It’s hard to believe that it’s been a week of coffee, tea, and cocoa-goodness! For my final card I wanted to create a card for Amy to thank her for all her hard work putting this hop together!!
That’s a lot of thanks spilled out from just one mug of coffee…I started out with just a dribble of watercolored coffee but decided that I liked the look of a big spill better! I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment from the My Favorite Things Perk Up stamp set. Then I used Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors and Walnut stain distress ink to watercolor the coffee and then added splatters of the same inks, diluted and undiluted. I dabbed on a few dots of glossy accents, turned the paper vertical, and tapped it onto the tabletop gently to get the glue to pool more realistically.
Next I stamped and heat-embossed the large mug stamp from the Simon Says Stamp What’s Brewing onto a piece of patterned paper. I fussy cut the mug and cut a piece of dark brown cardstock into a shape that would look like coffee flowing out of the mug. I covered that with glossy accents and set it aside to dry. Once everything was dry I cut the panel down and mounted it to a piece of Simon Says Stamp dark chocolate cardstock. I adhered the mug with foam mounting tape for a little extra dimension. Finally I decided that it needed a little more color so I added a few lines of pink thread across the top of the card!
Thanks again to everyone who has been stopping by and leaving such kind comments! I really REALLY appreciate them! I’ve enjoyed participating in the hop so much and I can’t wait until the next one! Just for fun, these are all of my contributions to the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!
I will be selecting one random commenter to win a $25 gift card to My Favorite Things to pick up one of their fun stamp or die sets! I will be posting several times during the Hop…each post you comment on will get you another chance to win! If you missed a previous day you can find my cards here, here, here, here, here, here, and here! Also, subscribing to my blog via the button on your right will also get you another chance (and if you’re already a subscriber, I’ll count that as an entry, too!)!
The giveaway will close tonight, March 6th, at 11:59 EST! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for Shaker Saturday and see if you won! Good luck!