Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Hello Coffee/Cocoa/Tea Crafty Friends… Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers and Little Acres Creations Collaboration Blog Hop!

Today both design team is sharing their coffee/cocoa/tea themed projects showcasing the new stamp, Cafe Dreamers stamp set from Little Acres Creations. And I have 2 cards to share with you today.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

My first card is a mixed media card. I created the night sky background with Gelatos. I scribble the shades of blues and black Gelatos on a watercolor paper and blended them with baby wipe. Then, I added some white acrylic paint with fan brush.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

I stamped the sentiment with Versafine Clair Nocturne and Mini MISTI. And I dry it with craft heater because this is a pigment ink that dries slowly. With Mini MISTI, I can arrange the 2 sentiments on the card and I bend the top shaped like an arch.

I added the finished background panel on a card base with dries-clear adhesive glue.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

I stamped mouse sitting on the cup image twice, one I stamped on a green patteren paper and one I stamped on a white cardstock with Versafine Clair Nocturne. I dried them with craft heater so I can add colors immediately.

I fussy cut the cup and cut off the mouse then I added some black Gelato and blend it with baby wipe. For the mouse,  I colored it with Grey watercolor pencil, and pull the colors with watercolor brush, then I fussy cut the mouse. I added the mouse on the cup with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I added the cup on the card with 3D adhesive. And I added some clear star sequins and more white stars that I drew with White UniBall Gel Pen.

First card is done…. but I cannot stop… I just had to make one more card with this adorable stamp set 😀

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

On my second card, I tried the no-line coloring technique. It is a challenge for me. I stamped the image on a white cardstock with Antique Linen Distress Ink using Mini MISTI.

Coffee Loving Cardmakers Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

I colored the image with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils and Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil. I added some shadow at the bottom of the cup with Watercolor pencils and watercolor brush. And then I cut it with one of the Fancy Frame Dies – Craftin Desert Divas.

I stamped the sentiment on a white cardstock with Versafine Clair Cheerful and trimmed it with paper trimmer.

I added the flower patterned paper on the card base as the background, and then I added the polkadots and brown stripe paper strips on the card with dries-clear adhesive glue.

I wrapped some natural twine ribbon on the colored panel and added on the card with 3D foam tape, and then I added the sentiment also with the 3D foam tape.

Second card is done…


Little Acres Creations is generously giving away two (2) $10 Little Acres Gift Certificate. For chances to win, leave a comment on each participant’s blog. Commenting closes Friday, April 20th at 11:55 pm pacific with the winner announced on Monday, April 23rd on Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog. Here’s the full list of participants:

Little Acres Creations

Chelle Ratcliffe

Heather Clay

Julie Tucker-Wolek

Lisa Bzibziak

Coffee Loving Cardmakers

Amy Tsuruta

Kerry Urbatch

Helen Gullett —> You’re here

Becca Cruger —> You’re next stop

Dana Gong

Dana Warren

Katie Brooks

Kathy Schweinfurth

Laurel Seabrook

Robyn Jordan

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope you all enjoy the blog hop and the projects. Have a fabulous day!

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28 thoughts on “Cafe Dreamers Collaboration Blog Hop

  1. I LoVE that you were able to bend the sentiment above the stargazing mouse into an arch. I hadn’t ever thought to do that! Your cards are adorable. ♥️

  2. I love the sky scene you created in your first card…..and I love the sentiment! The second card is just sweet and pretty and pretty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations 🙂 Hugs…Janie

  3. Great cards, Helen! I love the watercolor background with the dark sky and stars. The second card is very sweet!

  4. LOVE both of your creations!! That nighttime sky you created with the Gelatos! I haven’t tried those yet… I think I must! Gorgeous.. and your no line coloring! So beautiful! And love the mix of feminine and beautiful papers!

  5. That first card is amazing with those rich gorgeous colors and starry eyed mouse. The second is soft and lovely. ❤

  6. Oh my my all tome favorite is the one with the flowers and the pinks. I love pink and Spring so this one is my fav. Both are precious but the pink one has my heart. Beautiful cards Helen.

  7. This is adorable! You are so talented, and I always enjoy seeing your amazing creativity. Your art makes me happy, happy, happy!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us. It’s always so nice to have you play along with us.
    Word Art Wednesday – I hope you will stop by to visit me!