Sunday, February 21, 2016

Coffee, but first Golf!

Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created for a very good friend who celebrated her birthday last week! My friend loves playing golf and for as long as I can remember I have made a golf themed card to give to her for her birthday. After all this time she more or less expects it hehe!

This year I decided to create a card using the die sets I was giving her for her birthday ... Jinks the Monkey and the Cup Pop Stand Card both designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.. Besides golf, I know my friend loves coffee and the color green so I wanted to incorporate those in the card too.

I created the Cup Pop Stand Card and then added Jinks the Monkey so he looks like he is coming out of the cup. I stamped a golf club and placed it in his hand and in the other he is holding a coffee bean. Jinks likes to play golf with coffee beans!

For the sentiment I used two of the sentiments from the Coffee & Tea Clear Stamp set and then added the word "Golf!" at the end which is from a Golf themed stamp set I have. I also stamped some coffee beans and golf balls.

This is a view of my card from the back of the card. I added another layer to Jinks' solid black body and traced around his head on brown card so I could get a head without eyes etc so it looked like the back of him.

I added another sentiment on this side which are layered onto an oval created using the Stitched Oval Die set.

Along the edges of the card I added a scallop border using the scallop from the Pull Card Edges die set.

The pink ring on the saucer was created using two of the circles from the Fitted Circles die set.

Here is a look at my card from above, so you can see all the elements of the card.

And finally the front of the card. I used the Coffee Bean Embossing Folder on the burgundy panel. I created another monkey using the technique where you cut the monkey's head of and turn him around so it looks like he is hanging from something. Karen Burniston shows how to do this in her Sock Monkey video that she posted on YouTube which you can see here  (at approx 6:45 minutes)

I again added a golf club in Jinks' hand and there is a coffee bean on the lower right hand side of the card .... remember Jinks is playing golf with coffee beans haha!

Stamps: Coffee Tea Clear Stamp Set - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Golf Club - Print Blocks; WTG Play Golf - MFT Stamps; Fore, Three Two One - Rubbernecker
Paper: White; Brown; Flesh; DP
Dies: Jinks the Monkey; Cup Pop Stand Card; Pull Card Edges - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Circles; Stitched Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Coffee Bean Embossing Folder
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape