Brewed Two Ways

Wow!  Thank you so VERY much for the warm welcome here!  I’m blown away by your support and deeply touched!  Please, please bare with me as I try to find my way back to getting “in the groove” with things, but I’m sure it won’t take too long to find it!  I’m excited about creating and sharing what I love to do with you and think this is the best way to do just that!  So let’s continue, shall we?

As I had mentioned in my post yesterday, I saw that the Coffee Lover’s Spring/Summer Blog Hop has begun!  Yay!  I can never pass up a yummy cup of Joe for sure! 🙂


Since it started yesterday, I thought that maybe I should make two cards!  So of course I’m starting with something that I have “brewed up” in two different ways:


I have used this gorgeous digital stamp kindly provided by one of the super sponsers for the blog hop.  You can find this image here on the Stamplorations blog.  I sized the image and then used a stitched circle die to cut it out.  I’ve also printed it out a second time and cut out just the cup and popped it up over the design.  I thought it would be fun to create a sepia colored design except for the cup of coffee.  So I’ve used Copic sepia color tones to color in the flowers.  For the background, I’ve used the STAMPlorations Blooming Buds set and stamped the images.  I blended some sepia color inks along the edges to go with the theme.  I took a strip of gold foil card stock to place the popped up coffee cup and I filled the coffee cup with some yummy vintage gold glitter by Ranger.

I’ve taken the same coffee digital stamp and brewed it up in another way…


For this one, you can see that I have really enlarged the entire image and pretty much have used it for the front of my card design.  I thought the flowers in this image were so pretty and wanted to color them to take up the whole card.  I’ve colored everything with my Copics and glitter gel pens.  For the sentiment I pulled out the image from STAMPlorations A Full Heart and embossed it in white over a strip of black card stock.  I used my scissors to cut a banner with it and stuck it right under the coffee.  Lastly, I just attached some gold sequins and filled the centers with some gold stickles.

I had fun with this pretty image and I thank Shery from STAMPlorations for providing it!  I hope to play some more during the Coffee Lover’s Hop, so stayed tuned in for that!

I have also been getting ready still for the up-coming ICAD challenge as well!  There have been some more warm-ups assigned, so I wanted to keep up with doing that.  I am really loving the creative process with this because it’s all about just “playing around” which is always fun to do with your stash! 🙂  So one of the warm-ups is to make a map of some sort.  I decided to make a “mental map” to remember things that I need as I go along with this creative process.  The next warm-up was to make a card with 3 colors and 3 words.  I hardly use these colors, so I put them on purpose.  The third challenge was to create a cover card for the front of your ICAD creations to place in front of wherever they’re being stored.  Here’s a photo of the results with that:


Hope you’ve enjoyed my post today!  I have been creating and having so much fun!  Be sure to stay tuned into my blog each week as I report the week’s ICAD challenges that I’ve completed.  Making sure I post it on my blog will help keep me accountable as well!   Don’t forget to check out the badge on the sidebar of my blog if you’d like more information about it!

I would like to enter my coffee cards above into the following challenges:

  1.  Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring + Summer
  2. STAMPlorations – Never Ending Challenge – must use their images
  3. Dare 2B Artzy – Dreaming of Flowers
  4. Pink and Main Challenge – #30 Anything Goes

Sorry Connie, I missed that challenge…I’ll get the next one!

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend and thanks again for stopping in, I truly love that you are here and found me!  Lots more coming!  -Don’t forget to share some smiles today! 🙂

32 thoughts on “Brewed Two Ways

  1. Such a pretty card! I had originally planned to post only one card a day for the Coffee Lovers Hop, but I keep seeing beautifully done cards in the gallery that inspired me to do otherwise! This stamp is one of those, and I love how you showcased it! Both cards are beautiful, but I’m a bit partial to the first one! Love those vintage tones!


  2. I LOVED the coffee coloured card with the glitter and colourful flowers on the cup Vicki, but I really loved the colourful and bright happy colours on your second one…so very pretty..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  3. Hi Vicki thanks for popping in to say hello. Oh I am naughty too not visiting all my lovely followers but DT work, family etc take up so much time….BUT….I love your fabulous cards AND I will be back…xx

    Have a lovely weekend.

    [aussie aNNie blog]


  4. So glad you stopped by my blog and left a comment about your newest endeavor. VERY glad to see you return to blogland so I can see your lovely creations, Vicki. Also, I have had this disease since I was 4 – they just didn’t have a name for the critter! LOL – it’s just frustrating how quickly it worsened these past 5 years, but I’m trying to be honest without whining and grateful – truly grateful – for what I can still do – but be honest with myself as to the grief of a declining body LOL Anyway – thanks for your comment — and for sharing these coffee creations! They are absolutely GORGEOUS! I especially like the brown tones in the top creation. It’s lovely! xx


  5. oh yes, these are awesome. I’m such a fan seeing the same image done different…love how it can take on a whole new look. Both of your projects are beautiful but my fav is the first one…just say yes to Glitter Coffee!


  6. Two gorgeous cards Vicki! I love the the stamped background on your first card and the beautiful colors on your second card!
    Hugs, Tammy


  7. Both beautiful card love the colourful one but the neutral colours and stamped background are my favourite -love the idea of the mental map one too
    Carol x


  8. How fun to see the different interpretations with the same image. Both look wonderful! Each unique and special in their own right. 🙂 Of course with coffee, who can go wrong?!


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