Hello and Happy Thursday! I hope you are having a great day today! Here is a card that I created inspired by this week's challenge from A La Card Monkey. It immediately caught my eye because the sketch is centered around one of my favorite things: COFFEE! Of course I had a trusty Starbucks cup by my side, when I made this one. Haha!
The main image is from a retired set called Sip by Sip. After I colored it in, I decided to abandon the search for patterned paper and used an embossing folder to mimic the steam coming off the cup and a paper crimper to mimic the little "sleeve" on my Starbucks cup. What is the actual name for those things? Does anyone know? I also added some Crystal Effects to the coffee in the cup and on the coffee pot.
When it came to the color combo I just HAD to use Early Espresso. ;) What goes great with coffee? Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler sounded good to me, so they were added, too. I also love using that satin ribbon, any chance I get. It ties perfectly EVERY time! Behind the little hearts, I added a layer of Glimmer Paper for a little pop of sparkle.Here is the shot of the inside of the card, made with scraps from the front. I stamped a little trio of coffee beans, because they were too cute NOT to:
Thanks for visiting today! Before you go please leave a comment to say hello. (Scroll down two posts to check out my give-away, going on through Friday, too!) Have a fantastic rest of your day! Is is too late for more coffee? Hmmm.... :)
Stampin Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Sip by Sip (main image, retired), Morning cup (sentiment) and Espress Yourself (coffee beans, inside, retired)
Ink: Early Espresso and Basic Black Classic ink
Papers: Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Paper Crimper, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Word Window punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, Scalloped Oval punch, Crystal Effects, Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Red Glimmer Paper (Occasions Mini catty), Baja Breeze Stampin' Write Marker, Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write Marker and Stampin' Dimensionals
Non SU! Accessories: rectangle/scalloped rectangle die cuts, swirled embossing folder, gold brads and gray alcohol-based markers