Thanks a Latte girlfriend card with tutorial

Eli here. I recently bought this adorable stamp image of a girl holding a big’ole cup of coffee from Whimsie Doodles: Cafe Lizzie. It is a digital stamp which means you buy it off a computer site and print it with your own printer: any size you want and as many times as you want. Here is the card:

I love how it came together. Fun and funky, I think. Well, let’s get right to it and show you how it is done.

Begin by printing and coloring the image with Copic markers.
Cut out the image with your favorite Spellbinders die template.
Stamp the sentiment directly onto the image.

Choose a patterned paper that coordinates and then 2 or 3 card stock colors that match. I used a dotted patterned paper from K&Company and put it together with Cut Card Stock’s Basis Light Blue, Golden Green and Pop Tones Tangy Orange. Yummy!

Using a fine tip glitter pen, make small dots around the outer edge of the image.
Cut the patterned paper and card stocks into 5×7″ pieces. Stack and cut them together, keeping them in order as you cut.

After cutting, choose which pieces you want to feature the patterned paper and pull them to the front. Then bring the various colors to the front as well. Here is my example.

Glue the pieces to the A7 card of Neenah Classic Linen and add the stamped image. (Keep the rest of the pieces to make more cards.)
To finish the card, create three flowers using white organza ribbon. Use a running stitch (up and down at about 3/8″ for about 6″) and tie the ends of the thread together in a square knot.

 Add the three flowers using Glue Dots.
Now for a darling little addition, use three corner pieces of the cut paper to embellish the envelope flap. I used an A7 envelope in Sweet Tooth with green glitter on the flap. First trace the edge onto scratch paper.

 Glue the pieces to the scratch paper, trim it to the tracing line and glue it to the flap.


 Such a fun and whimsical piece to send to a good friend.’s products used in this project:

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