Thursday, May 31, 2018

My First Coffee Lovers Card With Tim Holtz


 Welcome friends and visitors! I stayed up late last night, all pumped up from seeing my friend's Autumn and Marty's  FABULOUS coffee themed inspiration, vowing I would at least get one project made for 2018 Spring | Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop  .This girl needs her sleep, and nothing was coming to me, so I got up early, made some strong coffee, and got to work.


I made this easy design focusing on an old Stampin' Up coffee set I've never laid ink to. For the blue background, I used a stamp I JUST had to have after playing with Autumn's on our crafty visit earlier this year--Tim Holtz' 'Dots and Floral'. Here, it's inked with Broken China DOX on watercolor paper I spritzed with water.


The steam is stamped on a scrap of white card in Black Soot Distress ink. I took my waterbrush and colored in some of the swirls. I blended with Tumbled Glass ink and fussy cut. The coffee cup was stamped in Black Soot ink on a watercolor paper scrap which I had applied various blue DOX colors to. I spritzed the stamp with water and wiped a bit of the ink from the stamp before inking the image to get the shadow effect. I fussy cut and smooshed the cup face down onto my embossing ink pad, embossing in clear several times.


I used my new Tim Holtz Stacked Archway die set for the frame and altered a Christmas Quote Chip with a coffee quote from my Stampin' Up stash. (Who uses 'Hello December" anyway? My Christmas cards are usually so late, I'm saying 'Goodbye December'!)


This card is going to my Mom to thank her for some lovely gifts she just sent me--some beautiful Limoges thingies. If anyone knows anything about them, I'd love if you could leave me a comment below.   All my mom knows is that they were my grandmother's, so they are very old.

I'm so excited to finally participate this year, although it's at the end of the hop. I'll have another coffee lovers card in just a few hours here. I'm just waiting for the glue to dry.

Challenges entered:

As always your visits and comments mean the world to me!  Thank you for stopping by!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

23 comments:

  1. this is a fantastic card Sara and it looks like that hot cup of coffee this morning set your imagination and crafty mind going x The background looks amazing and I love the cup and steam x

    TFS and well done you xx

    Hugs Annie x

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  2. Another stunning card, Sara. I love the tall steam coming up from the coffee cup and the fabulous color.

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  3. Beautiful coffee card and great colors.

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  4. Shut the front door! I never thought I'd have the pleasure of seeing your coffee makes and am so so happy I have! This is amazing and I love how you used that gorgeous new floral stamp - yay for you! The cup is fabulous and the steam looks great on white. I wouldn't have thought of that. Smart girl! Big hugs, Autumn

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  5. What a fun card, Sara Emily! I am so jealous and you are so lucky to have those beautiful Limoges pieces! I have always loved that sort of thing although I don't own any. I know some are set in brooches and can be quite valuable. I've always admired the delicate painting on them. Lucky girl! Plus they were your grandmother's which makes them extra special!

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  6. Love how the flourish looks. That background looks amazing. Love the way the cup looks.

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  7. Thank you for linking up...your card is absolutely STUNNING. Love the gorgeous goodies that your mom sent to you!

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  8. Beautiful card! Love the steam effect and the great colors!!!

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  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!! The background looks amazing!! I love the cup, too!! So beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. Ooh, I do love that blossom background - early morning crafting needs good coffee, so I'm glad you found time to fit in the coffee lovers bloghop!
    Alison x

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  11. Wow ... this is both cool and beautiful! Love the steam and that CUP!! Gorgeous!

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  12. I love the artsy background on this card. Beautiful color too. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge
    Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
    {Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

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  13. Cute card love the background. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land.

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  14. Sara Emily, I love this card with the archways dies and that amazing blue coffee cup is fab! You know I love that swirly steam, too. Love Love Love this!!!! Hugs!!

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  15. Oh my goodness, Sarah Emily, in all my excitement over this blue coffee cup with the wonderful steam, I forgot to thank you for the sweet shout-out to me and my blog. Thank you - you're so sweet!!! P.S. Hope your yard sale was a great success!!

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  16. Hey girl, I'm so happy to see you won a prize at CLC! Enjoy shopping. :)

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  17. Great card! Love the colors! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge :)

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  18. Congrats on your coffee win - woohoo!!

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  19. Ohhh I just love this a latte as well!! What a beautiful card for avid coffee drinkers in mass quantities like myself! haahaa
    Congrats on your win! (which one?)

    Hey, how's the demo and are you on to rebuilding yet?
    sending hugs
    Jackie xox

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  20. Sara Emily, this is gorgeous, I love that background, totally lets the steaming hot cup stand out! Such a great use for those archway dies too! Thanks for sharing! ~Ann xx

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