Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Fresh Brew; Uniko - Simply Said Christmas, Stunning Snowflakes
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Early Espresso; Distress - Tumbled Glass
Dies: Sizzix - Coffee Cup
Accessories: Cream Lustre Card; SU Card - Early Espresso; SU Punch; Copics; Spectrum Noir Sparkle - Clear
I got the idea for the card from this week's Merry Monday Challenge - MM#232 where they have a fun inspiration photo. I made the base from dark brown card. I cut a panel of cream card slightly smaller and embossed it with coffee cups, rounded the corners and lightly inked the edges. I adhered it flat to the card. Next I stamped the cup coffee on a cream tag. I did two more copies - one on white card where I coloured the cup band and added a logo, and one on cream which I die cut out. I randomly stamped some snowflakes on the tag, and then adhered the cup and band. I finished the tag by edging it with a brown marker and adding a ribbon. I finished off with a fun greeting. On the inside I cut another panel of cream card, stamped a Christmas greeting and added a few more snowflakes.
We're half-way through our colour challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown - CCT#02 to use AQUA, BROWN AND CREAM. I decided that these colours worked perfectly for this card. You've still got plenty of time to join in with us - deadline for submission is midnight (GMT) Friday 3rd February, that's 7.00pm EDT.
I'm also submitting the card to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - SSWC2501 where the theme is ANYTHING GOES.
That's all for now - I'm planning to spend the day in my craft room. Not sure whether it's going to be cards, art journal or, perhaps, some tidying up! Jonathan is off to a photo shoot and Kat is planning to chill - it was tough last week with her finals. Have a good weekend, see you soon!