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.
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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 Mixed Media Card Challenge #23 – May – Reflections

Welcome! If you are here looking for my Happy Little Stampers CASE the Designer post please click the following photo:

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Hi! I’m here with 2 cards for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for May:

My 1rst card:

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Supplies for this card:

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Water Color Pens, ink, stamps, clear embossing powder, stencil.

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Here’s a closer look at the the clear embossed triangles on the ‘water’.  I’d like to play this card along at Love to Create Challenge 9 Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes.

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Next up, my 2nd card for this post:

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Supplies for this rather large card: (5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Water Color Pens, ink, stamps, silver and red gel pen, white pigment ink & stencil. I’d like to play this 2nd card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s: Challenge #228-#229 – Family Friendly/Anything Goes.

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Can you see the slight reflection of the “Happiness” sentiment in the water on this card?

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I had a lot of fun making these cards! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

Some products I used for these cards:

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HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by May 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

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