Welcome back to my blog and my "ICU"
Today I am over on The Coffee Loving Cardmaker's blog
with a Cup of Holiday Joy!
Here in Florida we don't really get the frigid cold that they experience
up North but we do get our share of "chilly" days and that's when
you see everyone in boots with a red Starbucks cup in hand!
My caffeinated inspiration for today's card comes from
all of the festive to go coffee cups we see at this time of year.
Here is a picture of a to go coffee cup I saw at Target recently
and I wanted to recreate that same look on a card.
I began with a red card base and layered the 2 largest dies from the
Gina Marie Loopy Rectangle Dies in white.
For my coffee cup I chose my favorite die,
the Kat Scrappiness Layered Coffee Cup Die and I cut it from red foil cardstock.
The lid was cut from some beautiful white glitter cardstock.
I find it easiest to apply the accents on the coffee cup lid with the
Xyron Sticker Maker. Since the lid was cut from glitter cardstock
I knew the sticker maker would really help to stick my pieces in place.
To decorate the front of the cup like the Target cup I used
the gorgeous Simon Says Stamp Lea Snowflake Die cut from the same
glitter cardstock as the lid of the cup. I just love the shimmer from that paper!
Once I had the coffee cup all decorated it was time to add some festive
holly to the card. I used the Kat Scrappiness Holly Leaves and Berry Dies
to add a pop of green to my card and I cut them out using foil cardstock
to match the cup. I just love these holly leaves and berry dies
because they come in a variety of different sizes.
All that was left to do was to add a sentiment.
I knew it had to be small one because the cup and holly took up so much
room on the front of the card.
I found the perfect small circular die in my stash in the
Spellbinders Hipster 1 Dies and I cut it out of red foil and heat embossed
a sentiment from the Hero Arts My Monthly Kit August 2018
I really love how festive this card came out and I hope it brings
some early holiday joy into your day!
Have a wonderful day, I already am!