I've had precious little time in my stamp room lately and when I hit a dry spell, I need a few challenges to get the mojo flowing. With LeAnne's theme in mind, I went searching for even more inspiration and found a fabulous sketch over at Mojo Monday:
As well as some fresh and funky colors at Hand Stamped Sentiments:
I mixed all these together to create a get well card for a co-worker:
I had so much fun adding little details to this one...who am I kidding I always love the details, lol! I flipped the sketch to fit the image and the Window Frame Framelit. Piercing around the edge with the coordinating Festive Piercing Pack (FREE this month with a bundled purchase!) really adds detail without alot of fuss.
Of course most of the details are concentrated in the focal element. Using the Morning Cup stamp set, I paper pieced the teapot and mug with an Island Indigo pattern from the Floral District DSP. The paper piecing was easy because I didn't worry about cutting out the handle or the lid--just trimmed 'em right off and then colored each with an Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker. Easy peasy! I punched two 2.5" circles--Whisper White and Early Espresso. I embossed the espresso circle with the Woodgrain EF and then trimmed off the bottom which I used as a table for the coffee pot and cup!
I added a trio of galloping teacups to the Tangerine Tango banner and colored each heart with a Tangerine Tango Stampin' Write Marker. Love how the Perk Up! sentiment from this set fits inside the Bitty Banner Framelit!
My first banner for the front didn't work out as I planned but made the perfect accent for the inside of the card especially paired with a sentiment from the retired set, Puns From the Past. I hope this card brings a smile to my co-worker and...inspires you to play along with our challenge this week at The Paper Players! If you need even more inspiration, check out the fabulous creations of the other designers:
The Paper Players Design TeamWe hope you'll join in the fun...just make sure to do so before Friday, October 14th at Noon (PDT). Can't wait to visit you and your creations!
Stamps: Morning Cup; Woodgrain; Puns From the Past [retired]
Ink: Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso, Whisper White, Island Indigo CS; Floral District DSP
Xtras: Tangerine Tango & Island Indigo Stampin' Write Markers; Tangerine Tango grosgrain ribbon [retired]; Early Espresso Baker's Twine; Window Frame Framelit; Bitty Banners Framelit; Festive Piercing Pack; 1 1/4" square punch