Friday, March 18, 2016

Coffee... Nectar of the Gods

Some days I wish I had an I.V..  It could be hands-free dripping coffee in my bloodstream as I get ready in the morning!

Today I'm sharing a card I made in honor of the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog hop and the coffee loving gang at So Suzy Stamps.

So Suzy Stamps is one of the sponsors.  I love her stuff!  Well... let's face it.  To be honest, I love most stamps.  Stamps are almost as essential to me as coffee!

I didn't have any of Suzy's coffee stamps, so I used these adorable images and some masked sentiments from The Ton.



I stamped my images on Strathmore Bristol paper with Versafine and colored the little Honey Bear and cup with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers.  I prefer using a brush and water to blend out my colors, rather than a self-contained waterbrush.  (I feel I have more control of the water.  Maybe I need a new waterbrush...)   I knew I was going to put the little bear resting against the cup, so I painted in a hint of his shadow onto the cup.   Once my images were dry, I fussy cut them and set them aside as I assembled the base.

My card is assembled on a Papertrey Ink Kraft card base,  with my front panel being a piece of Fine Linen card stock that I cut with a MFT zig-zag rectangle die.  I also cut a slightly larger mat as will as the coffee word die from Papertrey's dark chocolate card stock, and also a mat layer of Graphic 45 patterned paper from the Christmas Carol pack.

I stamped my front panel using some partial sentiments...    Using So Suzy Stamps Wild Whiskey ink, I used some post it notes to mask off portions of the sentiments to alter them to my needs.  The first sentiment is from Like a Boss, the lower one from Caffeine Crush.  After stamping, I assembled the layers and added the word die and random sequins with all purpose glue.  Once my placement was decided, I used a T1 Copic marker to add just a hint of shadow on the front panel for the up is glued directly to my panel, but my Honey Bear is popped up with some 3M foam tape.

Thanks for visiting.

Please comment and say hi.  I love hearing from you.





60 comments:

  1. This is lovely, Chris! You're the first card that I've pinned on the hop :o) Great watercolouring!

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  2. Great card, as usual, Chris! May be one of my favorites from you. Well, after THE dress. Love it!

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  3. You did a fantastic job on this card.

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  4. I'm with you on the IV bit! :) The watercoloring on this is sooooo dreamy. Love it!

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  5. Love your card, love that cup...your shading is awesome and love that sweet bear! Happy Friday!

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  6. Fabulous card with the bear and coffee cup! The water coloring is amazing and just love his little shadow!

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  7. Wow!!! Amazing card!!!! Too sweet ans cute!

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  8. Adorable and cute card; love your water coloring. Cute design.

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  9. Aww! So cute! Your coloring is beautiful!!! So happy you could play in the Spring Coffee Lovers Hop! :)

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  10. Terrific card! I really like the neutral colors and sentiment.

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  11. Adorable card and love the neutral colors, and looks like Pooh Bear. Great card.

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  12. Chris, this is a totally beautiful card.
    Love the coloring.

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  13. love, love, love!!! your watercoloring is amazing!!

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  14. Such a sweet card. I love the color choices. TFS

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  15. I could not agree more...what a sweet card.

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  16. Wonderful card, love that little bear.

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  17. Beautiful card, and I love that sentiment!

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  18. Your coloring on this whimsical scene is amazing!

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  19. Oh, what a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration :)

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  20. Faboulous card Chris, ver talented!

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  21. I just love the watercolor look of this and the shadow is I think what makes it... it comes alive!

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  22. Now how cute is this?! Love it!

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  23. Your post is excellent and I love this card!

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  24. Amazing card, Chris! I love how you made him have a shadow

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  25. Your water colored cup is fabulous!!

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  26. Adorable card. Love the little bear.

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  27. Very pretty monochromatic look. Love the added sequins.

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  28. Too, too cute! Love the shadow effect behind your bear. So adorable! Love him!

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  29. This is so pretty love how you did this

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  30. This is adorable and I love how you did his shadow!

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  31. Got that right! lovely creation

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  32. What an awesome card! So beautifully done!

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  33. Cute, cute! Love that bear resting on the cup. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. Hello Chris! Your talent is amazing. Super card. Tracie Pond

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  35. This is such a cute card! I love the little bear and your wonderful shading on the cup!

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  36. Love your opening sentence - LOL! What a lovely card too, love the soft brown colours and the bear is so cute. Beautiful. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  37. This image is ADORABLE! I love the little bear and the cup!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  38. Gorgeous card. I love your monochromatic colors and the watercolor look.

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  39. This is just soooo adorable! The coloring is perfect!

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  40. I just love the card that you created for the Coffee Lovers Hop (Spring). Be sure to visit our blog and pick up your Free Brentwood Owl Digital Stamp! ( http://goo.gl/Hq0MAS ) Have a great day! - Jessica Lynn

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  41. Your layers and papers are lovely! I that sentiment is fun, too! I just became your newest follower and would be delighted if you returned the favor! My blog is http://carriescustomcards.blogspot.com

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  42. Wow!!Beautiful!! Especially love the coloring!!

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  43. GORGEOUS card Chris!!!
    WOW - your bear and cup are BEAUTIFUL, your colouring and shadow a DELIGHT, such pretty layers too!!!

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  44. Wow!! amazing card and love your coloring!!

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  45. Such lovely coloring! And a great motto to live by, too!

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  46. I am number 59 commentator I am so happy
    your coloring and make shadow behind the bear is amazing
    your coloring really adorable and perfectly fussy cut (or die?) I love the color of your DP too
    Great card for the hop
    I know I am late at commenting but I want to say, my card is the last one #714 would be so happy if you like to visiting my one too :)
    and I would like to invite you to our (I and Lilian) new challenge blog it is here
    http://creativewithstampschallenge.blogspot.de/
    Happy Monday
    Hugs,
    Monika

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  47. This is fabulous, Chris. I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your lovely cards with us in our FUN challenges at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you will play along.
    Blessings,
    Karen Letchworth, Owner
    Word Art Wednesday
    www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com

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