10/4/09

Corrosive Coffee!

Sorry I'm a little late posting today....I kinda forgot it was Sunday already! Geesh!

Anywho, I have a cutie little project to share with you that is super simple to create. It's a little coffee/tea/hot chocolate pocket card that I created for Corrosive Challenge this week - the theme of the challenge is coffee and tea. You can play along by creating anything coffee or tea related and then link up at the challenge blog - you might win a fun prize!

So on to my project:
























Here's the basic directions - the size of this card is 4 x 6 and there is a 1/4" spine instead of a single fold. This creates a little space inside the card for a pocket (see photo below). The base is made from cream cardstock and the kraft piece on the front has a window cut out that creates a frame for the image (from Impression Obsession). Before I adhered the kraft piece to the card front, I stamped it with the Text stamps from PTI and the small cup from the IO coffee set and I added a tiny flower image that was inked with Sorbet CTMH ink. The left edge was then punched and the entire piece was ink distressed around the edges.

Once I adhered the kraft piece onto the card front, I adhered the strips of ribbon (also from CTMH) around the card at the top and bottom so I could tie the card closed. The image itself was lightly watercolored with Sorbet ink and a little Brown Bag ink. The two cups in the center were highlighted a little with a white gel pen.
















Here's the inside. I simply cute a piece of the kraft cardstock that was all stamped and scored twice on three sides and then adhered inside the card with Scor-Tape. Holds a slim packet of hot chocolate perfectly! Although my sentiment mentions coffee, and you could tuck something coffee related into the pocket by all means, but I'm not a coffee drinker so there wasn't anything I could use that fit that theme. Hot chocolate - yes, coffee - no.

Here's the Big Ideas for the day:

* Use a great background stamp (like the Text stamp) right over other images for a funky, collage-y look.
* Not all cards have to be plain, normal sized, one fold down the side cards. Experiment with different sizes, folds and even adding a simple pocket to tuck a goody into.
* Frame an image instead of stamping and adding the stamped piece on top of the base...just another way to create a unique look.

I hope you will try your hand at a coffee/tea themed project and then enter it at Corrosive Challenges! Have a creative day!
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10 comments:

Haley D. said...

What a sweet card w/a gift inside too!

Dell said...

What a wonderful card and great way to give a nice gift. You did a great job on stamping this one.

Gina said...

What a cute little gift idea, of course I love anything coffee related!

peggysue said...

That is so cute, nothing like a little packet of cocoa or coffee to brighten up someone's day.

The Mama Monkey said...

What a super fun image and I love the concept for the presentation! Might have to use this for the teachers at Chrismas!

Chris (catt871) said...

I love this card!!!! It is perfect for small quick gifts - thanks for sharing!!!!

JazzyH said...

Great idea!

Jennifer said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

Kay said...

Cute! Great idea for a wee gift for a coworker. Love it - TFS

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