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Take a Break!

August 26, 2023

Take a Break!

Hello everyone!   I'm Beverly Gerard, and I'm totally tickled to have been invited to guest design for Gerda Steiner Designs!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the upcoming Cup of Love stamp set.

My card was inspired by a recent visit to a mom & pop country cafe.  There's the red & white tablecloth setting the place for a polka dotted teacup full of sweet joy.  To create the wall texture, I scored kraft cardstock using 1/8" scoreboard lines before adhering it to the card front.  In order to give the cup a nice contrast of polka dots atop the gingham paper, I masked off the mouse and cup interior with a mask cut from a sticky note while blending Ranger's 'Barn Door' Distress Ink through the dotted stencil.

The adorable little mouse is colored with Copic markers W00, W0, W1, and R000.  Let me warn you though, this little mouse is going to keep calling you back for more play time.  In fact, I colored two!  I fussy cut the second image and layered it with foam tape atop the original mouse in the cup.  Additionally, I couldn't just leave the cup sitting flat atop the tablecloth, so it's lifted with foam tape as well.

Did you notice the bitty tea bag tag?  The Cup of Love stamp set includes 3 little stamps to choose from for stamping on the tag:  smile, take a break, and love you.  Plus, the set also includes 3 larger sentiments for placement on your card:  Thinking of you, Take a Break, and You Deserve It.

Thanks a bunch for visiting!  I'll be back again next week with another fun way to use this sweet stamp set!


Beverly on Instagram:  texasgrammy
Beverly's SCS Gallery:  TexasGrammy at Splitcoaststampers

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