Coffee and Card - November

Today I held another of my Coffee and Card sessions in Costa and, upon writing this, I realised that I hadn't shared my card from the last one. So, I'll share both with you.

Today's card is a simple Christmas card to encourage us to use our spare patterned paper. I made it after having see a card in a different colour combo, made by Anne Marie Hile which also had a stamped image. Unlike her super card, mine has no stamped image, only the sentiment is stamped. The rest of the card is patterned paper (DSP).

The card base is Fresh Freesia, a mat of Soft Seafoam with DSP. The penguin has been punched out from the DSP with the Penguin Builder Punch. This paper was in a recent Saleabration promotion and is, sadly, no longer available. However, there is a coordinating stamp set for the punch called Penguin Place. The stamp set and punch can be purchased as a bundle (10% saving) or individually. The sentiment is from the retired In The Pines stamp set. Ribbon is Pool Party Sheer Ribbon and a little bling from Subtle Shimmer Sequins.

My second card, from my last session is a birthday card but could be used for many occasions, even Christmas if you changed up the colours. In this sample the base card is Fresh Freesia with a mat of Smoky Slate. The inks are fresh freesia and granny apple green onto basic white card.

The stamp set is Artistically Inked. Included in this suite of products is the Expressions in Ink Specialty Designer Series Paper that is simply stunning with it's watermark effect and gold embossing. However, I didn't use the DSP on this card. After stamping, the card is cut into random sections before being reassembled in the correct order and stuck to the mat, leaving a little space in between each section. The sentiment, from the same stamp set, is crisp and clear. It stamps beautifully. The small piece of script patterned paper is from my retired stash, as are the sequins.

It may be possible for me to fit in one more Coffee & Card session in before Christmas but I've still to run this month's classes and make my own Christmas cards so I'll need to get planning!

Thanks for joining me today. As always, there is a list of current products used below. Click on any to view more clearly or to purchase.

Happy crafting!