November 15, 2017

3rd Annual STAMPlorations Giving Thanks Blog Hop

Hello!

This is my second post today, if you are looking for my Art Impressions post, click here.

If you arrived here from the wonderfully talented Cornelia Wenokor you are in the right place!!

Welcome to STAMPlorations 3rd Annual Giving Thanks, Blog Hop! I'm so happing to be a guest designer representing the Coffee Loving Card Makers!! (check back tomorrow for some more STAMPlorations & Coffee goodness!!)

Even though any time is okay to be grateful and/or thankful, it's just that kind of season with it being fall and Thanksgiving around the corner! Even with life's hardships, there are always things to be thankful, even the small things! I am so thankful for all my crafty friends, family and most especially my mom! I am currently in a Bachelor program and it is happening in a big part to my mom!!





Okay, on to my card!! I started with STAMPlorations Tag O'Coffee die set and cut some masking paper with the coffee dies. From watercolor cardstock I used a stitched rectangle die to cut a panel.

Next, I placed my mask with the coffee dies taken out, the negative I think. I started with the coffee one in the center, using Distress Ink Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye and a tiny bit of Walnut Stain. I did the same thing with the coffee cup with the straw, one on each side of the cup. 


I used Frayed Burlap to ink all around the edge of the panel, leaving the center mostly white. With Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate ink I stamped one of the sentiments from STAMPlorations Words of Gratitude over the center coffee. It says Let Our Lives Be Full of Both Thanks & Giving. 


Then I added a bit of water to some Walnut Stain and added some splatters all over the panel. While that dried I thought about added some enamel dots or sequins, but after trying them out I really preferred the card without them!


Thank you so much for hopping along! Your next stop is the wonderful Amy Almeida!! If you get lost or find a broken link or find more info on some the fabulous giveaway, check out the start of the hop at STAMPlorations!


Dana

28 comments:

  1. This is perfect Dana! I love it!

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  2. Great coffee design and fabulous colors too.

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  3. Lovely card, despite the "coffee" splatters it's a great CAS design!

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  4. Fab coffee creation, perfectly matched with this sentiment!

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  5. Such a great way to use the new release! Looks brilliant, Dana, Jo x

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  6. fun card - love the coffee colored splotches on the card - PERFECT

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  7. What a fun coffee inspired card!
    It looks like it was painted with coffee!

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  8. Wow! Beautiful card and colouring!!! It's simply great!!!

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  9. Dana, I love the idea of stamping typografia stamp down to a stencilled background. Your card looks yummy ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

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  10. Love the masking and the splatter, great tone on tone card!

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  11. Super fun cool creation! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  12. I give thanks for coffee every day! lol This is lovely.

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  13. Such a fun card! Loving the grungy vibe to it!

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  14. Love the coffee splashes and silhouettes along with this great sentiment!

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  15. I like how you created this coffee themed card.

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  16. OH YUM! that is what I thought when I saw this card! I LOVE coffee themed cards and your is just fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving! xo Cheetarah

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  17. That's a beautiful design ! And that color combo is awesome !
    margessw@icloud.com

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  18. Love your Distress Inks background for your wonderful sentiment. TFS Dana. Hugs

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  19. Terrific monochromatic card! I love how it looks like there's a halo of light around the sentiment!

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  20. Love the coffee colored splatters, fantastic card!

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