Friday, May 21, 2010

Espressly For You

Happy Friday, dear blog friends! Just wanted to pop in and share a card I made using Laura's sketch over at "2 Sketches 4 You." I always LOVE their sketches and all of the inspiring samples created by their DT!!! And after I post my card I really enjoy heading over there and checking out what the other participants made! Talk about a group of talented peeps!! Can't wait to see what everyone came up with this week ;)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it:

When I saw this image (Endless Creations) at a stamp convention recently, I just HAD to have it!!! I also just recently purchased some Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Tsukineko) to try out with my Copic markers. (Up to this point, I'd always used Onyx Black Versafine and just let my images dry overnight.) I have to say I was really pleased with the way the Memento ink stamped, and I colored the image about 10 minutes after stamping it! YAY!

I created the patterned paper with the coffee beans all over it by repeatedly stamping a group of five coffee beans (Art Impressions).

Even though I'm not a coffee drinker, I LOVE to hang out at coffee shops and enjoy a hot tea (especially on cold or rainy days)! tea and a good book...pure bliss! I'm thinking I need to make another version of this card with a "to-go tea drink!"

Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend! My cousin is visiting us from Pittsburgh! It will be her first time in Colorado, so we're looking forward to taking her hiking and sightseeing!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamped Images - "Double Circle" (DeNami Design), "KB's Cappacino Cup" (Endless Creations), Coffee Beans (Art Impressions)
Stamped Sentiment - "Coffee" (Hero Arts)
Ink - "Timber Brown StazOn" (Tsukineko), "Chestnut Roan Fluid Chalk Ink" (Clearsnap), "Tuxedo Black Memento" (Tsukineko)
Copic Sketch Markers
Cardstock - "Spring Moss" (PTI), "Natural" (The Paper Co), "Chocolate Truffle" (The Paper Co)
Patterned Paper - "Early Bird: Brunch" (Cosmo Cricket)
Twine (purchased at Michaels)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)
Scor-Tape (Scor-Pal)
Pop Dots (All Night Media)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Karen B. said...

Now that's one perfect card, the patterned paper and the funky cup. Love it!

Brandi said...

Great card girl! I actually drink to much coffee! Yikes!

Unknown said...

This is a great card Lisa... we both made coffee cards this week. Anyway, this card is the perfect colors for the Embellish challenge this week -just add a butterfly. You have great taste for color combos!

Michele Gross said...

Love that little to go cup-sooo darling! :) Have fun with your cousin-finally some good weather for her visit!! :D

Laura Davis said...

Hello Lisa
This card is adorable! I LOVE the colors :) Have fun with your out of state friends!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

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Els said...

Love this a lot!! Great colors and design!!