Nothing's Better Than Coffee And Cocktails AYSI276

by Joanne James3. June 2022 12:00

Today I'm sharing my design team card for our new challenge over at As you See It where it's time for a theme challenge:


I was tempted to do something with lemons, as I love the bright yellow of the lemons against the blue in our inspiration photo today, however I have had a rainbow-themed idea percolating in my head for a little while so decided to try that out instead. As a result, I ended up wtih not one but two cards for you today - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's cards:

Rainbow Pastels Coffee - I started off with this card that was inspired by the pastel rainbow colours over at Fusion (you can see them on the badge at the bottom of this post). I stamped and diecut a collection of coffee cups using the Nothing's Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than co-ordinating dies, and adhered them across the centre of my slimline card. I added a simple stamped sentiment either side, with the diecut 'coffee' added on top using adhesive foam sheet:


 I carried the sentiment and coffee cup theme through to the inside (and did the same with my second card too):


 I was going for a clean and simple card with lots of white space and could have stopped there, but decided that it would be fun to add a selection of sequins from my stash that co-ordinated with my rainbow colours around the cups for a little extra sparkly detail - it's also a nod to the round plates in the Fusion photo. Check out how pretty they shine:


Rainbow Brights Cocktails - Having completed this card, I thought it would be fun to make another card with the same idea, this time using the cocktail glass in the Nothing's More Than set. I changed up my rainbow of colours from pastels to brights (I was thinking more of a day to night vibe!) for my second card:


The cocktail glasses are larger than the coffee cups, so I went for a more uniform positioning across the centre of the card and placed my stamped sentiments to either side for better balance. I wanted to preserve my white space so didn't add as many sparkles this time; I still couldn't resist a few iridescent rhinestones to add to my cocktail party feel though!


So which are you - Team Coffee of Team Cocktails? Today it's a Bank Holiday here in the UK to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee - 70 years on the throne, wow! I think this means I'll be doing both as the day progresses; any excuse to raise a glass, ma'am!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Here's a summary of our challenge rules:

  • Create any card, scrapbooking page, 3D project or packaging project that fits the challenge.
  • Please include the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge in your blog post. Turn off word verification so we can leave you lots of lovely comments. Make sure you link the post not the whole blog to the Linky. Use #AYSIXXX when uploading to a public gallery.
  • If you’re unsure about ‘the rules’, check the details under the Challenge Guidelines tab on the As You See It Challenge homepage.
We look forward to seeing your creations in the AYSI gallery.

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (7) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
6/3/2022 2:15:38 PM #

Super cute! Love this idea!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
6/3/2022 5:35:18 PM #

Oh wow, Joanne, these are both so awesome!  Perfect rainbows for Fusion, too, and genius design.  I can almost feel myself wanting to try slimlines more, now, lol.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
6/3/2022 10:44:09 PM #

Rainbow cocktails - who can resist?! Really nice use of that set, Joanne but honestly, for me every day is a coffee kind of day!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
6/6/2022 12:37:01 AM #

What rainbow fun you must have had making these awesome slimline cards! I love the colours and the sparkle! They look amazing!

Laurie L Unger
Laurie L UngerUnited States
6/6/2022 2:53:57 AM #

Both cards are wonderful! love the rainbow effects on both the cocktails and the coffee cups. Thanks for playing along over at Fusion card challenge.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/8/2022 8:26:15 PM #

Holy guacamole, look at all those ink pads you used!  Wowza! But what a fun duo of cards you created!  A plethora of rainbow-hued cups and glasses!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
6/9/2022 1:36:27 AM #

Coffees or cocktails?!?!?  Both are adorable!

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