Monday, February 24, 2014

Creative Cafe' - Coffee Sleeve Gift card

Happy Monday Everyone!  Today - I'm sharing my Coffee sleeve gift card with you, featuring the Creative Cafe' kit for February Tea for Two, and our add-on stampset Coffee Break!

First here's a look at my finished card-
I started out with the coffee sleeve, I have to say I've been collecting a bunch of these and just waiting for the right project to use for these!  Folded flat my coffee sleeve make the perfect pocket for my Starbucks Coffee Gift card.
 I've layered my card - which is a standard A2 card 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" with different pattern papers from the paper pad in the kit, Carte Bella's Traditions.  I love the colors in this pad, so it was really hard trying to decide which ones to use. 

Cut Layers:
Red Print - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 - fits perfectly to the card front
Yellow print- 4 x 5 1/4

I've also punched a 2" scallop circle from the Red print, and out of Ivory 1 7/8" circle.

On my ivory scallop circle I stamped the "Coffee" phrase and paper pieced the coffee cup. See in the closeup below

You may also have noticed, I stamped my coffee phrase on the curve- the stamp is straight here's a quick tutorial on how I stamped and curved it so it could be easily stamped to my already punched circle.
Taking advantage of the clear polymer stamps - I used my Fiskar stamp press with a grid to lay my phrase and place it 'on a curve' I snipped parts of the stamp at the top with my scissors to help ease it at the curves. Than I placed the coffee cup directly below- allowing me to stamp both in my scallop circle all at once.   See the first and second images below.

 Now I'm ready to add in the steam for my coffee - since I'm paper piecing I was able to stamp it close into the inside rim of my cup like the third image above.

To finish it - I stamped my coffee cup again this time patterned paper.  I fussy cut it out, leaving the handle behind.  It was too difficult to cut so I just colored in the handle and paper pieced just the bowl of the cup.  I also took my Vintage photo distress marker, and extended my steam lines into the inside of the cup and colored in the coffee.  I used the Scattered Straw distress marker and highlighted the right side of the cup while coloring in the coffee cup handle.   This piece was than layered with the other punched scallop of print paper. To finish it up I popped it with dimensional adhesive and attached to the front of the coffee sleeve.
To add the lace trim and ribbon, I layered both around the bottom half of the coffee sleeve - this helped to keep it together and attached to the card front.  Before ahereing my layers onto the card front, I used my zacto blade and cut a 1" slit on each side so I could push both the lace and the ribbon through and around to the back, all snug and cleanly tucked away.
Here's a view of the back side - I saved on lace by cutting at each side. While the ribbon I trailed all the way behind and back to the front to tie in a double bow.

Wanting to add more color I had an extra scallop circle punched in the red print, so I free-hand cut in a spiral working my from the outer edge into the center leaving a small circle about 3/8" around- rolling it quilling style I created a small paper rose, which I added to the center of my bow.

*TIP:  To make it easier to roll this paper - I took my stylist and worked the fibers down a bit on my stamp foam pad - also when you have two sided paper - the side that you want to show is the side you keep to the inside. 

In my picture below, if I keep rolling with the blue to the inside - I will end up with a blue rose, I changed my mind and flipped it over to the red side - ran my stylist around it again in circular motion and than started rolling from the outside in. 

Hot Glue gun the rolled portion to the small area in the center to hold it firmly coiled in place.
Here's another closer look at my finished flower.
 I added a diecut spoon, that I colored with my Silver Pitt pen from Faber-Castell and last but not list tucked in my Starubucks Coffee Gift card!
Hope you've been enjoying this month's kit, and that we've inspired you to get creating!
Keep checking back we have something new everyday!
Stamps: The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe kit -Tea for Two, and add-on set Coffee Break
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe' -Creative Cafe kit -Tea for Two- Carta Bella -Traditions paper pad
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Memento-luxe Rich Cocoa; Faber-Castell 1.5 Silver Metallic Pitt Artist pen
Embellishments: Crochet lace trim; Rayon Seam binding from the kit
Tools: Scor-buddy; Circle and Scallop circle punches -2"; 1 7/8'; stylist and 1/4" thick stamping pad; Fiskars stamp press


Kristine Reynolds said...

Very cute!

Laura Cox {aka scrapaddict} said...

Great idea for recycling the coffee sleeve...super cute card!