Thursday, 20 August 2015

Coffee and Friends

Sometimes there are cards you can only make for fellow crafters, you know the ones I mean that use techniques or supplies that a non-crafter won't appreciate like this card. I am sure a non-crafter would look at the coffee stains on the background and think I had put my cup down whilst I was making it and was too lazy to start again where a crafter sees the deliberate attempt to look like an accident lol. I have wanted to make this card for a while but I wasn't sure it would work like I wanted it to and I had to be in just the right frame of mind, sometimes the planets just align and everything goes exactly as you planned, no cards were thrown out during the making of this card, a minor miracle in itself.

So I hear you ask exactly what did I do to make this card, well there was some copic colouring (no surprise there) a few blueprints and a bit of paper piecing (again no surprise) but then no patterned paper (hang on, hold the phone) and I used a stencil to ink with, well I ask you what is the world coming to.

Hopefully the recipient who is a very dear friend will like the end result as much as I enjoyed making it for her, so in case she is reading this and got to the end, A very Happy Birthday Jane x

Image: "cathy caffiene" from AI
Paper: "snap" Simple Stories
Card: "crumb cake", "cherry cobbler" both Stampin up and "dark chocolate" from Papertrey Ink
Dies: Blueprints 1 and 24 from MFT
Stencil: "splatters" Tim Holtz, inked with "dark chocolate" from Papertrey Ink
Sentiment: "clearly sentimental about coffee" from MFT

Skin - E000, 00, 11, 21, R20
Hair - E19, 99, 97
Trousers and stool - E79, 77, 74
Earrings - YR27, 23
Coffee - R39, 37, 35, E42, 40, N3, 1


kay said...

Amanda you have excelled yourself with this card from the Iikeness of Jane ;-) , down to the lack of design paper ( have picked myself up off the floor ) and to how you have made the background.
Totally brilliant and Jane is going to love it and I am going to show to the world x

Julie Selby said...

Brilliant Amanda! Sometimes a card just comes together & is perfect! xx

Annette said...

Wow Amanda what a great card, I love the background and that image is brilliant for Jane.
I know she will appreciate the hard work that has gone in to it. It's awesome, but then all your cards are, xx

Noreen said...

It's brilliant Amanda. Jane will adore it x

Kelly said...

This is awesome. Love your use of the stencil as a background, I need to use more of mine now 😉. I know Jane will love it xxxx