Monday, September 29, 2014

Coffee Lovers Bloghop!

Hey everybody,

Welcome to the Coffee Lovers Blog hop organised by Chaitali and Amy


I am a coffee lover and my day starts with a good cup of coffee every day without fail. Then one at about 3:30PM.  Back in my younger days in India, I loved filter coffee. Oh, the aroma of filter coffee early in the morning is very nostalgic to me. After migrating to Australia, I quickly got the taste of Italian coffee. Melbourne has a great coffee culture. I loved it. That when I bought a coffee machine (manual) trying to mimic the coffee bought from the shop. It was a lot of work to get the right proportions of coffee and froth and milk in the cup.  Soon upgraded to an automatic machine which I still own. Now that I have discovered the Nespresso machine, the automatic have gone into its box in the shed. My favourite Nespresso coffee pod is the purple Arpeggio. So my card for today's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop is inspired by one of Nespresso brochure that came recently. Here is my coffee card.

Let's chat 2

I have used the ray stencil from MFT to sponge the Frayed Burlap and Mustard Seeds. I also sponged some Delicata gold ink to give some shine. The coffee cup and sentiment is from Lil' Inkers Design. I die cut the cup and coloured using copics with adding some Ice Candy distress glitter for the froth. I then white heat embossed the sentiment on the cup. 

Coffee and Friends

For the bottom part of the card front, I have used wood pattern paper from My Mind's Eye wood paper pad. I sponged some Mustard Seed on the pattern paper to colour coordinate with the rest of the card. I trimmed the paper at an angle so the coffee cup is glued at the centre using foam adhesive. The angled cut gives depth to the card. 

Let's Chat flat

The other sentiment is white heat embossed on the wood pattern paper towards the bottom of the card. Here is a closeup of the card.

Let's Chat - Warm

Check out Chaitali's blog to see more inspirational card from coffee lovers. 
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52 comments:

Winnie said...

I love the way you made the background on this card. Very eye catching, and the use of the wood look for the table top is just perfect.

KimCreate said...

Lovin that froth on your coffee and your other card layout elements are super!

Kristie Larsen said...

very shimmery and lovely! Love the different coloured rays. Looks so time consuming but makes it fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

A perfect WAKE ME UP coffee card! :)

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Ooooh, I love those rays coming out of the coffee! Great card!

Lucy said...

This is a fun and perky coffee card. I love those rays behind the cup!

Shelly said...

This is AWESOME!!! Love the rays and the shimmer!

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh.Em.Gee. Those rays. The shine & shimmer. The FROTH! This is just absolutely amazing, Gayatri! It's like heaven shining out of the cup :)

Tonya Jastad said...

This is beautiful! Love the woodgrain and the rays!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS card Gayatri - LOVE your shimmery rays, LOVE your wood grain table and LOVE your frothy mug of coffee with the swirling steam too!!!
SERIOUSLY AWESOME inking - LOVE IT ALL - THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION!!!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri :-) Love the coffee cup with the frothy coffee and the sunray design looks fab :-)

luv
Lols x x x

cissi said...

Your card is just beautiful, love it!

Shemaine Smith said...

Wow Wow Wow!!! Amazing card!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gayatri this is so gorgeous! Love the sugar!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous creation and display!!!!!!!

Kelly Booth said...

Yummy Cards Love them!!!

Jennie said...

LOVE the background on these cards....sweet designs :)

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Great design, Gayatri! Totally fabulous.

Kim S said...

A wonderfully warm card for that cup of coffee!!

Jenny said...

Love all the shimmer on your card Gayatri!

Sallee P. said...

Great card! And just overall great post with all your photos. Nice!

Sparkle Smith said...

Such a gorgeous card! And love the background!

Linda Wilkinson said...

Wow what an amazing card love the the background :)

Lori Kobular said...

Love the tables and the sunburst backgrounds on your cards! Just beautiful!!

Petti said...

Fabulous card I can smell the coffee! :)

Petti said...

And forget to mention that I love the purple Arpeggio too!

Shannon Fralish said...

Love the warm, cozy feeling your cards gives -- great "foam" and your design is simply awesome!!

Winnie Walter said...

This screams creamy coffee! Wonderful card, Gayatri!!

Jean McNulty said...

Yummy card:)

Deepti said...

So warm and cozy :) love it

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love the sunburst effect behind the cup!

Chrissy Larson said...

We are twins!! I love my cute little green Pixie and I LOVE Arpeggio. Mmm...I think I need a cup. ;) Your card is super fun, as always, Gayatri!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Gorgeous card Gayatri!

thestampingbug said...

I hear the angels singing! Love the glory rays coming from your coffee cups!

Jess said...

Great card! Love that wood paper and the way it makes coffee that star of the show! So much great inspiration on the Coffee Lovers hop!

MariLynn said...

Very pretty cards. I like the rays in the background behind your coffee cups.

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Fab cards and great color schemes!

Kimberly Ishkarah said...

Fab cards and great color schemes!

Julie Mogford said...

So Very Good!!!! I love the little coffee containers sitting around. Made me laugh :)

Ohhh Snap said...

This is how I see my cup of coffee every morning! Great card : D.

Shery said...

Very cool cards! Love the colors and fantastic backgrounds :o)

Stacey Schafer said...

amazing work, G!

SkyPixie17 said...

I'm loving that piece of wood grain paper you used, at the angle you used, and with the "I'd have never thought to try that!" addition of ink to give it cohesiveness!!! Genius! And obviously you're genius to recognize the brilliance of Nespresso!! Love my Volluto!! Cheers!

Dawn Turley said...

gorgeous card Gayatri. I'm not a coffee lover but love the smell!

Hussena said...

What an Awesome card Gayatri ..Love the colors and the way you have created that frothing on the cup ..So amazing !

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

amazing card so fun!!

~amy~ said...

Okay, this is awesome...that ray stencil is FABulous...the addition of the delicata gold is perfect! I love how everything is anchored by the woodgrain panel and that coffee mug is spectacular!
Thanks so much for linking up to the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

Beth H. said...

Great card. Love the rays of sunshine!

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow super cute!! I love the add glitter!

Kara said...

very cool!

Darcy said...

Fabulous card :D It's so cheery.

Ruby N said...

oh my, this is stunning! love the colors and glimmer!