Thursday, June 25

I {heart} Coffee

One of my favorite indulgences (aside from stamps of course) is coffee. I love the Hand Drawn Bundle, Level 3 Hostess set. (soon to be 'retired') In fact, this cute set is full of my favorite things... coffee, cupcakes, flowers... what more could a girl ask for? And speaking of cupcakes...

Coming Soon:
A Sweet Treat and a Sneak Peek.

The layout for today's card is inspired by Mojo Monday #92. I maintained the general aspects but changed some of the details. Remember: Sketches are a jumping point not a strict guideline - make your card your own!
  • My Cameo Coral card base measure 5" x 7" and is topped with a layer of Chocolate Chip. (4.75" x 6.75") Note: Today's colors were inspired by Dawn McVey's Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #10: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral, and Rose Red.

  • Two patterns from Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (available through June 30th on the Last Chance Accessories List) create the background. TIP: The bold paisley along the bottom is balanced by the smaller print above. Balance is important to consider in these three things: 1) richness and depth of color; 2) size of print or pattern; 3) negative (or empty) space in relationship to card elements
  • Double Stitched Chocolate Chip grosgrain hides the seam where the two papers meet.
  • My main panel is a 2.5" x 3.75" rectangle of Cameo Coral atop a Rose Red matte.

  • Using my Stamp-a-ma-jig I went ahead and stamped 2 cups and the heart as a guide. The coffee cup was stamped 2 times onto Very Vanilla and twice more on the Chocolate Chip polka dots from Bella Rose Designer Series Paper. I trimmed the main cup portion from the polka dots and adhered it to the Vanilla base. Next, I popped the cut cup onto my outline using Stampin' Dimensionals. TIP: By having the outline image on the Coral, I didn't lose my coffee's steam to trimming.

  • The heart was also paper pieced and adhered. Since the bundle includes coordinating rub-ons, I selected a sweet sentiment, 'love to chat with you'.

  • To mimic the elements on the side of the main panel in the sketch I opted to add a few of the doodle flowers. I zipped a strip of Vanilla through my Big Shot using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, stamped, and trimmed.
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Stamps and Rub-Ons: Hand Drawn Bundle - Hostess Level 3 (115535)
Paper: Cameo Coral (100475), Rose Red (102544), Chocolate Chip (102128), Very Vanilla (101650), Raspberry Tart Designer Series Paper (113975)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (100908)
Sassy Somethings: 1" Double Stitch Grosgrain - Chocolate Chip (111849)


Ann Schach said...

Great job, Denise! The colors work so well together, and the flowers add the perfect touch! Your cards are always fantastic!

Kris Kilcoyne said...

Beautiful card - perfect submission for the Mojo challenge.

You definitely have MOJO!!

Patti said...

Beautiful and balanced. Excellent way to combine challenges. Thanks for the tips about paper piecing.

Mary Fish said...

This is my favorite card I have seen with the hand drawn bundle. Charming with the flowers. Wow! Hugs, Mary

Carrie said...

I love coffee, too! Love how you stamped the cups on the cameo to keep the "steam". Too cute!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Ahhh, my favorite paper. Mine is still unopened. *smile* Love your card, it is so beautiful. Hugs, Carla

Melissa said...

ooohhhh! I love this! Sooo neat! I have to say, my fav with this bundle as well!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Gorgeous card!! I love it!

Maggie said...

Luv the new stamps goes perfectly with your theme.


Kim said...

Adorable card Denise - love everything about it - dsp, cut out flowers!! Cute, cute, cute!