I’m actually a tea drinker but I used to love my cappuccinos when I came to Europe. Unfortunately afew years ago, I started getting really sick after drinking them and realised I was intolerant to lactose! So I had to give them up as I even got sick with lactose free milk… until Starbuck’s came into town afew months ago. So with their almond or soya milk, I can now enjoy the occasional latte as I’m also trying to stay away from caffeine. How do I survive without caffeine? I get 8h sleep or eat lots of fruit…and drinking 1l of herbal tea each day really helps too. I’m always amazed when I look at wilting plants, how they suddenly spring to life after I water them (except when my family forgot to water them for a month when I was away, there was no coming back for some…)
Anyway, I digress… so for my 1st card for the blog hop, I wanted to make a tropical Christmas card for all those who don’t have cold weather and snow at Christmas, like where I grew up – Singapore. It felt colder in December though as I think all the malls crank up the air conditioning even higher than usual! So I first stamped all the leaves from Hero Arts “Stamp your own plant” with various Hero Arts inks on kraft card stock, cut it with the largest of the Stamplorations Crazy double running stitched rectangle nesting die (the title of this die is crazy!😆) and matted it on a red card base.
The coffee to go mug image is a digital stamp from Sugartree Stamps “Hug in a Mug” and has 5 images and 8 sentiments, all coffee related! I printed it on white card stock and coloured it with gold markers. The sentiment comes from Hero Arts “Winter Fun” stamp set and was stamped first with Versamark clear ink before I heat embossed it with gold Wow embossing powder. Afew gold dots were added before I cut it with My Favorite Things stitched arch die. Both were then adhered to my leaf panel.
Well I hope you were inspired by my card to join this blog hop. If you liked any of the Hero Arts or Sugartree products used on my card, you can get them directly at a2z Scrapbooking, and if its already sold out, you can custom order it from them! Don’t forget to use my code Gwendolyn15 to get 15% off your order of $25 and above.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great creative day!
I’m sharing this card over at the:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes