I was recently inspired by an amazing card created by Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. The card was designed to kick off her latest round of her 30 Day Coloring Challenge. She deconstructed one of the fall-themed cups available at Starbucks right now. As if the first one wasn’t awesome enough, she even shared another Starbucks cup card the next day. I was hooked!
Naturally, the first order of business was acquiring one of the fall print cups from Starbucks. Apparently this can be quite the challenge in areas where cooler temperatures have already started to prevail. Since we’re still having triple digit temperatures here in Southern California, it’s still pretty easy to find them here. If the cups are no longer available in your area, or if you don’t have a Starbucks nearby, you could easily create a similar look by stamping small to medium sized fall theme stamps onto some card stock to create your own coloring page.
After getting the cup, I transferred my latte into a traditional mug then washed and dried the paper cup. It was then just a matter of cutting open the cup and flattening it out. I’m not going to rehash all of those steps here since Kathy covered them so well in the video included with her post.
I colored the panel using various Copic markers. I noticed in some of the areas with the heaviest lines and largest dot details, the black ink on the cup would bleed a bit. If you decided to try this technique yourself, just be mindful of that when coloring your cup.
Once I had it all colored, I used one of the circles from the Stitched Circles die set from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the Starbucks logo. Since their stitched dies have the detail on both sides of the cut line, I ended up with a really nice stitched detail on the outside of the circle. Seeing that lovely circular opening, I immediately decided to create a shaker card. Here’s how it turned out:
I used a piece of white Stamper’s Select card stock from Papertrey Ink for the card base as well as for the back of the shaker window. I started by lining up my Starbucks card panel on the backing piece and lightly traced the circle using a pencil. This helped me know where the stamp my background images. Once I had everything stamped, I simply erased the pencil mark.
For the background, I used the Sweater Weather stamp set from Lawn Fawn. I used inks from Close to My Heart for all of the stamping. I used Cocoa for the tree trunk and Pomegranate for the sentiment. For the leaves, I used a combination of Pomegranate, Saffron, Canary, Sunset, and Olive (retired).
I created the shaker window by adhering some Judikins window sheets using some Scor-Tape. I then added a double layer of Scotch 3M foam tape all around to give the height necessary for the shaker content to move around inside the card.
I filled the shaker using the Sunset sequin mix from Mint Owl Studio which is a new stamp company that recently launched. I also added in some clear and red seed beads from Mill Hill Beads that I had in my stash. They were left over from various cross stitch projects I’ve completed in the past. Once I had all the goodies added into the shaker window, I added the backing panel and then adhered the shaker to the card base.
Since my Starbucks panel ended up a bit narrower than a tradition card panel, my card ended up slightly smaller than a traditional A2 card. It’s 4″ x 5.5″ rather than the typical 4.25″ x 5.5″. Once the card was finished, it’s really not that noticeable. Only a fellow card maker would probably ever know. 😉
I was extremely pleased with how this card turned out. I still have a few more empty cups that I want to turned into more cards. I really want to try one in watercolor next after seeing the amazing watercolor version Lydia from Understand Blue posted on Instagram.
Until next time …