Bean Thinking of You | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Today’s card for the Coffee Loversโ€™ Blog Hop is two cards! I picked up the Cool Beans digi set from super sponsor Angie Blom Digital Designs, which is on sale until the hop ends. Which is today, by the way, so you’ll have to move fast if you want it!

I started by making an arrangement with the images in a word document. Initially I was using the cup image that comes with the heart ‘steam’ above it but decided to swap to the other cup. I also pulled one of the sentiments into my arrangement. I fiddled around for a little while until I was happy with the sizing and positioning of all the elements, then printed it onto alcohol marker friendly card bases.

Working one card at a time I coloured in my images with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. As the coffee bean design is quite intricate I started on the first card by mapping in all my shadow areas with my lightest colour, almost like a practice run before committing to the darkest marker. Once I was comfortable with them I worked from darkest to lightest, as I usually do. The pens I used were EB7, EB4, EB2 and EB1. For the coffee within the cup I used just the EB7 and EB2.

I swapped from the Earth Browns to the Golden Browns for the heart on the cup and also for the saucer. For these I used a GB4, GB2 and then FS8 for the lightest shade. I did also use a tiny bit of GB7 to darken up the shadows. Finally I bought in my lightest Ice Grey, IG2, to add a shadow beneath the cup and the bean cluster.

Having finished the colouring I decided to finish them each off in a different way. For one of the cards I used my EB7 and a ruler to add three lines below the arrangement. For the second card I used gold washi tape in three strips. I created the two narrower strips by trimming the gold washi in half. I then used a glitter gel pen to add some shimmer to the heart and saucer on the second card to further tie in the glittery gold washi.

The biggest problem with these cards was definitely taking the photos. The gold washi really wanted to shine! Other than that issue I’m pretty pleased with these cards. Which of the two do you prefer? I do like how the gold looks, but I think I prefer the more monochromatic version.

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


Lady Joyful

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Challenges included:

Addicted to Stamps and More – Anything Goes

Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Tea/Coffee

Creatalicious Challenges – Anything Goes

Double D Challenges – Begins with M (monochromatic / mug)

Incy Wincy Designs – Anything Goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Anything Goes

Spectrum Noir Challenge – Monochrome

STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge – Anything CAS

The House That Stamps Built – Anything Goes

Through The Craft Room Door – Anything Goes

35 thoughts on “Bean Thinking of You | Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

  1. I love these cards! I had to take a closer look because
    the coffee cups almost look 3D, like they were crocheted.
    Loved them so much that I went to Angie Blomโ€™s website and bought them! Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Ooo . . . these are fabulous!!! Your coloring on the coffee beans is amazing; they look so real! I’m not sure I could pick a favorite but that gold washi is really cool! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  3. What a great coffee card. Love all the coffee beans. Thanks for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see your creations in future challenges.

    DD DT

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  4. WOW! What a great card; your coffee beans are soooo realistic! Love the design! Thank you for sharing your creativity in the STAMPlorations CAS gallery!

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  5. Fabulous card! I love how you’ve managed to make the coffee beans realistic with your coloring. Initially, I thought that you had glued coffee beans onto your card. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More! Apologies for the late comment.

    sue n.

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  6. A great coffee card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our “anything goes + optional pink & purpleโ€ challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as wellโ€ฆ

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Crafty Friends)
    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)
    (DT Simply Create Too)
    (DT Kreativtanten)

    PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeksโ€ฆ

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