There's a change in the air and that means it's time for the Fall 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! Once again JessicaLynnOriginal offered a limited edition digi stamp
(free during the hop) which is super adorable! I love the fall leaves and black cat!
I'm always excited to see what stamp JessicaLynnOriginal is offering as a sponsor of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! The limited edition digi stamp (free during the hop) for this summer really made me think. The more I looked at Brentwood, the more it seemed to me that he was taking in his coffee, relaxing and day dreaming. What would Brentwood dream about...?
Brentwood's Dream Girl
He is thinking about a recent tropical vacation and all the good memories he made!
Super excited to be a part of the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! There are so many inspiring creations to look through! JessicaLynnOriginal.com was kind enough to offer this digi Brentwood Owl stamp free for a limited time during the swap. Thank you, JessicaLynnOriginal! She also has a few other cute coffee-Brentwood digis available as well.
Brentwood is colored with Copic markers and the background was done using watercolor paints. Supplies:
April 1st was the 11th anniversary for JessicaLynnOriginal.com! Jessica and the design team are celebrating all week long! As part of the celebration, JessicaLynnOriginal is offering a free, limited edition digi stamp - Brentwood Owl - Singing in the Rain. Be sure to visit the website and download yours while it's available. Each of the design team will be showcasing something special, Jessica already taught us how to download, re-size and use digital stamps and Sharon gave us a sneak peek into her design process. For my turn, I hope you will "try a technique" with me! As part of my process, I spent a good amount of time looking at the technique tutorials offered at Splitcoaststampers.com. After needing to discard several, I landed on the Quarter Fold Card. There are great directions and a video there. After looking through my stamps and choosing the main image, I picked the colors I wanted. Here's a photo of the folded card, before any finishing.
I went back and forth about the final layout, but decided to keep the embellishments and coloring to a minimum since the card itself is a little fancy. Here is my finished card!
The cute puppy is from the JessicaLynnOriginal AKC Bulldogs Collection. The paw print is from the JessicaLynnOriginal AKC Herding Dog Stamp set. I've been lucky to be a part of this from essentially the beginning. The "You Make Me Smile" stamp is also from JessicaLynnOriginal - one of the 2009 stamp sets! :) Color Box silver ink was used for the paw print and to smear under the sentiment. The sentiment and bulldog were stamped directly onto the card stock using Ranger Archival Ink in jet black. The card stock is standard colored card stock from a brown pack. Below are a close-up of the bulldog and the inside of the card. The base paper I chose is light enough I could stamp (or write) directly on it. If you used a dark paper, the tutorial gives you dimensions to use to decorate the inside.
I hope you're able to join in the fun this week and give the Quarter Fold card technique a try! Post your creations in the linky below and be sure to join the JessicaLynnOriginal: Craft, Create & Share group on Facebook! All year long are free digis, challenges, and fun! We'd love to have you!