Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Coffee of the Day - Moon Pie

Well today  marks my last official day as a guest over at Inky Antics. I have another few cards that will appear on the blog, but this is my last big hoorah. it has been so much fun, and I can't thank Jackie enough for being so kind as to have me along for this grand & glorious ride! everyone has been so nice! :)

It just seems fitting that my last official post also be a coffee card. I've been wanting to try out the chalkboard technique for the longest time and Nancy's wonderful set, 'Coffee Time,' seemed the ideal opportunity to finally be brave and go for it.

I found some free chalkboard digital paper online and embossed the coffee label image in white onto it. I then used a Spellbinders die to cut it out. while the image was still in the die, but had already been cut, I took my white gel pen and drew around the inner portion of the die. this created the solid line you see. papers come from the Basic Grey Paper Cottage collection.

the coffee pot top was covered in crystal effects. crochet border die is from MFT, and doily was sprayed with glimmer mist. if you look closely in the upper left hand corner behind that fabulous flower, you will see a piece of clear packaging that was cut with a SU! die. it is so subtle, but it really gives a cool hint irl. I added a matching line with the white gel pen across the red horizontal strip. again, it's subtle, but it makes a big difference. you'll just have to trust me on that one! ;) the little bit of linen thread wrapped around adds more texture without taking away from the focus of the card. some buttons and a rhinestone flourish add the finishing touches!

This week's stamp set giveaway is back over on the Inky Antics blog. thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments both here and over on their blog. you make me smile. :)

A Gem of a Challenge - anything with a 'b' (bow, buttons, beige, black, border)
Allsorts - use acetate (see closeup for die cut)
QKR Stampede - anything goes
Sister Act - anything goes
Stuck on U Sketches - die cut border (MFT die)
ART - anything goes
Happy Campers - use a stamp
Crafter's Cafe - bling and sparkle
Crafty Creations - shabby chic
Divas by Design - twine
Little Red Wagon - layers
Penny's Paper Crafty - dies and/or punches
Craft Room - something new (stamps, technique)
Flourishes - dainty doilies
613 Avenue Create - create your own challenge: image, patterned paper, solid paper, die cut, glimmer mist, bling, buttons, flower, twine
Addicted to Stamps - shabby/vintage
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - anything goes


Nicole said...

Such an amazing and lovely creation. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

Stef H said...

wow! that's a new flavor in coffee!!! moon pie??? really? wow!

absolutely gorgeous card. where did you find the chalkboard paper? you said it was FREE. woo hoo.

love that flower too. good golly! you just keep blowing my mind. totally awesome!

big hugs :)

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Jennifer! your card is just fabulous! This is such a strong design, and yet, it does not overwhelm the eye. That takes talent and a good eye for composition. Love the wonderful texture; and, it is the subtle elements that soften and elevate your design. Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Linda said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Every aspect, I cant pick out a favorite. You are so gifted

Kim H said...

Great card. That chalkboard technique is fab - I will definitely be giving it a go!! Thanks for joining in the Happy Campers challenge. Kim xxx

Mary said...

What a lovely card. I especially love the flower. It is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.

Debi said...

I love the chalkboard effect - and yours looks fab :-) thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

Penny said...

Another one of your wonderful designs, Jen! I really love how you did your coffee label--it is so cool! Love all your embellies, too! :^)
Hope you are having a good day!
Hugs, Penny

Sue said...

This is wonderful. The chalkboard technique looks really effective. I love the colours and gorgeous detailing too.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of A Challenge this week
Sue xx

Renee B. said...

Great card Jennifer...that flower is fabulous!
Hugs, Renee

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, your new technique worked brilliantly! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Anita said...

Cool card and amazing touches!

KarinsArtScrap said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for join us at Digistamp4Joy.

Greetings karin DT member

brenda said...

Lots of work in this one Jennifer, but very pretty.

Thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the details.. Thanks for joining us this week at A.R.T.

*Vicki* said...

I just love this Jen! It's so you with the coffee images! :) Love that paper and the chalk looking panel!! So fun! HUGS

Nanne said...

Oh wow.. What a beautiful card..
thanks for joining us girls over at SOUS

Paper Panda said...

Fabulous card, I must have a go at using chalkboard papers! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Joanne said...

Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, Jen, this is fantastic. I love the chalkboard effect and pretty flower. TFS.

Misti said...

Jen, this is fabulous! Thanks for joining us for this week's A.R.T. challenge!

Brenda said...

This is a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at SOUS;-)

Sheila said...

Beautiful! Love that die from the clear packaging---pretty and environmental :) Thanks for joining us over at SOUS !

Unknown said...

Wow - there is so much going on here it's difficult to start - it all works so very well together. Awesome job with the composition and colors.
Thanks for sharing with us for the "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR this week.

Trudy, DT

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh!
This is SUCH a COOL card!
I adore the mix of dark coloring vs. the brights
and prints! Wonderful job!
Glad you shared this with us at Stuck on U Sketches!
Great die choice, love that too!

Warmly, Leah

hazel said...

A fabulous card, thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

papillon digital design said...

Wonderful card. Love your blog too :) yep coffee. Need it to properly function - ha ha
Thank you so much for joining us at Digistamp4joy. Hope you join us next time too.
Digistamps4joy (DT member)
PapillonDigital Designs (Personal blog)