6.10.2015

Summer Coffee Hop + StampNation Sneak Peek


If you are a cardmaker and coffee lover, you've probably heard about the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.  Today I am adding my card to the mix of over 380 others.  That is a lot of coffee lovers, my friends. 


To give my coffee card a summer feel I stamped my cups in bright rainbow colors.  Then I decided to brighten up the card even more by adding strips of custom made rainbow paper.  To make my rainbow I used my aquapainter and picked up ink from the lid of my SU inks, then applied it in short brush strokes to some thick cardstock. This is a great way to have your paper match your stamping.

Stamps: Time for Tea, Coffee Break (Whimsy Stamps)
Ink: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Concord Crush, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Versamark (Stampin' UP!)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Vellum Cardstock (SU); Marshmallow (Bazill)
Accessories: Aquapainter, White Embossing Powder (SU); MISTI; Coffee Cup Die Set (Whimsy)

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Now for some StampNation updates.  First off we have a new guest designer for June, the fabulously talented Amy Tsuruta is joining us. Yes, the coffee queen herself.  I'm so excited to have her!!! 



Second, an announcement was made recently on StampNation about some design team changes.  Clicky to see the full post if you are a member.  Virginia Lu is stepping down at the end of June.  If you haven't checked out her latest lesson in the classroom, you must.  Gorgeous!  She will be missed, but she promises to pop in when she gets some time. Laurel Beard is being added to the Dream Team.  She has a gift for adding techniques and finishing touches that takes her cards to a professional level.  I can't wait to see what she shares with us.



As for this week's challenge, well, it's all about the dad's.  Father's day is coming upon us fast, and we are helping you get a head start on those cards with a Masculine Muse collage.
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Now I'm headed over to the Coffee blog hop to leave some love.  Check it out when you have time.  Clicky There are prizes up for grabs for participants, so link up your coffee card by Friday.  ;)  


22 comments:

Sylvia said...

Heather that is one tall stack of cups, love all the colors! Have a beautiful Thursday!

Karenladd said...

Wow wow wow!! A rainbow of coffee cups can't help but cheer anyone up!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow those colors are great, love it.

vinita jain said...

Wowzers! Love this rainbow themed cup stacks, so beautiful!!!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the rainbow of cups! Great sentiment too!

~amy~ said...

coffee + rainbows = pure happiness!
Thanks for linking up to the Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop♡

wendy said...

super, I agree one i never enough

Chris said...

So true - love your design too. Thanks for joining in on the fun - happy to be one of the sponsors. Chris from a•muse|studio

Kelly said...

love the rainbow theme inspired card and the repetitive images. so cheerful!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Very pretty. I love the rainbow of colors. TFS

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Beautiful card, love the rainbow colors! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

Shelly said...

This is awesome!

Christine said...

Love the bright cheery colours for your coffee cups.

Nancy said...

Love your rainbow of coffee cups! So fun and creative!

D.Ann C said...

What a fab idea... love the rainbow and the sentiment!

Happy Dance said...

What a fun coffee card! And your sentiment is sooo true, one is definitely never enough, lol! Love the stack of rainbow coffee cups and the handmade rainbow strip behind them. Sweet card! Bev

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh this is so fun!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous stack of rainbow cups! And that vellum overlay is adorable.

Ceal said...

sweet! love the bright colors

Milka Gubo said...

Adorable! Love rainbow cups. :-D

Kamila R. said...

Such a lovely and colourful card!

Cheryl said...

All those bright colors against kraft look fantastic. Great card!