Friendship Card: Happiness Is A Cup of Coffee With a Friend

The handmade card I have to show you today was so fun to put together! This stamped friendship card uses the Coffee Cafe stamp set, as well as the new Embossing Paste from Stampin' Up's NEW 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.

How To Make This Hand Stamped Card:

This card starts by cutting a sheet of Coffee Break Designer Series Paper from it's 12×12 size to 8.5"x 5.5", scoring it at 4.25". You can get two card bases from one sheet of paper and have some pieces left over to use on the card fronts.

Then, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock to 3.75"x 5" for the inside of the card. This inside piece will add more sturdiness to the patterned paper card base and will be where you can add a handwritten message and/or stamp the inside as I did here using the coffee bean and heart stamps from the Coffee Cafe stamp set.

Now, for the card front, cut a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and a piece of Whisper White cardstock to layer on top of it. Use Early Espresso ink to stamp the greeting/coffee cup and topping stamp from the Coffee Break stamp set onto the Whisper White layer.

Use the new Circle Tab Punch to punch out a tab from Soft Sky cardstock. On a scrap piece of Whisper White, stamp the 'Enjoy' stamp from the Tabs For Everything stamp set with Early Espresso ink. Punch it out using the 3/4" Circle Punch and adhere it to the punched tab. Adhere to both sides of the Whisper White stamped layer and then adhere this layer to the Pear Pizzazz mat layer.

From Soft Sky cardstock, punch out the border using the Decorative Ribbon Border Punch and adhere that to the stamped layer with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. 

Add Dimension With Embossing Paste

For some fun dimension, use a Palette Knife and the Embossing Paste to add a whipped look to the topping stamp and add some Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter over the embossing paste and allow to dry. (You can use your finger to lightly press the glitter into the paste).

Once the embossing paste is dry, add a few Soft Sky colored, heart shaped Subtles Enamel Shapes to the cardfront- including one right on the embossing paste.

Stampin' Up Stamps:

Coffee Cafe stamp set, Tabs For Everything stamp set

Stampin' Up Paper:

Coffee Break Designer Series Paper, Whisper White cardstock, Pear Pizzazz cardstock, Soft Sky cardstock

Stampin' Up Ink:

Early Espresso Stampin' Pad, Soft Sky Stampin' Pad

Other Stampin' Up Supplies and Tools:

Circle Tab Punch, Decorative Ribbon Border Punch, Embossing Paste, Palette Knives, Subtles Enamel Shapes,  3/4" Circle Punch, SNAIL Adhesive, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

I hope you enjoyed today's hand stamped friendship card using the new Coffee Cafe and Tabs for Everything stamp sets!


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