I was so excited when I found a blog hop today for a project that I finished this morning for another challenge only to discover that I was too late to post in the challenge. That sure took the wind out of my sails for a couple of minutes. So it was a nice surprise to stumble across "Coffee Loving Cardmakers" blog and see that there is a new challenge that started today. I was wishing I had saved my blog post though and not deleted it but that's the breaks of the game; onward and upward as they say.
The image on the left was my original inspiration for this card in case you're wondering about why I used a wood grain panel. I'm happy with how it turned out. I used a piece of watercolor paper to dry emboss the wood grain pattern. Once that was done, I used Kraft Ink from Papertrey Ink direct to paper then gave the whole piece a good spritzing with Iridescent Gold Shimmer Mist and set it aside to let it dry while I worked on the rest of my card.
The stamp set I used here is a oldie but goody called "Coffee Shop" from Close To My Heart and is several years old -- maybe as much as 10 years old. It also has Hot Chocolate and Coffee words as well. I made this for my Pumpkin Spice loving girlfriend, Jenica. I love my Mocha Cappuccino as much as she likes her Pumpkin Spice. I know so many people who love to get Pumpkin Spice Coffee but for me, Chocolate is still King!
The images are all stamped in Versamark and Heat Embossed on Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder. The "Perfect" die cut word is a die from Waffle Flower Crafts but the font matches the stamp set so well that it was a no brainer. I water colored the Cup of Cappuccino with the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers in Light Blue and Cobalt Blue. Both the background panel and the front panel were cut with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies. I have a definite preference for clean lines and graphics.
There are a ton of coffee inspired images over on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog so be sure to check them out. I'm thinking I may have to get one of those modern looking cup stamp sets so maybe I'll get lucky and win one of the gift certificates that their sponsors have given for this blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your encouraging and uplifting comments. Have a great weekend, everyone!