Thursday, July 16, 2009

Ahhh, coffee and friends

One of my favorite combinations! I really wanted to make this card look rich, and I think I succeeded. A good coffee deserves a rich looking background don't you think? I have used close to cocoa & creamy caramel cs with a bit of basic black too. The top is very lightly wheeled with So Swirly, and the bottom with Friendly Words. I got the idea from Marelle Taylor for the sentiment, which is just perfect for this card. Once I wheeled the bottom, without cleaning the excess ink, I used a marker to color the sentiment off the wheel that I wanted and rolled it onto some scrap cardstock, then simply punched it out, so you get some really faded words in the background. Everything has been sponged with creamy caramel & cocoa inks, and I just added a little strip of eyelet punched black cardstock and some ribbon for embellishment! I love this card! It reminds me of all the good coffee and chats I have with my girlfriends!

9 comments:

Philippa said...

Yes this is a lovely card. makes you want to put the kettle on and have a cuppa.

Kellie said...

I think you nailed the richness on the head here Leonie! I love this it's gorgeous. The colouring is just perfect! I also love how you did the sentiment and am going to have to use that idea next time!
xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Love the richness and delicious colours of this - just perfect for mind images of sharing a cuppa coffee and that sneaky chocky biscuit with a friend! look forward to doing that IRL too!
xXx

Lynda S said...

Full bodied and complete card!! This card wld warm ur hands if you held it like a cuppa. Awesome job Leonie.

Robyn said...

Aaaaaah I love coffee too! Addicted to that...as well as stamping...and blogging...Oh well! Loving your "wheeling" and the way you did the sentiment.Great colours too!

Donna said...

hi Leonie...mmmmm that looks inviting!

Dixie Finn said...

The colors are just perfect. I want to pick up the cup and have a sip. Great job.

Alison said...

This is a gorgeous card Leonie, I love the colours and the way you have done the sentiment - such a great idea.

Karina said...

Dear Leonie, I occasionally landed on your blog and like what I see here. You do wonderful artwork! And so I will make a visit again on your place from time to time to see what's new.
Love from Switzerland,
Karina