Saturday, November 30, 2013

peace & coffee.




So, hopefully I'm in mass production mode today...I need to whip out the Holiday cards.  Sunday is set aside for addressing the cards and getting them ready to be dropped off at the post office!

I did squeeze in time to make this card, although not in mass quantities, just one.  I actually had 4 failed attempts:


I covered a white panel with Mango Gelato.  Originally I was using water and a paintbrush to move the color around.  I ended up just using my fingers.  I did random hits of Gold Champagne Gelato to darken the color a smidge.  The Paper Smooches sentiment and coffee mug have been heat embossed (prior to the gelato'ing).  I did some dots by pen for coffee steam.

I was inspired by the Paper Smooches




I was inspired by 

the colors
the silhouettes

It's always a good day when I can create a java inspired card!

22 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love this! LOVING those colors!!! I have all mine made (100 this year!! YIKES!!!!) but have to get the family's butts in gear to sign them today!! LOL!!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card and the fact that you used Gelato's on it!
I am still deciding if I am sending cards this year or not. I bought a box just in case.

Christy Q said...

Love, love this, Amy! It's so you with the java. ;) it's so cool that you incorporated your love for java into a holiday card. The gelato background is stunning!

I hope to finish up my Christmas cards today so I can pop them in the mail on Monday as well!

Lynn said...

Hope your mass production is going well! I love the color!

cm said...

LOVE this; absolutely love it!
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Laurel said...

What a great take on the inspiration, love it!

Thanh Vo said...

Can't wait to see what you make for this year's designs, Amy! <3

Ashley Horton said...

Love the way you added the wood veneer to the stamped Coffee mug, Amy!

wendipooh13 said...

oh sooo cute!!!! LOVE the wood heart

Rachel said...

The gelato looks so pretty! Love your latte card!

Shannon J said...

Love the colour of those gelatos - what a gorgeous background! Totally loving the coffee mug accessorized with the wood veneer heart (I LOVE those - just ordered some!). And super love the dots that you added to create the steam - every time I try to do something freestyle, disaster ensues...!!!

Rose said...

beautiful background!!!

*got my cards all ready to send out on my next days off :) of course i will be starting on next years now!! lol

Julia Aston said...

Wow! love the background you created with the Gelatos, Amy!

Annette Allen said...

dang this is too cute... great background color..

Lynnda said...

Great background job!... Cute card... hugs...x

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh this is fun....

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE! I love your use of that background and the coffee mug! PERFECT holiday card:) I hope you were able to get lots of your creations done!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!!

ps... our challenges start on Sunday and end on Saturday now!!! Winners will be posted on Mondays:) This week's challenge is SUPER easy-- ANYTHING goes!! Hope you join in the fun <3

Sylvia said...

Beautiful and fun!

Alice said...

you had me at mango gelato!! =) i think that background is quite pretty and i bet the other three weren't as bad as you thought! sweet card, Amy!

lauren bergold said...

oooooooooooh! you are so EFFICIENT!!! i have cards, stamps, and finally finished my labels... now i just have to do the work, lol! (ps: LOVE this awesome card!)

Audrey Pettit said...

You make the best java inspired cards ever, my friend! LOVE the rich vibrant background to this and love the embossed cup and sentiment. Your little pen steam dots are such an awesome extra detail. So fun!

Joni Andaya said...

Love this one! The yellow background really pop....I love it!