Hello my crafty friends. I am back today with a card I created for the Not 2 Shabby Shop Digital Design Team. Each month, one of my fellow team mates, posts a challenge which always inspires and sets my creative wheels in motion. This month the challenge is to use one of Jamie’s amazing digital stamps along with a traditional stamp. With the new Lawn Fawn products recently released, I knew just what I wanted to create, so let’s get cracking.


(Lawn Fawn’s A Creature Was Stirring and N2SS Digital Coffee Cart)

This is the card we are creating today. Isn’t it simply adorable? I used the Not 2 Shabby Shop’s digital Coffee Cart image. First, I sized it on my computer and tried to scale it to fit these cute mice. Here is a tip, if you are unsure if the size is going to be to scale with another image, print it out on inexpensive copy paper first. This is what I did. I made a couple of adjustments and then I printed the final image on Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock with my Epson 1430 Inkjet Printer. I then set it aside for the ink to dry.
Next, I stamped out my mice and a Christmas tree cookie from Lawn Fawn’s “A Creature Was Stirring” stamp set. I used Versafine Black Onyx Ink because I planned to use my Distress Markers , which are now discontinued, but you can use the ink pads in the same manner, to watercolor the images. As with the Coffee Cart, I stamped onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock. I used various markers to color my images. For the mice I used Walnut Stain on the body and Spun Sugar for the ears. For the apron I used Tattered Rose. I added polka dots using my Sakura Gel Pen. Then I colored the Christmas tree cookie with Worn Lipstick. I used my Brother Scan N Cut to cut both the digital Coffee Cart and the stamped image out.
Once I gave the ink time to dry I started on the cart base. I watercolored (yes, as you can see I did watercolor my digital image) using Gathered Twigs, Picked Raspberry for the wheels, Ground Espresso for the coffee container, Gathered Twigs with a touch of Antique Linen for the frappuccino cup. For the awning I used Aged Mahogany and Worn Lipstick. I used Picked Raspberry for the balloon along with accents using my Sekura gel pen. For the banner I used Worn Lipstick and added Picked Raspberry and blended it with water from the top. I colored in the background of the cart using Tumbled Glass.

(Whimsy Stamps Military Camo Background Stamp)

Now, it’s time to work on our background. I recently purchased this amazing “Military Camo” background stamp from Whimsy stamps. It was out of stock for quite some time and I understand why. Don’t you just love all of that texture? I inked it with a combination of Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry. Distress Ink Using my new Misti, which I absolutely love by the way, I stamped it onto a piece of Neenah Solar White #80 card stock cut to 4x 5.25. Next, I mounted it on to a piece of Salmon colored cardstock from my stash that was cut to 8.5 x 5.5 and scored it at 4.25 for a finished card of 4.25x 5.5.
I needed a sentiment for my card, so I used words from a couple Lawn Fawn sets to get the sweet sentiment I needed for this card. I used both the “Jump For Joy” and the new “Tiny Gingerbread” stamp sets. I inked the words using Versafine Black Onxy Ink on to a scrap piece of white cardstock and used my Tim Holtz paper trimmer to cut it down to size.
Finally, I used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border to cut out a hill to ground my cart using burlap I had in my stash. I popped the cart and balloon up using my double sided foam tape and glued all of the images down. Then I added a lot of bling to the wheels, banner, frappuccino and baked goodies using my Diamond Stickles. Here is a look at my final card.
Head on over to the Not 2 Shabby Shop and check out all the fun digital images that Jamie has created and don’t forget to play along. Use the hashtag #Not2ShabbyDigiChallenge when posting to social media, so we can easily find your project. Don’t forget to share your project on the Scrappin Stampers Facebook page too.
Thanks for joining me today! Until next time xoxox Marla