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Monday, March 12, 2018

Merry Monday #281 - Inspiration Photo!

Hi all - time for another inspiration photo at Merry Monday - challenge #281 hosted by Kim. Talk about making me thirsty - this photo does it!


Time to get out my Cottage Cutz Hot Cocoa Cafe die set and make a cup of cocoa for this week's card:

Supplies: Paper - Paper Studio red, brown & 
Christmas Classics 6x6 (candy cane patterned); 
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; My Favorite Things watercolor 6x6
Dies - My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 (retired) & Oval Shadows
Hero Arts DI337 Nesting Oval Infinity Dies;
Cottage Cutz Hot Cocoa Cafe; Lawn Fawn Stitched Snowflakes
Stamp - Hero Arts CL909 Merry Cactus (retired - sentiment)
Other - foam tape, Copic markers, Hero Arts Red Royal ink; DCWV gem

I bought the cup die back in 2016 when I was vacationing in Arizona and made this card with it. Sorta weird patterned papers, now that I look back, but hey - that's what I had to work with in AZ. This time I went with solid papers for the cup and like it much better! I considered stamping a pattern on my cup but decided to add a little snowflake with a gem. I created the layered saucer using MFT oval shadow dies - who knew, when I got these free with an order, that they would be so handy?! I shaded all the cup pieces with Copic markers, even drizzling some brown for cocoa like the inspiration photo :)

I formed the nearly A2-sized card by cutting two MFT scalloped rectangles. I scored the back one at 1/2" and adhered to the front panel. I diecut the patterned paper with a stitched rectangle & added a red mat before adhering it to my scalloped card. The inspiration photo has a lot of white so I stuck to a white sentiment "table" to hold my cup. Because the background paper was so busy, I put a pale green oval behind the cup which I adhered with foam tape. Done!

Can't wait to see what you create this week! Be sure to check the challenge details & the fabulous Design Team cards at Merry Monday. Thanks for stopping!!

18 comments:

JoAnn said...

Love that big cup of cheer Linda. Such a pretty card and the candy cane paper is perfect. Hope you have a great week.

Lin said...

Scrumptious is the word! Great take on the challenge, Linda!

Betty Keefe said...

that candy cane paper is certainly sets off your cuppa perfectly, Linda!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just lovely! What a yummy cup of hot cocoa, so fancy and elegant, perfect for waiting for Santa to arrive! So in love with your cocoa mug and the sweet snowflake!!

Leanne said...

Great candy cane paper and the cuppa is yummy, nice sentiment. Cheers, L:)

Linda said...

Linda, your cup of hot chocolate looks so yummy with that pile of whipping cream and the candy cane. Hope you have a great week.

Rosemary said...

super yummy take on the inspiration photo, linda!!

Cat Craig said...

Perfect take on the inspiration photo!

Jean said...

Great color, pattern and texture!

Bonnie said...

That's my kind of hot chocolate, Linda! Love all the whipped cream on top and the candy cane is an added bonus! And a beautiful mug to boot!

Felicita Johnson said...

Linda,
I love the hot cocoa mug with all that foam and candy cane background... Great take on this weeks challenge.

Karen L K said...

What a fun card! Love that candy cane background which is perfect for this weeks theme and cocoa. So clever using the oval shadow dies for a saucer and a great idea to put that oval behind the cup to cut back on the busy.

Dawn Turley said...

totally awesome card Linda. Love the design.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Sweet Perfection!!!! Love the pairing the chocolate brown and greens with the pepperminty reds!!!! Have a super week!!!

Cindy C. said...

Ooh a yummy treat! Love the pattern paper, and all the sweet elements you put on this card.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a fabulous take on the inspiration photo Linda! I'd like to reach out and take a sip right now! Have a lovely day! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
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Marcia HIll said...

Cute, CUTE card Linda and I love the die cut you used!! And your patterned paper is fabulous too! Sweet card!! Hope you're having a wonderful week!! :0)

Greta said...

Brilliant way to make the saucer, Linda! This is darling!