Friday, July 7, 2017

Coffee Break for Global Design Project

This is my week for playing challenges! I'm having a good time! Today, I'm playing along with the Global Design Project's Stripes Challenge!

I immediately thought about the stripey Designer Series Paper that I thought was in the Coffee Break set, so I had a coffee cup design already planned out. Then I found out that I was out of stripey paper in my Coffee Break series and the paper I was thinking of was actually in the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP series anyway. But I went ahead with the coffee cup design! But due to the fact that it was 40 degrees Celsius here today (that's 104 degrees Fahrenheit, American friends) and yes, that's here in Canada, I had to do a frappucino, not a hot coffee!  Here's my card:

  • This one has all sorts of texture on it, which is one reason I love this suite so much. I will be using it for my Technique Night classes this week, because the theme is creating texture!
  • The furthest layer on the Soft Suede card base is some of the Coffee Break Designer Series Paper in a Soft Sky design, kind of a herringbone effect. Then comes the stripes from Whole Lot of Lovely, backed with some Tranquil Tide cardstock.
  • The cup itself is stamped in Soft Suede and look at the texture in that stamp! I love all the little pieces you can create with the Coffee Cafe stamp set! The whipped cream, the clear top, which I stamped with Basic Black Archival Ink onto a Window Sheet and dried with the Heat Tool before die cutting it with one of the Coffee Cup Framelits so it wouldn't smudge, the straw and the cup sleeve with the Thanks a Latte label are all so cute!  
  • The Corrugated Elements are embellishments that are part of the Coffee Break Suite and just add to the texture of the design with the hearts and the backing to the cup label.
  • The sentiment is actually from the Jar of Love stamp set and I die cut it using one of the Bunch of Banners framelits. I cut two others, one from Soft Sky, and one from Tranquil Tide, cut them in half and layered them on the back of the sentiment, off-setting them slightly left and right to create the designed backing you see.
  • Some Metallic Enamel Shapes in silver added the finishing touches.

I wanted to give you a little motivation here to encourage you to splurge a little in July so that you can earn your Bonus Days coupons! Something big is coming in August that you will want to have some coupons to spend on. The Carols of Christmas bundle is an early release from our new up-coming Holiday Catalogue and I have some samples to show you that will blow you away. The stamp set and framelits together are a must and here's why:

This set is really going to give you a very classy head start on your holiday greeting cards this year, so give yourself a boost by stocking up on some basics in July and earn a $6 Bonus Days Coupon for every $60 you spend. Or get some of those amazing products you've been drooling over in the Annual Catalogue! There are sooo many!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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