Wednesday, November 26, 2014

{Spotlight Project} Nonni Plays with Classy, Rustic, and Shiny Elements in a Fun Coffee-Themed Card!

Hi all STAMPlorations fans! It's Nonni here playing with one of the new sets we just released last week: VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry. One day when I was brewing coffee, I realized the piece of cardboard in the package of my coffee filters would be a fun template for a coffee-themed card and that's how this project saw daylight. Have a look at my card...Then let's see what we'll need!

I wanted to combine different style elements to this card: classic and elegant, black & white stamping, more earthy, rustic embellies to soften it a bit, and then shine and bling to add glam! Did I go overboard? You decide! :)

The classy elements are:

  • white cardstock for card base (double the size of the coffee filter template if you want to try my idea)
  • black (Versafine) ink
  • coffee filter template
  • VIGNETTE: Eat Drink Be Merry stamp set
  • white satin ribbon (not in the photo)

The rustic elements are:

  • jute string
  • a doily -- what a surprise...Nonni using a doily! ;)
  • burlap (burlap paper by DCWV used here)

The shiny elements are:

  • clear rhinestones
  • clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen

You will also need the basic supplies of adhesive, temporary adhesive, scoring tool and good scissors.

If you want to make a card with coffee-filter template as I did, score your card to half and adhere your template to it using temporary adhesive placing the straight side against the spine of your card base:

Cut the card base following your template. It's worth keeping your scissors in an angle - this gives a cleaner cut than just cutting straight from above. After cutting the base, I randomly stamped the fun coffee pots all over the card base.

I assembled the card, adding another stamped image and a sentiment as focal points. I tried to mimic the way Deepti often uses string - very difficult!! Can we get a tutorial Deepti, please?!? :)

Anyways, if you look at the first photo below, you can see the card is ready but the rhinestones and the Wink of Stella glitter I added to all stamped images are still missing. In my opinion, the glittery version is more fun. The second photo has the shine elements added. I tried to tilt the light so you could see the glitter better and it looks almost a bit harsh now but IRL, the Wink of Stella shine is quite subtle.

Without shiny elements:

With shine:

What do you think about combining this many style elements? Too much? Too little? Just right? I hope you like!

Well then, I don't know about you but I could use a cup of coffee now. Accompanied by some chocolate, I think. November always increases the amount of chocolate eaten in this household! :) Have a good rest of the week everyone!

Stamps Nonni used in today's project:

Prize alert! Leave a comment in this post for an entry to our Spotlight Projects random drawing for November. We'll pick a winner of a stamp set and announce it on December 1!


  1. Your shaped card, combining an array of elements that work harmoniously, is pure delight! The shimmer adds pretty! I agree that Deepti should create a 'how to' for us with string; I make such a mess I don't even bother trying any more. You've sparked a coffee-craving for me too...a nice cup, hot and black, would be perfect, as I watch the snow falling...falling...

  2. Oh wow, Nonni, this is just awesome! A coffee filter shaped card. Who'd have thought it? I think it look great as it is. The wink of Stella is perfect. Love all the elements you included. What a fun card! :-). I don't drink coffee myself but I can see why you would feel the need to after seeing this beauty! :-)

  3. hier in Deutschland macht schon lange Kaffeefilter Karte, auch aus echten Kaffeefiltern in die man die Karte steckt.
    Deine Gestaltung gefällt mir sehr ob mit oder ohne Glitter für mich sind beide Varianten schön
    LG hellerlittle

  4. great idea using the coffee filter papers as a card template. Love the combination of rustic and shiny elements- they complement each other really well.

  5. Interesting shape card, love all the various elements used to create it!

  6. Love how you used coffee filter template in a great shaped card. I love your Coffee Cuppa with lovely and striking shining BG, Great work!

  7. Very Unique shape and perfect for coffee themed card !I loved the stamped image all over and the pretty bow !

  8. Nonni you perked me up! Love the coffee filter shape with the pots stamped all over it. I can smell the coffee brewing right now!!

  9. Super cute card - love the shine.
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  10. It's a great card. You designed it perfectly. Thanks for sharing. Ana

  11. What a fun shape card! Very creative, thanks for showing how you did it.

  12. Oh this is fabulous! I just love coffee-themed projects!

  13. Nonni I love your idea..clever shape creative...luv luv luv..

  14. Love the shape and shine! Great job being so creative!

  15. What a cool idea and so well done - love all the awesome details!!


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