Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Coffee Cafe bundle : June ColourINKspiration #11 - Guest Designer.

Hello and welcome to the Colour INKspiration blog hop. I'm so excited to be the guest designer for June's #CI11 and what a challenging colour combination it is. 

Here are the colours: Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Soft Suede.

The new Coffee Cafe bundle was a perfect set to go with this colour combination and the suggestive colour inspired photo. This set is available to order now and by purchasing it as a bundle you save 10%.

The set was so much fun to use that I have created two cards in the end. Marina Mist works well with this set and the wood grain patterned paper from the Coffee Break designer series paper. 

The dies in the set are fabulous and can create many coffee to go cups with added textured details and complete with coffee beans.  The sentiment used is so cute, that I have created two coffee cups to go to compliment it. To go with the 'friend' theme, I have added the friend window frame using both the Lovely Words thinlits and Stitched shaped oval dies nested together. It adds a great interest in the background and have used the reverse side of the same patterned paper. A piece of vellum was also used to layer on top to help soften the patterned paper.

Marina Mist cardstock used for both the die cut friend window and taller coffee to go cup and then added ink blending with Marina Mist ink to add some definition. 

White heat embossed resist ink blending used for the sentiment and this helps to make it stand out. Also the coffee lids have been white heat embossed to help give a realistic look to them.

The smaller cup uses the woodgrain cup image and stamped with Soft Suede ink.  Soft Suede cardstock used for the textured die cut band from the set and this adds a great detail. 

'Thanks A Latte' image is another one of the sentiments from the set and comes with a coordinating oval die to cut it out. It has been mounted with Stampin' dimensionals.  

What's coffee without coffee beans? The coffee beans stamped images and die cuts are great way to fill up the background and help create a scene. To add depth and dimension, I have added clear glossy accents on the top. Early Espresso ink and Soft Suede cardstock used for the coffee beans. 

The second card is a lighter version using a clean and simple composition.

The background uses the larger sentiments from the set and have been white heat embossed in a staggered pattern for interest.

Marina Mist ink has been used for the ink blended background, and helps reveal the embossed sentiments. It creates a lovely subtle textured background.

The iced coffee to go cup has been added for fun as the Marina Mist straw was a great way to bring in this colour.

The lid and cream has been white heat embossed on vellum to give it that authentic sheer see through look hehe. The cream would look weird stamped in brown don't you think? - just not a good look lol.

"Thanks A Latte" sentiment and same cup used again but this time added a stamped Early Espresso lid.

Both cards make a perfect Thank You card. I hope you enjoyed and found inspiration. This set is so versatile and can be interpreted in so many ways using the colours in the challenge. It's been such an honor to have been a guest designer and had so much fun creating these cards. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog hop for more inspirations. Next up on the hop is the talented Rose Packer, make sure you check out what she has created. :) 

Thank you so much for stopping by, till next time - Happy Crafting!

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I can't wait to see what you create. :) 


  1. Absolutely divine, Juan! My eyes nearly popped out of my head when I saw your creations! Congratulations on being our fabulous Guest Designer for CI11. D ♡

  2. These cards are gorgeous, Juana! I particularly the blue, emboss resist background.

  3. Oh my goodness, Juana - such gorgeous works of art! Love your work!

  4. As soon as I saw these colours I thought of this set! Love your CAS design with the resist emboss technique. Another gorgeous and well put together set xx

  5. Fabulous cards Juana. I like the emboss resist, and the blue cut-out framelit on the other card.

  6. Wow - gorgeous composition Juana! Love how you'd put the colours & coffee elements together. I may have accidentally ordered this set on the weekend. Looking forward to playing with it! Kelly x

  7. Amazingly beautiful cards!! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. Oh you enabler you! I didn't want this stamp set, thinking it just like so many before it. Not! Wonderful cards, delightfully made. Thanks so much for sharing your talents.

  9. Lots of lovely elements in both your cards Juana, congrats on being our guest designer this week. Really love the Marina sponged over the white embossed sentiments as a background- what a great foundation for your elements.

  10. Love your Coffee Cafe cards..thanks for sharing!

  11. Welcome aboard as guest designer Juana! Such amazing creations with so many extra elements and touches...I really wish you hadn't though - because I was sure I didn't want this set until I saw these :-) Just gorgeous!

  12. Welcome to the CI Hop as a Guest Designer, Juana. These cards are absolutely mini works of art. Love your attention to detail and your eye for graphic design! My jaw dropped when I first clapped eyes on these gorgeous cards. WOW!

  13. Okay how can I resist this bundle now? ?? Congrats on being or guest designer. These cards are simply works of art. The emboss resist sure makes the Marina Mist pop!

  14. Don't everyone gasp! I don't like coffee or tea (well, except for chai tea). I love the frozen chai tea with coconut milk, whip cream (extra) and vanilla flavoring. I could go for one now. I've got my crafting clothes on, let's go everyone! LOL!

  15. FANTASTIC! Absolutely love the design and techniques you've included Juana...Works of art! xx

  16. love these cards, thanks for creating and sharing

  17. Perfect cards for the colours. I love the White emboss resist too. Brilliant cards. Congrats on being guest designer this time.

  18. love the emboss relief, really works well on your project!


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