Tuesday, 31 July 2018

A cup of climate change!

Hello friends!
Happy Tuesday!

Today I wanted to share an eco-friendly coffee cup card- A cup of climate change!!
We all love coffee and the truth is, it tastes even better when it's guilt free!

Global climate change presents a very large problem for coffee growers. Coffee is a fragile plant requiring a specific climate in which to thrive; even a slight change of temperature or rain can decrease coffee yields, quality or even threaten an entire country's crop.
And when large native forests are cut down to provide more area for sun-grown coffee, the deforestation causes carbon emissions and destroys natural carbon sinks decreasing our ability to stop climate change.
In the end, nothing's better than waking up and knowing that your daily cup of coffee fights climate change, provides habitat for birds, help people all over the world earn a decent wage and wasn't produced using harmful chemicals.....
Finally, to be the most eco-friendly, you should find the source of coffee beans that are closet to where you live and where the beans were originally grown, so look out for carbon-neutral coffee!

So here is my card on this theme coffee/tea and rains!

On this, I started with a tear dots stencil. I mixed the new release creamy yellow chalk paint in the embossing paste just by touching my brush and voila, what a great result I got impact as a big raindrop!

The colour is so shiny and bright, love the sunshine result!
I tied this panel with Tim Holtz black jute twine. Adhered this panel with a black CS and then on my buttercup card base at a tilted angle to create more interest.

Now added hello sunshine sentiment with a gorgeous adhesive lace and a cotton ribbon lace! Added a cute recycled tag with a coffee cup and hot flames with a designer paper with an eco life message! I added glossy accents and some sequins to my cup for more dimensions.

I feel so happy with the final output! Hope you enjoyed this project!

Supply list
Cardstocks: White, black and buttercup CS
Stamp: Latte love from Fiskars
Stencil: Tear dots from Expressions Craft Stamps
Chalk paint: Creamy Yellow from Expressions Craft Stamp( Immix)
Texture Paste: Ranger
Dies: Sunshine from SSS and Hello from WPlus9
Distress inks: fired brick and vintage photo
Adhesive embroidery ribbon in brown and adhesive black lace
Jute twine: Black from Tim Holtz Twine pack
Glossy accents
Yellow jute twine from my stash

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Tejal said...

This is such a lovely card,love the use of recycled tag! and I so agree on your thoughts of buying carbon neutral coffee. Someday I wonder if we will run out of coffee, and then what?
Thank you for joining us on the Twisted Challenges!!

Lucy E. said...

Beautiful card!
I love that tear drop stenciling-
what a lovely background!

Art box - out of the box ideas By Sabiha khan said...

Beautiful use of Chalk paints and Stencil....Lovely outcome Vinita. love your concept and thanks for playing at EXpressions craft challenge #2. good luck.

Sonika Agarwal said...

It's awesome thanku for participating our going on challenge sonika DT Expressions craft

Pollard Carole said...

Such a pretty design love an d hugs Carole x

Saumya said...

I love those raindrops that you have created and the recycled tag is a nice idea....Thanks for playing along with us at The Twisted Challenges July Theme

Dr. Neha Sanwalka said...

Hey Vinita,

I love it. What a smart way of representing rains. Thanks for playing along with us at The Twisted Challenges July Theme

brenda said...

What a fabulous effect with the stencil Vinta and such an emotive post and you are so right about the environmental changes. Many thanks for sharing your pretty card with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Kathleen said...

A really super tag, great colours and design. Thank you for joining our 'Tag' challenge at Allsorts.

Kath x

Creative Minds said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for playing along with us at Expressions Craft Challenge #2.
Don't Forget to be Aswesome!!
DT Dheepika.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very interesting information about coffee. We are definitely seeing climate change here. We are having a non-stop heat wave for weeks, and it's very uncomfortable. I find myself wishing that summer will soon be over. Your coffee card is beautiful!