September 23, 2010

2 Sketches 4 You #62


Hi everyone!  Before I share today's card, I just want to say thank you for all of the wonderful comments you've been leaving!  I've been very fortunate to have cards featured at several challenge blogs lately, and it is always a thrill for me.  But even more rewarding is the feedback that I get right here on the blog.  I appreciate the time you take to leave me your thoughts!

Tonight I have a fun card that I made for my brother's birthday.  Like a lot of guys, he's hard to buy a gift for, especially since we only get to see each other a few times a year.  But he does love coffee, especially at a particular well-known chain, so every year I send him a gift card to treat himself to lots of coffee runs!  It was only natural to make a card that reflects what (he already knows) is inside!

I used Laura's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You for this one.  I love the criss-crossed element on one side.


This card was fairly simple to put together.  I stamped the coffee cup repeatedly onto kraft cardstock to make a patterned background.  I stamped the same image onto Dark Chocolate Bitty Dot Basics, a scrap piece of kraft, white, and New Leaf, then pieced the image together and popped it up on foam dots.  The steam curls are a separate stamp that I cut out and adhered above the cup.

For the sentiment, I used letter stamps by Martha Stewart.  It's a goofy sentiment, but I was thinking of how, for some people, just about anything with sufficient caffeine will do in a pinch, but most of us definitely have our favorites!


Cardstock:  Bazzill (kraft), Papertrey Ink (New Leaf, white)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (2009 Bitty Dot Basics)
Stamps:  Fiskars (Latte Love), Martha Stewart (Serif Font)
Ink:  Papertrey Ink (Dark Chocolate, Chai Tea Dye)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  Papertrey Ink (jute twine)

Okay, folks, thanks for dropping in tonight.  I hope you have a great end to your week!  We have lots of fun planned for the weekend, so I'd better get some work done before it arrives!

15 comments:

Jean Martin said...

I love this! It's so cute Christina! I'm sure your brother will love it!

Laura Davis said...

What a COOL card! I LOVE it :)
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y
Laura

Nance said...

FABulous--what a great coffee cup! Love how you repeated the element for a homemade background and the paper piecing just makes the card. And the steam swirls are the perfect final touch. Great job!

Carolyn Ruiz said...

haahahaaa! This is such a clever card. I do like the simplicity of the sketch on 2S4Y. I think you did a great job with the challenge! TFS

Marisa said...

LOVE the sentiment on the LOL! Fabulous card! Love the kraft BG and how you popped up the cup. I'm sure your brother will love it as well as its enclosure :)

Smita said...

Oh MY God, Christina!! I am out of words now. This is such a fantastic card. Your brother will love it for sure, but all other coffee lovers will too :-)

Hugs,
Smita

Monique said...

Your brother is going to love it.. Awesome card Christina :)..Hugs

Jenny said...

Sooo cute, love it!! :) :) :) :) :)

~kelly marie~ said...

So great! I love it!! Laughing right now! :) Thank you so much for playing along with us at 2s4y!

Jean Martin said...

Congratulations on you win Christina!!!

Noelle said...

I LOVE your sentiment! Adorable, congrats on crad of the week:)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Congrats on your 2Sketches4U win, LOVE this card!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Such a FABULOUS card! LOVE LOVE LOVE the color choices and that awesome paper piecing!!!!! Congrats on your win at 2S4Y!!!!!

Kelly said...

I just LOVE this card and esp. the sentiment. PERFECT for many people I know too!

Laurie said...

Congrats girl!! I love it! What a fantastic card!

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