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May 29, 2009

MMSC3 - Sweet Coffee For You

Well here I am again today with another post (shocking huh?) - Sometime last week I received a very nice comment from Priscilla and an invitation to join in on the fun at her blog http://priscillastyles.blogspot.com/ Midnight Madness Tuesday Sketch challenge. So I thought why not give it a try and here is the result. I hope you like it.

Lately I've discovered that having a "Sketch" as a starting point has been a real help to me in designing cards. It really has sparked more creativity then I use to have when I had to figure out a layout on my own.

I recently purchased a stamp set from Inkadinkado (Best Friends) that had this wonderful Coffee Image in it and I hadn't yet inked it up so away I went.

I colored my image with Prismacolor Pencils blended with Gamsol. Then I added Crystal Effects to the Coffee and White Liquid Applique for the whipped cream (Yum!) I layered these with Labels2 Nestabilities Dies. I added 3 small green brads (Queen and Co.) The Designer Paper is from Die Cuts With A View and I added 3 Dew Drops (Grapes and Leaves). I found some Lavendar yarn/cording that someone sent me in one of my cans of assorted ribbons and found it fit my paper perfectly. Then I added a Prima Flower and a Purple Brad. My focal image was raised using foam mounting tape.

Card Stock: Lavender Lace, Certainly Celery, Whisper White


  1. Hi Ida, so glad you felt up to making a card for our challenge. You card turned out fabulous. I love the colors the detail is awesome on the coffee. Thanks so much for playing and just a reminder, that if you are a follower and have the Midnight Madness logo on your side bar and your name is drawn, you will recieve and extra $25 shopping spree. Tune in next week for the exciting NEWest challenge rewards.
    Hope to see you week after week :)

  2. Pretty card! Love the image and the paper... TFS!

  3. Sketch challenges are always help me a lot too! I love your new stamp, Ida! It is perfect for this challenge!

  4. Mmmmmm, coffee. How could you help but love this card?! I hope you will play with us again.

    Carolyn, MMDT member

  5. Lavender and mint green, so pretty. Thanks for playing with us this week~ ~Jeni - MMDT

  6. Hey Ida! Congratulations on being invited to the challenge. How fun! I can see why you were invited! Your cards are gorgeous! I love that coffe image. . .that coffee sure looks yummy. Makes me want to make a cup of coffee! LOL!! You know you've made a good card when you inspire someone to do something. . .like make a cup of coffee! LOL!

    Love the colors and pretty dps that you used!! Just gorgeous!

    HOpe you are having a wonderful Sunday!


  7. This is an adorable card, and you did a wonderful job with the layout. I love the main image and your use of color! Another beauty.