CCEE: Thinking GREEN!

Hi friends! 

I have two posts today ~
for my Drive By Crafts Winter Wonderland card, click here!
 I'm super excited that I was able to get a little inky this afternoon 
while chatting with my daughters and planning, planning!
We have a BUSY next 2 weeks so card making is precious to me ♥
Since the CCEE Stampers challenge this week is GREEN,
I had an idea of where I wanted to go with my card :)
I fell instantly in love with the Honey Bee Stamps 
 coffee break stamp set (of course!) when I saw it ♥
This week, they have a fun challenge to show off your green inspired cards
so I had a lot of fun stamping and embossing to highlight 
both the stamps AND the green!

WHICH is my very, very, VERY favorite color :)

 Some fun facts:

* Green eyes are something special ~  2% of the world's population has green eyes, making it the rarest eye color in the world!

* "It's not easy being green!" says our favorite green Muppet, Kermit!  Did you know he wasn't initially intended to be a frog?  His species was undetermined until Johnny Carson identified him as a frog nearly 10 years after his creation!

* Green is the symbol often associated with fertilty and in the 1400's, it was the preferred choice of color for wedding dresses.   

To make this card, I started with a green cardstock base, die cut to give
it a scalloped shape.
I ran my embossing buddy across the cardstock to prep it for inking
with VersaMark, and then embossed with Recollections white embossing powder.
I stamped out the cups and donut and smaller images 
in a random pattern but kept the coffee cup on a saucer as the main image,
focal point in the center.
I didn't want it to lay flat against the card do it's propped up with 
a low layer of 3D foam.
I repeated the stamping/embossing for the sentiment 
and that cute saying is from the Blah Blah Blah set which remains 
one of my favorites!  The sentiment stamps are hilarious!

And that's my card!
I absolutely LOVE how this one turned out ♥
I'm envisioning a stack of these to give to my son's teacher
with a variety of different sayings ...
Extra credit for mom!

Thanks for stopping by :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings!

I'll enter this to: Die Cut Divas - monochrome 
 Monochrome Magic - monochrome


  1. Amazing green shade, so lovely with the white embossing, Kelly! Fab card!!

  2. This pops! Love everything about this

  3. This would be perfect for my coffee-guzzling DIL!!! I bet that white really "pops"....great card, Kelly!

  4. The white embossed images look sensational on your bold green background, Kelly! What a great design!

  5. Well of course you fell in love with the stamp set, Kelly... it's so you! And now, after seeing your awesome card, I think I love that stamp set, too! Your talent is always inspiring - and enabling - me. Love your creativity!

  6. This is fabulous!! I love how you embossed the stamps on the green background!! It's so beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  7. such a cute stamp set used with white ep.

  8. love your green stamped/embossed bkgd...perfect for your senitment

  9. The green with white embossing makes a nice clean look.

  10. You are so darn creative. I love the card you created!!!

  11. Very Elegant. Thanks for playing along with me this month. Lisa Monochrome Magic

  12. This is lovely...makes me want to get out my white embossing powder!

  13. I love the way white embossing powder looks on colored papers. A great card for this challenge.

  14. What a fun card and I loved the bits of information about green: 2% of the entire population have green eyes? I knew it was rare, but that's rare. And nowadays, who would think of wearing "green" for their wedding. So glad you entered the Die Cut Divas' challenge for March.