!  

I have a real thing about finishing the inside of my cards, it just makes me happy.  I used Kaisercraft's Storyteller 6 1/2" paper pad to do the matting on the front and inside. To mat my sentiment (Penny Black's Special Wishes stamp set) I used JustRite's Vintage Labels Six Dies and finished the side off with a flourish cut from Marianne Designs Vintage Swirls.  

What do you think of my stencil work?  Looks just like the Vintage Swirls doesn't it?  I took the negative space that remained when I cut my flourishes out and pounced some ColorBox Craft ink through the openings to create these gorgeous stencils here and a single one on the back.  I cut the flourishes with the leftovers from the card base so it's that same luscious watercolor paper and quite substantial so I think it will hold up to many future uses.  So STOP.... don't throw those negative spaces away stick them back to create your own stencils!

I hope you liked my cards and will give these dies and stamps a try.  I'll show you a step by step of how to make the other card (shown in the first photo above) in my video below.  I'd also like to give a shout out and special thanks to fellow YouTuber Zroby Sama for sharing her video Stamping with Spellbinders Dies. I'll share this technique with you in the video.

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1 comment:

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful cards Patti and great tutorial.