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!
Janis in ID says
Fabulous card!! LOVE the pretty mug and how you did the coffee spilling out. Also love the spattered background. I have enjoyed your projects so much in this hop. Thank you so much for the chance to win your amazing prize, too!!!
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Jean Bullock says
I love the card you posted today. How creative to have the coffee flow from the cup. All your cards are darling. I already subscribe.
Nancy Carroll says
Oh, I adore the coffee spilling, gosh and the coffee in the mug looks so real (the mug too)! Thanks for offering blog candy, nance459 at yahoo dot com.
Love your watercolor on this one…we all know what spilled coffee is like, especially the cream! You have a beautiful collection of coffee cards now! Have a happy Friday and I have enjoyed visiting your blog! I have had a lot of fun and inspiration as well! Thanks for the gift card, I will be sharing with my daughter on Saturday!
anja curvers says
Wow how great is this love the “spilled”coffee another stunning card and I love to see all your made cards together they are all awesome. And thank YOU for the chance to win that gorgeous give-away. Happy Friday and I have nejoyed visiting your blog and will do so in the future you are so talented.
Vinita Jain says
Wow, This card is really Fantabulous, love how coffee spilling out, a real touch!!! All your coffee card are so inspirational:). Thanks for sharing and your generous giveaway!!!
Lori Kobular says
I love your last card! That mug is just adorable and I love all the “thanks” spilling out of it! The splatter background you created is gorgeous too!
Celeste Goff says
What an awesome card! Love the watercolored background you created with the spilled coffee!
I love all your projects for this coffee hop..the kitty is exceptionally cute and that sheep had me cracking up with his eyeballs!
Amy M. C. says
Thanks for sharing all your pretty coffee-themed cards. It’s been a lot of fun!
Kristie G. says
Another great card, Jess!!! Thanks for sharing this week. Hugs!
Sue D says
Love this idea!
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Vickey E. says
Jess, I have loved all of your cards, but to see them all together they just amaze me. They are all beautiful and it would be hard to pick a favorite! I know the recipients will treasure them.
It’s been a pleasure to peruse your cards for this hop. I’ve liked each one, and this one is no exception. Great concept; the spilling of thanks/coffee. It’s beautifully done. Happy Friday.
Did you hear me…I said…. “awwwwwwwwwwwww….” even before I read your post….thanks so much Jess! I love today’s awesome card…great inky goodness! How fun to see all your cards together on one post! Thank YOU for all your FABulous support!
Thanks for joining in the fun♡
D.Ann C says
Wow! the coffee in the cup looks ever so real! The pink string sets it off nicely!
KT Fit Kitty says
What an adorable cad! I love how you created the spilled coffee! And I enjoyed seeing all the other cards you made – my favourite is still the kitty! Thanks for another shot at your awesome giveaway! email@example.com
Cheryl L. says
What a cute, cute card!! Love it!!
Brandi R says
Super fun card! That cup is amazing!!! Love it ♥
Oh my goodness!!! Each.and.everyone. of these cards are fabulous!!!! Amazing work – I’m envious that you can come up with that many ideas of coffee and not receive burnout! lol <3 Love love love!
Very creative, and in real life there would be a mess to clean up. Ha! Yes, the week has gone by quick. Have a great day.
Oh WOW!!! Your card is beautiful Jessica!!! The coffee looks like real. 😀
SO AWESOME!! loooove this!
Loly Borda says
Fabulous mug and I love the huge coffee spill! TFS
Teresa Godines #6857 says
Great design. TFS