Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: Joy Clair

Hello every one… I am back again with one more coffee card for the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop 😀

The blog hop and link up party is at Coffee Loving Cardmakers where you all can share your newly created Spring coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects. And… there are 60+ SUPER SPONSORS who are generously giving away prizes, one of them is Joy Clair. They are offering a $25 dollars Gift Certificate for this edition to shop with us at Joy Clair Store! Be sure to join in on the fun and link up your coffee loving projects to play along.

AND… ANOTHER SPECIAL PRIZE!!!

Who wants a chance to win a SECOND $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store? All you have to do is comment on this blog and all the Joy Clair design team members’ blog. The winner will be announced on the Joy Clair blog at the end of the month!

Here’s my card that I created with My Cup Runneth Over stamp set.

Spring CLC Blog Hop - Joy Clair

First, I stamped the cups image on a piece of watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink pad using my MISTI. I did it twice to get a crisp stamped image. Then I colored it with ADORNit Watercolor Pencils and watercolor brush. I picked up the pigment directly from the pencils with the waterbrush.

Then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors. If you have an electronic die cut, you can cut out the shape and then stamp. Joy Clair will give the svg cutting file for every stamp set you buy from their collection. How cool is that? 🙂

Spring CLC Blog Hop - Joy Clair

I stamped the sentiment with MISTI also did it twice on the grey cardstock. Background and pink patterned papers I used are retired double-sided papers from Close To My Heart.

I embellished my card with some of the doodled flowers from Bandana Bits stamp set. I stamped them on a white cardstock and watercolor them also with the same colors I used on the cups to match. Then I fussy cut them and added on the card with some black gems on it.

Here are some close up:

Spring CLC Blog Hop - Joy Clair

Spring CLC Blog Hop - Joy Clair

Visit Joy Clair Blog today for more inspirations from the Desing Team and to enter their giveaway. I hope you all can enjoy my card today and inspired to create today.

Now it is your turn, grab a cup of your favorite drink, get crafty and share with us by linking up your project here by March 31, 2017.

THANKS a lot to stop by my blog today 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous caffeinated Friday!


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Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop: STAMPlorations

The Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop has begun! You are invited to join the blog hop and link up party at Coffee Loving Cardmakers where you all can share your newly created Spring coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects.

There are 60+ SUPER SPONSORS who are generously giving away prizes, one of them is STAMPlorations. I am sharing 2 mixed media cards that I created with STAMPlorations coffee stamps and CUTplorations dies.

My first card is inspired by the March theme and sketch challenge on STAMPlorations blog:

On my first card, I colored the sunflower from Color Blooms Coloring Book (designed by Shery Russ) with ShinHan Touch Twin Marker and Faber Castell Big Brush Pen. Then I added some glitter on it with Spectrum Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen.

Spring Coffee Loving Blog Hop: STAMPlorations

Then I cut the colored paper with the cup die from Anywhere There’s Coffee stamps and die set. I cut out the cup again one more time with black cardstock to stack it behind the sunflower cup.

Spring Coffee Loving Blog Hop: STAMPlorations

I stamped the Coffee Bags In A Row on a white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad. I made a mask and stamped it again on top of the first row bottom. Then I colored them with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and watercolor brush. Then I die cut the finished panel with the one of the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies – CUTplorations.

And for the sentiment, I added some Color Brust powder on my craft mat, sprayed with some water, then smooshed a watercolor paper on it to create the marble look. Then I die cut it with the Java Great Day Phrase Die – CUTplorations.

For my second card, I inspired by the sketch from Sip and Share Sketch on Coffee Loving Cardmaker blog.

On my second card, I used another paper from the Color Blooms coloring book and colored the  flowers with Distress Crayon.

I stamped the cup from the Coffee Happy stamp set on another Color Brust panel background with Versafine Onyx Black. Then I fussy cut it with micro-tip scissors.

Spring Coffee Loving Blog Hop: STAMPlorations

And I die cut the sentiment with the Hug in a Mug Phrase Die – CUTplorations and black cardstock. Then I added it on the card with glue pen.

I finished my card with some clear gems and natural twine.

There are more inspirations at STAMPlorations Blog from the Design Team. And check out the STAMPlorations Coffee/Tea Lovers collection and you can get 20% off on all regular and sale-priced items STAMPlorations stamps, stencils, and dies by using this code: STAMPGIRLHELEN when you check out (please copy and paste the code). Code can not be combined your code with any other discount codes.

I hope you all can enjoy my cards today and inspired to create today.

Now it is your turn, grab a cup of your favorite drink, get crafty and share with us by linking up your project here by March 31, 2017.

THANKS a lot to stop by my blog today 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous caffeinated Friday!


I also link up at:

Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello everyone… Happy Friday! Today is the day for the Spring 2017 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop officially started. Let’s the fun begins!

You are invited to join the blog hop and link up party at Coffee Loving Cardmakers where you all can share your newly created Spring coffee/tea/cocoa themed projects. And there are 60+ SUPER SPONSORS who are generously giving away prizes! For more detail information and to link up your project, please go HERE.

Kicking off this blog hop, I created this CAS Coffee card with stamping and watercoloring with Our Daily Bread Designs stamp sets, one of the Super Sponsors stamp sets

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - ODBD

First, I stamped the coffee rings and splatters from Grunge Elements Stamp set with Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad to create the background on a white A2 card base.

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop - ODBD

I stamped the cup with Versafine Onyx Black and colored it with the lime green watercolor paint. Then I stamped it again with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and fussy cut out the cup sleeve and added it on the watercolored up.

I stamped the heart with Sunflower Spectrum Aqua Marker on a white cardstock, fussy cut it and added it on the sleeve with 3D foam tape.

Then I added the whole finished cup on the card. And stamped the sentiment from the Warm My Heart stamp set.

My card is done. I hope you all can enjoy it. Now it is your turn, grab a cup of your favorite drink, get crafty and share with us by linking up your project here by March 31, 2017.

THANKS a lot to stop by my blog today 🙂 I hope you all have a fabulous caffeinated Friday!


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ODBDSLC284

Coffee Lovers CAS, One-Layer Cards

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Good morning everyone… Today I am sharing a new Thursday Coffee Break post over Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. It is a quick idea type cards you can create in your break time.

I like creating a batch of cards in one sitting 🙂 especially when I work with a stamp set that give me options to create more than just one theme of cards like the Coffee Lovers Stamp Set from Joy Clair.

I use MISTI to do multiple stamping. I used the cups and sentiments five times using Versafine Onyx Black ink pad and Memento Rich Cocoa ink pad. Super easy and fast.

First, I stamped the cup, then the sentiment, then the coffee bean on the cup sleeve. Then I using Sakura Micron Pen – Graphic 1 to draw the border line. Here are the close up of each card I created:

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And TOMORROW is the day! SPRINGS COFFEE LOVERS BLOG HOP begins! I hope you all can join the party and share your newly created coffee/tea/cocoa Spring themed projects with us at Coffee Loving CardmakersThere are more that 60 Super Sponsors and we will have LOTS of fun!

I would love to hear from you which technique is your favorite when it comes to creating a batch of card 🙂 Thanks for visiting me today and have fabulous caffeinated day!

Side Step Card: Easter Blessings

Hello everyone… Spring is in the air and Easter is not to far away now. And today I would like to share with an Easter side step card.

ODBD March Weekly Inspiration

I created this card using Our Daily Bread Designs – Side Step Card Die. I love this die. I can make step card as many as I can now 🙂

I embellish my card with the Daffodils Stamp Set, Daffodil Die, Fence Die, Grass Lawn Die, Butterfly & Bug Clear Stamps, Butterfly & Bug Dies, Pierced Rectangles Dies, Circle Scalloped Rectangles Dies, Lacey Ovals Dies, and Ovals Dies. All of them are from Our Daily Bread Designs.

I stamped the Daffodils, Butterflies and Lady Bugs with Memento Black ink and then colored them with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. And I added some sparkle on them with Spectrum Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen. Then, I die cut each of them with their matching dies.

I love how this card turn out… it look like a garden 🙂 I hope you all can enjoy it, too. The ODBD Design Team share their project inspirations for this week at ODBD Blog using the March New Release Products. You can save 15% – 20% on the bundles. Check them all out at ODBD Store.

 

THANK YOU so much for visiting me today. Have a fabulous day!


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ODBDSLC284 Anything goes with ODBD Stamps

March Challenge

Sending You Hugs

Hi everyone… I am back with my second post today and wanna share with you a clean-and-simple, watercolored card.

I created this card using Joy Clair – Hugs and Smiles stamp set. Using MISTI, I stamped the flower cluster on a watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black. After I stamped it, I turned the paper around and stamped again to create the background.

Then I colored them loosely with Gansai Tambi watercolor paint and Koi Watercolors Travel Box set. And I added some sparkle on them with Wink Of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen. I cut it smaller, fit to the image to use as middle panel.

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For the sentiment, I arranged the phrases from the same stamp set on MISTI, picked them up with the lid and then I stamped them with Versafine Onyx Black ink on a white cardstock.

I added the base purple panel on the card base, then the watercolored panel in the middle. And I added the sentiment banner with 3D foam tape for extra dimension. I finished my card with some white pearl gems.

That’s my simple, watercolored, CAS card for you today! I hope you like it 🙂 Thanks for visiting today, I hope you all have a fabulous day!


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Challenge #234 – Clean and Simple

Joy Clair March Challenge: Spring Has Sprung

Challenge #274-275 – Anything Goes