Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blue and Green Coffee Gal

Hi Everyone,
I just had to pull out some more of my new stamps. This time I used a Stampsmith image called "Coffee Gal". Oh, I just love this image. I have made about 5 cards already with this stamp. I will share two of them with you today. The first one, which I made for several challenges and will go in my card box to send or give to someone, has a blue and green color scheme. The second one I just made for fun and will be sent to someone.
Here is the first card.

I added lots of texture to this card. I dry embossed the papers. I dry embossed the main image on one half...which I think looks kind of cool and I will do again. I stamped the sentiment(Stampin' Up) on a piece of cotton fabric with Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink. I immediately heat set it so that the ink would not bleed. I cut or tore the fabric to size and added some mulberry paper to it. I also dry embossed on a long strip of the same fabric and wrapped around the card and tied in a bow. The papers are all from Basic Grey's Boxer pad. The CS is Not quite Navy (SU). The embossing folders are from Cuttlebug.
Now, of course, I added some detail shots so you can see all the little important thing. In this shot, you can see the dry embossing on the image.
In this detail photo you can see the embossing on the fabric.
And on the final detail shot...the stamping on the fabric and the mulberry paper.
Coffee Gal is entered into the following Super Fun Challenges:
Cup Cake Craft: Blue and Green
Totally Stampalicious: Use 2 textures
Basic Grey Challenges: BG paper and Fabric
Stamping Vacation:Use mulberry paper
Design Dollies: Blue, Green and Cream

And now, the Just Because card that will get sent out to a loved one. I love the color combo or pink and brown. I where this color combo too. It is so pretty. The frame is die cut from Crate Paper DP and the CS is Choco Chip from Stampin' Up. I colored in Coffee Gal's jewelry with a pink marker. And, I can't hardly make a card without some ribbon....a pink ribbon. Sweet!

News Updates:

1) Thursday is my Design Team debut at Stamping Vacation. I will have a "Time Machine" card for you and a challenge. The year is 1981. Put your thinking caps on and come up with something fun. And, head over there and become a follower and leave a comment mentioning me.... So I can win some candy!

2) Chris and I will hosting our first "Just For You" Workshop on Thursday. The first one's free. Hopefully everyone will get hooked and want to keep coming. There will be two make and takes. Should be lots of fun.

Okay, now I'm done. Hope you enjoyed a cup of coffee with me and Coffee Gal. Have a super day!

Love ya,



  1. Oh my Karen this is absolutely fabulous that image and your design is just perfect. I look forward to seeing your DT debut card.
    Lorraine x

  2. WOW! I just love that stamp! Your cards are great! 1981 huh? That is the year I was born! Can't wait to see what you created!

  3. they are just fab! Love the image and have already went off in a tangent with your link... they have some neat stuff! Thanks so much for playin' with us this fortnight! Robin
    My Partner in Crafting Crime

  4. Wow, both these are wonderful, but I REALLY like how you've used the blue and green. That image is fabulous and I love the dry embossing you've done. Nice touch. Who'd have thought you could emboss fabric!! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week and for entering our candy! Good luck! xxx

  5. Just like Robin I too have also gone for a link trip. Wow! Fantastic cards, great use of the stamp too. Love the colours you put with each. Thanks for playing at My Partner in Crafting Crime.

    Jenny T.

  6. Stunning creation... love the blues & greens! The 'ribbon' looks great and I like how you've stamped onto fabric, great idea! Thanks for taking part in Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Shelly x

  7. I am absolutely loving these images! WOW! The detail is incredible! Love the paper you've chosen for this. It's perfect! The fabric is a great touch and adds to that vintage feel! Wonderful card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges!

  8. Such cute cards! After seeing all the free digital old-fashioned stuff out there, I'm really wanting to give this style a try!
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. I love blue and green together - this is just fabulous!

  10. Fantastic cards Karen, not surprised you love the image. Fabulous colour scheme and your stamping on the fabric is awesome. Love the frayed edges on the 'ribbon' and sentiment strip.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey,
    hugs Heather xx

  11. Very cute! Love the use of the image!

  12. Hi!
    Beautiful card, anyone would love it. Have a great day!

    My Journal

  13. Fantastic cards and yes, I love that image too.

    Thank you for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges this week.


    Jo and the Basic Grey Challenges DT x

  14. Coffee Gal is a great retro image ! Love the little details like your embossed ribbon. Thanks for playing along with my challenge.


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