Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Good Friends, Good Coffee

This is my first post as an Art Impressions Design Team Member! I'm so excited! I'll be sharing right here on Tuesdays! I have been a customer of AI and a Bonnie groupie for a long time. I get so many ideas from her videos!  I had the opportunity to meet Bonnie and Kendra last year when they did a class at Creative Cuts and Crafts in Elmhurst, IL.  Bonnie will be doing another class there in July. You can visit the store's website for more information.

One of my favorite things to create are scenic greeting cards. Since last week's challenge was around beverages, I made a card featuring coffee - a drink I have every morning.  It's extra special when I share my cup of coffee with my girlfriends.  In this little scene, the girlfriends are sitting outside a lovely cafe, where they bought their ice coffees, planning a day of activities - of course, shopping and lunch will be on their list. :o) This card features one of the new Girlfriend sets,  Girlfriend Blend. The background includes giant oak tree, wrought iron gate, and cafe

I stamped the girls onto X-press card stock with a black memento ink pad and then colored them with Copic markers. For some added detail, I used a Copic multiliner to give a design to one of the Girlfriend's shirts, and used a Sakura glitter pen for their lipstick. I fussy cut them out.

Next, it was time for the background. I placed the Girlfriends on my blank background and marked where their table would be, and then set them aside again.  I masked the table and stamped the cafe.  I then masked the left side of the cafe and stamped the first tree. I drew lines for the grass and side walk. Time for coloring the background (perhaps you can tell, I love to color!!)! When I was all finished coloring, as Bonnie tells us, I signed my little scene. 

For an added little touch, I  stamped one of the cups onto some scrap paper, colored it, fussy cut it out and adhered to the inside of the card to carry the theme forward.   It's ready to write a note and send off!

Here's a photo of all the Copics I used:

Please be sure to visit the Art Impressions Blog. The DT will have some more ideas for you!! 

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!


AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Beautiful card. I to love sharing coffee and tea with my girl friends. We talk about so much and we just let the time pass by. I have some girlfriend back home who love to drink either coffee or tea and I sure do miss them. New to Washington haven't found any tea or coffee drinks just yet. I'm hoping I do so I can share drinks. As I type I'm having coffee. Ha! Congrats on your first post and TFS AJ~

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a cute card and perfect for the girls get-together. Your coloring is magnificient.

Kathy said...

I love this, these are so adorable!!! Nothing like sharing tea and coffee with girl friends and daughters.Your coloring is wonderful!!

sharon g said...

You are quite the Copic colorer (not a word, but you get the drift). Nice job.

B. Poteraj said...

Thanks for showing us how this stamp can be colored. I'm trying to learn to use my various colors of alcohol markers. I love how they blend.

Marge said...

This card is so fun! Love it.