Dec 13, 2015

Coffee Lovers Vintage Winter Card

card 1

 Hello my lovely bloggy friends!  I have so missed you, but been super busy with both Christmas, planning a sweet 16 for this sweetie on the right, and with getting these two ready for a semi-formal dance at school - WHEW!  Let's say that today, I REALLY enjoyed my coffee, and am going to stay in my PJs and drink coffee and create all day today - this mama's tired!  I do have a coffee themed card to share with you today and some ideas for making your own digi images.  I really wanted to do an altered style or grungy coffee card this time, but couldn't find just the right image, so I typed out these words and drew the little banner around them to create my own "digi stamp."  The coffee cup is an online image that I sized and printed.

girls

I colored the images by dipping them in Distress Ink, then highlighting with colored pencils.  I layered the coffee image over a coffee filter doily from a MFT die.

card 2

 I cut the Tim Holtz wishes die from a cool scrap from a project gone bad.  I loved the embossing along the bottom, like snow.  I layered it over another scrap of inky paper.

card 3

 I used this gorgeous piece of vintage Basic Grey paper, which I've almost used up - boo!  Then I added some TH holly dies and a little brad on each side for the berry.  :)  To see all my Coffee Loving Cards click HERE.

card 4

I'm joining the fun at the Coffee Lovers Winter Blog Hop HERE, with A Vintage Journey for their Vintage Christmas challenge HERE, with SSS for their Tag It challenge (tiny tag) HERE, with Word Art Wednesday HERE, with HLS for their Mixed Media challenge HERE, and with Mixed Media Card Challenges for their Celebrations challenge HERE.

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33 comments:

KellyJean said...

OM! Pretty card! Even prettier gals!!!

Lisa said...

LOVE! The colors are wonderful and I just love how you put everything here together! Beautiful... Happy Cocoa Day!

Hetty said...

Lovely warm card,pretty colors.
Your girsls are two happy darlings!
How time flies!

Tricia Coffin said...

Nice card...I saved it so I could try to duplicate it. I love the colors, design and the way you put it all together.

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous!! I love the colors of the cup!! The layers and details are so fabulous!! And what a beautiful picture of the girls!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol said...

A fabulous card Autumn, love how you pulled it together. Lovely photo too. Carol x

Peanut said...

Super sweet card, Autumn... so many festive elements on your card. Most of all, loving the vintage vibe!
x Asha

~amy~ said...

So pretty, really love how you colored everything!
Such pretty girls!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love your background. Beautiful card. TFS

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Autumn, love all the wonderful things you used for this card! Nice to visit your blog! Happy Holidays!

brenda said...

It does sound like a bust week Autumn, but your day in PJ's sounds just perfect and with a gorgeous card to prove it.

B x

Shirley said...

A stunning card with great colouring detail and the girls look beautiful.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Pamellia said...

Beautiful card Autumn! Love the sentiment, what a perfect fit for the coffee image! The girls look stunning in their formal dresses, hope they had a great time! hugs :)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

For creating a grungy Christmas card it sure is beautiful...love everything about it.

Paper Profusion said...

Fab card Autumn - especially love how you coloured in the images. More importantly, your girls are both beautiful! Your daughter on the left looks so like you. Hope you have your feet up now and they are making you a cuppa! Nicola x

coldwaters2 said...

This is one delicious looking card Autumn such a lovely grungy look great paper and card design
hugs
lorraine x

Mandy LaCroix said...

That is such a pretty cup and I love how it's colored! Really stands out! :)

Helen F. said...

Wonderful card, Autumn! Great photo of your beautiful girls

kiwimeskreations said...

What a gorgeous card Autumn - love the colours on that cup of coffee!!
Blessings
Maxine

Happy Dance said...

Lovely ladies! How proud you must be!! And what a beautiful card. I love that when you couldn't find exactly what you wanted, you created your own digis. Brilliant! Really pretty and Christmassy card. Bev

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your daughters are beautiful! Your vintage card is so pretty - I love the plaid background! Great idea to make your own sentiment - it looks totally vintage!

Maura said...

Beautiful! love the homespun and handrawn look your card has

Toni said...

Oh, this is absolutely wonderful! I love the texture and layers! The WISHES made me think of a Hershey bar which then made me crave chocolate and cocoa. I hope you're happy! LOL

Toni
HLS DT

Mimi said...

Really love this card, bravo! After this many years, I hope we've both learned to buy double/triple the amount of BG paper we like!

Shelly said...

Wow! This is awesome!!

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors on this card - the angled plaid background is perfect behind your wonderful inked and colored coffee cup - and the added touches of the die cut holly and snowy sentient strip really make it festive! Thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey, Autumn - (and your daughters are beautiful!) Julia xx

butterfly said...

Sounds like you earned your coffee! And what a fabulous card to celebrate a well-earned rest with. Love the shabbied papers and the string bow finishes it off beautifully. Hope your girls enjoyed their dance.
Alison xx

Helen Gullett said...

Totaly love your mixed media vintage card!! Pretty colors!

Pon Malar said...

Fabulous card, love the colorful BG ♥♥

sannalippert said...

I can smell the coffee!!! beautiful card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

sarascloset said...

Oh, I bet you ARE tired! I'm exhausted trying to keep up with you! I hope the Sweet 16 went off without a hitch, and the girls do look lovely in their formal wear! Look at those heels! Whew!

As for this lovely card...it is indeed beautiful with the brilliant colors and cleaver use of less than desirable passed projects. I love the snowy look on the wishes tag; prime reason to never through anything out when it comes to crafting! That vintage paper is a real hit with me, and I can see why you are sad to see the last of it go. Great idea to use a coffee filter to make your doily! Fabulous make! I hope you are getting some well deserved rest! I don't know how you do it! Hugs!

Ingrid said...

What a beautiful card! I too love my coffee - latte every morning. Love all the colors - and that coffee cup is beautiful. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers! :)

Linda said...

Gorgeous card .... I love the vintage fell to it. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. Linda xx

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