Friday, September 23, 2016

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I'm joining in on the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop with this fall-inspired thank you card featuring stamps and dies from SugarPea Designs. The layout is based on the current sketch at RetroSketches.

Just to Espresso My Thanks card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from SugarPea DesignsI built my design on a piece of plaid patterned paper.  Something about plaid just screams "fall" to me!  I adhered a contrasting strip of teal cardstock across the plaid panel, then topped it with a kraft zig zag stitched circle die cut.  The "just to espresso my thanks" sentiment was stamped in super dark brown ink on a cream panel.  I used a combination of 4 different stamps from the SPD Espresso Yourself set to get the wording. Creating a card with a thank you sentiment seemed most appropriate for the fall hop since it is the season when we celebrate Thanksgiving.  After matting the sentiment on a dark brown cardstock panel, I adhered it to the center of the kraft circle. 

I die cut a to go cup using the Coffee To Go Cup dies. It's hard to see in the photo, but I shaded the cup a bit with a warm gray Copic marker to give it a bit of depth.  I adhered the cup to the panel using foam tape, then framed it with a trio of brown enamel dots.  The finished panel was adhered to a coordinating orange card base.

Materials Used:
Espresso Yourself stamp set, Coffee To Go Cup dies (SugarPea Designs); Memento Espresso Truffle ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); marker (Copic); Tropical Teal and Kraft cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Orange Fizz cardstock (My Favorite Things); Early Espresso cardstock (Stampin' Up!); Perfectly Plaid-Fall 6x6 paper pad (Lawn Fawn); brown enamel dots (Doodlebug Designs); foam tape

25 comments:

  1. Too cute Lori. You are working that plaid paper love. ;-)

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  2. What a cute sentiment and love how you used the plaid!

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  3. Yep, there's something about plaid. I need more plaid in my life! Love it!!!

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  4. Nicely done...love the sentiment you created! To Go Cups are so fun, used three on mine. 😀

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  5. this had been my favorite card so far in the hop. I love the colors and the plaid and the cup and the layout. Guess I love everything about it, lol.

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  6. I can't wait to get my order of the Lawn Fawn plaids - I agree, they just seem like cozy fall to me, too! Beautiful card!

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  7. Oh wow! Beautiful card and colours!!!

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  8. Love this card with gorgeous colors!

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  9. Lori, this is so pretty. The colors are PERFECT.

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  10. I agree with you, Lori - some plaids TOTALLY are meant for fall - this is one of them! Gorgeous card xoxoxo

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  11. Cute card. I like the paper and sentiment.

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  12. Lori, this is such a pretty design. Love the plaid BG

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