Hello and welcome to the Colour INKspiration blog hop. I'm so excited to be the guest designer for June's #CI11 and what a challenging colour combination it is.
Here are the colours: Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Soft Suede.
The new Coffee Cafe bundle was a perfect set to go with this colour combination and the suggestive colour inspired photo. This set is available to order now and by purchasing it as a bundle you save 10%.
The set was so much fun to use that I have created two cards in the end. Marina Mist works well with this set and the wood grain patterned paper from the Coffee Break designer series paper.
The dies in the set are fabulous and can create many coffee to go cups with added textured details and complete with coffee beans. The sentiment used is so cute, that I have created two coffee cups to go to compliment it. To go with the 'friend' theme, I have added the friend window frame using both the Lovely Words thinlits and Stitched shaped oval dies nested together. It adds a great interest in the background and have used the reverse side of the same patterned paper. A piece of vellum was also used to layer on top to help soften the patterned paper.
Marina Mist cardstock used for both the die cut friend window and taller coffee to go cup and then added ink blending with Marina Mist ink to add some definition.
White heat embossed resist ink blending used for the sentiment and this helps to make it stand out. Also the coffee lids have been white heat embossed to help give a realistic look to them.
The smaller cup uses the woodgrain cup image and stamped with Soft Suede ink. Soft Suede cardstock used for the textured die cut band from the set and this adds a great detail.
'Thanks A Latte' image is another one of the sentiments from the set and comes with a coordinating oval die to cut it out. It has been mounted with Stampin' dimensionals.
What's coffee without coffee beans? The coffee beans stamped images and die cuts are great way to fill up the background and help create a scene. To add depth and dimension, I have added clear glossy accents on the top. Early Espresso ink and Soft Suede cardstock used for the coffee beans.
The second card is a lighter version using a clean and simple composition.
The background uses the larger sentiments from the set and have been white heat embossed in a staggered pattern for interest.
Marina Mist ink has been used for the ink blended background, and helps reveal the embossed sentiments. It creates a lovely subtle textured background.
The iced coffee to go cup has been added for fun as the Marina Mist straw was a great way to bring in this colour.
The lid and cream has been white heat embossed on vellum to give it that authentic sheer see through look hehe. The cream would look weird stamped in brown don't you think? - just not a good look lol.
"Thanks A Latte" sentiment and same cup used again but this time added a stamped Early Espresso lid.
Both cards make a perfect Thank You card. I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. This set is so versatile and can be interpreted in so many ways using the colours in the challenge. It's been such an honor to have been a guest designer and had so much fun creating these cards. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for more inspirations. Next up on the hop is the talented Rose Packer, make sure you check out what she has created. :)
Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time - Happy Crafting!
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