Welcome to Day 5 of the 2018 Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! If you're not familiar with this hop then please do check out the main Hop Post here when you are done visiting me and I hope you'll play along! today I'm playing with a freebie from Jessica Lynn Original! Jessica has provided a free digi for as long as I've been participating in these hops... and this one is adorable (as are all of them...lol). You can check out her blog post here for info on how to download it and use it to play along! Here's what I've made:
I decided early on I wanted to create this style of card with a window in the front and part of the Brentwood image peeking out. I used the Crazy Stitched Frame Die from CDD to cut my first layer and attached it directly to the card base. Then I lined up the medium Inside Scalloped Octagon Die where I wanted it to be and secured it to the paper with some washi so it wouldn't move... centering it between the two sides and a little higher vertically. I cut out the window and set aside the frame that was created.
Then I made sure my image would line up where I wanted it before I cut that out with the largest Octagon in the set. I added back the outside frame by applying glue over the outside edge of the die on the inside of the front so that the glue was over the outer edge of the octagon and also on the card base. Then I cut a square slightly bigger than the octagon and cut another window out of it so that I could glue the square down around the scallop window and cover the tape that I used to hold the window in. And then glued the frame that was cut from that white square onto the backside of the frame I had attached in the front (with the plaid).
Once I had that all figured out, I added that Sun die that from CC Designs (it's one of my favorite suns and it's no longer available) and we'll talk about those awesome lemons in just a bit!
Then I colored my image with my Copics and layered everything on the inside of the card. I colored his hat first so that I could texture it with some burlap and some blending solution. I textured the hammock simply by swiping one way and then creating lines in the opposite directions... I didn't take a lot of time with it and did it quickly and I love the way it came out. The sky and water I created with flicks of various colors. This was really fun to color up!
When it came time to add a sentiment right away I thought of this adorable sentiment from the new Paper Sweeties Hey Y'all sentiment set. And then I remembered that with one of my awesome cup die sets from Our Daily Bread Designs, Beverage Cup Dies (you need to check these out) I thought I'd seen a lemon/citrus die... it was perfect!! And I sprinkled around a few of the CDD Shimmer Sequins (one of my favorites)
I'm playing along with the Double Trouble Challenge to use two or more patterned papers and because I"m also entering the coffee hop I get too chances to win over there!
Thanks for stopping! I'll be back later with a second project for today!