Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Pumpkin Latte #56

I am a huge fan of starbucks.  So much so, that I am a re-occuring Gold card member.  Each 'year' I purchase more than enough coffees to keep my card.  And this time of year, their famous Pumpkin Spice drinks are available.  These drinks were what was on my mind, when I saw this weeks color challenge over @ Nacho Average Challenge.  I don't do very well with color challenges.  I find the whole process a bit frustrating.  And I'll add, this was not my first attempt with these colors (smile).

here is what I created:

For those who are familiar with my work, this card is pretty clean and simple for me.  In that, there aren't layers, machine stitching, buttons, and various different little trinkets (smile). 
The card base is early espresso cardstock.  For the matt, I layered a piece of cajun craze card stock, and a scrap piece of pool party dsp.   I wrapped some early espresso bakers twine around this matt and tied it in a simple bow.
I stamped a text leaf in cajun craze classic ink, onto very vanilla cardstock.  I don't own the dies to cut out the leaves, so I used my scissors and fussy cut the leaf by hand.  I stamped the coffee cup in early espresso onto very vanilla cardstock, and fussy cut that out too.  I stamped the cup onto pool party dsp and cut out the cuff.  I stamped a button in cajun craze onto very vanilla and used my 1" circle punch to get the shape.  I layered the button onto the coffee cuff, and layered the coffee cup onto the leaf.  
I stamped my sentiment in early espresso classic ink, onto pool party cardstock.  I matted the sentiment banner onto a scrap piece of cajun craze cardstock.  I stapled the sentiment banner to the lower corner of the card.
I hope we have inspired you, and given you alot of creative ideas to help get you started in participating in our color challenge this week @ NAC.

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