Sunday, August 28, 2011

Java Joy


Well, I have finally come to the end of my Guest Diva cards.  Appropriately, I am typing up this post while enjoying a Grande Non-Fat Decaf Latte from Starbucks :)  Loooove lattes and this fabulous Better With You set by Verve is a perfect set for creating and sending any coffee or tea lover you know a card.  It is full of wonderful coffee and tea images and has great coordinating sentiments.

I created the background by stamping the Java image multiple times and embossing it with clear EP so it was a bit more prominent.  Then I had fun distressing the edges and using some fun Stella Rose DPs and half pearls to finish things off.

It's hard to believe we are into the last week of summer!  This summer just flew by and we have many wonderful memories to reminisce about for years to come - what more can you ask for :)  Hope your summer was just as enjoyable and you are able to squeeze in one last summer BBQ or quick get away before the Labour Day weekend is over. 

Stamps: Better With You (Verve)
Paper: Stella Rose Gerttie and Hattie (My Mind's Eye), Kraft and Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Cream Linen
Ink: Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder (Micheal's), Paper Distressing Tool (Stampin' Up!), 5/8" Brown Satin Ribbon (Michael's), Twinkling H2Os, Half Pearls (Michael's), Button, Glue Dot, Twine, Dimensionals


Christina said...

I have really enjoyed seeing your creations with this set! I might have to get it myself just to make cards for my hubby. Love the coffee-like hues you chose for this card and the distressed edges!

Crystal said...

OOOO LOVE this Marisa!!! The perfect coffee colors!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Marisa, I love this! Great colors and fantastic background stamping!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic Marisa; I love this stamp set! Now, like you, I could never cope with skewed panels but I'm getting there (I know you're au fait with them now!)but distressed paper edges are way beyond what I can cope with, lol!! These look fab! xx

Vickie Z said...

Love the bg sat,ping with java words!! Papers are wonderful along with the layout and image/sentiment panel!!

Benzi said...

Too bad I don't like Java, but I sure like your card. Great bg with all the stamping and embossing. And, tearing...what has come over you? You are getting braver everyday. Great card!!!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is awesome girl! LOVE the background you created!! FUN!! I love this set too ;)

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

This card is AWESOME! I love it...and coffeeeeee. I'm having a cup of french vanilla from my Keurig as I type. Mmmmm... :)

Have a great day, lady!

xo B.

TannyP said...

That background is perfect and your distressing is divine. I love the ribbon and the fabulous use of the half pearls!

Andrea Ewen said...

Mmmm, mmm! I'd love me a cuppa joe right now, however, I can stare at your sweet creation and be just as satisfied! (Without the calories or caffeine high!...well, maybe I WANT those things... :)
Love the distressing around the edges, so NOT you, but I LOVE it... a slight departure from your usual, delightful clean works really well on this card! Keep stretching those creative wings my sweet...that Diva Dust is some powerful stuff! Have a wonderful Sunday...just 2 more days 'til the crafting bug welcomes you with open arms!! :)

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