Saturday, November 25, 2017

Green Mugs with Red - Just Because

Bright red, green, and white in a simple design.  I made a few dozen of these for our local senior center, and in December, another volunteer will write cheerful notes to enclose with meals for some of our shut-ins.  I like the warm feeling of the mug on the red print "tablecloth."

Note: the gray borders are background, not part of the cards.

Card details:
  • Card stock is Paper Source spruce (solid green - mug on top card - discontinued), My Favorite Things red hot (solid red - leaf sprigs on both bottom cards), and Papertrey Ink (PTI) stamper's select white.
  • Patterned paper is pure poppy (red) damask print (horizontal strip on all cards), pure poppy bitty dot print (leaf sprig on top card), and pinefeather (dark green) bitty dot print (mug on bottom left card) from PTI pattern packs (tone-on-tone prints - retired); and pinefeather small plaid print (mug on bottom right card) from PTI bitty big pattern pack.
  • Leaf sprigs are cut with PTI heart-2-heart #12 dies.
  • Mugs are cut with Silhouette Cameo, using a shape from this design.  I stretched it vertically and enlarged it to fit my layout.
  • The sentiment "just because" is from PTI keep it simple: just because, stamped with PTI pinefeather ink cube.  For the top card, I stamped first with PTI new leaf (bright green) ink, layering the two ink colors (stamping twice with the MISTI) to match the solid green mug.

1 comment:

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful ministry, beautiful work!