So excited to be participating in a fun Collaboration Hop with the Joy Clair Design Team and the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Design Team! Hop along with us and be sure to leave some love along the way and you could win a $25 gift card to the Joy Clair shop!
You should have arrived here from Laurel's blog! If you get lost along the way, just head on over to the Main post on the Joy Clair Blog here!
Today I am having fun creating with the Coffee Lovers Clear Stamp Set and here's how I was inspired:
I started off decorating my planner pages for the last two weeks of May... because... well... you know what's going on then!
Mark your calendar!
I love the large to go cup image on this set! I started by stamping it onto a variety of the printed papers from this Simple Stories pack. Then I stamped some onto some cream cardstock. I cut them all out and then I cut the sections apart on the printed paper and pieced and glued them together in various patterns onto the ones I stamped on cardstock. I popped them up and placed them over the die cut flourishes on my page. I added some diecut hearts and paper flowers and sequins and finally stamped some coffee beans and cut them out to use as embellishments too. I added liquid glass and they are my favorite part! That sentiment at the top is on the set and I thought it was perfect for this planner page.
I mimicked the same pattern on the other side but used this sentiment instead on a banner. I also used the smaller to go cup to indicate the days the Coffee Truck will be at work :) .. Thursday is my favorite work day...lol!
For my second project, I decided a card was in order and this is what I came up with:
I started with some kraft paper and I was curious to see how some ink blending with distress oxides would look on kraft.. nothing earth shattering... but I love the tones it created. Then I tried splattering some water over it and sopping it up... it was cool, and it left kind of a grayish color on the paper. Next I took a coffee ring stencil and sponged some of the darker ink through the stencil and finally I splattered some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold and Tea colors.... then it was time to let it dry.
Have I mentioned I hate drying time?...lol! After it was dry, I stamped the mug and steam in Versamark and heat embossed with some gold embossing powder. I colored the cup using a gold Prisma colored pencil which really didn't do much for it. Then I added some Liquid Glass to the cup and steam which really brought out a cool variety of colors.
I stamped the sentiment in black with my Misti and it also did nothing for me... it was the only black on the card and the whole design was too low on the card... that's when I decided to stamp the Latte part of the sentiment onto black and heat emboss it in gold. I cut it out in a small rectangle to fit back in the same area and then dragged the edges in versamark and embossed those too. I decided the base should be black with a 2nd matte of gold but it was still missing something. I had too much room at the top
... so then I decided I needed a diecut sentiment in black... and this was the perfect one! I added a little gold to the top of that too and finally this card came together for me and I love it!...So happy I stuck with it!
And last but not least ... well, you didn't think you were going to get out of here without me playing along with the Joy Clair Monthly Challenge for May did you?? Here's the inspiration photo:
And here's how I was inspired:
As always, I was inspired by the beautiful colors and light airy feeling of this photo.. not to mention the beautiful flowers! I chose these Simple Stories and Lawn Fawn papers in complimentary colors.
These cups are so much fun to paper piece! I stamped one on the plaid and two on white Copic Friendly paper and did some coloring and paper piecing. I also stamped the wrap onto a recycled coffee wrap. I diecut the two hearts on white copic friendly paper; colored them with one of the same pinks I used on the cup and stamped the coffee beans on them. I filled in the center of the beans with a darker brown marker and then put liquid glass on them.
I used the wrap for the banner as well, along with this simple Enjoy sentiment from the Coffee Lovers stamp set. I sprinkled a few flowers and sequins around and I was done!
Hope you'll play along with this one.. you don't have to use Joy Clair stamps, but you'll have extra chances to win if you do! You have until May 30th to play along and you can find all of the rules on the challenge page here!
That's it for me! So happy you stopped today! Now, head on over to Robyn's Blog and see what she's created for you today!