Thursday, February 22, 2024

One (Two) Little Lattes!


Here we are--this is the Double Duty Day!  This is the 38th month, so we are in our 4th year!  WOW--4 years of making two cards with the same stamp from different companies each month!

Each month, we get to pick a stamp set from a predetermined company. Then, we will use that one stamp set and make two cards from the set.  Different images and sentiments from the same set can be used, or use the same image two different ways—Double Duty either way!  But, as an added challenge, one item must be used on both cards—same color cardstock, same ribbon, same stencil, same something.  Double Duty Again!  We will post both cards on our blog on the the 22nd of each month.  See-Double Duty again!  We will be sure to have fun getting doubly inky each month with a different stamp company.  Let’s have fun!

For February, the company we picked is Unity! They make such a variety of images and other stamping items.  They have some very fun sets with sweet sentiments.  I went this month with a cute set called One Little Latte that has 3 perfect sentiments.  I think this mug is so dang cute!

For the first card, I stamped the image and colored with my Copic Sketch Markers. I fussy cut the image and die cut one of the sentiments with a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Tag Die. The background is called Perfect Blend, heart of coffee beans!  I decided I needed a grounding layer and die cut a heart from Gina K Designs Master Layouts 4.  I tied the tag on the mug handle with some brown baker's twine.    I added some gold enamel dots around the heart. 

For this card, I stamped the image and again, colored with my Copic Sketch Markers. Fussy cutting the image again and die cut another of the sentiments with a Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Tag Die. This background is filled with birthday party hats. I die cut a circle from a piece of vellum from a CottageCutz Double Stitched Circle die.  Once again, I tied the tag on the mug handle with some pink baker's twine. I added some pink enamel dots around the circle. 

I hope you enjoyed my cards for our group.  Please be sure to check out the other Double Duty cards. Here is a link to Jeanette'sDarlene’s  and  Carol's blogs.   I am sure you will not be disappointed and will see a couple of sets of great cards.  

Next month we are doing something different for our challenge.  We are using jsut a stencil or a stencil with a sentiment alone.  So be sure to check out our cards on March 22nd!  

Image/Sentiment:   Unity One Little Latte

Cardstock/Patterned Paper:  The Paper Cut Cougar Opaque 100# White; Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Basic Black, Melon Mambo; Gina K Designs Sandy Beach; Vellum; Perfect Blend and Birthday Party Hat Patterned Paper

Ink: Hero Arts Intense Black

Accessories:  Tutti Designs Stitched Nesting Tag Dies; Gina K Designs Master Layouts 2; CottageCutz Double Stitched Circle Dies; Copic Sketch Markers;  Baker's Twine; Enamel Dots


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Barb, these are such cute cards. The way you added the sentiments is very creative.

kadie said...

Super cute!

Darlene LeTavec said...

Cute, cute, cute!! I can see why you like this set, it's adorable! Very versatile too. I really like the circle of velum and that tag die and twine is perfect!

nwilliams6 said...

VEry cute cards. Love the idea of double duty! Fun.

kiwimeskreations said...

What gorgeous and fun cards Barb - and beautifully made too