Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

It’s time for another round of the quarterly Coffee Lovers Blog Hop hosted by the lovely team over at the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. Anyone who knows me likely knows my love of the dark roast nectar of the gods. I even have a vanity license plate on my car professing my love of coffee. 😉 Naturally, I had to play along with this hop.

Most of the items I used today were included in the February Card Kit of the Month I purchased from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) which has now sold out. However, all of the items I used from the kit are still available for individual purchase. I’ll have them all linked below in the supply list after my signature.

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Bright pinks, yellow, blues, etc. (think Peep colors) always make me think of Spring, so I decided to go with that colorway for my card. I started by stamping the coffee cup image from the Coffee and Tea stamp set from (SSS) several times on various papers so I could do some paper piecing. I stamped them using Intense Black ink from SSS on papers from the 6×6 Cream and Sugar paper pack from Doodlebug Design. I stamped it once on the pink polka dot, once on the plaid, and twice on the coffee bean paper. I also stamped just the lid portion twice on some Neenah Solar White cardstock.

I fussy cut the polka dot and plaid coffee cups completely right on the stamped line. On the coffee bean paper, I only cut out the sleeve portion, along right along the stamped line. Before cutting out the lids, I did some simple Copic coloring using C3, C1, and the 0 colorless blender to add some shading. Once everything was cut out, I went around the edges of all the pieces with a Memento Tuxedo Black marker to conceal the cut edges. I adhered the sleeves to each of the cups using tape runner then used the same Copic markers to also add a bit of shading to them as well on the left-hand side of each cup for a bit of dimension. I also added a bit on the right-hand side of the plaid cup as a cast shadow since it would end up being behind the polka dot cup. I then adhered the lids to each cup using a bit of tape runner.

Mel's Card Corner | Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

I cut a 2.75 x 4″ panel from 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock for my focal panel. I roughly figured out the placement of where I wanted the coffee cups then stamped one of the sentiments and little row of hearts from the Coffee and Tea stamp set using the same Intense Black ink I used for the cups. I did some more very quick Copic coloring on the hearts using RV02 and RV04 then added a generous coat of clear Sparkle pen from Spectrum Noir.

I used the extra plaid and polka dot papers to create some additional layers for my card. I cut a piece of the plaid paper to 3 x 4.25″ to use as a mat for my focal panel. I used the largest rectangle from the Scalloped Stitched Nested Rectangles Dies from Gina Marie Designs to cut a background layer from the polka dot paper.

To assemble the card, I used tape runner to adhere the scalloped polka dot layer to an A2 top-folding card base made from a piece of 120# Ultra Thick White Cardstock from SSS. I also used tape runner to adhere the plaid mat behind the white focal panel then used more tape runner to adhere the matted layer to the card base. Finally, I adhered the plaid coffee cup directly to the focal panel using tape runner then popped the polka dot cup up using some Stampin’ Dimensionals from Stampin’ Up!® and that completed my card.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge:

Until next time …

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