Sep 27, 2016

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice Coffee Card


Last year Julee shared this amazing set of free printable images on the Verve Stamps blog.  Thanks Julee!  I printed a super sized mug and colored with my Colorbox stylus.


I recently picked up the Tim Holtz coffee embossing folder on clearance and decided to do an inky background with Distress Inks.  I added water flicks to everything to grunge it up.


I layered with some of Tim's tattered leaves die cuts and vintage seam binding for a fun, yet simple card.  Click on my label Coffee Lovers Hop to see all of my coffee themed cards.  And thanks again for your visit!  Happy Coffee Loving Cardmaking & hopping.  :)

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Sep 26, 2016

Chalkboard Printable Pumpkin Latte Card


I'm back again with another card featuring these amazing digital images offered as freebies by Julee on the Verve Blog during last year's Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Thanks Julee!  Do check out her shop because she has some amazing coffee themed sets, and a new release coming next week!  I'm still in my chalkboard phase and decided to invert the sentiment and create a chalkboard background.  I rubbed it with chalk to complete the look.  I recolored the cups to a nice pumpkin color and watercolored them with Distress Inks.


Click on my label Coffee Lovers Hop to see all of my coffee themed cards.  Thanks again for your visit!  Happy Coffee Loving Cardmaking & hopping.  :)

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Sep 25, 2016

All About the Ink Mixed Media and Coffee


I have a funky little quickie card to share with you today featuring this adorable coffee mug stamp by STAMPlorations.  They have so generously shared a freebie printable coffee image, so if you don't have any coffee stamps visit THIS page to download.  As a bonus, you can enter your project into their never ending challenge and possibly win some STAMPlorations stamps like I did with winning this set.  YAY for challenges!  :) I have used that image many times throughout these hops.  Click on my label Coffee Lovers Hop to see all of my coffee themed cards.


I used a Kaisercraft background stamp, embossed in white, and inked the panel with Distress Inks.  The text was computer generated and printed.  Thanks again for your visit!  Happy Coffee Loving Cardmaking & hopping.  :)

Sep 24, 2016

Stamped Teacups Background Coffee Card


I squeezed in 9 cards for my goal of creating 8 cards for each day of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop because somehow I had forgotten that I bought this gorgeous Prima Finnabair stamp just for this year's hop!  Doh!  Well I just had to go traditional with it and do a china themed card.  I thought the cup would be beautiful as a background, so I cut the text off of the stamp with an Xacto knife and glued it to the side of the stamp so I could still use it.


I layered with a Prima flower over a Prima die cut doily.  I thought the natural yellows/browns from the burlap helped balance the starkness of the blue and white.  The blue ink is "denim" by Adirondack.  It is the best ink ever!  I mixed some with water and gave my card a splash.  I picked up this pack of tiny silverware just to coordinate with this stamp.  So sweet!  Thanks again for your visit!  Happy Coffee Loving Cardmaking & hopping.  :)  Click on my label Coffee Lovers Hop to see all of my coffee themed cards.



Sep 23, 2016

Distressed Plaid Background for a Fall Coffee Card


Happy fall y'all!  And happy Coffee Lovers Blog Hop to you!  I always get so excited when another coffee themed card making celebration comes around.  Join me daily through next Friday for coffee themed projects and inspiration.  To kick the week off I'm starting with my favorite card of this round made with this amazing image by STAMPlorations.  They have so generously shared this freebie printable coffee image, so if you don't have any coffee stamps visit THIS page to download.  As a bonus, you can enter your project into their never ending challenge and possibly win some STAMPlorations stamps.  I have used this image many times throughout these hops.  Click on my label Coffee Lovers Hop to see all of my coffee themed cards.


I started out by creating an inky background with Distress Inks.  I flicked some water to further grunge up my panel.  Then I stamped a Wendy Vecchi plaid stamp diagonally randomly over it to create what is to me the essence of fall - earth tones and plaid!  :)  I layered with a burlap doily and the images, also colored with Distress.


The flower is handmade using the Tattered Florals die and kraft paper.  The beautiful coffee die is by Verve stamps and the other text is computer generated.  Thanks again for your visit!  Happy Coffee Loving Cardmaking & hopping.  :)

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