I’m back with one more post for the 2019 Spring/Summer Coffee Blog Hop. It may be over officially but I am not quite done. Ha. If you want tons of great inspiration you can see all the cards submitted during the hop here. So nice of Amy to have this more than once a year. I know it is a huge amount of work. Also very nice that tons of companies provided prizes.
So here are the other two cards I made. One almost made it for the link up. Missed by maybe 5 minutes or so. Don’t let your self get distracted towards the end of the time. One thing I got side tracked on is ordering a few things from Kat Scrappiness. Amy made a card using a background die from there and I just had to have it. Anyway… on to the cards.
Here we are with the final version! There were several versions with me thinking how about this, no maybe this, ok this will work. Since this was a Spring/Summer coffee hop I was trying to go with the theme. But.. coffee just has such a fall feel to it. I drink coffee all year round, seven days a week. I had a lighter brown background at one point but I felt it needed to be lightened up for the theme.
For the background I used a TCW stencil to make all the coffee rings. This required me putting paper pieces on the stencil to only get the coffee rings and not the other things on the stencil and so I did not get ink on the card in the wrong place. The image was on the edge of the stencil.
Next we have the coffee cups. I was thinking rainbow when I picked the colors. I painted some watercolors on watercolor paper and let that dry. Then I stamped the coffee cups over the colors and die cut them out. I used the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2018 coffee kit for all the cups.
Then I found this dark ribbon to ground the cups. It went on a bit crooked which bugs me but it was red line tape so there was no taking it back up without destroying the background.
I used another Hero Arts set for the flowers. I also put down some watercolors on watercolor paper for those, stamped, hand cut.
So the background was different at one point, the cups are redone, the ribbon was something different. You all know how it goes.
I had to pull this stamp out for this hop. In progress last night but not ready to submit. I won this guy and two other owls with coffee from Rubbernecker Stamps and they are so much fun. I happen to love owls and surprisingly coffee. Ha. This was a bit of a challenge at first also. How do you make an owl look more spring/summer instead of fall? I am really happy how it came out.
I stamped the cute owl and colored him with Copics. I cut around him using a Spellbinders die along with the mat behind him.
I used a couple of patterned papers from the same paper pad. The green is from a different paper pad.
I cut the greeting banner out with a Simon Says Stamp set. The sentiment is from the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero coffee set and it really fits with the image. The image and the greeting are both raised up with fun foam.
- Hero Arts My Monthly Hero August 2018 Kit
- Hero Arts Flowers for Coloring stamp set
- Rubbernecker Stamps Campbell
- TCW Stencil Mini Butterfly Collage
- Simon Says Stamp Sketchy Banners die set
- Copic Markers
- Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
- Spellbinders Labels Nine Die Set
- Adirondack Latte dye ink
- Memento Rich Cocoa ink