Sunday 28 June 2015

Coffee time for CVC

My turn to share a project at the Country View Crafts Project Blog and I have made a card for all you coffee lovers out there. Tim's freshly brewed die is one I have wanted for ages but Susan has been waiting for more stock from the USA so our lovely Trace very kindly cut me some to play with.

All the process steps are over at CVC if you would like to see more photos and details.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you are a Starbucks coffee lover like me I think you might like this card.

Look out for a special post coming up later with a give-away.
Have a great week ahead.

hugs Brenda xxxx

Update - copied from CVC

My card today is for all you coffee lovers out there. As soon as I saw the die last January at CHA I knew I would probably buy it, but I didn't order it early enough and Susan was only sent a few instead of the bigger number she normally orders and those went to the lucky people who had got their order in early. However our lovely DT member Trace had been one of those who had managed to get it and she very kindly cut me some so I could have a play whilst I was waiting for mine to come over from America.
Process steps
Distress card with antique linen and pumice stone distress inks.

Blend pumice stone around the edges and blend antique linen through a stencil.
Die-cut the coffee/frappuccino cup in cream card and daub picket fence distress paint over, spritz it with water and heat dry. This gives a nice mottled effect to the cup and lid.
Blend pumice stone around the edges of the cup and lid and walnut stain round the edges of the sleeve.
Take the sleeve button and blend the brand new and gorgeous hickory smoke stain over it, heat dry and blend walnut stain DI over the top. Using the brand new punch from Tim Holtz and a piece of sprayed card from my oddments box I added a lovely pop of green and a link to my favourite coffee house.
Put the coffee cup together and go back to the background - add some remnant rubs.

I hadn't got a picture in my head of how this card was going to pan out and just started to gather things to put together - a piece of chevron framework and some bunting made from the green card I had used for the star.

As I put it together I also added some rock candy stickles to the lid ...

...and inked the bunting pieces adding them to a piece of coloured bakers twine.

With no metal or dimensional embellishments this card is flat and safe to put in the postbox.

Thanks for stopping by today and if you are a Starbucks coffee lover like me I think you might like this card.


sally said...

Oooh I could definitely fancy a Starbucks right now! It's great when friends can help out with die cuts....I did the layered leaf for the layered butterflies last year!


Redanne said...

Such a great card for a coffee lover indeed! I love the background you created - off to have a closer look. Sadly we only have Costa (costa packet as we call it) around here.... Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia said...

Great card Brenda, I can almost smell my Vanilla Roast!! How sweet of Tracy to send you some die cuts to work with, it's frustrating when thing are sold out. Have a great day. hugs :)

Mary Elizabeth said...

I may take a Sunday drive over to Starbucks for a Venti something ... so much to choose from. So love this card! Getting ready to pop over to CVC to see the details before I get my caffeine fix. Hugs to you my friend. Mary Elizabeth

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome card, Brenda! Love Tim's dies!

Meggymay said...

A fantastic card, can almost imagine the smell of fresh brewed coffee.
Yvonne xx

Glennis F said...

Love your card Brenda - I am a big coffee lover, so it would be just perfect

crafty creations said...

Another fantastic piece of art Brenda

Unknown said...

Such a fun card, Brenda! I'm enjoying this as I'm drinking my 2nd cuppa coffee this morning :) :) Yummmmm-Coffee :) :) XOXO-Shari

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant tag!! Chrisx