Coffee Possibilities Day 3 Hop

Hi friends!  Are you enjoying this week's spotlights so far?  I hope so because we're back for Day 3 of our Anni-VERVE-sary spotlights,  previewing the stamps and dies that will release this Saturday, August 30. We're giving away a $50 gift code to the Verve store each day to a lucky commenter along the hop, so be sure to give the gals a shout out as you hop along!

I'm the first stop on the hop, so if you're just popping in, settle in for some fun!  :)


Today's set is a set called Coffee, illustrated by Chaitali Narla.  It's another one in her one word series, this time focused on all things coffee!  Anyone who knows me knows that this set is right up my alley!  And we're also releasing a coordinating die set, A Cuppa Joe, and Verve's first word die the Coffe Word Die!

For my card, I started with the coffee mug, which I stamped onto white card stock in early espresso and then also onto a scrap of book paper that I had used with my gelli plate that I thought would make a super cool looking print for a mug.  I paper pieced the blue pieces of the mug and colored the saucer with Copics, then punched a little hole in the handle so I could loop the Coffee Word Die cut through.

I wanted to have a chalkboard feel, like the menus in a lot of coffeehouses, so I pulled out some black cardstock, stamped the coffee been trio in each corner and then drew the frame with a ruler and a white gel pen.  Next I figured out where i wanted my coffee mug and stamped the steam image in Jasmine Mix'd Media ink.  The sentiment is stamped and embossed in white onto the black, then I stamped it again with the Jasmine ink a little offset and smudged things around a bit for a chalkboard feel.  I spritzed the whole panel with white linen Dylusions spray and set it aside while I finished up the background..

The soft sky is stamped tone on tone randomly with the three different coffee fonts, then I sponged the edges with black soot ink.  I also added a scrap of red designer paper cut in a banner shape to brighten things up a bit.

That's it for me today!  Next up on the hop is... Teresa

Want to win some shiny new Verve? We'll be picking a random commenter on one of the hop spots below to win a $50 gift code to Verve! So be sure to leave a little comment on each blog on the list to increase your chances! Check out the Verve Blog today for full set reveals and all the prize info and deadlines!
1. Julee7. Stacey
2. Teresa8. Maureen
3. Amber9. Laurie
4. Charmaine10. Janelle
5. Marisa11. Christyne
6. Monika {Guest}12. Jen

Enabler's List
Stamps: Coffee (Verve Stamps)
Paper: soft sky, basic black (SU!), schoolhouse (October Afternoon), white, book paper
Ink: soft sky (SU!), black soot (Ranger Distress), Jasmine White (Mix'd Media Inx), white gel pen, Copic markers, white linen spray (Dylusions), acrylic paint
Accessories: Coffee Word Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), paper distresser, white embossing powder

56 comments

  1. This chalkboard card is perfect!

    LOVE the new Coffee set!!!!!!

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  2. I love your card Julee. The coffee cup on the blue text paper, that chalkboard background the strip of dotty paper which really makes the blue and black pop and even how the coffee die cut is looped through the handle of the cup. Fabulous design.

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  3. Super cute! Love the chalkboard design. Very clever indeed!

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  4. Awesome and very fitting the chalkboard with coffee <3

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  5. Julee your card is wonderful! This coffee set is right up my alley too! I love the little coffee beans stamp and the steam stamp rising from the cup! And your gelli plate paper is so fun for the mug! What a fantastic card!! That coffee word die has to come home with me! Great font!! :)

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  6. You hit the mark...as soon as I looked at your card I thought this chalkboard belonged in a coffee shop :)

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the chalkboard border!

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  8. Very nice card. I love the cup paper pieced and the chalkboard look!

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  9. Great card and I love the word Coffee die.

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  10. love the chalkboard look!! Fab set!!

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  11. Adore the paper pieced mug and the coffee beans in the corners of the frame!

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  12. Beautiful colors and paper piecing. That background is awesome.

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  13. Love the colors you worked with! Fun new set; great card design!

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  14. I love the chalk board idea. And who wouldn't want such a pretty coffee cup?! TFS

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  15. Love the chalkboard look on this card. Reminds me of my favorite coffee spot!

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  16. Cafe au lait anyone? Perfect for a coffee house!

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  17. Great card, looks like a coffeehouse menu board.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love the chalkboard look and so glad you made that word die!

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  19. Love the chalkboard look and the paper pieced coffee cup.

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  20. Fantastic card!!! The chalkboard background is perfect!

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  21. Oh I love that soft chalkboard background and the great coffee word die.

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  22. Very cute card. I really looks like it should be posted in a local coffeehouse!

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  23. My Pinterest coffee card board is going to get a workout today... Love your chalkboard card, Julee!

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  24. Such a cute card - love the chalkboard look.
    isoscia at aol dot com

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  25. Terrific card! I love the printed mug.

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  26. Super cute card - this is a great stamp set!

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  27. Wonderful card. I love the paper pieced card and the way you have the curly part on the "C" hooked into the handle on the cup.

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  28. Your card is beautiful and you have so many great design ideas. I love the embossing and the coffee word die.

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  29. beautiful card. what a great hop!!! Happy Anni-VERVE-sary

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  30. Like how you looped the word coffee through the handle. Very nice card.

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  31. I don't drink coffee, but I still love this new set!

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  32. Being a Pepsi addict and not a coffee drinker I don't really appreciate these stamp sets like I should. They are great.
    thanks for sharing.

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  33. Wonderful card! Love the chalkboard effect and how you looped the coffee die cut through the handle of the coffee cup! I love the sentiments in this new set!

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  34. What a fun chalkboard card Julee. Love the white embossing and that blue cup!

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  35. Love the chalkboard look and the coffee beans -- too cute!

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  36. Love the chalkboard! This looks like such a fun set!

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  37. Great card with loads of techniques.

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  38. Love this card so much going on. Those beans are too cute.
    Sue

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  39. The chalkboard look goes so well with coffee...great card.

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  40. I want this set, too. (I still already have a coffee/tea set.) But I love how you stamped over top of the script on the coffee much. Oh...you make my life so DIFFICULT!!

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  41. Love that chalkboard effect. Very cute card.

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  42. I LOVE how you did your coffee cup. Thanks for sharing your wonderful card.
    Crafty hugs,
    D~
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

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  43. I'm not a coffee drinker, but I know that without his coffee, my husband is an absolute grouch!!

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  44. I'm in love Julee! This stamp set is adorable and I especially love the new coffee die to go with it. So clever how you looped the word into the cup handle! The chalkboard look is wonderful. Such a pretty card!

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