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!

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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 – Framed Coffee Cup Stamp & Brusho Crystal Colours

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

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STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.slide011

Here’s a closer look at my card:slide005 I love this new STAMPlorations stamp, Framed Coffee Cup.preview-FramedCoffeeCupBesides the stamp I also used the ARTplorations’ Stencils Some Birds and  Chevron Crazy.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by stenciling on water color paper with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.slide003
  2. I stamped the Framed Coffee Cup in embossing ink and then heat embossed in white embossing powder on the chevron background. slide007
  3. I added some details and shading to the cup with some Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.slide004
  4. I added some steam with a liquid chalk pen.slide010
  5. I stenciled on the birds.slide006
  6. Matted the chevron panel.slide009
  7. Added the matted panel to the black card base.

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 I love how this card turned out and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

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

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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UPDATED Monday, October 3, 2016: I am happy to share that this card was chosen for a prize (a Winnie & Walter Gift Card) at the Fall CLBH! Thank you, Amy & W&W!

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Chevron Crazy (x2) + Brusho Crystal Colours

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

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

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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:img_2407edited

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

SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview

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

img_2401_edited-1How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by reverse stenciling with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.
  2. I used the stencil in the traditional way and sponged green, blue and purple ink on white card stock.img_2422edited
  3. I stamped the travel coffee cup onto the sponged background. SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview
  4. I fussy cut the cup.img_2405edited
  5. Matted the chevron panel in Kraft.
  6. Stamped the sentiment.img_2421edited
  7. Added the matted panel to the card base.
  8. Attached the cup with foam tape.img_2406edited

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

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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 – Framed – Masculine

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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

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

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    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:img_2318edited

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

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 How I made this card:img_2317edited

  1. I stamped the cup  and the sentiment onto the inside of a Tazo black tea box.SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-previewimg_2391edited
  2. I fussy cut the cup.
  3. Added black accents to the pattern.img_2320edited
  4. Made a frame (made with 2 CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies).preview-CrazyDoubleRunningStitches-Rectangle
  5. Attached the frame to the card base with foam tape.
  6. Added white accents to the sentiment and card with white gel pen.
  7. Attached cup the card base with more foam tape.img_2312edited

 I 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

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.

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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.

SheryRuss_AnywhereTheresCoffee-preview

 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.

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