Winter 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Stacked Cups 4

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

To start this card, I printed this free stacked cups image from here at Beyond the Fringes Crafts. 🙂

Thanks for the free digi, Carmen!

Here’s my card. slide01I fussy cut the image and then masked off every other cup and stenciled a chevron pattern on some and dots on others. I used a couple of ARTplorations stencils, Chevron Crazy and Dots All Over.

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slide01I decided to cut the cups apart and stack them individually with foam tape. slide03slide02 I created the background by sponging red ink through a paper doily onto white cardstock. img_4937edited_edited-1

I die cut the sentiment using CUTplorations word die “hugs”. 

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slide01Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

Melissa

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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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Precious Friend

Today I made a set of CAS Teacup cards. I used my Stampin’ Up Tea Shoppe large tea cup stamp. I really love playing with this imageIMG_9560editedIMG_9480edited

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 Sorry, these photos aren’t too great. It was about 100 F here today, we have had the Rolladens all closed up to keep the house cool. When I went outside the sun was blazing and I couldn’t wait to get into the relative coolness (no air conditioning) of the house. So it was a quick photo session!

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I can’t decide which card I like the most. I really do like the pink version, but I’m going to play the black one over at CASology’s Week 158:Precious.

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Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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