An Ode To Coffee
On a Spring morning I wake to the aroma of you.
Your dark color and rich flavor are things I enjoy too.
When sleep has dragged me down and pulled me under.
You ensure that I wake from my slumber.
A dollop of milk and lump of sugar make the flavor rich and sweet.
I breath you in awaiting my treat.
As soon as the warm liquid hits passes my lips,
The birds sing and bring joy on their wing tips.
You are my Morning Glory.
Hi everyone and welcome! I hope that you are having a wonderful weekend full of coffee and crafting! I now I am. I also hope you enjoyed my little Ode To Coffee. Today I have a little something special in store for you. This card means quiet a lot to me since I made the image myself. The idea came to me one day during a DT chat and a latte image that was shared. I thought, "Boy coffee sure is morning glory!" With that I decided i would make something of it. I know that I'm not the best artist around, but I figure that the simple lines will be just a frame. It's what will happen when I color it!
This was not supposed to be shared just yet, as I have special news in store for you all soon. So don't forget to subscribe (it's that little pink bubble that is following you down the page). That being said, I am using this image for the Coffee Lovers Blog Hope and the theme is Spring/Summer Coffee.
With that! I think we are ready to continue on. Here you will find step by step details on how to make this card.
Here is what you are going to need:
***Click on any of the smaller images to enlarge for details.
Preparing The Coffee
Bringing The Mix Together
Woohoo! We are ready to start pulling together the card!
The first step is to glue down you brown printed paper to the card base. I used tacky glue for this rather than double sided tape since I really wanted it to adhere.
Using one of the 5" x 7" white card stock you will use the Chantilly Paper Lace frame for die cutting. I didn't add any other color or blending to this since I wanted it to contract with the printed paper. Keep it simple since you want your image to stand out. Again, I used tacky glue to glue this down to the card.
Now adhere the image to the center of the die piece. I used foam mounting tape for this to give it a bit of height.
For the final details to this card I wanted to add some flowers. I had just purchased a new die set and figured this would be the perfect opportunity to try them out.
for this I used the Cinch and Go Flowers. Using the remaining white cardstock, I cut three of the grouped flower sets and one of each of the free standing. For the backing I trimmed 3 green pieces.
Lets add a little color to them. I figured that I would match the colors to that of the morning glory. I used Shaded Lilac across the whole of the flower and Wilted Violet on edges.
We are almost done. Once the coloring is done. I then began to shape my flowers using the McGill Paper Blossom Tool Kit. for this rather than dow it inwards, I only shaped the back of the petals and then folded the petals towards the center on the colored side. Using a brad I put them all tother and then colored the brad with a Copic Marker: Y04
Finally we want to use foam mounting tape on the back of our flowers to adhere them diagonally from each other. For whatever reason sets of 3 always looks appealing to the eye. So the largest and one of the other flowers was used in the lower left corner and a singular flower on the upper right. I finished this off by adding some adhesive pears from larges to smallest on both sides of the flowers.
Here is a look at the final product. I think that the simplicity allows the image to stand out.
I hope that you have enjoyed this step-by-step instructional post. I hope that you can join me next time. Don't forget to subscribe to my blog for posts, news and more!