The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Chevron Crazy + Brusho Crystal Colours

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

I’m not a coffee fan myself, but my husband likes it a lot. So, I have grown to think of coffee with a warm feeling because the smell of it means that he’s probably home. 🙂

I Love Coffee

I have a fun card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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slide07 slide004        Coffee reminds me of the song Margee Ann by Fernando Ortega. Have you heard of it?

I really like the song Margee Ann. Here are some of the lyrics:

You’re the first light of the morning, my cool sunrise
You’re my love across the table, a little sleep in your eyes
You’re my strong cup of coffee, you like to laugh right with me
You’re my heart’s companion, my one true companion
Sweet darling, lover of mine

Speaking of “lovers”……STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.

Here’s a closer look at my card:slide03slide05

 I love this new STAMPlorations set – Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set by Shery.

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 Besides the stamps from Anywhere There’s Coffee Stamps & Die Set,  I also used the ARTplorations stencil Chevron Crazy.

slide005How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by reverse stenciling with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.
  2. I stamped the travel coffee cup on white card stock. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  3. I fussy cut the cup, trimming the bottom off to make it into a mug.
  4. I trimmed out the center of the cup.slide002
  5. I colored the cup outline with a red Copic marker.slide006
  6. Matted the chevron panel.slide01
  7. Stamped the sentiment.slide06
  8. Added the matted panel to the linen card base.slide003
  9. Attached cup outline with foam tape.slide007

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

slide02Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

UPDATED Monday October 3, 2016: I am happy to share that this card was chosen for a FLASH Prize at the Fall CLBH! Thank you Amy and Jillian!A Jillian Vance Design

P.S. I have a new STAMPlorations Mixed Media (two-sided mini chalkboard) tutorial up for September. 🙂

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You can take a peek over at my post here and/or  head over to the blog to see the entire tutorial.

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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