Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Going Green IHP DT Challenge


So in honor of it being St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow, the IHP DT Challenge this month is Going Green – but not in the traditional green for St. Patrick’s Day way.  The goal was to use this sketch from PaperCraftPlanet and use a recycled item on your card.

Here is my take on the sketch.  The strip of letterpressed paper on the left side is my recycled item.  I’ve been holding onto this for well over a year (since Valentine’s Day 2009).  My friend does letterpress and is actually in the process of opening her own retail store in Chicago and sent this Valentine’s Day card out.  As soon as I saw it I knew I’d want to use that pattern for something since it was a dead on match for PTI’s Raspberry Fizz.  This was the perfect chance!

I also used my new Hero Arts set, What’s Perking.  Mmm…I love my coffee!  I made the scalloped edge with my new Classic Scalloped Petite Borderabilities.  I used my Oval Nesties for the greeting.  Both the greeting and mug are stamped in Palette Charcoal.  The mug is colored in with my Prismacolor pencils and then I used Crackle Accents on the mugs part and Glossy Accents on the flowers.  The coffee inside the mug has a touch of cinnamon Stickles.  And the finishing touch was three little gems.  I {heart} pink, even for St. Patrick’s Day.  :)

Be sure to check out the rest of the team’s projects here:


Thanks for popping in today.  Have a good day!


Lynn Mercurio said...

SMASHING Kate...I absolutely adore anything with coffee and this card totally ROCKS!

Deb said...

Whoa! Love this Kate! The letterpress print is the perfect companion for the design of that coffee cup! I love the bling and all that pink!

Kendra said...

Oh i LOVE THIS!!!! Great job Kate!

Gretchen said...

Oooo yummy!! Love this coffee with the cinnamon stickles! Great project! I just love these challenges and to see how different we all interpret them. It really is great inspiration!!

Loretta said...

Holy pink, Kate!!! I love it - that mug is adorable!!!

Cathleen said...

Oh how cute is this, love the coffee image and the color...what a fabulous card!

whoistracy said...

That is adorable! I thought I was the only one that saved things like this. I have a file in my studio for "future use" and just hardly seem to open it. What a cute idea.

Carolyn Mustopa said...

Adorable! You're making me want a cup of coffee now. And to pull out my letterpress stuff!

Lori said...

That letterpress print is so pretty! What a great recycled element for your project!

Megan said...

Totally darling!