Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Coffee and Cream

January is just flying by.  This is the last Gingersnap Creations challenge from our January hot beverages theme.  Today it's the color challenge:  GC88 Coffee and Cream
You have plenty of time to play along.  This challenge is due on February 20, 2011.  You may be the next random winner or declared one of the Ginger Gems!  Just click on the GC88 link for the details.  You'll also find there more Coffee and Cream examples from the Gingers and Visiting Artists. 


I chose one of the images from Crafty Individuals and stamped it with Sepia Archival ink.  The base is a cream blank card.  I cut a mat and sanded it from my new Core'dinations cream of wheat embossed cardstock.  What I didn't cut I used as my background for the photo.  You can see the before and after sanding.  I just love this stuff, and now the company has partnered with Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 for even more great choices. 

I tried Linda's coffee stain technique on my natural colored coffee filter.  I think since it was brown to start out with, it's hard to see the pattern made with the coffee grounds. But it was interesting to give this technique a try.  Here's a link to her tutorial on Gingersnap Creations.  I used part of the coffee filter for a mat (run through the Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder) and part for two punched out tiny flowers.  The brown pearls are Kaiser Craft.

23 comments:

craftattack said...

A beautiful creation with so much attention to detail, really lovely!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a beautiful card.

Sabrina said...

Helene, this is SO gorgeous!! Love the colors so much!! :)))

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I luv the softness of this beautiful image and card, perfect colors.

Jingle said...

Very pretty!

Chris said...

This is gorgeous, Helene. Love the cuttlebug background and sweet image.

Shar said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers!

Shelley said...

Lovely!

stampdiva said...

A real softness to this card. Very beautiful indeed. Lynne M x

Lori said...

Love the neutral tones on this, it's a wonderful card!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Very Pretty! I love the image on the sanded coordination background.

Michele said...

oh Helene this is beautful! it has a real romance to it. xo michele

Micupoftea~ said...

I really like the layered matting and textured surfaces, Helene!

Shelley said...

I will have to stamp in creams and browns more often. It's lovely. I love the layered flowers with the pearl center.

Jack said...

Beautiful card. xx

1CardCreator said...

Love this card, the embossing looks so rich! ~Diane

Jan said...

Gorgeous!

Terry said...

Just gorgeous! Love the embossed backgrounds with your image. Beautiful!

Cindy Adkins said...

This is gorgeous! And I love your teapot piece too....so pretty!!!
XO

craftattack said...

A beautiful card and the brown pearly are just perfect for it!

clare said...

fab card and great idea. i have to say swiss dots embossing folder is my favourite it is so versatile. x

PetraB said...

A wonderful card, love the image. It works so well with the colour scheme.

Anke said...

Wonderful card, I love the image.

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