National Coffee Day Blog Hop & Giveaway

National Coffee Day Blog Hop

Guess what day it is! Yes it is National Coffee Day and there is a hop to go along with it. The hop begins at the a2z Scrapbooking blog. The design team has cards for you to check out and there are several giveaways. There is also some great bargains over at a2z.

Here are the links to the a2z Design Team cards for some inspiration and if you comment another chance to win a prize.

Annie

Arlene

Cindy

Karen – You are here!

LeeAnn

Here is the coffee card I made for this fun hop. And me.. yes I love coffee. I have a coffee bean roaster and a grinder. Sometimes I roast my own beans. I only drink one cup a day and I want some good coffee. I think there will be an afternoon decaf going on today!

To create the background I used the Hero Arts Holiday Petals & Leaves stamp set. I took all the little leaves and put them on one block and stamped on the kraft paper with Versamark.

The coffee cups are from a couple different digital sets that are available in the a2z Scrapbooking Etsy shop. The digital kits that I used are Hero Arts Kitchen Silhouettes, Hero Arts Caffeine Fix and Sugartree Stamps Hug In a Mug. I listed these as they go across the card from left to right. I colored the mugs with Copics. The leaf on the one mug is from the background stamp that I colored with a Gelly Roll pen and cut out. The sleeve and the heart on the other mugs were part of the images. I did all of the gold accenting with a gold metallic Gelly Roll pen and I love that thing.

The multi color strip is alcohol ink on regular paper. Kind of funny, it is some piece of paper my husband grabbed at a hotel and gave to me. It is thick and has a nice texture. It is hard to see in the photo but there is some gold alcohol ink on there too.

The sentiment is die cut twice for a bit of dimension.

a2z Scrapbooking is giving away a $20 prize to a randomly selected winner from those who commented on the a2z Scrapbooking blog.
Visit each of the Design Team blog posts and comment. One randomly selected winner from each Design Team blog post will win two coffee themed digital prizes.
Deadline to comment is Oct 5, 11:59 pm EDT. Winner will be announced on Oct 7th.
 To claim your prize email a2zscrapbookingtech@gmail.com with subject line: National Coffee Hop a2z Karen

Enjoy the hop!

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Coloring with Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digital Images

Howdy! More coffee fun with a2z Scrapbooking and the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop! This is fairly new to me and I am really enjoying it. 

Check out my teammates wonderful cards over at the a2z Scrapbooking Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog hop post. For more inspiration and linking your cards up for prizes check out the details on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog.

I started my card by sizing and printing out two coffee cups from the Hero Arts digital set Caffeine Fix in the a2z Scrapbooking store.  I colored them with Copics and a Gelly Roll metallic pen and cut them out. I really like that gold pen. The coffee has to be two different types, one with cream how I drink my coffee and one black.

The background is stamped with white pigment ink on kraft.

The snowflakes were die cut, sprayed and then colored over with the gold pen. You know sometimes it takes doing a few things to have it look right.

The sentiment was die cut also with the same steps as the snowflakes and one additional step of coloring around the edges with a red Copic pen. The reason the red came about is when I sprayed the pieces in my spray box some red paint from a previous spray soaked thru the gold a little and it looked pretty nice. I covered that on top of the letters but thought I would go around the edges with the red pen.

 

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Check out the a2z Scrapbooking store to get the Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit.  Use my discount code Karen15 to get 15% off your purchase of $25 or more. If you’re looking for a Hero Arts product you don’t see in the store, use the Request Custom Order button from with-in the shop.

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts Caffeine Fix digital kit
  • Hero Arts Snowflake Pattern Bold Print
  • Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment ink
  • Penny Black A Blizzard dies
  • Bo Bunny Christmas Card dies
  • Copic pens
  • Gelly Roll Metallic pen