Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Sketched Green Cup of Hot Chocolate

Hi! I’m here with a card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!

First, I drew the cup.
slide08Then I fussy cut it out.

I created the background by sponging green ink through a paper doily.

slide10I added some cream (acrylic paint) to the top of my hot chocolate. (I’m not a coffee drinker. 😉 )

I added some silver ink to the rim and handle of the cup.

slide09 I traced the cup image onto some copy/printer paper, created a mask and then sponged on the silvery-gray shadow to the left of the cup onto the white background. slide11 slide12  Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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I was inspired by the green and white and the cozy feeling evoked by both Fusion and The Card Concept’s inspiration photos.

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Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Stacked Cups

Hi! I’m here with a card for the 2016 Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!!!

To start, I printed a free stacked cups image from Beyond the Fringes Crafts. 🙂 Thanks for the free digi, Carmen!

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I also printed the image onto removable mailing label and cardstock, then I fussy cut the images out. I also created a mask and then sponged on the silvery-gray shadow of the cups onto the background, to the left of the cups.slide02

Here’s a closer look at the “shadow” that I sponged on:slide03

I  fussy cut the sticky cups apart and then sponged on different Christmassy colors. Then, to add some rigidity, I restacked the sticker cups onto the cardstock stack of cups. I made the curls by stamping and heat embossing with my prize stamp from the Fall CLBH!

I love this gorgeous background STAMP!

Curls Background Builder Cling Rubber Stamp

I added gold to some of the swirls with a glass pen. I stamped the curly-swirly, steamy background with the JVD Curls background stamp too.

Thanks, Jillian! I love this stamp and have designed 2 more cards for the Winter CLBH with it. slide01

I designed my own “stacked” sentiment (see the bottom right below) and printed it onto vellum.

You are welcome to print some of these for your own use. 🙂slide1slide02Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Coffee Cup Silhouette Die, 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 have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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 I love the new CUTplorations die and the brand new Coffee Cup Silhouette Die.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

 Besides the die, I also used the ARTplorations Stencils Some Birds and Chevron Crazy.

How I made this card:

    1. I made the background by reverse stenciling with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.slide015
    2. I die cut the coffee cup in red and black card stock.
    3. I pieced the die cuts together and added white gel pen to color the steam.slide013
    4. I matted the cup and chevron panel with red card stock.
    5. Stenciled on the black birds.slide014
    6. Stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (Always Tea Time) and attached with foam tape.
    7. Added the matted panel to the Kraft card base.slide017

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

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

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Silver Leaves & Framed Coffee Cup

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today.

Today I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH. slide04

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

slide025I love this new STAMPloration stamp Framed Coffee Cup.slide019
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 Besides the stamp  I also used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background with some Brusho color crystals on water color paper.slide03
  2. After allowing the panel to dry, I sponged the leaves in embossing ink. slide022
  3. I heat embossed the leaves in silver. (I double heat embossed.)slide023
  4. I stamped the Framed Coffee Cup in embossing ink onto water color paper.slide024
  5. I heat embossed the cup in silver embossing powder. slide07
  6. I colored the cup panel with Zig markers.slide020
  7. I cut the leaf panel on a diagonal.slide06
  8. Matted the leaf panel.slide10
  9. Matted the cup panel.slide021
  10. I attached the cup with foam tape.slide12
  11. Attached the panel to the card base.slide05

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

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Red Leaf Tea

Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today.

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

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

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  I used the ARTplorations Leaf Prints Stencil and the brand new Coffee Cup Silhouette Die – CUTplorations.

CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview How I made this card:

  1. I sponged red leaves onto the card base.
  2. I die cut the coffee cup in red and black.slide018
  3. Pieced the die cuts together.
  4. I stamped the sentiment onto the card base.slide02

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

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Products used on the card in this post:CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

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