Monday, August 22, 2022

Guest Designer, Vanessa!

Hello! It's Vanessa, again, back for another day guest designing for Jaded Blossom. 

I have a rather quick and easy card to share with you today, but I'm so happy with how it turned out. If you know me, you know I love to make coffee theme cards. 

This is an A2 card base. I cut a 5 1/4 x 4 front layering die to create my scene. Actually, I cut 3 of them in white cardstock as it's easy to fit them on the card that way without a lot of trimming. I ink blended a blue sky with oxide inks for the main base. I then cut the mushrooms two times and the grass once from the other pieces. I also cut some separate mushroom tops. I ink blended them all with oxide inks. I glued my colored mushrooms and grass onto my base. 

I then die cut several tree stump pieces so that I could stack them creating a thicker, sturdier stump. I ink blended two of them. 

I stamped and embossed the sentiment, which I was excited that it fit perfectly on the stump, with white embossing powder. Because of the stitching details on the die, it's a little lumpy and I had quite a bit of stray white as oxide inks stay "wet" longer. I decided that I loved it like that as it has a more earthy tree/mushroomy look to it and went well with the softer ink colors, so I used it. I glued all the pieces together, but did not glue the leaves on the top two layers so that I could curl them up giving more dimension. I added the tree stump to my card using dimensional foam tape. 

I die cut the mug out of patterned paper, and glued it to the stump adding dimensional foam tape to the upper part of it to give it more support. I glued my scene base to my card. I THOUGHT I was done, but.... I really wanted/needed steam coming off the cup! But I don't have a JB coffee steam die.... hmmm?.... fall gnome add on dies to the rescue! I cut some vellum out with the pumpkin tendrils! 

A reminder that there's still time to participate in the monthly challenge.

A special thank you to Michelle and Candace for the guest spot this month. I love Jaded Blossom! 


~amy~ said...

YAY for Vanessa! Love this fun caffeinated design!

Carrie said...

This is such a fun card! I love the way you used pumpkin tendrils for the steam!

scrappin' GA peach said...

So awesome!