Summer Coffee Lovers Hop

It’s time for the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. I’ve participated in their quarterly hop a couple of times in the past, but it’s been a while. I decided to join in again for the summer edition because I’ve been hoarding a piece of DSP from the Perfectly Artistic paper pack that was available during the Stampin’ Up Sale-a-Bration promotion earlier this year. Sadly, it’s no longer available. Anyway, as soon as I saw this Crumb Cake and Whisper White swirled paper that I knew I wanted to use for a coffee-themed card because it reminded me of a latte. LOL

Mel's Card Corner | Summer 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I started this card by stamping the coffee cup and lid from the Caffeine Addict stamp set from SugarPea Designs (who also happens to be a Super Sponsor for the hop) on a piece of white cardstock. I used my Mini Misti stamping tool for all the stamping so I could ensure I got really crisp images.

I stamped them with Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp since it’s Copic-friendly. I also stamped the coffee sleeve  outline on some Crumb Cake cardstock from Stampin’ Up using the same black ink. I then stamped the caffeine addict stamp using Emerald Envy ink, also from Stampin’ Up.

While I was stamping, I also stamped my sentiment. Both of the sentiment images are from the Espresso Yourself stamp set from SugarPea Designs. I stamped the top line using Crumb Cake ink from Stampin’ Up so it would match the color used in the DSP and paper sleeve. I stamped the word coffee using the Emerald Envy ink to tie it in with the image I stamped on the sleeve. Once I had the sentiment stamped, I die cut it and a Crumb Cake mat out using the Layering Ovals Framelits from Stampin’ Up on my Big Shot.

Mel's Card Corner | Summer 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

To give the cup a bit of dimension, I did some simple Copic coloring on the various pieces. I colored the cup and lid using C2, C0, and C00. I also added a bit of shading to the sleeve using E31 and E30. Since I don’t have the coordinating dies for the stamp set, I cut them out by hand after I finished the coloring. I went over all the cut edges using my black Copic marker to hide the white edges then adhered all the pieces together using some liquid glue.

To assemble the card, I started with an A2 top-folding card base to which I adhered the piece of patterned paper cut to 3 x 4-1/4″ on the lower half of the card using tape runner. To hide the seam, I wrapped the card with some Emerald Envy ruched ribbon then added a faux knot. I adhered the cup on top of the patterned paper using some Dimensionals then adhered the sentiment near the top of the card using tape runner. To finish off the card, I added some heart-shaped Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes on either side of the coffee sentiment and in the middle of the logo on the cup sleeve.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my coffee-themed card. Please be sure to check out all the other amazing coffee, tea, and cocoa-inspired designs over on the Summer Coffee Lovers Hop!

Until next time …

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  1. Becca Yahrling says:

    Awesome card and lots of cute embellies! Love that paper … I think you could make your own with shaving cream … 🙂

  2. Kerry Urbatch says:

    Yummy card! Love, Love Love the marbleized paper you used. I read your amazing directions three times to find the spot that said it was PP… My eyes are getting crossed reading all these blog entries. LOL

  3. Sierra Winters says:

    Hi Melissa!
    Your art is lovely! I hope you’re enjoying the Coffee Loving Cardmakers’ Summer Blog Hop as much as I am. Happy crafting!

    P.S. You don’t need to respond to comments. The commentors can’t see them unless they return to your blog.

    • Melissa says:

      Thanks, Sierra! Yes, I am enjoying the hop. As someone who has been blogging since 2001, I’m aware I don’t have to respond to comments. I just think it’s the courteous thing to do so if the commenter does happen to return to my blog, they’ll see I responded.

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