Monday, February 20, 2017

Need Coffee

Hi there my crafty friends!  I'm back to share my newest CDD digi DT project with you.  I also want to encourage you to participate in Craftin Desert Divas Social Media/Mood Board challenge.  You still have over a week to participate.  Tara gives out three different prizes!    There are so many wonderful acrylic and digital stamps in the store to choose from.  Not to mention, lots of new releases!

Now that Valentine's has come and gone, I had to give my project some extra thought.  My mind has been using so much pink and red that I had to take a step back.  I kept looking at the Mood Board inspiration photo until I came up with a plan.  So here it is!

I love coffee and tea so I went hunting through the CDD digi stamps.  There are lots to choose from but the Need Coffee one jumped out at me.  I'd love to have a cup of coffee almost as big as me!  I love coffee and is much needed to get me going in the mornings.

I knew that I wanted to use tan, red and white.  I got stumped when I needed another color to use with the coffee cup.  I wanted the primary color on the cup to be red and the bear to be brown and tan.  So I opted to use gray since it tends to be pretty neutral.  Some days I really struggle with where the highlights should go when I color the images.  Today was one of those days.  I colored the bear and the cup in with copic markers.  I put down a little sparkle on his eyes and then covered it with glossy accents since they are supposed to be glasses.  It always adds a nice little touch.  I also did the same thing to the white highlight on the cup.

After all the coloring was done, I fussy cut the whole thing out.  I would have just used a rectangle die but my white paper was just a little too small for the die.  I went around all of the edges with a black marker.  I then cut the white rectangle using a die from the Fancy Frames die set.  Now I was beset with another issue.  I couldn't find any patterned paper that used a shade of red similar to my cup with a tan!  So I just made my own!  I recently watched a video on Youtube of someone using their copic markers to make a plaid background.  I grabbed the same markers I used to color the images and got busy.  I just kept adding lines until I was happy with the way it looked.  A pretty neat trick I must say!

I adhered the plaid piece to a white base, then the white rectangle on top.  I used a bunch of foam tape on the bear/cup and placed it on top.  I colored a scrap piece of white paper with one of the lighter tan copics and stamped my sentiment on top.  It comes from the Sky is the Limit set.  I cut banner edges and went around it with a red copic.  I also popped it up with foam tape and adhered it.

Whew!  I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration and I hope you will play along with the Mood Board/Social media challenge!


  1. Do you have a link to the Copic Plaid video? I love plaid and am always looking for new ways to make it. Such a cute card:)

    1. Hi there! Here are two of the videos I watched about making plaid backgrounds with Copics.
      Hope that helps!

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