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:
- Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Spring + Summer
- STAMPlorations – Never Ending Challenge – must use their images
- Dare 2B Artzy – Dreaming of Flowers
- 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! 🙂