Saturday, January 31, 2015

Coffee & You, Card

Oh my! I had a lot of fun creating a card for the Friday Mashup challenge this week.   Their challenge this week, is to use their sketch or project or 'mash up' and use both!  So, I did!  Let me first say, that the sketch is super user friendly and easy to work with.  The project is to use 2/+ embellishments.  How fun will that be?   I used both the sketch and the project requirement of 2/+ embellishments (pearl brad, 3D paper embellishment, sequins, and bakers twine.)

I used the same new pattern paper pad for this card, too:  Signature, by Color Bok.  I also used the same stamp set: We Go Together, by Paper Trey Ink.  Here it is:

I wanted to  make a special card for a super special friend.  This fabulous lady, Nichole, has been a great source of comfort, support, encouragement, and just a plain super duper great friend!  And one of our favorite past times, is to drink coffee and visit.  How wonderful is that?  So, I wanted her to know that I love her more than coffee! {smile}
Recipe:  The card base is crumb cake card stock, by Stampin' Up!.  The pattern papers (3) are from the Signature pattern paper pad by Color Bok.  I sponged the edges of each paper, and then layered them on top of each other.
For the banner piece at the upper right corner, I first added a journaling tag from the Coffee Break collection by Prima.  Then I stamped my sentiment onto shimmer white card stock, with baked brown sugar classic ink.  I stamped the sentiment again on a scrap piece of shimmer white card stock, and fussy cut the 'my coffee' line and adhered it onto the sentiment banner with foam tape.  Finally, I stapled this collection to the upper right corner of the card front.

I wrapped some bermuda bay bakers twine around the bottom third of the card.  I tied a multi-loop bow with the bakers twine and secured it to the card front with a pearl brad.   

I added a paper 3-D 'coffee break' embellishment just above the pearl brad.  I love how the to-go coffee cup is sitting in a bouquet of flowers, along with an 'imagine' tag, a heart bubble, and a lone blossom are elevated with foam tape.
To add a little sparkle, I added a trio of sequins by Studio Calico.  A pair of green sequins above the to-go coffee, and a brown striped sequin just below the pearl brad.  I thought the mix of these two sequins added a little 'pretty' to the card front!  I'm pretty sure Nichole will like my card.  But mostly, I just want to send her a hand written note.  Because who doesn't love getting this kind of snail mail?  Just curious, but how do you mail your hand-made cards? Translucent or Opaque envelope?
I hope you get a chance to create something beautiful and creative this weekend.


Avery Murphy said...

I really love your sentiment on your card. It is funny. Very beautiful card!

Thank you for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

Lisa said...

Another lovely card! Love all the details you combined on this beauty!

Thanks for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

brrenwick said...

Oh my gosh...I love this sentiment! I may have to add this fun set to my collection! Love how you mashed things up :) Thanks for playing along with us at FMU!