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I Love You a Latte!

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After a friend learned I’d been commissioned to make a Valentine, he private messaged me and asked if I’d consider making and selling one for him!  He agreed to my price and as I learned more about his Valentine and hear favorite color, this card came together with the sentiment he chose.  I’d had this DCWV coffee bean paper for ages and had been itching to use it. Finally, I had a reason!

blog-I Love You a LatteI started by attaching purple cardstock and the coffee bean paper together and wrapped some trendy chevron-printed American Crafts ribbon around them to cover the seam.  Then, I used the “I Love You a Latte” stamp from Close to My Heart and hand-cut around it.  I stamped the coffee cup image (from the same set) and colored it with Copic markers and hand-cut it out.  Next, a heart was stamped and hand-cut.  That was a lot of hand-cutting!  I attached them to the card using adhesive and double-sided sticky foam tape and tucked a sweet little bow to complete the cluster.

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I knew I wanted to create steam with another stamp set, so I stamped the curls a few times and added sparkly purple rhinestones for some added interest.blog-Latte Hearts

I drew some faux hand-stitching around the card edges and stamped hearts down the side from the Close to My Heart “Whooo’s Your Valentine” stamp set.blog-Love You a Latte

I’m writing this post rather late at night and I’m too sleepy to insert hyperlinks or name the stamp sets I used. Sorry! I plan to return to this blog post to make those edits in the daylight. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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