I have a thing about coffee. I've never liked it because it was so bitter. And for years, I've done fine without it, other than those awkwards moments when someone has just poured me a cup without asking and I've had to tell them that I don't drink it. My hubby didn't drink it for years either, for different reasons. Then we got one of those single serve coffee machines. My hubby started enjoying a cup every once in a while. One morning, while he was inhaling the aroma of a cup of java, I told him that I could really use the caffeine in that mug, as I was slow getting started that day. He convinced me to try it again and.... I actually really enjoyed it. Well, truthfully, it was okay! And I was so productive that day that I was sold! You never know. Sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks!!
Two things inspired this card: One was the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday sketch.
Are you thinking that this card doesn't really line up with the sketch very much? Well, let me just tell you that the other thing that inspired the card was a post on Julie Davison's blog on Slider Cards. I've always wanted to try that technique. So with that in mind, take a look at the second photo:
- Do you see it now? I've been dying to use the stamp set Perfect Blend for a number of months now, but it never seemed like the right time until yesterday.
- Of course, Early Espresso HAD to form the card base. I added some of the new Typeset Specialty DSP to the base. I love that collection, and especially the light weight of it. In fact, I pulled out a sheet and cut it into the size I needed before I realized that I had pulled and cut TWO sheets. Oops!
- The other colours I used are from the Regals collection, Crushed Curry and Cajun Craze, as well as Very Vanilla for stamping on. I used some of the Regals Designer Series Paper Stack for the lids and coffee cosies on the coffee cups. I paper pieced them by stamping the same coffee cup on the Designer Paper and cutting out the little pieces and gluing them to the stamped coffee containers.
- I won't go into how I made the slider work because this is a card we will be making at my Technique Night classes in July and I don't want to reveal my secrets! Hahahaha! (Anyway, you can just follow the link to Julie's Blog to find out.)
- I think a variation that I might do another time would be to put a Starbuck's card on the inside panel where the third coffee cup is right now. It would make a perfect little gift for a friend!