Saturday, September 27, 2014

Coffeetime - TLC Progressive Challenge Day 2

I had lots of fun making my first project for the Progressive Challenge at TLC Creations. For the second day, the fabulous Paulette shared this great Fresh Brewed for You digi stamp. I combined it with a TLC Creations sentiment and my favorite coffee-themed embellishments:
You know I couldn't resist heat-embossing this digi stamp! I used a shiny gold paper and black powder, and cut it out with a die from Heartfelt Creations. The cup is colored with a glitter pen.

Don't get me started on the glittered teacups...! I used the outline sticker glitter technique, but since they are actual, fine-cut dies, I decided to get fancy and use the die for the background instead of fussy-cutting it. I backed it onto the adhesive sheet and ran it through my BigShot. Let's just say that you need to be careful not to remove the second adhesive backing sheet when placing the die. Oh well, I caught up on some TV while unsticking those darn things! Thank goodness it was a nonstick die. When I finally got it right, I topped it with the fine die and covered it in Prisma glitter. The sugar cube bowl & teensy teapot are Starform stickers, so I was able to use the same technique. The little gold coffee beans are from the same Starform set.

The black pieces are embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and placed onto a coffee bean paper from Graphic 45. I edged many of the pieces with a gold leaf pen. I finished the card with an adhesive metal flourish, adding more glitter onto the adhesive strip. And yes, I drank plenty of coffee while making this!

Sweet Sketch
Create with TLC World Cardmaking Day: Progressive Challenge Day 2
Inkspirational: Beverages/Drinks
Simon Says Stamp: Anything goes (3rd entry)
Sweet Sketch: Sketch + Coffee

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  1. Great coffee inspired card, love the Sparkle that is added to the coffee cups and sugar cubes. Thanks for joining us this super looking card. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

  2. Love this design and all the sparkle and love you kept it all coffee coloured! Thanks for joining us at Ink x

  3. Oh CG what a great card, you've been so creative it almost looks like coffee crystals used on your card. Love the black and gold together and that sparkle. This is a great card and thanks so much for showing your creativity with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 and good luck.
    Kathie SSW2~DT

  4. Love the design and vintage feel to your card. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW2

  5. What a fun card! Thanks so much for sharing this with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.
    ~Jo, SSW2-DT

  6. Oh my goodness this is such a clever card! I really love how you incorporate the "coffee" theme in your design. Absolutely fabulous and incredibly creative. Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Hugs, Sharon

  7. Wow, this card is stunning! Love the gold and glitter. And I especially like your sparkly swirly steam. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


  8. Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  9. Gorgeous! I'd love to have a set of those sparkling cups to sip coffee from (and I'm sure they're dishwasher safe *grin*). The glitter, the colours, the coffee images (that grinder is amazing)...absolutely fantastic! Thank you for sharing your beverage-inspired gem at Inkspirational Challenges!


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