Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Farewell Mocha Morning!

I invite you on a little journey today as I say farewell to Mocha Morning DSP. As you may know, the new 2012 Stampin' Up! catalog debuts on June 1st, so the last day to order this amazing DSP is tomorrow!

I decided to go through my scraps, and I do mean scraps, of this delightful paper and create a card as a parting gesture. As the card evolved I decided to share the process - on the off chance that you think it all comes together perfectly the first time! So here it goes!

               First the inspiration - I found it browsing through a magazine  - nice, huh? But because my scraps were so small and it was hard to trim all the corners, I decided on circles. I used Very Vanilla for the background. I also added a little left over Well Worn DSP.
Okay, but quite blah....

I decided to give it some warmth using an Early Espresso card base. The circles are just laying there for right now. Oh, I've learned not to adhere things too quickly! Okay, a little nicer....

I sponged the edges of all the circles with Crumb Cake ink. Getting better...

I was trying to decide if I should emboss the background or what. Decided on "or what"! Using the Simply Scored Tool, I scored two horizontal lines just above where the circles lay. I wanted to keep the card fairly clean so that worked for me!

So now to add a little element, I used Linen Thread between the score lines. I adhered it only to the back of the Very Vanilla card stock. Well, on the second card I did! The first one I had adhered the card front to the base already using Stampin' Dimensionals, so had to use my Paper Snips and a couple of glue dots and wedge it into place! Didn't I just say I had learned not to adhere things in place too quickly? Ha!

So, now you can adhere the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals and adhere your circles of DSP in place. Some are adhered with Snail adhesive, others with Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little depth.

Big oops! Well, my original didn't turn out quite this badly, but I did it over to show you what happened - I stamped the sentiment on crooked! (Lesson learned: stamp first to make sure it's picture perfect and then assemble and adhere your card together.) But, wait, there's a cure! I just restamped the sentiment (love the sentiment - and it's staying for the new cattie!), cut it out as a banner and adhered it on top! The banner die is available as a set on June 1st!

And we're done! Wouldn't it be great to send with a Starbuck's gift card tucked inside? Oh, I know just who this needs to go to! I'll just adhere a few circles to the front of an envelope and off it goes! Thanks for hanging out with me today!


Dagmar said...

Nice card! I like the idea with the two impressed lines... Clear and simple and without too much "chichi" on it.:o))
Have a nice day, Dagmar

Paper Potter said...

It's great to see the design process spelled out! Thanks, Penny, and what a great card, too. ~Celia

Barbara Dykhouse said...

I love this card, Penny! I came over from Stampin' Connection ~ I really like your style!