Today I am sharing another coffee card that is inspired by the current Craftin’ Desert Divas Monthly Social Media Challenge happening all across social media! (I’m also sharing this card over on the CDD Blog) If you want to enter a card of yours into the current challenge and be eligible for some AWESOME prizes, just create a card (using CDD products) inspired by the photo below and upload a picture of your project into the album on the CDD Facebook Group! Make sure you use the hashtag #cddmonthly so everyone can find and give your project some love!!

15289252_1207393175975013_7883187997971005992_oWhen I seen this mood/inspiration board, I was immediately drawn to the cup photo in the bottom center and also the colors that stood out the most to me were the rich reds, dark greens, and brown/kraft of the gift wrapping paper! With that cup photo in mind I chose to use the “Tipsy Cups” digital stamp from Craftin’ Desert Divas. After bringing the digi stamp into Photoshop Elements, altering it a bit, and stacking the cups using the stamp layering technique I printed the panel off onto kraft card stock using my laser printer.


I wanted very rich and intense color, like in the photos above, so I chose to use my alcohol markers for the coloring and also a black pen to trace the lines when the coloring was done. For the sentiment on my card I used the “Wishful Thoughts” sentiment stamp set from CDD. I stamped “Oh No!” in dark red dye ink and “I forgot” underneath in dark green dye ink. I also used the same inks and stamp set to stamp “Wishing You The Happiest Birthday” on the inside of the card.


This card was so simple to put together. I had created an A2 top folding white card base and, after stamping on the inside, I adhered the colored panel to the front center with doubled sided adhesive and fun foam. Then, after cutting my sentiment strip into a fish tailed banner I adhered it down with the same double sided adhesive and fun foam.


This month’s mood board is so fantastic, so make sure to head over and enter a card of your own into the challenge while there’s still time! If you are interested in any of the Craftin’ Desert Divas Products that I used on today’s card, they are all linked below!!!

tipsy_cups__30748-1456197933-500-750Tipsy Cups Digital Stamp

wishful_thoughts__57508-1459886364-500-750Wishful Thoughts Stamp Set

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