Over on the Daring Cardmakers, they had one of my favorite challenges I've seen in a long time. Rather than give you a sketch or a color coordinating design, they gave us a photo to help serve as inspiration with the requirement that you use at least 3 elements from the image. Here was the photo in question:
It's really quite the photo. From the autumnal colors to the braided sweater, to books, leaves, glasses, tea, and candles, there was just so much to latch onto. During a recent trip to Michael's, I was scouring the clearance section and stumbled upon a beautiful coffee stamp set from Inkadinkado. $3.97 for a stamp set that usually costs $15. I knew between this photo and this coffee set, I'd create a winning combination.
Here was the end result:
The elements I chose were the book, leaf and coffee. I used my Maps, Texts and Ledgers paper set and my Cuttlebug Seasonal Foliage die set. I also stamped the coffee set on a wood background for that extra dimension.
Here's the same card from a slightly different angle. Here you can really see how the 3D adhesive dots really make it pop.
And because you know I can't do anything just once, here is a slight variation of the card.
I actually struggled quite a bit with which one I would officially submit. This was the first design, and while I liked it, something about the askew stamp and the placement of leaves works better on the other design. Still, I'm happy with both cards. Again, here's the card at a slightly different angle:
This is the perfect card for that coffee lover in your life. It also exudes "fall" without necessarily shouting it, which I love.
Any who, check back later this week as I'm trying to still get my Cricut Foil to work. Next week, expect some wild designs as today is HSN's craft day, and I ordered so much from Anna Griffin's newest collection.