National Coffee Day

In case you haven’t heard, tomorrow is National Coffee Day. It occurs every year on September 29. If you’re a coffee lover like me, there are usually good deals to be found at various coffee vendors in honor of the occasion. In honor of National Coffee Day tomorrow and cooler temperatures finally arriving in Southern California, it seemed only fitting to create a Fall-themed coffee card.

Mel's Card Corner | National Coffee Day

I used the retired Merry Café and Coffee Café stamp sets and dies from Stampin’ Up to create the focal image for my card. Even though the sets I used are retired, any similar style coffee set will work for this design.

I stamped the lid and sleeve images on Vanilla Malt cardstock from Lawn Fawn using Chocolate Truffle Amalgam Ink by Gina K. Designs. I used the same ink to stamp the coffee cut outline on some plaid patterned paper from the Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection 6×6″ Paper Pad by Photo Play.

To give the images some depth and dimension, I added some simple shading to each of the pieces. I used Copic markers in W4, W2, W0, and the 0 Colorless Blender to add the shading. I then stamped the sentiment on the sleeve using Mandarin Spice ink from Catherine Pooler Designs. Since Catherine’s inks aren’t Copic-friendly (with the exception of her Midnight ink), I did that step after the Copic coloring to avoid smearing the ink.

Mel's Card Corner | National Coffee Day

After I had all the stamping and shading completed, I die cut all the images using the coordinating die set. While I was die cutting, I also die cut a journaling card from another piece of patterned paper from the Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection using the Stitched Journaling Card dies from Lawn Fawn.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from Vanilla Malt cardstock. I adhered another piece of the patterned paper from the Mad 4 Plaid Fall Collection to the card front using liquid glue then adhered the journaling card to that, also with liquid glue. I adhered all the coffee cup pieces together using liquid glue then adhered it centered on the journaling card using foam squares and that completed my card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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