Monday, October 19, 2015

Coffee Inspired!

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:

Here's what I created:

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:


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