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Friday, March 6, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop



I love a good cup of coffee, Dunkin' Donuts being my favorite.  On the east coast there is a D&D on every corner, here in Colorado, they aren't as plentiful.  The good news is the just opened one fairly close to me. I am just waiting for the hub bud to die down before I make my way over to get a large dark roast!  I was inspired to make this card after learning about the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (there are TONS of awesome prizes!), funny how just reading about a challenge or blog hop can start those creative wheels turning!
 

What I Used to Make this Card:
Kraft Paper Card Base
Cream Color Cardstock
Light Brown Cardstock
Ranger Ink in Jet Black
Embossing Ink
Coffee Bean Stamp and Sentiment stamp from SU! Set Express Yourself (discontinued)
Coffee Cup Stamp - manufacturer unknown
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Dies in Labels, 66060
Tim Holtz Distress Marker in Festive Berries
Moonglow Embossing Powder Twilight Bronze Slate
Pop Dots

I started with Kraft paper, which I used as the card base.  I took the coffee bean stamp and stamped it all over the cardstock using embossing ink, and then heat embossed with the Twilight Bronze Slate embossing powder (if you have never seen the beautiful two toned embossing powder at Lindy's Stamp Gang, do yourself a favor and check them out).

Then I inked up the image and the sentiment with the Jet Black ink, stamping the coffee cup image (which I have had for years and never used before. For some reason this stamp made it through all the paring down, thinning the stock and cleaning. Now I see why!) on the light brown cardstock and the sentiment on the cream colored cardstock.  I used the Tim Holtz dies and die cut the coffee cup and the sentiment, then pop dotted them onto the card. I didn't want them to pop out too much, so I used low pop dots.  As I was looking at the composition of the card I noticed there was another hidden heart in this stamp! I am finding them all over!  So I outlined the heart with the Festive Berries marker, so if you look close, you can see it.  I get so excited when I find hidden images and other ways to use my stash (now I have another heart stamp!).
Another look - this one shows the embossing better

Thank you so much for stopping by! If you aren't already following me, please consider it.  I am trying to get 100 new subscribers.  Have an artful day! Christi

I would like to enter my Coffee Card in the following challenges:
Creating in Faith, Hope & Love - TTC002 - Use a stamp retired or at least a year old
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge Blog - #69, Anything Goes with a Twist of Embossing
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge - #5, Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - #248, Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge - #303, Something Old
Fairytale Challenge - #12, Kraft Paper

41 comments:

  1. yay! So glad that the hop sparked some inspiration for you! The card is awesome...love the embossing!
    Thanks for joining in the fun♡

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    1. Thank you Amy for the fabulous hop! ♡ Christi

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  2. Sweet card! Love how you made the background! You have some wonderful coffee stamps!

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    1. Thank you KT Fit Kitty - congratulations on your win :)

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  3. That's an amazing stamp! Love those cups and the intertwined steam with its sweet little heart. Very cool. Bev

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  4. Great card! Love the coffee bean embossing and the sentiment is great!

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  5. Wow such an awesome card love it.

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  6. Sweet and fabulous card! Love that image ♥

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  7. This is so nice I love the embossed coffee beans
    Thank you for your inspiration!!! I am lovin’ the coffee lovers Blog Hop.
    Have a blessed day DIANA L.

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  8. Love the image and the matching background, it's a very cool card.

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  9. Lovely card, those embossed coffee beans are so cute.

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  10. Gorgeous - love those sparkly coffee beans!

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  11. What a wonderful card...love that heart!

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  12. I love that steam and the bean background! Great card!

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  13. Love those embossed beans and the heart in the steam!

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  14. Love your beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

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  15. Great card I just love that background, beautiful work!! :)

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  16. I love your card as I love coffee too
    Thank you for sharing it

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  17. Love your embossed beans, that's a great look! I'm a new follower of yours..I'm trying to build my blog too, so if you get the chance, please follow me back! btw, I love Dunkin Donuts so much! There's one just a few blocks away from me now, yay!

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  18. wow this is beautiful. I love the image of the cup.

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  19. This is very wonderful!

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge

    Hugs Steffi

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  20. great card, thanks for sharing!

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  21. Beautiful card! Love the embossed coffee beans.

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  22. Those coffee beans work so well- love the arty looking steam too!

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  23. Awesome card and embossing here

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  24. What a sweet creation. Love my coffee! I need more coffee stamps!! Thanks for playing along with me at the FHL-Throwback Thursday Challenge!! God Bless U!!! XX Jen

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  25. This is super fab!!!!
    Sentimental Sundays DT

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  26. This is such a wonderfull project. I love how you have used the craftpaper. It looks great. Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge. Bianca XX

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