Sep 03 2013
Today is an important day in my world – one that is marked on my calendar but I never forget. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it is Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte launch day. For me, it has to be a Venti, Triple, 3 pump, non fat, no whip latte. Yummy!
While I drink my coffee black and strong, I have a lot of demands when it comes to my lattes. My kids always tell me that more than 3 customizations is just embarrassing and they prefer not to stand too close when I order.
As soon as I saw the Perfect Blend (Clear #131392 $13.95, Wood #130745, $16.95) stamp set in the catalogue I knew it was for me. Any stamp set that says "Given enough coffee, I could rule the world" is good by me. And I can customize all I want!
To make this card, I decided to use Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Island Indigo and Very Vanilla. I created the background with the Stripes Embossing Folder and added a piece of Soho Subway designer series paper with a fishtail end. I cut out the stamped coffee cup and layered it onto Deco Labels Collection shapes in Crumb Cake and Island Indigo.
I raised the lid with dimensionals and added the greeting in the middle of the cup by stamping a second time onto Island Indigo card stock with my Early Espresso ink. To embellish, I added a Naturals Designer button and Early Espresso Baker’s Twine.
Now you may not have this stamp set on your wish list or even drink coffee and that’s okay. This is a great card layout to copy for all kinds of stamp sets. The shape can be changed to circles, squares or anything else and the size changed up easily as well. And the card can also be turned for another completely different look. This is a great starting point for creating clean and simple cards. Happy stamping!
A new, holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available!
There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches.
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