Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Cup of Christmas Coffee

Here's my card for this week's sketch challenge on Paper Craft Planet. I made it to go with a coffee-theme Christmas gift. The stamp set is Coffee with Friends from Flourishes, and from the moment I laid eyes on this set, I new it would be perfect for the paper-piecing that I enjoy so much.

As for the card construction, I think it explains itself. Both the focal point image and sentiment are mounted to the card with foam mounting tape, something I almost always do when mounting a piece on top of ribbon that has any kind of bulk to it. One little tip: when mounting a tall image such as this one, I use three strips of mounting tape - one at the top, another at the bottom, and one near the middle, either above or below the ribbon. This makes for a much nicer finished card with a focal point image that doesn't "cave."

Materials & Tools: White Daisy, Barn Red, and New England Ivy cardstock; Basic Grey Wassail 6x6-inch paper pad; Barn Red, New England Ivy, Grey Flannel, and Bamboo stamp pads; Flourishes Coffee with Friends and Papertrey Ink Mixed Messages stamp sets; New England Ivy Designer Ribbon Rounds (retired); 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Sponge dauber; Sanding block; 3M foam mounting tape.

It's been a great day even though I didn't accomplish a lot in the way of Christmas preparations. Bjorn and Mathias have been here since mid-afternoon, so the atmosphere has been fun and relaxed. They amaze me. Speaking of little people, Mathias wants to hear a bedtime story. Thus, I'll close. I hope your are enjoying the weekend. Thanks for stopping by. Later . . .


Jeanne said...

You are creating wonderful cards with that paper pack...well done, my friend...another beautiful card.

Even if you didn't get as much as you wanted got some good quality time in with your boys and that's way more important!

Trinka said...

great the colors~

Laurel said...

I love it, perfect for a coffee themed Christmas gift!