Adulting is Hard

As I’m sure most of you who read my blog know, the latest round of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge started on March 1. It’s a wonderful challenge hosted by Kathy of The Daily Marker. I always enjoy participating in her coloring challenges. I don’t always have time to fit in coloring every single day of the challenge, but that’s the beauty of how she has it set up. You don’t have to! Yes, the goal is to try and fit in some coloring time every day, even if it’s only five minutes, but you don’t have to in order to participate.

Mel's Card Corner | Adulting is Hard

For my coloring time yesterday, I chose this cute little row of coffee cups. They were part of the February Kit of the Month from Unity Stamp Co. As soon as I realized there were seven cups in the row, I immediately knew I would be doing a rainbow theme for my coloring. I decided to use my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers for my coloring, so I stamped theme on some Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock. I absolutely love how they turned out, so I immediately turned this piece into a card.

Mel's Card Corner | Adulting is Hard

I added the coordinating coffee-theme sentiment which was also included in the February kit. I stamped it using Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp which is the same ink I used to stamp the coffee cups. After that, I trimmed the piece down using a stitched border die from the Stitched Borders 2 set by Pretty Pink Posh.

I created a horizontal A2 card base from some white cardstock. I trimmed a piece of plaid patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid Rainbows 6×6 Petite Paper Pack by Lawn Fawn to 1.5 x 6″ and adhered it to the bottom edge of the card base then trimmed away the excess.

Mel's Card Corner | Adulting is Hard

Since there was a lot going on at the bottom of the card with the plaid paper, I decided the top of the card needed something to help balance everything. I wrapped some baker’s twine around the focal panel a couple of times and finished it off with a simple bow. I then adhered the focal panel to the card base using some foam tape. To finish off the card, I went over all the rainbow colored portions of the cups with a clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Until next time …

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  1. Jan M says:

    This is fabulous, Melissa! I love the shading you’ve added to your cute rainbow of coffee cups! So clever! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week 🙂

  2. Kim Badelt says:

    Ahh this is just happy happy happy Melissa. I just love your rainbow of coffee cups – they are so vibrant and would make anyone happy – even without drinking the coffee!! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  3. Christine Blain says:

    Love your card, Melissa – it’s brightened me up, even before I have my first coffee of the day! Love the checked paper, that goes so well with the beautifully coloured rainbow of coffee cups. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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