Timeless Tuesday #259: Polka Dots

Tuesday, February 18, 2014




Flourishes's Gambler's Sale is up to 50% off--STOREWIDE! Better hurry, as things are flying off the shelves! But, for now, let's talk Timeless Tuesday!










This week, Jenny is our hostess, and she has given us a fun, but simple challenge.  Just use polka dots! See...Easy Peasy!
I had so much fun making this card! I did some stamping with two different Flourishes stamp sets, some heat embossing, paper piecing, distressing, and sewing, and used six different dp's, including, of course, a cute polka dot pattern, and came up with a sweet card to surprise a friend whom I enjoy coffee with after we drop the kids off at school. Well, sometimes it's just coffee, but often it includes breakfast, maybe a trip to the mall, occasionally even lunch, before the "morning" is over. ;) She's a great friend, that's for sure, and I love spending time with her! The Viva la Verve February 2014 Week 1 sketch, turned on it's side, was perfect for this card, as I thought the two circle layers looked like coasters. I used the So Distressed stamp set (still in stock, so hurry, if you want it!) to add coffee rings and a few splotches to them in Gathered Twigs Distress Ink. For the cups, I first cut them on my Silhouette, using Flourishes Grab a Cup Silhouette Cut File, and stamped the image (unfortunately, already out of stock) in Rich Cocoa Memento Ink. Then I stamped the cup images onto 2 different dps in Rich Cocoa ink, fussy cut the pieces and glued them to the white stamped base. The cute little coffee cup "logo" on the cups is part of the stamp set. I just colored it with Copic markers. It's hard to see in the photo, but I used CollAll 3-D glue to raise just the outer edges of the cups to give them a little bit of dimension. I stamped the coffee beans, also in the Grab a Cup set, multiple times on the newsprint dp, and heat embossed the "COFFEE" text in brown ep, adding the ellipsis with a Versamark pen.
On the inside, I stamped the sentiment with Rich Cocoa ink, adding the dots with a Sharpie marker, then punched zig zag strips from four of the dp's to jazz it up a bit. I sponged Vintage Photo ink around the edge of the panel, and over the exposed white edge to the left of the zig zag strips.

So let's all get DOTTY! ;D  You don't have to use Flourishes stamps, but if you do, you get two ballots toward the weekly prize! You can find all the details for the challenge here.

Want to see how DOTTY the rest of the team is? Well, just check them out here:

~Hugs,


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20 comments :

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Great card. I like the colors and design. Thank you for sharing it with us at 613 Avenue Create.

Hugs,
Melissa M
M Miranda Creations

Colleen said...

Cheryl,
Your friend will love this it turned out wonderful. I really like the addition of the coffee stains on the coasters.

Laura Sterckx said...

Great card! I love all the kraft on it! The coffee spills looks fun and I really like those circles! :) Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Get Krafty!

Marisa said...

A fabulous coffee card! Love it :) Well done using the sketch too! Thanks for joining us for this month's Diva Dare.

Unknown said...

Love this! Love the colors and design and sentiment! Thanks so much for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs.

Lori Barnett said...

OH MAN! I can almost smell the fresh brew from your card!!! Those coffee stains give just the right touch! I look forward to seeing more of your creations! Thanks for entering our challenge over at Fresh Brewed Designs! Good luck :)

TLady said...

TOO FUN & PERFECT for those Coffee Lovers!!!!!!:) I'm SOOO HAPPY I have my set!!! :)

Leslie Miller said...

Polka dots are my favorite and I'm just loving seeing all these polka dot cards! You have shown how polka dots can have a warm and earthy, almost vintage look. I love coffee cards, too. What a great combination!

Amy A said...

Cheryl, this is fabulous! love the images and sentiment. How cute are those coffee beans inside?? Love it! Thank you for playing along at Fresh Brewed Designs "Choose your Challenge" this month!

Amy ~DT

Conniecrafter said...

great use of the stamps, love the patterns on the cups and the cool border you did on the inside!

Allison Cope said...

That's some awesome polka-dotty-goodness Cheryl! Love the rich and deep colour scheme and your coffee cups are adorable! Fabulous challenge example this week!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh my! This is just absolutely scrumptious! Fabulous card!

Beth Brovold said...

WONDERFULLY "brewed" card here Cheryl...I love the sentiment too!!! Thank you for joining us at Fresh Brewed Designs February Challenge!!!

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

How crazy awesome is this card! LOVE the color combo and the mix of stamps. The coffee stains are perfect!!!
Thank you for playing along at Fresh Brewed Designs Choose your Challenge for February!
Smiles,
Heather

Shirley said...

Just got this set and love what you did with yours. I really like the collage BG and the inside too! Great DPs and the mounted cups are fun!

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Maria said...

Wow! Love this card and love coffee! Raising my coffee cup to you, Cheryl! Fab card...love it!

Lea Lawson said...

Beautiful card!! And now I'm craving a latte!! :)

Greta said...

What a fun card & I love the inside!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

I love coffee and I love this card. A great vintage and also great for our "In Stitches" challenge at the Corrosive Challenge. Good luck and please join us again soon.