Wednesday, September 20, 2017

2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop project 6

Fall officially start in a couple days.  And I thinking about the holidays and festival in Fall, like Halloween, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day; but my coffee hop project today is inspired by an Asian festival - Mid Autumn Festival.  When I was young, my parents and my siblings used to celebrate.  On the evening of the 15th day of the Eighth month on the Lunar calendar, we'd gathering around after dinner sharing moon cakes, tea, fruits and sweets; and to take in the sight of a bright full moon (weather permitting of course).  And we decorate with lanterns and Chrysanthemum. 

To make my over size card, on watercolor paper I created the evening sky with a full moon using water colors.  Next I stamped the bamboo images.  The lanterns are cut out from pattern paper.  Cake stand and tea cups are die cut with pattern paper and distressed.  Moon cakes and golden acorns are stamped, colored, and hand cut, and adhered with foam adhesive. 

Now a little fun fact, the "table" is actually die cut using my Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity dies,  Oh yes, I am still having plenty fun using them.  After I die cut the cup, I cut off the handle to use as "table".  For the "table cloth", I masked it with a doily and ink it.

Get 15% off your Tea Cup dies at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies Etsy store, use my code Cindy15 at checkout.  Note purchase must be $25 or over before shipping.  A2z is operated by volunteers and the proceeds benefit Celiac & Behcets disease foundations.  So while you'll have some shopping fun, you'd be also making contributions to charities!  :) 


2017 Fall Coffee Lovers' Bloghop

Simon Wednesday Challenge: Pop It Up


Hero Arts Nesting Tea Cup Infinity Dies
Hero Arts Stamp & Cut - Birthday 
Hero Arts Clear Stamp - Autumn
Impression Obession Cling Cling Stamp - Bamboo
Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink - Wet Cement
VersaMark Watermark Ink
gold embossing powder

Thanks for visiting my blog.  I wish you a sweet day!


Cynthia Cole said...

Beautiful card and love how you depicted your remembrance day with family! As you can see, I finally tracked all your cards down. Beautiful projects!

Karen Letchworth said...

Lots of yummy treats in this sweet card.

Maureen Morton said...

Are you even sleeping, dear friend?! You are producing SO MANY cute coffee-themed cards. I love them all, as coffee is my only (well.....) vice! I really appreciate the lesson and the family story you have shared. I love learning more about the Asian cultures - so very rich. You are amazing - must be the caffeine - ha! Thanks for sharing.

~amy~ said...

How absolutely creative! I love reading about your traditions...sounds wonderful.

vinita jain said...

So traditional and pretty with such creativity, absolutely darn cute!

Tracy Freeman said...

This is SO sweet, I adore the background.

Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a lovely tradition, sounds like so much fun. And what a beautiful card to celebrate it. Love your creativity, Cindy.

Kara Lynne said...

What a beautiful tribute to your childhood tradition! I love your festive scene!

Hetty said...

This is a wonderful card, very creative and great design.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So festive & creative, Cindy! Just love the bamboo background too!!

Lori Turner said...

What a wonderful tradition - great card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing your interesting tradition!!! Your card is simply awesome!!! Great work!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful card design. Love the Asian influence shown.

Fiki said...

ITs wonderful card!

LaVon Hall said...

Sounds like a wonderful memory and a beautiful family tradition. I love the card and thanks for sharing your lovely holiday with us.

Lisa said...

This is beautiful! Love the soft colors and the lanterns and table setting are so pretty!

Shanna Slater said...

Such a fun scene!! Great job

Thanks for sharing!!