Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Coffee With Friends

For today's card I decided to play in a Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge which was to take inspiration from a Kim Poloson poster of my choice from a given gallery. I chose Shopping I because I immediately thought it looked like a card and I loved the striped and dot patterns and also the 2 different sizes of scallops. I copied it pretty closely with only a few minor changes:

I used the set Coffee With Friends and 6 different papers from DCWV's La Creme stack.

I couldn't figure out how to incorporate a sentiment into the design, so I added a teeny little tag stamped with merci from Papertrey Ink's Mixed Messages set. I cut 2 little slits on either side of the top cup's handle and tied the tag on with a bit of crochet thread.

For the larger scalloped borders, I used Stampin' Up!'s scalloped border punch, and for the smaller borders, I used a mega scalloped Nestabilities die. I thought it looked a little plain so I sewed a seed bead to each scallop on the larger borders. This card is also for the Our Creative Corner challenge to use border punches.

Here's a close shot with flash so you can see the sparkle I added to the flourishes on the cups with my Stardust/waterbrush combo:

I hope you like it and TFL!


  1. Hi Maureen,
    This is so gorgeous. I love these colours and the layout is perfect.
    There's something for you on my blog.
    Jen x

  2. I do like it Maureen - it is fabuloua X

  3. So elegant and delicate... well done!


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