Friday, May 25, 2018

Coffee and Flowers


Hello friends! Today I'm sharing a card created with Graciellie Design's  beautiful new coffee-themed digital stamp set called "Coffee and Flowers."




To create my background I:
  • Scored lines (1/4 inch apart - Martha Stewart scoring board) on some gray coredinations card stock
  •  swiped hickory smoke and vintage photo distress ink (Ranger) down it
  • added a bit of picket fence distress stain (Ranger) 
  • sanded the edges and portions of the center to distress it


For my flower bouquet I:
  • printed the full digi on white card stock
  • printed the flowers, leaves, and tea cup on various pieces of designer paper
  • added highlights with Touch Five Markers
  • fussy cut each section and paper pieced it over the white copy


To finish off my card I:
  • printed the butterflies and bee from Beautiful Birthday Wishes on patterned paper, added highlights, and fussy cut
  •  printed a sentiment from Coffee and Flowers and die cut it with a tag die
  • dyed some seam binding with Walnut Stain/Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide (Ranger) and created a big bow for the end of my tag
  • added a couple pearls to the center of two flowers


To celebrate May being her birthday month, Gracie is running a 50% off sale (through the end of  this month) on all her digital sets. Stop by Graciellie Design and check out her other coffee/tea themed digis!



While your at it check out some of  the beautiful cards a few of my team mates made with this same digital stamp set:
 Helen Gullet ~ Cynthia ~ Gracie ~ Sathya  ~ Laurie~ Gloria

This post linked to:
Coffee Lovers Spring + Summer Blog Hop
Shopping Our Stash - April showers bring May flowers
PINspirational Challenge - Inspiration Photo (below)
Simon Says - Use More Than One Stamp (I used two different digital stamp sets)
Mrs. A's Butterfly Challenge - Butterfly, Hot Pink Harvest Gold, Hunter Green
As You Like Challenge - Flora or Fauna
(I would probably say flora - not really an animal lover except dogs)
Time Out Challenge - Home Sweet Home (colors and the flowers in the wallpaper)
STAMPlorations - Things with Wings + tag


35 comments:

Cynthia said...

This is lovely, Esther! Fabulous fussy cutting of the image. The butterflies and ribbon are perfect!

Lady Joyful said...

So very pretty! That stamp is just lovely.

Chana Harris said...

Very creative project and beautifully executed! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana

Pam MacKay said...

Gorgeous card love how you did the background!

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous card, Esther. Love all that great texture.
Karen

Fikreta said...

its wonderful card!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Wow!!! This is so beautiful and love all the pattern papers and fussy cutting!! Great highlighting of shadows.

Graciellie Design said...

Your cards are always a gift to the eye! So happy to see you join the blog hop and share this beauty with us! Looking forward to all you will be creating with this new stamp set! Crafty hugs.

Gloria Lee said...

So beautiful Esther!
Love your design and coloring!

~amy~ said...

This is so pretty, that's some fussy cutting...great job!

Brandi R said...

Oh how pretty. Love your card ♥

MariLynn said...

Beautiful card. Love how you made your background. It really looks like wood.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So very beautiful and wonderful colors.

vinita jain said...

So pretty, love the gorgeous design, so attractive!

Pat at Merely Creating said...

Pretty card. The flowers a gorgeous.

Jo Nevill said...

So pretty with a gorgeous vintage feel. Your flowers are so pretty
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

Jo x

Mrs A. said...

I love your different techniques used to produce this card. The finished effect is a delight to look at . I particularly like the paper piecing of the different flowers. Thankyou for coming and spinning the butterfly wheel again . Hugs Mrs A.

Lisa said...

Beautiful! Love that image and love what you've done with it! And the butterfly... I was just playing with both of these things... thanks for the inspiration!

Crystal O. Minkler said...

Absolutely stunning! Thank you for the inspiration!

Lin said...

Love all the texture here, Esther! A wonderful design, thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. I love the country feel. The wood background and the awesome beautiful stamp set. Your coloring is awesome and love the added ribbon.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful bouquet of flowers and I love the wood background!!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! you did a fabulous and beautiful job coloring and fussy cutting this lovely image, I totally love the sentiment.
Thank you for playing with us at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.
Hugs.

Nancy Carroll said...

Great colors, adore the background!

Jill Vickers said...

I love the wood grain effect you created with the grey card stock - very realistic - and your flowers look great against it! Those flowers must have taken a long time to fussy cut but it was worth it as they look so great. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful details! Your card is really lovely!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness, that’s so beautiful.
Polka Dot Orchard

Mimi said...

Thanks for joining last week Esther! I am sorry I am late getting around! Great paper piecing. Great faux-fence background. Thank you for joining at SOS.

Miko Radcliffe said...

You fussy-cut all that?? You have the patience of a saint and the hands of a surgeon. Incredible! Thanks for the inspiration.

VanessaB said...

this is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

Sara Barker said...

I am always impressed with your cards, Esther, and this is one of my favorites! Those flowers look amazing with your realistic wood background! Gorgeous! Hugs!

Helen Gullett said...

Esther, this card is beautiful. Love the vintage and rustic design.

Deanne Saunders said...

Gorgeous card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Great use of these fabulous free images!

Lisa Kind said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Time Out!