Riley Two-fer!!!


Today's post features another Kimmie Two-fer!!! This time I'm using the Coffee Riley stamp.....he looks so chill, relaxin' with his cuppa joe and a cupcake!

I stamped a couple of images on Wausau bright white cardstock using Archival Brilliance Graphite Black ink and coloured him in using my Copics and taking the colours from the Basic Grey Urban Couture papers. It's a very simple layout really. The card base is Chocolate Chip with Almost Amethyst layered on top and a strip of the dp. I added a fancy swirl from Baroque Motifs and pierced a line along the bottom. One card uses an A Muse sentiment and the other is by Hero Arts. I matted the focal image on Rose Red or So Saffron, added some scrumptious chocolate satin ribbon and pop dotted Riley!

These cards are also perfect for this week's Cute Card Thursday Challenge, which is to make a masculine card!! I think this Riley dude is perfect for the men in your life!!!



I received a couple of questions in the last few days. One was what size are my cards. Generally speaking, I do two sizes. I do the regular A2 size which is half a sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and when I do square ones, it's usually a 5 1/4 square as the envelopes I find around here are slightly larger than that. I sometimes do 6x6 but I don't have a lot of 12x12 cardstock to cut in half, so I use my 8 1/2 x 11 and make a square one from that.

Also I have been asked several times about my Magnolias. You're right, they are very hard to get your inky little hands on, but I have a friend who owns a stamp store and she gets orders straight from Magnolia in Sweden. When they arrive at her store, they are generally sold out in less than a week. She does not take preorders but she keeps an email list and lets everyone on the list know when they come and then it's first come, first served. My suggestion to you, is to get on her email list and check it often, then when you get 'the email', call her right away with your credit card in hand!!! Feel free to email me and I can forward you her contact information.

Well, I'm off to work tonight and all day tomorrow. Yuck!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!

16 comments:

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Great card, Such a cool character. Nikki x

Julie said...

very nicely done, great cards

Stempelchaotin said...

Oh wow so lovely. Cute stamp. Love it.

Andrea, said...

brilliant cards I love that image he's so cute.
Thanks for joining in the CCT challege

Anesha said...

Fantastic card, love he image and the papers you used. Great photo!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Great card, love the swirls in the right upper corner.

Shary said...

Two great cards. Love that image and I think my fav is Riley in his red chair. :0)

Deb said...

Beautiful cards, i love Riley, really need to get my hands on him, perfect for this challenge

thank you for joining in the CCT challenge

Tricia said...

Very, very cute card!! :) Gotta love Riley!

Jenna P said...

Kim, I love these! Two-fer cracks me up everytime I read it, but it really is the greatest idea.. sometimes ya just gotta do it!

Also, I wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Arte y Pico award.. I know you just got one not too long ago, but you're such an inspiration, I had to give you another! :)

xo
Jenna

Katharina said...

I love it Kimmie. This little Riley is just too cute. The swirl in the background and the faux stitching is fabulous!

nessy said...

he is so cute and full of fun!!
great card
vanessa xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous cute card.

TaraG said...

Very cute cards, Kim! I just thought I would mention for those who can't get to The Town Scrapper, that I order my Magnolia stamps from the Magnolia (English) website with very little problems, really! The shipping cost is very low and I recieved them within a reasonable time frame considering they are coming from Sweden. The way they ship them I have yet to pay duty.
Tara

Jilli said...

Fab card, love the stamp

bastelkueken said...

I saw here wonderful and fantastic cards.... great

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