I'm late to this party but definitely wanted to celebrate by making a birthday card! I thought a coffee theme would be appropriate since STAMPlorations has a huge selection of coffee-themed products!
I die-cut the coffee cup (STAMPlorations Coffee Cup Silhouette Die - CUTplorations), first in brown cardstock and then in black craft foam. I layered them to create a shadow. Next I created the background with a coffee bean stencil (from the dollar store, I believe) and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink. I trimmed a thin strip off one of the edges of the stencilled panel and then adhered it near the bottom of the card. I stamped the birthday sentiment (STAMPlorations Layered Watermelon) and then added the die-cut word (trimmed from STAMPlorations Warm Winter Wishes Phrase Die - CUTplorations). I die-cut it in brown cardstock and black craft foam, again to create a shadow effect.
Inspiration came from the following challenges and events:
Crafter's Castle AG 1/3 C10
Creatalicious AG Optional for a Man 2/3
Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop AG w Coffee, Tea, Cocoa,or Cider
Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 1/3 C10
STAMPlorations 6th Birthday celebration 1/3
STAMPlorations November CAS Cards Optional Brown 1/3
STAMPlorations November Stencil AG w Stencil UE
STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes UE
As part of STAMPlorations 6th Birthday celebration, there is a Wish List Linky Party! You can win up to $40 worth of your Wish List! Here's my Wish List.
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!