Monday, February 7, 2011

Caffeine Happy Birthday

  Here is the birthday card that I made for DH's stepfather.  He is one of those people who can drink coffee whenever, even late at night and still be able to fall asleep with no problem.  I can't sleep that night if I have caffeine anytime after lunch.  He goes to Starbucks and gets a few extra shots of espresso than what is listed on the menu.  I thought the Morning Cup set would be perfect as a birthday card with a little something inside so he can get his fix in the morning!

  Since this is a guy card I choose to keep the design pretty clean and use some bolder colors.  The base is Basic Gray, then a layer of Pumpkin Pie and then the Whisper White image panel.  I stamped my images using Basic Gray ink and then highlighted parts of the coffee pot with my Pumpkin Pie marker.  As I am addicted to the new Glimmer paper I wanted to add that onto the heart of the mug.  I turned the Glimmer paper over to the smooth white side and stamped the mug again in Stazon this time.  The backside of the Glimmer paper is pretty slick so you have to be careful and not smudge the image before it dries...Stazon helps with that!  So then you have a nice little heart to cut out and adhere to the coffee mug. Don't try to stamp on the Glimmer paper....doesn't work (ask me how I know!)

  The ribbon is retired Basic Gray taffeta.  I have hopes that someday Stampin' Up will bring it back and I'll do the happy dance.   I stamped the sentiment with Basic Gray and punched it out with my oval punch and then layered it on another oval.  I used a bit of linen thread and a brad to attach the tag to the ribbon. 

  Sweet and simple!
 Thanks for looking!  Happy Stamping!

Stamps: Morning Cup

Ink: Basic Gray, Stazon, Pumpkin Pie (marker)

Paper: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Glimmer Paper

Accessories:  Taffeta ribbon, linen thread, brad, oval punches


  1. Wow! I may have to CASE this layout! What a great card - you do a wonderful job with CAS cards, Amanda! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Not only a GREAT guy card, but a great coffee lover card too!


  3. What a cute & simple card! I love those kinds! What a cute card!


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