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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Coffee Skunk Thanks a Latte Card

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends,

So excited that it's my morning on the KBD blog because I get to share with you a card I made with the cute KaDoodle Bug Designs Coffee Skunk file. 
Which by the way is available for free for a short period of time.  

Reminder KaDoodle Bug Designs is a Super Sponsor of the Coffee Loving Card Makers 2017 Summer Bloghop and there is a few more days for you to create a coffee/tea/hot cocoa related project to link up on their blog for a chance to win.

For my card I chose to use the jpg from the Coffee Skunk file so I could quickly print and cut it out instead of cutting all the pieces from the svg and putting them together.    I love that the KBD files have the jpg and svg files so you can use either one depending on what you want to do or depending on your crafty mood.  Some days when I'm creating I don't have a lot of time so I like to use jpg images to create my cards and accent them with white Gelly Roll pens.  I think they're just as cute as doing the paper piecing.  

As I was designing this card I decided to create my own pattern paper using the sun from the KaDoodle Bug Designs Coffee Skunk svg file because I wanted my paper to tie into the sun on the coffee mug and the larger sun I stamped my sentiment on.   I chose to fill the sun with a gradient color of orange and yellow since I was using the print and cut feature in my Silhouette Design software.    After I got the yellow and orange how I wanted it, I reduced the sun and copied them in a row.  I group the row and copied and placed them where I wanted them.  I also made them hang over the edges of the blue rectangles so they would look like a random pattern when it was cut out.   

Here is a picture of what my screen looked like and on the right is the color window and the gradient panel to show you how I used this to fill in my sun. 

Here is another print shot showing you my cut lines. 

Here is my completed card.  
Used a couple of the coffee bean trios and a coffee bean paper piece from another coffee project to make a coffee bean bow on the upper right hand side of my card.    
Used the larger sun to stamp my sentiment.  

Here's a close up.   
Used White and Metallic Gold Gelly Roll pens to add some accents to the printed image and sun to add some dimension.    I used the offset feature in my Silhouette Design software to cut out a shadow in yellow.  
This helped him stand out against the blue.  

Thanks for visiting and please come back again. 

Happy Crafting!

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