Hello dear peeps!
It seems like life has come at me so fast this year that I can’t hardly get a break to craft as much as I’d like. First, an update for those of you following me on Instagram: I got back safely Friday after evacuating for hurricane Irma. Fortunately, other than some traffic lights out in the area, low stock at the grocery store and some limbs down on the property, all was well at my place. Several of my friends nearby still don’t have electric… and we’re on the East coast of FL! So, so sorry for the folks in Naples and the Keys!! Unfortunately, whenever there is a hurricane, condo rules require everything to come in off the patio so nothing becomes a flying missile. My patio is about half the size of my studio apartment, so it’s a tight fit. I’ve been working at getting it all put back so I can get to my crafting supplies… Priorities!! : ) And I just reconnected my hard drive, so I’m up and running to post now, too! (One lady at a hotel in TN saw us packing our hard drives into the car and said: ‘You can tell who’s travelling from Florida – Most folks don’t go on vacation with their electronics!’) That’s the update, now on to the good stuff:
So, here I am starting late for the Fall Coffee Lovers Hop. There are already over 400 entries already! That’s a lot of caffeine fueled crafting!!
Living in Florida, fall leaves are one of the things I miss, so I keep a few on hand to remind me of their gorgeousness.
I love the 3d look of this Heartfelt Creations Coffee Mug stamp and die! I wish you could run your finger along those beads… they really are 3d! How?…
First I added some shading on the under side of each bead to make them pop out even more. Then I used the flower shaping stylus to emboss them from the reverse side. How did I see where to press since the cardstock was too thick to see the stamped image?…
I stamped and cut another on scrap copy paper. The ink showed through enough to see the outline of the beads. The die cuts so precisely, laying it down (face down) over the back of the card is a perfect match. Since Copic markers DO bleed through, I lined the reverse of the inside and the back of the card with matching cardstock, making for a nice, sturdy card.
I added a few drops of ‘coffee’ for fun. (I’d’ve added a lipstick smooch, but didn’t have a color that would look good with this… something you don’t think about when drinking out of a mug in real life! lol!) To finish, I stamped the inside and attached them at the handle, making sure only the inside bends backward. It’s a lefty card. Next time, I think I’ll try attaching them at the top. The sweet cups at the top say: The perfect blend.
- Heartfelt Creations Coffee Talk Collection
- Coffee Mug stamp & die sets
- All Stacked Up stamp set
- Papertrey Ink cardstock: Canyon Clay, Canyon Clay Gingham, Terracotta Tile, Terracotta Tile Bitty Dot
- Papertrey Ink dye inks: Canyon Clay & Orange Zest
- Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Rich Cocoa
- Copic markers: E27, YR24
- Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils: Apricot, Beeswax, Brunette, Carrot, Ginger, Hickory, Sorrel, Wheat
- Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents
- Scholastic Glue Stick
- Aleene’s Super Tacky glue
- Tombow mono sand eraser
- Heartfelt Creations Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit
I’m playing along with the following hops and challenges… click on any one for details on how you can join the fun:
- 2017 Fall Coffee Lovers Hop
- Simon Says Stamp Work-It-Wednesday Aug/Sept 2017: Stamps
- The Daily Marker 30 day challenge on IG
- Cropstop September Challenge Linky Party #32: (Aleene’s, Heartfelt Creations, Ranger, Spectrum Noir, Tsukineko, Tombow)
Since I’m still sick (that nasty upper respiratory infection that gave mom bronchitis) and am still unpacking (and hope not to be re-packing for Maria!! Please!!!), this may be the only card I get to post for the CLH this time. Ya’ll TRY to have fun without me, ok?! lol!
I always appreciate your kind and encouraging comments. Thanks in advance!
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Perfect Fall mug of coffee. I like the dimension and the drops of coffee.
Glad you are safe.
First of all I am happy to hear you are home safe!! This card is fabulous, I never seem to make shaped cards, and then I see them and think “why didn’t I do that!” LOL…
Thank you for sharing!!
Glad to hear you are safe in Florida! Love your 3D cuppa coffee and the drops look so real!
Glad you are safe – terrible to have to leave, return and maybe but hopefully NOT leave again – lovely creation – get well soon!
This is so gorgeous inside and out. I love the drips on the cup too. Hope you get to feeling better soon.
So happy to hear that you’re SAFE. Chuckling about your priorities about getting to your crafting supplies, I would be the same way. Love your shaped coffee card…your attention to detail is awesome.
The coffee drops look so real!! Love this shaped card.
Stay safe and all the best~
Fabulous shaped cards, D’Ann. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone!
I have a giveaway on my blog for the Coffee Hop.
Glad to hear you are safe! Love this fab shaped card with every little detail!
I love your beautiful fall coffee mug in warm autumn hues!! So happy you shared this in the September link up on the Cropstop blog!
Hi D.Ann!! So nice to see you AND your fabulously fun card. Love the wonderful details.
We were miraculously spared here in Broward county, weren’t we? The winds were still VERY rough and it was very dangerous … and we only got the outer bands!! My brother in Deerfield never even lost his power. He was the only one, though. And we have a nasty roof leak… on a new roof!! But we’re all safe. The Keys … can’t believe the devastation there. Be well and craft on!!
That is a gorgeous die and stamp set. I love your cup card. Get well soon. Hugz
This is beautiful! Love that coffee! And the embossing is awesome!
Wow, what a great CUP card! inside and out and so beautifully styled for the picture.
Glad to hear you are safe and home – gorgeous coffee cup card!!!
Wonderful card, love the drips you added.
this is so wondeful!
cool card! love the drips! perfect 🙂
Adorable shaped card!!!