Sunday 2 October 2022

Ok, but First Coffee


I am really excited to bring you October’s challenge over at 613 Avenue Create where the twist this month is  But First…Your Favourite Beverage!  We'd  love to see your beverage inspired projects but if you'd prefer to play without the twist, that's fine too!

Our sponsor this month is Mirtillamente and I’m using her But First Coffee image because for me, it has to be coffee!   

I’ve printed the image onto some off-white card and die cut it with the Lil’ Inker Coffee Talk 2 die.   What you see is actually three mugs stacked.  I removed the handle from the top one so the mug stood higher than the handle.  Removing the handle also made it easier to distress all the edges.   I removed all but one of the mug contents and coloured that with Distress Inks and then reinserted it into the mug!

Then I applied versa mark and Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to make my mug look more authentic!  Because the coffee was at a lower level, applying the Versamark was difficult, so I ended up finishing this off with Glossy Accents.  I add a few gold beads to the coffee because they remind me of Demerara Sugar.

I created a simple little scene with a brick embossing folder, a snippet of red gingham and a doily!  I don’t normally make square cards - they cost twice as much to send!  However they are nice format to work with, especially a small one like this!  

I’ve used an embossing folder to create the brick wall background so I’d like to enter the Can You Handle the Pressure Challenge!

I've also used some snippets in the card so I'm off to the Snippets Playground for challenge #438

I'm thrilled you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit.  If you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you and perhaps we can get better acquainted!  



  1. Kate, your mug looks good enough to drink! I'm drinking my 1st daily cup of black and unsweetened coffee right now xoxo

  2. Love the sentiment on the cup Kate and your layout is fab ..great card for our challenge hugs Sue x

  3. What a great use of the digital sentiment fab work x

  4. Love the details on your card! Makes the cup look like I can just grab it off the paper! Great job!

  5. Hi, Kate!
    I just love the "Farmhouse" feel of your project! The embossed background and that awesome doily are such elevating elements. Of course, no Farmhouse decor would be complete without a little buffalo plaid!

    So glad that you joined us! Thanks for your beautiful work! We are glad you are here!
    Chana Malkah, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  6. To that I can only say: Yes!!! .. *laugh* And your coffee looks so real, great job!!!

  7. Fantastic! Love the textured embossing behind the image. Hugs, Sandy


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