Friday, 2 March 2018

I Love You and Coffee!

Every once in a while two challenges converge and I can create something that's perfect for each.  That's what happened with The Card Concept and Inkspirational.  It's all about the coffee. 

At first I hemmed and hawed about using the Coffee Cafe set since it, too, is all about coffee.  In the end, however, I went in another direction.  Since both challenges featured a pretty teacup in their inspirational photo, I hauled out a retired die set, the Cups & Kettle Framelits dies, and used the large teacup die to cut out a piece of the striped Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series paper from the Sale-a-bration second release.  It made a perfect cup, especially after I sponged some Sahara Sand ink around the perimeter to give it dimension. 

For my background I used a base of Heavy Whisper White, a layer of the retired Baked Brown Sugar cardstock, and a layer of the retired Falling in Love Designer Series paper.  Before adding the DSP, I sponged around the perimeter using Baked Brown Sugar ink.  To give the cup more dimension, I used flower shaping tools to round it out and then added dimensionals (two deep in the centre) when adhering it to the card.  The sentiment is from the retired Merry Cafe set and is also stamped using Baked Brown Sugar ink.  To finish off, I cut a butterfly from Copper Foil and from Blushing Bride using the Bold Butterfly framelits and Butterflies thinlits. 


I'm entering this card in The Card Concept #87 (Freshly Brewed)


I'm also entering this card in the Inkspirational Challenge #155 - Coffee Photo

5 comments:

  1. What a great design! I particularly like the touches of shimmer and the fun hearts in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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  2. So pretty! I just love how you gave dimension to the coffee cup! I need to remember that trick! Thanks for joking us at the Card Concept!

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  3. Wow, this is perfect for our challenge Heidi!! Love the shimmer, the colors and the butterfly :-) Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- hugs and we hope you can join us again soon!

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  4. Beautiful card! I love the dies you used and the shine looks fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

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  5. What a lovely cup and a fun interpretation of the photo with your hearts and butterfly! A very sweet card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

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