Thursday, 22 August 2013

BGC #37 - Latte Love!

I'm baaaaack!! :D

Today I am going to share a card that I made for BGC #37 - Latte Love. I was hosting this challenge and when I was asked to come up with a theme, I put two of my most favourite things together and that made the Challenge Theme for the fortnight as...

"Latte Love"
In case you wanted to play along, Here's what you have to do...
1. Make any project.. Card/LO/Tag/Box, etc. inspired by Coffee (something I love and enjoy) either the colours OR the sentiments OR a cup of coffee on your project as well. But...
2. You have to add stitching (also something that I really try to incorporate in my projects) to your project. We would love to see real stitching using SewEasy Tool or a sewing machine or even by hand without any tools. However, if that's not possible, we will allow Faux Stitching as well.. :)

You would think that because I set the challenge, it would have been a breeze for me to make something, but I had the hardest time!! I started out with drawing a sketch of a card and while I was executing it, it looked weird. So I had to start all over again and I decided, if I was having a hard time, simple would be good, less would be more. And this is what turned out...
I started with creating a Washi tape background on the card base. For that, I vertically aligned five colour-coordinated tapes next to each other, in varying lengths. Then, I ran my SewEasy tool along the centre of each tape and stitched it up with an off white coloured crochet thread.

For the Coffee Part, I just stamped a coffee cup (from the Latte Love Stamp Set by Fiskars) in Memento's Rich Cocoa Ink on a 2 1/2" square piece of card stock and Washi-Pieced it!! Yes, that's a new term I came up with.. It's like paper piecing, but with Washi Tapes.. 
{I am hoping to do a video on that soon, just as soon as my tripod is fixed.. :D}
Washi-piecing was the perfect way to co-ordinate the coffee cup with the card background. I could have used patterned papers, but they would be a close match and not a perfect match. And now that I am typing this, I realise that I have made this card without using Patterned Papers.. :)

For the sentiment, I cut out a small strip of card stock and cut the edge to make it look like a ribbon and stamped the sentiment on it (from the Coffee4two Stamp Set by the Stamps of Life) in Memento's Rich Cocoa, and I was done.

Here are pictures of the complete card.. :)

A little bit of close-up on the stitching :)

This challenge is open on the BGC Blog till the end of this month... So be inspired and play along. Once you've made your project, head on over here and link it up!! :)

Here's the list of products used...
From Lulupu

Other Products

I will be back again tomorrow with a super detailed and theme-oriented Box Card!!! :D :D



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