Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 2

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Hi friends! Welcome to December. I'm back with another post for the Fall/Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. There are also some new sets just added to the shop today over at Sweet 'n Sassy stamps, so I'm sharing a non-coffee project as well.

First up is the Stamp of the Month, Wood Backgrounds. This fabulous little background set is free with a $75 purchase this month. When I saw the set, I immediately thought of a wooden ornament I made in 2nd grade with a piece of wood and a cut out Christmas card mod podged to it. To this day, this little handmade ornament makes me smile when I pull it out each year.

So for this sweet little coffee loving ornament, I started by stamping the wood chip image from Wood Backgrounds on paper bag cardstock and then layering onto thin chipboard. I fussy cut around the edges, then sponged with gathered twigs and early espresso distress inks. I used a bit of twine and a cropadile to add the hanger, then pulled out the You & Me set for this sweet little coffee & donuts image. Isn't it darling? I colored them with Copic markers, then fussy cut and popped up on foam tape. The sentiment is from the same set, and I embossed it in white on a thin strip of  early espresso cardstock and hand trimmed.  I finished off with a sweet little piece of ephemera Lisa tucked into a card she sent me. I just added a few more Copic highlights to it to tie the reds together.

My next card combines the new Doves of Peace stamp set with the Wood Backgrounds stamp set. For the background, I tried out the Distress Ink Monoprint technique from Jennifer McGuire. This tecchnique makes two backgrounds, but this is the softer one. I blended peacock feathers and sapphire distress oxides onto water color paper and then embossed the wood chip image with clear embossing powder. Spritzed this with water, then laid a blank piece of watercolor paper over it and ran through my die cut machine.  Isn't it dreamy?  I used it as the backdrop for this dove with the earth image, which I colored with Copics and then accented with glassy glaze and nuvo glitter drops. The peace sentiment is embossed in white on black and I added on earth using the Bitty Minnie Alphabet set.  The final touch was a seam binding bow to hide my ink smudged fingerprint! 😄

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Billie A said...

Fun ornament I like the wood image and the coffee theme. Very pretty.

~amy~ said...

Julee, love that ornament! Such a fun idea and that bow is perfect for it. Your Peace on Earth card is fabulous.

Esther Asbury said...

Ok - now I want a wood slice stamp! SUPER adorable!

Maxine D said...

What gorgeous projects Julee - love your wee wood-grained ornament.

kReN K said...

Lovely SnSS sets! Love your projects!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your coffee card is so beautiful and I love the way you made that ribbon look so real.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Very pretty. Caught my eye so I had to pop on over and say so!

Hetty said...

Beautiful cards, Julie. Even though I do not celebrate Christmas I love seeing all you very different cards! I love the one with the dove.

Karen Day said...

Two oh-so-lovely cards, Julee!

Laura J said...

Julee, what amazing projects you showcsed for day 2. I am floored by these, so amazing.

Fikreta said...

these cards are so nice!

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Karen Letchworth said...

This is fabulous, Julee.

VanessaB said...

love your ornament. it's so pretty! and the card.... gorgeous!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Both of your cards are fabulous, Julee! I especially love the wood background on the first!

Lisa said...

Love both of these...just beautiful! That wood chip stamp... LOVE it and love that you used one of those pretty bows! And very cool how you used the wood grain as a background on your second beauty!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

These are fabulous! The coloring on your bow on the first.... WOW!