June 17, 2016

Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop '16

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It's here again, the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop summer edition!
All the activity starts today Friday June 17th 6:00 am PST and runs until Friday, June 24th!

I am thinking about meeting a friend for coffee outside in the summertime. I created my background panel with Canson watercolor paper that I watercoloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink and then when the panel was almost dry I splattered a bit more watercolour over it. Once dry I cut out with an MFT Wonky Stitched rectangle die and adhered it to the kraft base with foam tape. Then I used Essentials by Ellen Oh Frappe stamps and designer dies as well as an old Fresh Squeezed Stamp set 'cool beans' image to complete the rest of my scene. The sentiment was embossing in gold. My card ended up having to take a detour mid assembly as it didn't work out exactly as I had planned. So I guess that means making another card later this week.


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Happy Hopping!

60 comments :

maria f. said...

Cool beans, chica!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE, Miss Lady!!

Ksenija said...

Amazing! Really love uncoloured cups against watercoloured background! - Sweet Kobylkin

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Not sure how the card was supposed to turn out, but I think it's perfect!

Kim Heggins said...

Just beautiful Tracey...oh and I did not get the time on when I was to meet you for coffee???

Gail said...

I love this card very much - I have that sentiment Need to use it! TFS

Michele Henderson said...

This card is terrific! I love the sentiment and the background color too!

Joyce said...

What a fun coffee themec card. Love the punny sentiment.

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such a WONDERFUL card!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Beverley said...

Love this, the dreamy watercolour BG looking like a sandy beach, the gold embossed sentiment and cute cool beans cups - FAB. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

Sylvia said...

Fun card, Tracey...love the background! Happy hopping...Enjoy your summer!

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the crazy stitching on the background, and nice neutral colors. Great card.

Sue Reynolds said...

Love the crazy stitching and the neutral colors. I thought I may have posted already, but the robot is coming up again.

SonjaK said...

Yay, great coffee card! Love the simplicity and style.

Krafty Kaylin said...

cute cups

Cat Craig said...

Perfect, love that shading of darker watercolor behind the cups. The spots look a bit like scattered grounds.

Lindsey said...

The embossed sentiment is awesome! Love the to-go cups and the background, too.

Ann said...

So fun! Cool beans!

StampingbugKerry said...

Two cups. One for me, one for you! :)

Lisa said...

Terrific background Tracey, this is cute!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Super cute, my Sister's favorite saying "cool beans" love it.

cghundley said...

Lovely card
I like the
design.
Carla from Utah

Lisa said...

Love your card and love that cool beans sentiment. I had a friend that used to say that all the time!

vinita jain said...

Really a cute creation, love the gold embossed sentiment with uncolored coffee mugs and wonky stitched textures!

Lynn said...

Love the gold sentiment. So fabulous Tracey!

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card! love the sentiment. :)

Annette Allen said...

love that sentient.. awesome card

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love love this! LOVING that sentiment!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bad Kitty said...

lovely card
Bad Kitty's Craftroom

Tonya said...

Nice card. Love those cups. Thanks for sharing.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! I love the watercolour background and fun sentiment! Those cups are cute too!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love this, Tracey, the "cool beans" sentiment combines wonderfully with the Essentials by Ellen set!

Ceal said...

Cool card, love the background

~amy~ said...

Tracey, this is awesome. Love the background and the added gold embossing...so pretty!

Migdalia said...

Such a lovely card!!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the background you made to showcase the coffee cups.

Karen Day said...

Sweet card, Tracey!!

Hetty said...

Wonderful card,breat beachy background.

Karen B. said...

The watercolor washed background is so pretty Tracey!

Shelly said...

Such a sweet card, Tracey!

Helen F. said...

Love this, Tracy...the watercolor background to those two to-go cups=CAS great :)

OH Babs said...

Really fun card with components I like (wonky die, kraft, w/c).

Sierra Winters said...

Hi Tracey!
Your art is beautiful. I hope you're enjoying this great Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. You did such a super job and I really enjoyed my visit to your sweet blog.
Sierra

Anita in France said...

The bright pop of yellow and gold in the sentiment panel is fabulous against the watercolour background, Tracey ... a brilliant with the uncoloured cups! Hugs, Anita :)

Anne Sasko said...

So fun! Coffee understands!

cm said...

Love your coffee card, Tracey! Let's Venti, indeed!
Hugs~c

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Tracey. Love the soft water color background and the border.

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

fantastic card
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous card, Tracey! Love your watercoloring and splatters in the background...looks like my placemat when I spill my Latte :) Beautiful contrast with your gold embossing and Summer Sunrise cardstock! Awesome take on the challenge!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Beautiful card!!!

Seleise Barrett said...

wonderful watercolor background and love that the coffee cups say "cool beans" - that was a favorite expression back in the day!

The Altered Paper said...

Cool beans! Love your card!

Ericka Strange said...

Fun card and love the background so pretty.

Suchi said...

Wonderful card!! :)
Suchi xx

Helen Gullett said...

Tracey, your card is cool bean! :D Love the CAS design!

Tina H said...

Nice job! Love the background!

Sharron said...

Fun funky border and I love the gold embossed sentiment!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

So many sweet elements and love every one of them!

Sheryl said...

Fantastic CAS card; love every element!

Akshma Aksh said...

Very cute