Welcome to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #165! Michelle has given us another great sketch to work with.. thank you Michelle!!
As you may or may not know... the Coffee Lovers Bloghop is going on. A week long celebration of all hot beverages and bloggy friendships. It happens four times a year and this week is the Summer edition. I decided to incorporate some caffeine with my Atlantic Hearts! I used a very old CTMH set here and some other really cool stuff. For one thing... check out my Crazy Stitched Frame from Craftin Desert Divas (Super Sponsor-Free Digi Offered For the Hop)!
For the background I was inspired by one of my PS Design Teammates to watercolor some red and blue... mine didn't turn out nearly as lovely as hers did, but it's all right. You can see Mackie's here and I suggest you wait 'til I'm done with you because you won't want to come back! Then I used the old Stamp of the Month, Kaboom and embossed some fireworks in silver pearl, white, and holographic powders. That banner/sentiment is from the stamp set also. I embossed that in white and cut it out. And notice those pretty sequins! Those are Freedom Sequins from CDD, a cool mix of silver, blue and red... love the silver stars! They are so dimensional!
I used CDD's Fancy Stitced Label Dies to frame my cup and embossed one more firework on it. Then I cut this cup from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge. The cut has whipped topping, but I detached the image and didn't print the topping because I had a plan. I popped up the cup.. no whipped topping left a hole in the cup which worked out great. I placed a piece of gold vellum behind the hole, but didn't attach it to the cup so the color was there, but I could still place my firework steam inside the cup. Then I embossed the sparkler/firework/dandelion stamp from Paper Sweeties June Release, I Love Summer (Super Sponsor-Sale going on!) and used the die to cut it out. It was the perfect size AND it had the die to cut out the fireworks so it was perfect. I used two dimensional glue dots to keep them popped up. I don't know how relaxing a cup of coffee with firework steam is... but it's certain to get you moving. OH! Almost forgot... before I attached the cup, I stamped and embossed one of the images from the CTMH Ornate Blossoms stamp set on it.
My friend, Karen Kondrick is the CTMH Super Sponsor for this hop and you can check out her coffee creation here! She's giving out a prize for the hop... be sure to let her know you stopped by!
Diana Larson from D.L. Art, Super Sponsor, had a sale on ribbon last week (and there is a new sale going on now). This blue is from her new rainbow collection. It had some colors in it that I didn't already have and this blue ended up being perfect for this card! I also got a few really pretty variegated ribbons which I'm sure you'll be seeing. Check her out! In fact, I'm playing along with her Thankful Thursday Challenge #182 Red White and Blue!
So! Get to work and head on over to Atlantic Hearts... check out some of the artwork... play along! Make a coffee card... play along with the Coffee Lovers Challenge at the same time... lots of possible coffee cards to be made with this sketch! Win some prizes.. win some bragging rights... have some fun... meet some new people!
Oh hey! Don't forget to come back tomorrow!