My friend Judith celebrated her birthday last friday so I can finally show off this little thing I made for her! Judith is an enormous coffee addict and a designer for the Marianne Design team, so she basically either had or knew every coffee stamp out there. So what’s a girl to do, right? Well draw something herself of course!
So meet Juniper! I sketched her in my trusty sketchbook, went over the lines with fineliner and scanned in the image. Then I cleaned her up a bit, printed her again and coloured her with my lovely Flexmarkers. This was actually the first image I did with them and fell absolutely in love! Now of course I needed a card to put her on. So I wanted to do coffee colours and pink, since that’s Judiths favourite. I also carved the coffee bean stamp out of an eraser, and then gave it to her for her birthday!
I took some dark brown cardstock and stamped the handcarved coffee beans on it, as well as an inksplash stamp which was now a coffee spill. Then I started looking for inspiration on how to layer the card. Layering is something I’m quite new at and find actually very difficult! The pink glittered flower paper was a must since I knew that was totally Judith’s thing.
The white gelpen lines tied it all together. I didn’t have any hot pink rhinestones but luckily you can colour them with alcohol based markers. You can see two tiny ones on the right that I didn’t use, nifty right?
I love the endresult! And I’m happy to report Judith did too!
And this little girly even inspired me into doing a line of digital stamps! They will be called ‘Marjoram and Friends’, Marjoram being the herb I’m named after. There will be boys and girls, all with herb-inspired names and all with their own personality. Juniper is the first one and she is now available as a png digital stamp in the Etsy shop!