Coffee puts some Spring in my Step!

        Hello and thank you so much for stopping by today!  This is Shanna from Caffeinated Craftiness here today with another Tuesday Product Trio!

Today’s post features 3 products and a fun way to stretch your seasonal stamps further as well!  

This week’s products are:

Spring in My Step
Bunting and Lights Layering Stencil Set
Crafty Roast clay embellishments

 

I started by stamping the adorable gnome from Spring in My Step in Inkon3 Fadeout ink–knowing I wanted to try my hand at no-line coloring with my Copic markers.  This ink is fabulous, as the formula allows the ink to change to whatever color goes over it, making it virtually invisible once colored!  Next I colored the gnome with my Copics–I videoed the process and it’s over on my IGTV as well.  I only needed the gnome, so I omitted coloring the eggs as they were to be cut out.

Here are the basic colors I used:

Hat: R89, R29, R27, R24
Skin: E13, E11, E04, E00
Pants: B69, B66
Shirt: G07, G05, G02
Boots: E57, E55, C7, C5
Beard: T3, T1

After the coloring was completed, I fussy cut the gnome out, and paid special attention to the single hand, as I wanted the gnome to hold something else other than eggs!!  

If you have placed a recent order with Trinity, you probably received a “Tag of Appreciation” with you order!  I decided the coffee cup tag would be perfect for the gnome to hold!  The genius part is ANY shape will do!  He can carry a present out of a basic square shape, a huge donut from some nested circle dies, or maybe even a heart like the smallest one from the Nested Hearts dies….the possibilities are endless!!

 

After I colored the cup, I started to work on my background panel.  I grabbed my Bunting and Lights Layering Stencil Set and some Distress Oxides in Kitsch Pink, Mowed Lawn, and Blueprint Sketch with my Blending Buddy brushes and added some banners to the panel.  For the string I took a basic black writing pen!  For more interest, I added some splatters in all of the same distress oxides, along with some watered down black acrylic paint.  For the ground–I took some Mowed Lawn Oxide ink and lightly applied it to the bottom edge of the panel.

 

The sentiment is from the Spring in My Step stamp set as well, and I used my MISTI stamp positioner to stamp the sentiment along the bottom edge of the panel, also in Mowed Lawn oxide .  

The gnome was glued flat, directly to the panel.  I grabbed some of the smallest coffee beans from the Crafty Roast clay embellishments and added them to the pennants for some fun.  I also used one of the largest beans on the cup to tie it all together! The panel was adhered to a A2 card base to finish it all up. I love how it all came together!

 

Thank you so much for stopping by and supporting Trinity Stamps! I will be back again soon with another fun Trinity Stamps project!  For loads more inspiration, be sure to check out the Trinity Stamps Instagram and Imagination, Inspiration, and Conversation Facebook group! I hope to see you again soon.  If you enjoyed my project today, be sure to follow me over on Facebook and Instagram as well to keep up with all my caffeinated adventures!  Until next time!! ~Shanna

 

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