Thursday, June 23, 2016

You Got This

I've decided to jump into the Summer Coffee Lovers Bloghop with this sweet summery card. I used a whole hodgepodge of companies for this seemingly simple card, but it was so worth it in the end!


Holy moly is this fun and summery! I'm a huge fan of a hot cup of coffee, but living in Arizona, I've gotten accustomed to the colder varieties as well. That's why I chose this fun Frappuccino image from Sugar Pea Designs to be my inspiration for this card. I started by stamping each piece to build up the image using my MISTI. It seriously makes stamping buildable pieces like this a breeze! I used a piece of post-it to mask off the whipped cream and the cup when I stamped the straw. I colored everything in with my Copics and then used my Brother Scan N Cut 2 to cut out the image since I hate fussy cutting.

Now for the background. I cut a piece of watercolor paper larger than I actually needed it to be and then used the Stitched Hillside border dies to cut my bottom sand piece. Then using the same piece, I used the Mama Elephant Ocean Waves die to cut my water piece. I left the top piece alone. Then I set to blending ink into each of the pieces with my blending tools. I used Brushed Corduroy for the sand piece, leaving the inking a little heavier at the top. I used Mermaid Lagoon for the ocean piece, but this time, inked more heavily at the bottom. I sprinkled a little water over the waves and dabbed it away for a little interest. I blended Squeezed Lemonade, Carved Pumpkin, and Abandoned Coral into the top portion to look like a sunrise or sunset depending on your preference.

When the piece was completely inked, I pieced each portion back together and taped them on the back to hold them in place. Then I ran the whole thing through my Big Shot with the WPlus9 Gift Card Layer die that fits an A2 card. I used some double sided Be Creative tape to adhere my background to a card panel and then heat embossed my sentiment from Ellen Hutson in white.

I finished the whole thing off by adding my original image piece with some foam tape. A lot of work for a simple card, but it was so worth it!




25 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Your card is simply adorable!

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  2. Love the beautiful colours of the background; that frappuccino sure looks yummy!

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  3. This is so Pretty! Awesome job!

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  4. Wow, that Frap looks delicious! Your card is fabulous & pretty.

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  5. Love your pretty colors. Florida is baking right now, too. Especially North Florida. Ugh!

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  6. I love Oh Frappe. Love how your card turned out.

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  7. Love it, great background.

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  8. Great color scheme and scenery, cool and fun card

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  9. Beautiful card and background, Rachel, so very glad you got a card in! Happy hopping and Enjoy your summer!

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  10. I want to drink that card, right now! Gorgeous card!

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  11. Cool and fun creation, love your watercoloring skill!

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  12. Love the pastel shades bg.Lovely card.

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  13. Lovely card! I like the swirls in your iced coffee and the pretty blended background!

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  14. oh so sweet and summery! Love this!

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  15. Your background is so cool and fun!

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  16. Love it! Frappe looks good enough to drink!

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  17. OMGosh this looks so yummy, fabulous colors and design

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