Card Concept #10: Use a Coffee Theme

Ready for a little coffee break?  
Today, Card Concept Challenge #10 is all about America's favorite wake-up beverage...Coffee!
All you  have to do is make a card based on one of six card making styles AND use a coffee theme. 

Here are the six styles.  Which one are you?

                                                        Clean and Simple
                                                        Clean and Layered
                                                        Clean and Graphic
                                                        Freestyle Collage
                                                        Shabby Chic
                                                        Classy and Elegant
Here's the inspiration photo to start you thinking...

I represent the Classy & Elegant style and I did a lot of stamping on this one and added several elements of the "Classy & Elegant Style" such as layered textures, sophisticated sentiments and sparkling embellishments.

I used a now retired stamp set from Craft Lounge that was one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought when I first discovered the magic of clear stamps and ink.  Despite the length of time, this set is still trendy enough for today's challenge.   I loved the retro coffee makers...stamped in the colors from this week's inspirational photo and also tried to capture the contrast between the bright colors and the kraft background from the photo too.  I also got to bring out my paper crimper to make the banner look like the belly band from a Starbuck's coffee.  If you've never tried it, crimping is FUN!

Ready to make your own Coffee Themed Card?  I bet almost every stamper has at least one stamp set that is based on coffee, so get busy!  You have two weeks to play along, this challenge ends on Monday, May 26th at noon PST.  

Please be sure and stop by and visit the other Card Concept Design Team Members participating in this week's challenge:


Marybeth said...

Love the way you captured the same look of the inspiration photo on your card! Love the coffee pots stamped in the background and all the interesting layers. Nicely done and love the colors!

Sharron said...

Really fun design, Cathy! Love the retro look. The crimped belly band was such a cool addition.

This card is stunning,Cathy!! I the colors and layers!! Amazing!!!

~amy~ said...

Love that I get to play with you ladies. What a fun card...I love the background stamping!

The background stamping is just fantastic Cathy and I also love how the circle inside the circle looks!

Kara said...

love the bright color!

This is just too darn cute! I love that background stamping and that coffee pop reminds me of the one my mom had 100 years ago! So fun!

Deepti said...

This is so very cool. Love the colors on ur card :)

Great card, Cathy, love the retro coffee pots, and your clever crimped coffee band with the lacy edges peeking out! Awesome work!

Joyce said...

This is fabulous. I don't know which is my favorite part--the rainbow of percolator pots or that crimped banner. My parents had one of these percolators when I was growing up and your card made me think of that.

Jeanne J said...

Oh this is wonderful Cathy! You picked up all the color and fresh graphic look of the inspiration photo and captured it on your design! The coffee pot images look so retro and the belly band with all the trims is amazing!

So inspire by the hot pink hues on this!!!!! And Kathy, just wanted to say your comment melted my heart that you left me!!!! Thanks ever so much for making my year with such a sweet comment!!!!

Renee said...

Love the colors with this...
but honestly...
I just love coffee and anything with a coffee theme is pure perfection to me!
But the paper crimping...
love it!!
Haven't used my crimper in about a million years...
but so much fun!! :)

BethieJ said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!! I LOVE that coffee pot you used, and the crimping is the PERFECT addition.. hmmm I am busy cleaning my space, and now on my list to hunt for is my crimper..havent used it in ALONG time!! I need to change that! ;)
Have a GREAT day!!!

Fabulous fun card, I love these pretty and bright colours.

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