Monday, May 17, 2021

Stampin' Up! Nothing's Better Than Card


Hi!  Happy Monday and welcome to my blog!  Today's card features that wonderful stamp set, Nothing's Better Than.  What's your favorite part of this set?  For me, it's gotta be the cookie (I♥Cookies!), but I also love the fonts and that retro coffee cup is perfection.  This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  Why did it take me an entire year to purchase it!?  We'll never know.  

This card was inspired by Sketch Challenge #419 at CAS Colours & Sketches.  Isn't this a great sketch!?  My measurements are a bit different from theirs, but not too much.  Have you tried one of their sketch challenges yet?  If not, you should.  Their blog is full of some super sketches!

Gray Granite Card Base ~ 6-1/2" x 6-1/4", scored at 3-1/4"
Real Red Layer ~ 6" x 3"
DSP ~ 5-1/2" x 2-1/2"
Scraps of Basic Black, Basic White and Gray Granite
Basic White ~ 6" x 3" (inside)
Ribbon ~ approx. 6-1/2"

1.  Attach the DSP to the Real Read Cardstock
2.  Attach the ribbon to the DSP & Real Red CS.  I used glue dots behind the Real Red on both sides. 
3.  Use Stampin' Dimensionals to attach the DSP/Real Red layer to the card base. 
4.  Stamp the cookie and coffee outlines using Tuxedo Black on Basic White CS.
5.  Stamp off once before stamping the inside of the cookie using Early Espresso.
6.  Stamp the inside of the coffee cup using Real Red.
7.  Stamp the sentiment on Basic Black using Versamark Ink.  Sprinkle White Emboss Powder over it, tap off the excess, then set with the Heat Tool.
8.  Run the cookie and coffee through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine with their coordinating dies. Also cut out a circle using Layering Circle Dies.
9.  Trim around the words with Paper Snips. 
10.  Attach the layers as shown, using a combination of Stampin' Dimensionals and Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

Stamp a coffee cup on the Basic White CS for the inside of the card, just like you did for the front.  
Then, attach the Basic White CS to the inside of the card with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. 

What do you think!?  I think I want a cookie.  Thankfully, my daughter makes the best cookies I've ever eaten.  I'm going to go eat one now.
Happy Stamping!

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  1. Judith your cookie and coffee makes for a great combo for this week's sketch! Love the pop of red that frames your card too. Thanks for playing over at CC&S this week!

  2. What a lovely card, thanks for joining us at CC&S.

  3. How sweet! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries.