Saturday, December 26, 2009

Love You a Latte


This week's challenge from Our Creative Corner is to use food or drink in our projects. I had a hard time figuring out what to do - I wasn't even sure I had that many food or drink stamps! But then I saw this stamp from the SU set Pun Fun - I'd never even mounted it. Once I chose the image, the card just took off from there.

I chose my colors based on this DP, which is Honey Pie by Cosmo Cricket. I first stamped the image in Memento tuxedo black, intending to color with Copics, but in the end I paper pieced it for an exact match. I did use an E41 Copic marker to shade around the cup and highlight the steam. The cardstock is PTI white and Bazzill Capers. In hunting through my stash, I discovered that these Making Memories (Lemonade collection) buttons and flowers are a great match for this paper collection. I just filled in a couple of the colors with Primas for a little more variety. I added linen thread to the buttons before I mounted them all together. The main image was cut with Nestabilities, and for the border I used an EK Success punch. To make it all tie together I pierced the edges of the scallop circle.

Wouldn't this be a great card to tell a special friend how much you love them? Of course my friends who know me really well would have to laugh because they know I don't even drink coffee. LOL! Be sure you check out the fabulous work of the rest of the team at the OCC, and come and play along! Thanks also to Jenny for such a fun month of challenges. See you in 2010!

8 comments:

Bluemoon said...

I love this, great card. I've never heard of this stamp company before. I'd like to check it out, could you leave a link? thanks

Wendy J. said...

This is very cute, Lori! I forgot about that stamp. I have it and have never used it either. Wonderful papers and love the flowers. It all coordinates so well.

jdmommy said...

How beautiful, Lori!! I love the colors to go with the Cosmo Cricket!! Great dp and image, and the addition of the flowers is wonderful!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card - Lori!!! Love these soft colors!!!

Happy Holidays!!! Hugs ~S~

Linda Coughlin said...

Great card, Lori!! Love the way you paper pieced the cup and the flowers are perfect!! Funny, I also have this set sitting in my closet unmounted and totally forgot about it.

Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Pretty card Lori, I LOVE that image and beautiful flower embellishments!!

Have a fun weekend, Jennifer :)

Jenny Gropp said...

This is super cute -- and I love that you got to show a little inking love to an unused set!
Happy New Year!!!

Mrs B said...

Oh, I really like this card! I don't have many food and drink images either!
CindyB