Jul 30 2010

Stamping 411 – Morning Cup

Feeling kind of puny today…think I'm coming down with a cold…throat is scratchy and I'm very tired.  Tried to take a nap this afternoon, but hubby came home early from work!


Selene created a very simple sketch for this week's Stamping 411 sketch challenge SSC162.  When I saw the trio of images for the front, I immediately thought of the coffee cup in Stampin' Up!'s new Morning Cup stamp set (plus it was sitting out on my desk from Club night!)



Here's my intrepretation:


When I'm trying to decide on a color scheme, sometimes I try to go with colors I haven't used in a while.  I know I've been using a lot of reds, yellows, blues and greens…my pinks have been neglected!  So I pulled out the base of Pretty in Pink cardstock.  I layered on Regal Rose and ran it thru my Big Shot with the Petals A Plenty Impressions Folder for some texture.  I stamped the trio of Coffee Cups from Morning Cup in Basic Black on Very Vanilla cardstock, then watercolored with Stampin' Write Markers and the AquaPainter.  I decided the bottom looked a little plain, so added a Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon bow.  I also added some bling with the Rhinestone Jewels in the center of each heart on the cups.


Hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Make sure to check out what the other Stamping 411 Operators did with the sketch this week!

11 People have left comments on this post

Jul 30, 2010 - 10:07:58
Patti Chesky said:

Very cute Connie!  The satin bow is the perfect finishing touch….love the bling on the mugs too!
Hope you're feeling better….summer colds are the worst! 

Jul 30, 2010 - 10:07:53
Lee said:

Oh Connie,
This is so darned cute. You're going to make me buy this set aren't you? I've been trying to refrain but this is going to do it I'm afraid.
I love the little pink jeweled cup…it's what I drink coffee out of everyday. I have a pink jeweled cup!!! What a scream. Hey I'm lovin' the bow too!
This is just the sweetest!!!

Jul 31, 2010 - 10:07:52
melissa said:

this card is very pretty thanks for sharing. i also brought this set and loving it

Jul 31, 2010 - 12:07:27
Stephanie said:

Connie, This is a very pretty card.  I love the pinks but I don't seem to use them very often.  Love those coffee cups, and the bling is a great added touch.

Jul 31, 2010 - 01:07:45
Tiffany said:

I think this card is darling! I love PINK and COFFEE so I am definitely a FAN of this card! Great use of the sketch! TFS

Jul 31, 2010 - 07:07:24

LOVE THIS! I just think this is so super amazing! 

Jul 31, 2010 - 10:07:58

I love the clean and simple feel.. I was planning on using the same set… When I saw your card, I changed mine up… What can I say… great minds think alike??  Beautiful job and color combination.

Aug 2, 2010 - 09:08:03
veronica said:

love the shadows of the cups. great look!

Aug 4, 2010 - 02:08:23

Don't drink coffee but I love what you did with this stamp set I just might have to get it!!! Love the color combo too!!

Aug 4, 2010 - 04:08:18
basslady said:

what a sweet card! love the image…as a coffee-fan… 😉
xoxo silvi (germany)

Aug 5, 2010 - 09:08:03
Kerin said:

Oh this is just toooo cute!! Love those little coffee cups, and the rhinestones in the center are simply perfect 🙂