Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Bean Thinking About You...



My friend Joanne is running a 'Get Krafty' challenge on the Gina K. forum on Splitcoast...basically, use kraft paper on your creation. I love kraft paper too, so I figured this was a challenge I could definitely tackle. 

My original plan was to use kraft paper as my main panel, but the idea morphed into this instead. I stamped the coffee beans and bag from the Gina K Designs set My Cuppa Joe onto Gina K pure luxury cardstock then again onto kraft cardstock. I misted the kraft paper with water then crumpled it up into a little ball. I flattened it back out and set it aside to dry. Once it was dry I cut out the bag and added the word 'Beans' (and that's supposed to be a little coffee bean beside the word but it's kinda distorted cause I only thought to add it once the paper was all crumpled). I coloured the image with copics and drew in the counter line and the wall (like I've seen so many other people do). It's supposed to look like wide bead board...but it kinda looks like jail bars to me...hmph...I'll have to work on that technique. I layered lots of copic colours on the 'wall' to try and get shadows and depth. 


The patterned paper is from Collage Press, Jackson Lodge line. It's hard to see in the picture but I zig-zagged around the edge of the patterned panel, then straight stitched inside the zig-zag. It's subtle, but I like it. 

I picked up the ribbon yesterday at AC Moore and I think I'll go back for more...it was on sale and I really like it! I added a row of Marble Chocolate Bella Dots under the sentiment and pierced a photo corner in the top right. 

This is the last of the Valentine's cards for my brothers. Really, this one isn't Valentinish at all, but both he and his wife love coffee, and I've been thinking about them cause we'll see them at Easter when we're back home for the long weekend. I sent the Cookie Love card to my other brother, cause he loves cookies. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Karen

11 comments:

Janet said...

so cool! I love it!!

Donna said...

What an awesome card! love thr crumpled coffee bag (genius) and the colors are just great!

Mary said...

Your card is awesome! I'm sure that your brother and his wife will love this card and the fact that you thought of them.

Mary

Dana White said...

This is FANTASTIC - ummm your BFF loves coffee too.....

jacque4u2c said...

TOO NEAT!!!!!!!

Nancy said...

Absolutely love this, Karen!!!

Leslie said...

That is awesome! LOVE how you crinkled the coffee bag and again, I know I say this all the time, but your colouring and shading of the wall with the copics is outstanding.

leapayear said...

Karen,

Such creative work... LOVE IT!!

It's so cool to see the imaginative designs you've created.

Awesome! Leanne

p.s. We miss you and your stamp-a-stacks!

Cathy said...

Another awesome card, Karen! The crumpled bag is so clever!

Wendy said...

I can't believe you made that bad of coffee look so real, this card rocks! I love this set, but my card didn't look this good when I made one with it! Really, I love this card!

SueB said...

t'riffic card - love the bag o' coffee! My DH makes the BEST coffee and I've picked up a coffee bean stamp set but not inked it yet - maybe today?! TFS!