Welcome to some more caffeinated inspiration! All week over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog we're celebrating National Coffee Day WEEK! I'm up on the Blog today sharing a post and some inspiration with my Coffee Loving Teamie Robyn. Did you know Sunday was National Coffee Day? And we kicked off our week long celebration with a huge blog hop with 29 Sponsors and tons of prizes at each stop (including on the CLC Blog!) So when you're done here, if you haven't hopped yet, head on over HERE! You have until October 6th to comment for chances to win prizes.
Here's my first project for today:
I started off this one using a very cool caffeinated item from A Jillian Vance Design, the Coffee Collage INKBoss Inkpression Plate. There are a couple great videos here on the AJVD Blog that explain the Inkpression Plates and have some great techniques. I ran some mixed media cardstock through my Gemini with the Inkpression Plate and then used Distress Oxides in Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Vintage Photo, and Ground Espresso and blended them over the embossed impression. I dried it with a heat gun and then pressed a Versamark pad over the entire panel and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
Next I blended some Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo onto some leftover mixed media paper and cut out the cup from the Coffee, Tea & Me die set. I used the same paper to cut a banner using the Bannerific dies from Paper Smooches. I cut the steam from Coffee, Tea & Me from some glitter paper (isn't it just THE most beautiful steam die??).
I wanted to add some leaves, but didn't have any in quite the right color or size... and as I flipped through my leaf dies, I landed on these awesome Autumn Leaves from Newton's Nook. I created my own glitter paper with some more cardstock colored with all the same Distress Oxides and then heat embossed using Wow Clear Sparkle Embossing Powder. I used it to cut the leaves and acorn from NN and another banner. The sentiment is from AJVD's But First Coffee Stamp Set.
I'm so loving that INKboss plate and looking forward to playing again!
Next some Paper Smooches:
I cheated a bit on this one... I had colored that beautiful floral from Rosy Posy during the last 30 Day Coloring Challenge and it's been waiting for its turn on a card since... and that cup from Cuppa Sunshine was perfect to hold it.
I just love the room that Paper Smooches images give you for coloring and shading. Not too big and not too small... just right!
Not to mention some of the best sentiments... love this one from Fun & Flirty. I stamped and fussy cut it out to take up the least amount of real estate. And that beautiful scallop from the Flaunters die set is the perfect backdrop.
I just added a few clear sequins to finish it off!
And! Since you took time to come visit me here I have another card for you today:
You know in September I created a bunch of backgrounds using leftover die cuts from the Wavy Pattern die. This is the fifth card I've created using those "leftovers". If you'd like to see the others you can find my Wavy Card 1 here, Card 2 here, Card 3 here, and Card 4 here!
I decided to use this image from the Posh Planters set! And since my background is a rainbow, I colored my desert sky in the same colors. And those clouds... I LOVE these clouds!!
I thought the sentiment from Sunnyville was perfect!
So that's me for today! I hope you enjoyed your stop! And be sure you checkout Robyn's post HERE and you can find our shared post on the CLC Blog HERE! And if you haven't hopped the National Coffee Day Blog Hop yet, then please do! You can start HERE and you have until October 6th.