Thanks A Latte and Making a Patterned Background

Happy Friday!  Today I have a thank you card for the coffee lover in your life.  In my case the biggest coffee lovers I know are ME and my husband!  I drink it all day long and even have an espresso machine. Naturally I love the new Coffee Time stamps and dies from Lil' Bluebird Designs.

For this card I created my own patterned paper by stamping some of the images at random on a piece of 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Crumb Cake cardstock.  I say random, but it wasn't completely.  I knew I was going to highlight one of the coffee cups so I needed to make sure at least one was off  center and did not overlap the edge.  To fill in the space between the cups I used the coffee beans.

I chose red to add a pop of color to the card.  I colored one coffee cup using Prismacolors and then die cut the Thanks w/Shadow sentiment in coordinating colors.  I used Soft Suede, a brown that is slightly darker than the Crumb Cake and Real Red.

For as simple as this image is, I sure used a lot of reds.  But that what gives the cup it's nice shading.

I stamped the sentiment Thanks A Latte slightly off center on my card using black ink.  I wanted to make sure it stood out from the background.

Then I added my sentiment with shadow on top.  This makes a strong focal point and covers the top line of stamping nicely.  I had originally planned to mask off the sentiment but this works just as well and is easier!


Finally I popped up my coffee cup using foam dots.

This card can be made in any color and would also look great on white with pastel colored images stamped in the background.

Products used:

  • Stamps and Dies: Lil' Bluebird Designs Coffee Time
  • Dies: Cottage Cutz Thanks w/Shadow
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Soft Suede
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Black
  • Prismacolor pencils: PC922, PC923, PC924, PC925, PC1078, PC947, PC938

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