Monday, June 26, 2017

Watercolored Coffee Cups with the Misti

I'm sharing this colorful project today for the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop as well as So Suzy Stamps.  The hop is in full swing and you are welcome to join in with your summer creations featuring coffee, tea or cocoa.

Scroll down for my inspiration behind the bold summer colors!  I also have affiliate links at the end of this post if you'd like to do some shopping.  Enabler alert!




Many years ago, (don't ask HOW many!) I married The Hubs.  He was fresh out of college and was visiting the incoming freshman (me).  One year later we were engaged and 9 months after that, we got married .  We spent our honeymoon in Destin and Panama City Beach, FL.  It's about a 5-6 hour drive from where we live and has the whitest, sugary beaches you will ever find.  It's a beautiful vacation spot.  You'll also find the most colorful beach houses, as pictured below......


(Photo Credit: Todd Carr/Flickr)

Yes, those gorgeous houses are actually in Panama City Beach, Florida.  I wondered, how could I incorporate summer into the coffee project that I had in mind? 

I also spotted a super fabulous project from my pal Jen, at Caffeinated Papercuts. (click, here)  I knew I wanted to use my cup stamp in multiples and Jen's colorful, multitude of caffeinated goodness, pushed me in the right direction.





I grabbed my Lawn Fawn Rainbow Plaid papers, some other goodies and went to work.  This is an amazingly quick card to put together.  All in all, it took less than 10 minutes from start to finish to complete.



The easiest way to accomplish this stamped layout and get it pretty darn near perfect, is use a Misti stamping tool to restamp each image 2-3 times for full, deep coverage.  Using a small pierced rectangle die I cut a piece of Strathmore mixed media paper and eyeballed my first stamp in the middle.  Next, stamp to the far left or right, then stamp at the far opposite.  Now, you can easily line up and stamp the two remaining spaces left just below your center stamp.  I chose to stamp in an arc and leave room for a small sentiment.





Coloring is super easy by grabbing some great watercolor markers, swipe on a craft mat and pick up the color with a slightly wet waterbrush.  Use a different color for each cup.  Using a paper towel, blot slightly on the right side of each cup for a "light effect".  Add more color as desired but heat dry for a few seconds before adding more color to each cup.  If you'd like, add some ribbon and buttons for embellishment.




Thanks for popping in to take a look at today's project.  I hope I've inspired you to give this a try.  You can link up to the summer hop, here, but hurry, Friday 6/30 is the last day.


When: Friday, June 23 – Friday, June 30

THEME: Summer

USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Use this hashtag in your social media #summer2017clh

SUPPLIES


I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


Strathmore 300 series Mixed Media paper 11x14 pad
Strathmore 300 series Mixed Media paper 11x14 pad
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Blitsy
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
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SBC
Misti Original
Misti Original
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SBC | SSS | So Suzy
Celebrate sentiment
Celebrate sentiment
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So Suzy
Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies
Spellbinders Pierced Rectangle Dies
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SBC | SSS
Tall Coffee Cup
Tall Coffee Cup
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So Suzy
Lawn Fawn Plaid Rainbow 6x6 DP
Lawn Fawn Plaid Rainbow 6x6 DP
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SBC | SSS
Ranger Tim Holtz Detail NIB Water Brush
Ranger Tim Holtz Detail NIB Water Brush
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SBC | Blitsy
Marvy Le Plume II Bright 12 pk Dual Markers
Marvy Le Plume II Bright 12 pk Dual Markers
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Marvy Le Plume II Natural 12 pk Dual Markers
Marvy Le Plume II Natural 12 pk Dual Markers
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Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black
Memento Dye Ink Tuxedo Black
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Exclusive Sizzix Big Shot Bundle
Exclusive Sizzix Big Shot Bundle
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Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
Ranger US HEAT IT CRAFT TOOL
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Friday, June 23, 2017

Day One Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop

I'm so excited for day one of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop!  The record was broken at the Spring Hop, for the number of participants and we certainly hope that trend continues.  We have new, amazing sponsors in addition to the many who continue to support this happy little caffeinated group.  




For today's project, I'm putting my drawing and watercoloring skills to work.








I will often Google images that I want to recreate and that is the case for my flamingo.  I shared this side by side comparison of my drawing, from the Googled photo, on my social media awhile back.




I used my Adornit watercolor pencils and water brush to color all my hand drawn images; the flamingo, the ocean with reflection of the flamingo, and the palm tree. 








I felt like I should include at least one stamped image, after all, this is a group who loves stamping.  So, I used the Sweet Stamp Shoppe image from the Cuppa Coffee stamp set and did some no line watercoloring.  For this, I used my Tombow dual brushes to swipe on my stamp a faint outline in blue, then orange for my summer beverage.






My triple stacked and popped up sentiment is courtesy of Stamplorations Hello Sunshine die.  I watercolored this as well, and added a coating of clear Nuvo Crystal drops for shine.  It is gorgeous in person!  My flamingo and sentiment were colored on Strathmore watercolor paper 300 series. 
Lastly, I stenciled some Bo Bunny Sugar Glitter Paste on my sky and water, and colored a few on top with a yellow Tombow dual brush marker after they were heat dried.  I'm using an A7 sized Bazzill card (scallop trimmed off)  that has been slightly trimmed down, and Adornit scrapbook paper designed by Laura Kelly Designs.





Be sure and create something new that is summer themed and includes a coffee, tea or cocoa image.  It can be a summer drink, even.  Think frappucino!  Then, be sure and join our challenge as there will be a ton of prizes up for grabs.


Here's your link to the blog hop.  Scroll to bottom of post for Inlinkz button.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Summer Blog Hop Linky

When: Friday, June 23 – Friday, June 30

Time: 6 am pacific

THEME: Summer

USE: coffee, tea &/or cocoa images

Use this hashtag in your social media #summer2017clh

Also linking to these challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge -Let's Take a Vacation


Stamplorations Cutplorations June Photo Inspiration Challenge
(I'm using the dragon color for inspiration in my project and a die)


Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge (dies)


Word Art Wednesday Challenge #288-289 Anything Goes

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #247 Make Your Mark

SUPPLIES


I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!


Adornit 36 pc Watercolor Pencil Set + Water Brush
Adornit 36 pc Watercolor Pencil Set + Water Brush
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Amazon
Echo Park 6x6 Magical Dot Stencil
Echo Park 6x6 Magical Dot Stencil
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SBC
Laura Kelly B/W Dots Double Sided paper for Adornit
Laura Kelly B/W Dots Double Sided paper for Adornit
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SBC
Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
Strathmore 300 series Watercolor Paper 9 x12 pad
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Sugar
Bo Bunny Glitter Paste Sugar
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SBC | Blitsy | SSS
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Permanent Runner
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SBC
Bazzill 5x7 Scalloped Card
Bazzill 5x7 Scalloped Card
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal Drops
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Monday, June 19, 2017

You Float My Boat - Coffee Loving Cardmakers

I'm up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog today with this nautical creation for my Coffee Buzz feature that also includes a coffee inspired product that will make it's way to shelves later this year.
(affiliate links below)




Stop by Coffee Loving Cardmakers to get all the details and more close-up photos that also features Pink & Main Latte Love stamps, Stamploration nesting dies, Ranger distress oxide inks and Scrapbook adhesives by 3L.


Also linking to these challenges:







from: Scrapbook.com




from: Scrapbook.com



3L - Scrapbook Adhesives - EZ Runner - Permanent - Ultra

from: Scrapbook.com





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Friday, June 16, 2017

Peacock Silhouette for So Suzy Stamps

Happy Friday, crafters!  Today, I have a pretty easy and fun to make CAS card, for So Suzy Stamps.  You may not know this about me, but, I used to be terrified of making CAS cards.  Seriously!  I always wanted to add more, more, more and could never discipline myself to stick to the basics; clean and simple, lots of white space.  Some time ago, I decided it was time to conquer my fear and get over it!  So, I did.  I really enjoy the process now and thought it would be fun to showcase Suzy's White Peacock, in a silhouette format.  I love creating skies as well, so I dreamed up this little evening scene.





So, let's get started, shall we?  Here's what you need:

and Herb 1 stamp

- 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" Card (Kaisercraft A6 kraft card, length trimmed to 5 3/4")
- 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"white card panel (Strathmore Mixed Media paper)
- cardstock with 3" die cut circle cut out or 3" circle stencil
- Ranger distress ink (Chipped Sapphire, Mermaid Lagoon,
Tumbled Glass, Fossilized Amber)
- Ranger blender tool
- Misti stamping tool
- water mister
- Memento black archival ink
-Stickles black and crystal glitter glue
*optional stitched large rectangle die and 
die cutter/emboss machine (Cuttlebug)
- Heat Emboss Tool
- paper towel
- black marker
- adhesive runner (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)


Awhile back, I took a piece of scrap vinyl, laid it on cardstock and used my Cricut to cut out a 3" circle.  My thought was, the vinyl could easily be wiped clean when using my blender tool for projects like this, plus, the vinyl helps keep my cardstock sturdy so I can use this over and over again.  Basically, It's a large, homemade circle stencil.  Consider that your bonus tip for the day!

1. To begin, stamp and fussy cut just the upper body of the peacock onto thin paper for masking purposes.  Add a touch of adhesive runner and place on project where you want the bird to be stamped later.  





2.  Using a blender tool, blend various blue shades of Ranger distress ink.  I used 3 shades of blue, starting with Chipped Sapphire at the top third, then Mermaid Lagoon below that, and Tumbled Glass along the bottom third, leaving space for Fossilized Amber around the bird.  Dry with heat emboss tool and splatter with water by misting in your hand and spraying droplets with your wet hand.  Wait a few seconds and blot with paper towel.  Dry with emboss tool.




3. Remove the bird mask and carefully, eyeball the placement of your bird stamp.  Use your Misti stamping tool and stamp bird 3 times for full coverage.




4.  Since the black glitter glue can be a bit transparent, I chose to color in my bird with a black marker first (Tombow) before adding the black glitter glue.  I also traced it along the open curves of the tail.  Allow to dry or use the heat emboss tool to speed up the drying process.



5.  Use the herb stamp and Misti stamping tool to partially stamp sections of the leafy stems around the bird and lower portion of the circle.  Stamp 2-3 times for full coverage.





6.  Stamp the sentiment, again with the Misti, stamping 2-3 times for full coverage.  Add Stickles Crystal glitter glue for "stars" by dotting all over your sky.  Allow to dry or use heat emboss tool.




7.  I used the stitched crazy running nesting dies from Stamplorations for my card panel, using my Cuttlebug,  and adhered to the kraft card.  





It may seem like there are a lot of steps to create this, but it really did come together rather quickly.  I hope you'll give it a try.  It's a sweet encouraging card to send to a friend or loved one, to let them know you're thinking of them.  Thanks so much for stopping in today!

You can grab some of the products I used below, using my affiliate links.


Also linking to these challenges:














Purchase White Peacock, here.

White Peacock



Purchase Look For Rainbows, here.
Look for Rainbows


Purchase Herb 1, here.
Herb 1



Purchase the Mini Misti, here.









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