Monday, November 4, 2019

A Place To Start - November Challenge - Color Challenge - Caffeinated Tones

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Color Challenge
"Caffeinated Tones"
 You may add neutrals or other spot colors!
 Keeping faith with my 2019 self-challenge, I created my first Tent Card.  I love it!
This style card is quite easy to construct and is a great way to use up paper scraps.  I will say that using a heavyweight acetate will make a sturdier card, particularly if you use heavy card stock.  
My stamp and die set included a die for the belly band of the cup. The Java Nice Day Sentiment was a perfect fit!
  I am always happy when I can mix and match stamp/die sets and still get a cohesive design.
As you can see, my acetate front is slightly bowed.  Next time, I will use heavier acetate sheets. 

 Creating the background for the card is a great way to reduce your stash!  I also learned a new crafting tip.  I have a lot of scrap sticker paper and I used it as backing for my background scrap strips, image, and die-cut. I cut a piece of sticker paper slightly larger than my card base.  I removed the release paper, adhered my scrap paper strips, and then trimmed the background panel down to the correct size. 
Here is a link to the Tutorial I used

Challenges Entered:

What I Used:
Basic Grey Life of the Party 6"x6" pad. (Discontinued)
Tim Holtz, Nostalgic Cardstock - Aged Mahogany(Discontinued)
Sizzix Framelit Stamp/Die Set Coffee 
     by Stephanie Barnard (Discontinued)
Unbranded Coffee Stamp Set (Image, Sentiment, Coffee Rings)



  1. Perfect card, perfect images to complete your design, very pretty, hugs, Lori m

  2. Hi, Chana! Wow, that is the coolest card with the acetate front! Thank you for the link to the tutorial. And excellent tip, too. I am trying to use up all my old Xyron cartridges (HOARD much? I do!) so I use those to get a sticky base for now. I've also made a sticky base with double-sided carpet tape before. Tacky glue as well, but those sheets you use are by far the easiest. But I have to tell you I was shocked - Basic Grey made Life of the Party? I thought I had them all but apparently not! Wow, I must have blinked or gone to the potty and missed that one. Yes, I'm jealous ;-). xoxo

    1. Thanks, Aimeslee! I am trying to use up my Xyron cartridges as well. I bought 20 of them from a craft site that was going out of business. I have two of the Life of the Party pads and I use them judiciously. I used to buy everything in bulk from Crafty Steals, I think was the name. Sometimes they would have great bundles. I hate that most of the small craft suppliers have been priced out of business! Bad news for us hoarders! :D)

  3. How true! Gorgeous creation, Jo x

  4. Oh cool -- I love this tent card with it's super fun sentiment! Super cute!

  5. What a fantastic card. That is so gorgeous and well done. I love it.

  6. perfect sentiment and fun. Awesome creation.

  7. lol, there is a lot of truth to that, lol. This is so fun, love it.

  8. Great tent design with acetate and use of beautiful scraps!Love it!

  9. its so pretty!
    Hello from Coffee lovers blog hop!

  10. I am just amazed at the construction of this design, Chana. I have never worked with acetate on a card. You made it look easy, but I'm still not sure I could do it. All the design elements really pop, especially the lady!

  11. Very funny and beautiful card. You definitely nailed the color challenge!Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Kyla DT for

  12. Fabulous and fun card Chana..brilliant..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT


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