Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coffee Creams

Here's a new stamp I just got from Stamper's Dream...isn't it cool?! It's called Candy Time. I love it!! You can also find the Madeline DP and Suede Brown Prism papers in the store as well.



The other day I briefly explained how I made the mat behind the curved mega rectangle panel but a couple people had questions about it, so I thought I'd just take some pictures of how I did it. Scroll down below for the quick tutorial.

Here's a picture of the inside of the card:


Here's a close-up so you can see the dimension:


Matting Tutorial

1. Cut two curved mega rectangle panels the same size, one with your main image and one in the color CS you want as your mat:


2. Cut the mat panel corner to corner:


3. Glue the two pieces to the back of your main image, separated a little. This is the back view of the main panel:


That's it! Like I said, two of the corners aren't covered by doing it this way. If you want ALL your corners covered, check out Michelle's awesome tutorial that she posted HERE. You rock, Michelle!

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Penny Black Candy Time
Paper: Suede Brown Dark, Suede Brown Medium, K&Company Madeline DP, PTI White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics (0, E00, E02, E04, E08, E33, E35, E37, E42, E43, E95, V91, V95)
Accessories: Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Ribbon (thanks to the lovely Jami Bova!)
Technique: Paper Tole


After TOOO many days of rain, the sun is FINALLY shining again here in PA so I think we're going out to get some fresh air! Have a great day!

34 comments:

Jekka said...

Very cute card. Thanks for the pictorial of your matting---a picture really is worth 1000 words sometimes. Especially when we haven't had our morning caffiene yet--LOL

Michelle said...

Oh, this is so adorable....that image is just too cute!! Geez I've been cutting my mattes freehand....no wonder they don't look as good, lol!! Thanks for the tip!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

This is so cute, Denise!!! Those little mice are adorable, and I love how you colored them! Great layout, and the tutorial is perfect! I will definitely have to try matting mine that way. Thanks, gf!!!

Jetstudio Designs said...

What a super cute image, I love the mice!! You alway do such a great job with the layouts and colors, I like the double mats..thanks for sharing.

Have a great afternoon....I hope your enjoying the sun shine :)

Jeanette - said...

Adorable card Denise!! Your coloring is fabulous!

Silke said...

AWWW - the image is really cute!!!
Awesome coloring and I like how you matted the BG - I have to remember that idea :)!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! How very sweet!! I adore that image!! Your coloring is beautiful!!

Riet said...

wowww Denise,what a beautiful card,l love the colours.

hugs Riet.x

Lori said...

Cute cute cute, love the image too!!! Thanks for sharing how you mat, I wasn't getting it either, lol!!
Mwah!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

How cute! This card actually made me hungry for some coffee flavored candy once I saw it! LOL Beautiful coloring and layering! Isn't it great to see the sun again?! :)
Carol

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Denise, this is just darling!! LOVE that cute image, and your matting tutorial is awesome!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

SO cute!! You are a genius!!

Emily said...

Love that DP Denise and that image is soooo cute! Outstanding! Thanks for the tutorial for those of us who need visuals...put me on the top of that list:)))

Alex said...

You are AMAZING!! I love this card, the coloring is fabulous and that image is totally adorable!!! Great tute as well Denise!!

*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Dawn Easton said...

Hey, looks like I'm a day behind again....not cool eh?
This new image is so super cute for sure!!! Thanks for explaining the layering...you know I'm one of those visual learners...hehe!
Enjoy that sunshine!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is adorable and love the paper you've used and your colouring is amazing!!!

Sandy Knecht said...

Thanks Denise, that sure isn't what I thought you did. I didn't even realize there was a separation. Beautiful card. Thanks for the tips.

Jerri Kay said...

Totally adorable Denise! What a cute image!

Terri said...

This is too stinkin' cute, I love how you colored this darling image! Off to check it out!

Juliana said...

ADORABLE!!
Thanks for sharing that matting tip!!
Great details and coloring, too!

Makiko Jones said...

How adorable, Denise!! Gorgeous coloring always :)
I love your little trick about layering! Thank you for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Woo hoo! We have sun in New York too, finally! This is so adorable!! it reminds me of the Penny Black images!! Awesome design and coloring as always Denise!! Great tutorial too!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

This is too cute! What a great image...love the colors you used also :)

Mothermark said...

Okay, I coulda used this information last week when I was making something, can't remember what. Darn CRS! Love that you explained that and I checked out Michelles too! What a great idear! Thanks Little Buddy!

This is so cute.Me thinks those two are comparing whose breath smells the worst and the winner gets the mint! Wonderful coloring again!!!

Joanne said...

adorable image....fabulous coloring....great idea with the tutorial...tfs

Connie said...

OH MY!! This is such an adorable image Denise! I LOVE coffee creams! Too cute!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Great card Denise! Love the new image... great tip on the matt. TFS!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Denise! This is a super-awesome tip! Thanks for sharing the link!

As always.....love your coloring!

Susan (rainy) said...

Cute cute image! Beautiful card, Denise. Love how you've matted it.

Becky said...

this card is just precious, you can take anything and make it fabulous :). Thanks for that tutorial, I had something totally different in my mind when you explained yesterday :).

Donna Baker said...

what a sweet card! Love the tip you shared, you're so clever

dpkennedy said...

Oh this image is too cute! Your coloring is fantastic and your design excellent!!

Jami said...

I had missed this post - so glad that Donna linked it today - I just got these nesties and I so appreciate this matting idea! Thanks for sharing!

JoAnn said...

Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities,

Where can I get these indented Nestabilities? I am new and do not know how to indent them. Please refer any help to sjoann1@tampabay.rr.com in case I can't get back to this spot!! Thank you all!! Love all of your work.