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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Starbuck's Fall

I'm jumping ahead to the next season with this card, but I just had to use this sentiment stamp, which was a craft store impulse buy clear back in the spring.  The card was so fun and easy and quick, as in minutes quick.  Well, maybe closer to 60 minutes, but that's because I changed my mind a time or two along the way.  You know how that goes.
 

 

The Funny Bones sentiment comes complete with pumpkins and I thought how nice it would be to have a coffee die to go with this, but then I remembered this old A Muse coffee stamp.  They're a fun combo.
 
The background, which I cut with a Memory Box Autumn Border die, was done with inks blended on watercolor paper.  I forgot to flick some splatters on before I stitched it all together, so I went over it later with my SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatter stamp.  Old combined with new.  There are just certain stamps that never wear out their welcome.
 
I'll be sending this to a friend in early fall with a, you guessed it, Starbucks coffee card.
 
You have a great day and I'll be back here again soon.  Take care!
 
 
Stamps:  Funny Bones Starbucks sentiment, A Muse Three Cups, SU! Itty Bitty Backgrounds splatters  Paper:  Vanilla cardstock, 90 lb hot press watercolor, Snap Wood & Notebook Basics designer paper  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Really Rust, Old Olive, So Saffron, Close to Cocoa, Copic markers for coloring  Accessories:  Linen thread, Impression Obsession Small Leaf Set, Memory Box Autumn Border

22 comments:

  1. This is beautiful Leslie! Love the delicate leaves so masterfully inked and blended... just like a perfect cup of coffee!

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  2. OMG I love that border of leaves! Such a gorgeous card and beautifully done my friend!

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  3. Wow, beautiful! What an awesome card for fall. Any recipient would love to receive this. Beautifully put together, love the colours, stitching, your leave accent and how you did the border with the wood grain paper behind! And of course that sentiment is just perfect. The itty bitty background stamp sure came in handy for you. I often forget to splatter, but I completely forgot about this little gem - thanks for mentioning it. Fabulous card Leslie as always. Enjoy your day!

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  4. LOL! Wonderful sentiment to go with your pretty card, Leslie - I shall duck as I say, "I don't drink coffee or tea!" LOL Never acquired the taste for it. But its always fun seeing how my friends enjoy the aroma and drinking it in their many recipes of flavorings. I bet the pumpkin has spices in it? Sounds interesting! Hope you are enjoying a great day! xo

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  5. Wow - what a great background piece and die cut. Your stitching is always so impressive, too. That's cool that you still use your Itty Bitty Background stamps. I still have mine, too:)

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  6. Very pretty and great design. Love the stitching and die. Funny I just heard on the news of the pumpkin spice latte's return.

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  7. Oh I adore this card ! I would have bought that stamp in a heartbeat myself ! I may have to find it online . My son-in-law and grandson love Starbucks and I get them gift cards quite often . Now I want that border die too. You are such an enabler to me ! Ha ha

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  8. This card, especially with the sentiment...makes me smile!! The added row of coffee mugs are a must...and the pretty fall leaf trails are gorgeous, Leslie. Funny, I was just musing to myself when those lattes are coming back. Yummy!

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  9. YOU are just amazing! This is such a cute card and I just know the recipient will LOVE IT!!! What a fabulous idea! I need to follow your lead and start sending some of my friends cards ... it's not like I don't have them available! {snort!}

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  10. Such a fun sentiment, I know that is how a lot of the coffee lovers I know feel :) You did a beautiful job on that border, just gorgeous!!

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  11. Wow Leslie your inked leaves and card design are gorgeous.

    Hugs Diane

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  12. Fantastic card Leslie! love those inked leaves on the MB boarder die, gorgeous colours!!! brilliant sentiment and stitching really sets it of.
    Pam x

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  13. Stunning card, Leslie! Love that sentiment & the beautiful border die! Lucky friend, for sure! Back to near 100, so your son may show up on your doorstop again--or maybe I will--haha!

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  14. Super cute! I like this with the coffee card, great idea. Your die cut is awesome. So pretty and cute.

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  15. What a beautiful and creative Fall birthday card Leslie. I Love your sentiment stamp and Fall die cut watercolored border. TFS my friend...Fall is definitely in the air even though it made up to 99 yesterday up the river...and in the shade. Ugh!!

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  16. So cute, and I love the colors and that gorgeous die cut down the side. I'm not a coffee drinker, but such a fun sentiment.

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  17. Hahahahah, Love this Miss Leslie! and so True!! lol.. I wait all year for Starbuck's pumpkin spice latte lol! Loving all the wonderful fall colors and die cut 8-) leaves! Now if the weather would just cool down a bit, we'd be set! lol 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  18. WOW this is a gorgeous card Leslie. Love the fun sentiment. I am not a coffee drinker but the equivalent to me would be when Jamba Juice starts selling their Pumpkin Smash smoothies and Pumpkin Almond Milk...yum. I love how you colored your leaf border.

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  19. I loved this card so much, I went and had a Starbucks today...yum!! I have to admit, much as I love summer I do love the fall cards....and this one just screams fall...another masterpiece!!

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  20. Oh, Leslie, what a fabulous fall card! I love the sentiment and giggled when I read it! So very true, especially so here in Florida when we really don't have fall. I love that amazing border die and your beautiful stitching, and how sweet are those cups. Great wood background too! What a fun old and new card - it's really true that some stamps never get too old! I love it, and your friend will love it too!! Hugs, sweet friend!

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  21. Oh, Leslie, what a fabulous fall card! I love the sentiment and giggled when I read it! So very true, especially so here in Florida when we really don't have fall. I love that amazing border die and your beautiful stitching, and how sweet are those cups. Great wood background too! What a fun old and new card - it's really true that some stamps never get too old! I love it, and your friend will love it too!! Hugs, sweet friend!

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