Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mocha Me Happy!

Hi again!  I thought I was done making cards for the Fall Coffee Lovers Bloghop...But then I was out at Starbucks getting my favorite drink (Iced Salted Caramel White Chocolate Mocha...yum!) when inspiration hit!

You know how Starbucks has lots of giftcards out at the registers?  And that they seem to be coming out with all kinds for every season/holiday?  Well, this is what caught my eye.

It was literally screaming to be made into a card!  So I asked if I could have one without putting money on it and they kindly said yes!  I tucked this fantastic bit of inspiration into my purse.

I finally got a chance to sit down at my craft desk last night and then minor drama.  Where are all my gosh darn leaf sets?  Fall is my FAVORITE season!  Why don't I have any??  Apparently I know I love fall and everytime I see an awesome leaf set I don't buy it because I'm thinking I have ten at home already.  Well, I'm going to have to buy some.  I did just get an order in that had the MFT Stamps Geometric Greenery set in it.  So, I pulled it out and decided to just go with it.

I'm fairly certain the photo doesn't do the copper embossing powder justice.  All the images except for the sentiment were embossed with copper.  The sentiment was done in gold.  I dug out my Peerless watercolors to do the background and everything else was done with distress inks.  I let it dry overnight and got back at it this evening.  I attached it to this beautiful cardstock I found in my stash.  I believe it is Stampin up but it is a retired In Color from several years ago.  It was just perfect. Then I searched through my sequins.  None of them seemed just right.  So I tried the clear droplets from Pretty Pink Posh.  Voila!  They were just the thing!

Some days you just never know where you'll find inspiration!  Have a fantastic day!


  1. Really love this and the PPP clear droplets are perfect!

  2. Wow, what a great inspiration for your card. You nailed it!
    Love your sofer tones. Happy hopping and enjoy your coffee.

  3. Awesome take on the GC design. Very creative.

  4. I love how you found your inspiration. This is a wonderful colorful card. TFS

  5. Lovely card and I always love it when the Starbucks cards are inspiration for creativity.

  6. Great take on the starbucks card... love it! And love that sentiment!

  7. Oh this is so pretty - I do like your CASE of the Starbucks card. So appropriate! x

  8. LOVE seeing how you were inspired! This is perfect!