If you don't know me yet, one thing you should know is that I pretty much run on coffee. I hobble to my Nespresso machine every morning and walk away with the amazing elixir which means happiness for me and everyone around me. ;) I have cold brew coffee in the fridge because I feel better drinking coffee in the afternoon if it is iced and you will NEVER see me pass up a Starbucks or Caribou Coffee without getting something. That's just wrong!
Starbucks' e-mails receive VIP treatment in my inbox so when I saw that there was a new drink in town, I knew I'd be packing up and heading to get my toasted graham latte as soon as my children were awake and dressed. What I didn't count on was falling madly in love with the cup my latte came in. I had just received my Lil' Inker Designs goodies for the October release from Laura and the Leaf Love Dies already had hearts in my eyes. So, when I saw the amazingness that is the autumn Starbucks cup, I knew it was destiny. It killed me to keep this card to myself but I couldn't possibly show it off before the release. So, now I can. Woo hoo!!! Here's the cup that was my inspiration:
I cut my Leaf Love Dies from watercolor paper and drew lines with a Copic pen to emulate my inspiration. I then used watercolors to highlight areas of my leaves. I layered my leaves on a black rectangle cut using Stitched Mats: Long & Skinny Rectangles Dies. I stamped and embossed a sentiment from Nuts About You Stamps in white on my rectangle. Then, I wrapped these layers in twine and got ready to add it to my card front. The card front was textured with Cover Up Die: Stitched Woodgrain. I LOVE this cover up die!! I bet you couldn't tell. ;) I needed something to bring in the green from the cup so I used this star paper cut with Embossed Dots Rectangles Dies. Once I had everything attached, I cut some extra leaves using Acorn Dies and added those. I think it totally captures the cup and I just love it!
Thanks SO much for listening to my ramblings about coffee. Ha ha! I hope you enjoyed my card and will check out the awesome products I used here: