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Life Happens Mixed Media

Hi friends!  I'm popping in with my final card for this year's Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  It's been a work in progress on my desk all week and it's finally "finished". I was undecided as to whether I wanted to make it a card or put it on a canvas because I really loved how it turned out.  I ultimately decided for a canvas looking card (with an added bow at the end).

I started out with a 5.5" square piece of white cardstock that I treated with Gesso, then collaged with designer papers and some Tim Holtz tissue paper.  Next I scraped in some acrylic paints and more gesso until I achieved the desired look.  By this time, everything was pretty thick, so I used my MISTI alignment tool to stamp the Coffee Helps sentiment in Archival Black, to make sure everything would get inked evenly.  I think I did three stamp passes to make sure it was crisp.

Next I stamped the cup and straw from Coffee Helps in archival black on designer paper, then colored in with watercolors, pencils and accented with a white gel pen.  Then I let things sit for a few days. When I came back, I glued on the cups and let it sit for a couple more days.  Finally last night I decided to cut it down to card size, mat with black, add a flat bow and call it done.

I've got a little blog candy today!  
Coffee HelpsCup for All Seasons Die Set

Just leave a comment here before 11:55 pm on Thursday, June 30 to be entered to win
the Coffee Helps set and Cup for All Seasons Die Set.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you've had a wonderful time hopping this past week. 

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Helps (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white, dp scraps, Tim Holtz Melange tissue paper
Ink: Black archival (Ranger), watercolor pencils, acrylic paints, gesso, white gel pen
Accessories: grosgrain ribbon (SU!), MISTI

Relaxing Mixed Media

Hi friends! I'm back with another card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  I'm having a lot of fun using the limited time free Three Cheers digi and decided to go mixed media for this one.

I wanted a watery background look, so started by covering a piece of white cardstock with gesso.  Next I scraped on some lime green, aqua and white paints with a credit card.  I scribbled a bit with a teal distress crayon, then watered it up with a waterbrush and let it drip around until I was happy with the background.  I then splattered a bit of watered down heavy body white paint with a fan brush for that splashy waves kind of look.

The sentiment from Three Cheers is printed on white paper and cut with a stitched circle die, then I colored the cup with Copic markers, hand cut and dolled up with a bit of frosted lace stickles and some glossy glaze and glitter on the star.  I finished with distressed edges and a bit of bakers twine.

So much fun to get my fingers paint stained again!  Hope it inspires! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Enabler's List
Stamps: Three Cheers Digital Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: white
Ink: white, aqua, lime green paint (Liquitex), Distress Crayons (Ranger)
Accessories: stitched circles stax (MFT), bakers twine, adhesive star, glossy glaze, glitter, frosted lace stickles, laser printer

Red White and Blue Coffee

Hi friends! I'm back with another patriotic coffee card for the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. Thanks to everyone for the well wishes.  I seemed to fare better than my boys with the virus, so am back up and running and feeling SOOOO much better!

I started by printing the Three Cheers digital sentiment, then cutting with a stitched circle die and matting with a pinking circle die cut. The coffee cup from Coffee Helps is stamped, then colored with Copic markers and cut with the coordinating Cup for All Seasons Die Set. Next I stamped the steam from the Coffee set, embossing it in white on vellum, then hand cutting to tuck in a small slit I cut in the coffee cup.

The background of the card is done with three strips of designer paper, edged with distress ink and layered onto crumb cake cardstock. I wrapped a bit of red striped ribbon around the middle, then accented with my sentiment circle.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you found a little inspiration here.

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee Helps, CoffeeThree Cheers Digital Set (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Liberty (BoBunny), crumb cake, vellum (SU!), cream (Neenah)
Ink: black, Copic markers, Versamark, white gel pen, antique linen and vintage photo distress (Ranger)
Accessories: Cup for All Seasons Die Set (A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), pinking circles nestabilities (Spellbinder), wide striped ribbon (SU!), white embossing powder
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