Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1 – But First Coffee Talks

Joy Clair

Hello everyone… Welcome to the Spring/Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop!!! It is a 1-week long link up party where you can participate and find inspirations from other coffee/tea/cocoa loving cardmakers and papercrafters. And… LOTS of prizes to win from amazing Super Sponsors! Let’s grab your favorite drinks and get hopping with us!!!

Where: Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog

When: Friday, May 25th – Friday, June 1st, 2018

Time: 6 am pacific

Theme: Spring / Summer

Any projects use: coffee, tea and/or cocoa images

Today I have 2 coffee cards to share with you on this Day 1 Coffee Lover Blog Hop. I created them using Joy Clair – coffee stamp collection. Joy Clair is one of the amazing super sponsors. Visit their blog to see more coffee inspirations from the design team.

When I am thinking Summer, first thing that I came up in my mind is Father’s Day. This day marks the beginning of the Summer. So… my first card is a Father’s Day card for coffee loving dad. We know one in our home!!!

On my first card, I am using 3 new Joy Clair stamp sets that were just released this month. I use the new 6×8 Coffee Talk stamp set. On the background, I use the Broken Brick Backgound stamp, and for the sentiment, I use the new Classic Father’s Day stamp set.

I stamped the background with VersaMark in on a light grey cardstock using my MISTI, then I added some clear embossing powder, and heat set it with craft heater. After that, using sponge applicator, I added some of the VersaMagic Cloud White ink on the paper. I added some splatters on it with Fireworks! London Fog Shimmer Spray and white acrylic paint, too.

I cut a triangle on one of the side of the background pannel, and then using my paper distresser tool, I distressed the edges of the card stock.

I marked the slit gonna be and then I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair Pinecone on the white card. I added the background panel on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

For the coffee cup, I stamped it with VersaFine Clair Pinecone, sprinkle with clear embossing powder and then heat set it. I did it twice using my MISTI for extra thick embossed image. To color the hearts in the cup, I dab a little bit of the VersaFine Clair Pinecone on the craft mat, sprayed with a little bit of the StazOn All Purpose Stamp Cleaner, picked it up with small round waterbrush. Yes… VersaFine Clair can be used as watercolor paint with the stamp cleaner… how cool is that???

My second, as you can see, it is inspired by Spring colors and butterflies. I use the Coffee To Go Background Stamp, Coffee Quotes Stamp Set, and Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set on this card.

I started with creating the background using Distress Oxide Inks (Worn Lipstick, Brocken China, and Fossilized Amber) using smooshing technique. It is simply dabbing the ink on the craft mat, spray with water, and dab the watercolor paper on it. It is fun technique to watch how these 3 colors mixed together and create the secondary colors, and turn it into rainbow colors.

To get the layers of colors, I dried panel each time I add color. And then when the adding colors is done, I sprayed it one more time with Distress Sprayer bottle, let it sit for couple of seconds, and then I dabbed the water off the panel with paper towel to get more distress look on it. Once again I dried it with craft heater.

When the background all dry well, I treated it with anti-static powder, stamped the Coffee To Go Background stamp with VersaMark ink pad using my MISTI, sprinkle with glitter black embossing powder, and heat set it with craft heater.

I trimmed the background panel smaller to fit on the A2 white card. I added it on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

For the sentiment, I stamped one of the Coffee Quotes with VersaFine Clair Glamorous using my MISTI. Then I trimmed it into sentiment banner and wrapped some natural twine on the side. I added the sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam tape for extra dimensional.

For the butterflies, I stamped them with VersaFine Nocturne Ink and colored them with Leisure Arts Watercolored Pencils. I colored just the top with pink, and the center with light blue, and then using waterbrush, I blended the colors and got the shadow of purple on them. After the colors dried, I fussy cut them with micro-tip scissors and added then on the card with 3D foam tape and glue.

I hope you all enjoy these cards today and I hope you all will be joining us this week and share with us your coffee/tea/cocoa Spring-Summer themed projects at Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. See you all there!

THANKS A LATTE for stopping by my blog today! Have a wonderful and caffeinated day!!!









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40 thoughts on “Spring & Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Day 1 – But First Coffee Talks

  1. Great cards, Helen! I especially love how you created a background with that coffee cup stamp — great use of small stamps! Love the torn part of the first card where you added the sentiment — what a genius idea!

  2. Oh great design on
    the first card! Love
    the pretty colors
    on the second.
    Wonderful cards.
    Carla from Utah

  3. Hi Helen!
    Your art always makes me smile, and your sweet blog always reminds me to pray for others. Hope you’re having a blessed day.

  4. Helen, your first card is the perfect masculine card, quite stunning.
    Love your second card, the addition of the butterflies is perfect!

  5. Love these. Both are fabulous, but it’s always fun to see some very well put together masculine cards. Yours is awesome ♥

  6. SO beautiful! Love that gorgeous background and those butterflies (that one is on my list for sure!)… and the so cool design of the first… that tear… awesome! Thanks Helen for all of your inspiration!

  7. Fabulous Father’s Day card! I have to say that the butterfly coffee card is my favorite though… I love the background and the colors are gorgeous! Fantastic!

  8. The Father’s Day card is great. Love the
    stamp with the cup and saucer and utensils.
    the colors are muted for a masculine card.
    The second is colorful and happy.
    thanks for sharing Wonderful cards.

  9. Awesome cards. I like the torn area and sentiment placement. The second card the butterflies are awesome with the cups. I love the look and inspiration. Great blog hop

  10. Long time since I did a hop, nice to see your work again, adore the butterflies the most! Thanks for being a super sponsor!

  11. Fabulous cards, Helen. Love your perfect Father day’s card, and your second card is so pretty with the colourful background and the fluttering butterflies!
    Marianne x

  12. Great masculine card. I like the triangle section for the sentiment. I like the pretty colors on your second card.