Because Tea | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

After yesterday’s card for the Coffee Lovers’ Blog Hop ended up veering away from my original idea, I decided to have another go at making a Spring-themed card with this stamp set. I think these colours work much better for a Spring feel than the other card did!

I began by stamping the cup from Stamplorations’ Rise and Grind onto white card stock. I stamped with Barely Beige ink, thinking that I would do no-line colouring, but I guess my stamp wasn’t as clean as I thought, because the lines came out much too dark for no-line colouring! Still, they were softer than black, and I decided I liked it.

Next I worked on colouring the image. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers, and you can see which pens I used in the picture to the left. My Pearl Blue is running quite dry, which I only found out when I’d already started colouring the cup. It gave me a lot of trouble, and the end result wasn’t quite as smooth as I would have liked.

When I’d finished colouring I attempted to add a shadow below the image, which worked fine until I got to the right hand side. I could not get my brain around how to add the shadow below the flower, gave it a go, hated it, and promptly decided to fussy cut out the image instead to salvage it. Before fussy cutting I did restamp the image, this time with Twilight ink, as I wanted to keep it soft-looking.

I die cut a panel of white card with a die from Kat Scrappiness’s Crafter’s Essentials I die set and adhered my teacup image onto it. I then stamped a sentiment from STAMPlorations’ Just Because, again using the Twilight ink.

I picked out a pink card base for my card, and decided to add more interest to it with some stamping. I used the Love From Lizi Candystripe background stamp and stamped it with Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide. I also rounded the corners of the card base with my We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper.

I wasn’t entirely keen on how my focal panel looked directly against the striped card base. I didn’t want to add another colour with a mat, but felt something else was needed. I chose to use a piece of vellum, cut slightly bigger than the white panel. I again rounded the corners, then adhered the white panel onto it with Tombow Mono Multi Glue, before using the same glue to adhere the whole lot to the card base.

I think this card turned out quite pretty, and I like how soft it is. I definitely think the vellum layer was the right choice as it adds interest without being too overpowering. And I’m glad I managed to get a more Spring-like feel to my card this time around!

If you missed any of my previous cards just follow the links to card one, two, three, four and five. Or you can find all the coffee cards I’ve ever shared here.


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Allsorts Challenge – Gingham, Stripes, Dots

Caffeine Fueled Paper Play – Tea/Coffee

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Tea/Coffee

Die Cut Divas – Make It A Beverage

Moving Along With The Times – Flowers

SheepSki Designs – For girls

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes Challenge – Anything Goes

STAMPlorations Spring Fling Blog Hop and Linky Party – Spring

The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes

39 thoughts on “Because Tea | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

  1. Simple and beautiful!! I love that pretty image and the vellum layer!! Plus, the stripes are really fabulous! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  2. Beautiful card – love the way you’ve coloured the image.

    Thanks for joining us at the SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog.

    Helen x

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  3. That’s one of my all time favorite Stamplorations stamps and you colored it up so beautifully! Thanks for playing along at The House That Stamps Built!


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