Some days I wish I had an I.V.. It could be hands-free dripping coffee in my bloodstream as I get ready in the morning!
Today I'm sharing a card I made in honor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop and the coffee loving gang at So Suzy Stamps.
So Suzy Stamps is one of the sponsors. I love her stuff! Well... let's face it. To be honest, I love most stamps. Stamps are almost as essential to me as coffee!
I didn't have any of Suzy's coffee stamps, so I used these adorable images and some masked sentiments from The Ton.
I stamped my images on Strathmore Bristol paper with Versafine and colored the little Honey Bear and cup with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I prefer using a brush and water to blend out my colors, rather than a self-contained waterbrush. (I feel I have more control of the water. Maybe I need a new waterbrush...) I knew I was going to put the little bear resting against the cup, so I painted in a hint of his shadow onto the cup. Once my images were dry, I fussy cut them and set them aside as I assembled the base.
My card is assembled on a Papertrey Ink Kraft card base, with my front panel being a piece of Fine Linen card stock that I cut with a MFT zig-zag rectangle die. I also cut a slightly larger mat as will as the coffee word die from Papertrey's dark chocolate card stock, and also a mat layer of Graphic 45 patterned paper from the Christmas Carol pack.
I stamped my front panel using some partial sentiments... Using So Suzy Stamps Wild Whiskey ink, I used some post it notes to mask off portions of the sentiments to alter them to my needs. The first sentiment is from Like a Boss, the lower one from Caffeine Crush. After stamping, I assembled the layers and added the word die and random sequins with all purpose glue. Once my placement was decided, I used a T1 Copic marker to add just a hint of shadow on the front panel for the up is glued directly to my panel, but my Honey Bear is popped up with some 3M foam tape.
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This is lovely, Chris! You're the first card that I've pinned on the hop :o) Great watercolouring!ReplyDelete
Great card, as usual, Chris! May be one of my favorites from you. Well, after THE dress. Love it!ReplyDelete
so cute card!ReplyDelete
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
This is gorgeous! Love it!ReplyDelete
You did a fantastic job on this card.ReplyDelete
I'm with you on the IV bit! :) The watercoloring on this is sooooo dreamy. Love it!ReplyDelete
Love your card, love that cup...your shading is awesome and love that sweet bear! Happy Friday!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card with the bear and coffee cup! The water coloring is amazing and just love his little shadow!ReplyDelete
Wow!!! Amazing card!!!! Too sweet ans cute!ReplyDelete
Adorable! Great watercoloring!ReplyDelete
Adorable and cute card; love your water coloring. Cute design.ReplyDelete
Aww! So cute! Your coloring is beautiful!!! So happy you could play in the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop! :)ReplyDelete
Terrific card! I really like the neutral colors and sentiment.ReplyDelete
Adorable card and love the neutral colors, and looks like Pooh Bear. Great card.ReplyDelete
Chris, this is a totally beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Love the coloring.
love, love, love!!! your watercoloring is amazing!!ReplyDelete
Such a sweet card. I love the color choices. TFSReplyDelete
I could not agree more...what a sweet card.ReplyDelete
Wonderful card, love that little bear.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card, and I love that sentiment!ReplyDelete
Your coloring on this whimsical scene is amazing!ReplyDelete
Oh, what a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration :)ReplyDelete
Faboulous card Chris, ver talented!ReplyDelete
I just love the watercolor look of this and the shadow is I think what makes it... it comes alive!ReplyDelete
Now how cute is this?! Love it!ReplyDelete
Your post is excellent and I love this card!ReplyDelete
Amazing card, Chris! I love how you made him have a shadowReplyDelete
Your water colored cup is fabulous!!ReplyDelete
Adorable card. Love the little bear.ReplyDelete
Beautiful and sweet card!ReplyDelete
Very pretty monochromatic look. Love the added sequins.ReplyDelete
Too, too cute! Love the shadow effect behind your bear. So adorable! Love him!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty love how you did thisReplyDelete
This is adorable and I love how you did his shadow!ReplyDelete
Got that right! lovely creationReplyDelete
Great advise! Great card :-)ReplyDelete
What an awesome card! So beautifully done!ReplyDelete
Cute, cute! Love that bear resting on the cup. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Hello Chris! Your talent is amazing. Super card. Tracie PondReplyDelete
I LOVE this so Much!!!ReplyDelete
wow. amazing. love it!ReplyDelete
Love it in all its coffee colors!ReplyDelete
Very sweet card!ReplyDelete
So, so pretty!ReplyDelete
This is absolutely adorable!ReplyDelete
This is such a cute card! I love the little bear and your wonderful shading on the cup!ReplyDelete
Love your opening sentence - LOL! What a lovely card too, love the soft brown colours and the bear is so cute. Beautiful. Hugs Bev (Uniko) xReplyDelete
This image is ADORABLE! I love the little bear and the cup!ReplyDelete
wow this is so cute amazing coloring!!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. I love your monochromatic colors and the watercolor look.ReplyDelete
This is just soooo adorable! The coloring is perfect!ReplyDelete
I just love the card that you created for the Coffee Lovers Hop (Spring). Be sure to visit our blog and pick up your Free Brentwood Owl Digital Stamp! ( http://goo.gl/Hq0MAS ) Have a great day! - Jessica LynnReplyDelete
Your layers and papers are lovely! I that sentiment is fun, too! I just became your newest follower and would be delighted if you returned the favor! My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.comReplyDelete
Wow!!Beautiful!! Especially love the coloring!!ReplyDelete
GORGEOUS card Chris!!!ReplyDelete
WOW - your bear and cup are BEAUTIFUL, your colouring and shadow a DELIGHT, such pretty layers too!!!
Great card! so adorable!ReplyDelete
Wow!! amazing card and love your coloring!!ReplyDelete
Such lovely coloring! And a great motto to live by, too!ReplyDelete
I am number 59 commentator I am so happyReplyDelete
your coloring and make shadow behind the bear is amazing
your coloring really adorable and perfectly fussy cut (or die?) I love the color of your DP too
Great card for the hop
I know I am late at commenting but I want to say, my card is the last one #714 would be so happy if you like to visiting my one too :)
and I would like to invite you to our (I and Lilian) new challenge blog it is here
This is fabulous, Chris. I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your lovely cards with us in our FUN challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will play along.ReplyDelete
Karen Letchworth, Owner
Word Art Wednesday
You understand your projects stand out of the crowd. There is something unique about them. It seems to me all of them are brilliant. www.nectar-of-life.comReplyDelete