Tuesday, November 20, 2012

IHP Design Team November Challenge: Technique Tuesday

coffeebreak1-outsideWelcome to i heart papers' November design team challenge! This month, we're teaming up with some of the girls from the Technique Tuesday team for a combined hop featuring Technique Tuesday's stamps and i {heart} papers' products. You can browse the Technique Tuesday category of the ihp store here.

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Now let’s talk about the card above. Technique Tuesday kindly sent me the set Coffee Break Seal (how did they know?!!) Keeping true to the theme of the card, I decided to stamp the image on an unbleached coffee filter. I cut 2 scalloped circles with my Nestabilities and offset them slightly, adhering the top one with dimensional dots to raise it up a little. Since it’s meant to be a gift card holder, I put a little pocket inside (just adhered a piece of coordinating paper to the bottom of the card). Here’s what it looks like:
What I used:
Coffee Break Seal (Technique Tuesday)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Other: Zva Self Adhesive Symmetrical Pearl Flourish – white (colored to match paper with a Copic marker)
After I finished that card, I took another look at the coffee filter and realized that I could use it to create a pocket for the gift card with just a little cutting and folding! So I made another card.
coffeebreak2 For this one I used the coffee bean stamp that comes with this wonderful little set to create my own patterned paper, again using the Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I used some yummy satin ribbon as an accent. That middle ribbon is a brown double-faced satin ribbon, and the ones above and below it are actually two sides of the same ribbon: 3/8" Satin Reversible antique gold/champagne
Our designers are sharing lots of inspiration using Technique Tuesday stamps and ihp products!

our Technique Tuesday guests:
the ihp design team:

So go get hopping, and then GO SHOPPING!!!



Deb said...

LOVE these, Carolyn! So PERFECT and clever!

Judy Rozema said...

Love these, Carolyn!

Melinda said...

Great idea using the filter!

Juliana said...

I love coffee and cards--this is wonderful on both counts!!
I love the way you incorporated the gift card on both!

whoistracy said...

Just love how you used the filter on your second card, so cute. Hope you and your family have a lovely Thanksgiving!

Lori said...

These are both great, Carolyn! Love how you used the coffee filter to go with the coffee themed stamp!

Cath said...

Fun cards, Carolyn! I'd LOVE to take a coffee break with you sometime! :)