Thank you for sharing "What Inspires You?" on yesterday's post. I had a wonderful time reading your comments and learning what makes stampers "tick" in the process. A special thanks to Colleen. I'll be sure to check out paper towel designs in the future.
Continuing in catalog inspiration mode, I decided to borrow the colors from this fun little chair and pull out the Sip by Sip stamp set (I adore the retro mugs). It was a little tricky masking off the mugs (tape and sticky notes) in order to isolate each mug from a three mug stamp. TIP: It probably would have been easier to use markers and color one at a time. Live and learn.
The ink colors and matching card stock used were in Perfect Plum, Taken with Teal and More Mustard. TIP:
I doodled around each square with Stampin' Up!'s Markers for a sweet
and simple border. This also satisfied the Our Creative Corner Challenge this week to doodle.
The neat thing about this layout from Taylored Expressions (TECC58) is that it adapts to so many
stamps. The key to turning it into a quick and easy card is using a 1 1/4"
and 1 3/8" Square Punch.
I was determined to use the "chocolate, coffee, men" sentiment and include the mug stamp. TIP: However, I
you don't feel ambitious enough to do the masking, find a set with coordinating individual
stamps that would fit within the 1 1/4" square, for example, Darling Dots (Hostess Level 1).
The Sip by Sip sentiment was inked in Perfect Plum and stamped on Whisper White. I cropped it with a Large Oval Punch and adhered to a Scalloped Oval in Perfect Plum Textured card stock. TIP: The Scallop Oval Punch will be available in the Occasion Mini on April 1.
Two Taken with Teal Textured hearts (Heart to Heart Punch) were layered over a Textured piece of More Mustard. A little paper piercing seemed like just the right balance.
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Stamp Set: Sip by Sip (113403)
Paper: Whisper White (100730, Taken with Teal (101584), Taken with Teal Textured (108696), Perfect Plum (101889), Perfect Plum Textured (108695), More Mustard (100946), More Mustard Textured (108697)
Ink: Taken with Teal Ink Pad (103257) and Stampin' Up! Marker (100068), Perfect Plum Ink Pad (101437) and Stampin' Up! Marker (100035), More Mustard Ink Pad (103162) and Stampin' Up! Marker (100076)
Cool Tools: 1 1/4" (104400) and 1 3/8" (103375) Square Punches, Heart to Heart Punch (113694), Large Oval Punch (107305), Scallop Oval Punch (114889, available April 1), Paper Piercer (104310, Crafter's Tool Kit)
The Perfect Touch: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)