Friday, March 30, 2018

a2z Scrapbooking And Coffee Loving Cardmakers Bloghop


Welcome to my stop of the
a2z Scrapbooking + Coffee Loving Cardmakers Collaboration Bloghop.

If you have arrived from the talented Kristina Beagle then you're at the right place.  Should you get lost along the way, there's a complete hop list further down this post.  Or you could start from the beginning at a2z Scrapbooking.

a2z Scrapbooking will be giving away 1 free digital kit from our store to a lucky hopper. Winner will be randomly selected from the comments left along the hop.  You have until Thursday April 5th, 11:55 pm PDT to comment.  Winner will be announced on the a2z Scrapbooking blog on April 7th.  There is also a bonus giveaway on the a2z blog with the full March release from Sugartree Stamps.

I have made a couple cards for today's hop.

My first card features a brand-new digital stamp set call Hug In A Mug by Sugartree Stamps and it is exclusive to a2z Scrappbooking.  You could find more information on the a2z Scrapbooking.

I chose the plain mug as my focal point and paper pieced it.  Next I printed the sentiment, colored in and closely trimmed.  On my card base I mounted a sheet music dry embossed panel and a strip of pattern paper.  Both my mug and sentiment are attached onto the embossed panel with foam adhesive.

Sugar Tree Digital Stamp Hug In a Mug
Darice Sheet Music Embossing Folder
Prismacolor Coloring Pencils
Ranger Distress Ink (Spun Sugar, Vintage Photo)

For my second card:

I created an opaque glassware look alike.  So instead of stamping I choose to use stencil and embossing mat to create a texture pattern on white card stock, and die cut my cup then lightly applied distress ink using an inking tool to make the pattern stands out a bit more.

On my recipe card I stamp sentiments using stamps from several other stamp sets.  The coffee bean I printed from Hero Arts Caffeine Fix Digi Stamp and colored with coloring pencils.  And I outline it with a black Pigma Micron Pen. So the cup goes onto the kraft recipe card and then onto a white card base of which the edge I distress slightly using the ink for the cup.  I round the top right corner so it's a bit less boring.

Hero Arts Color Layering Seahorse
Hero Arts 6x8 Cling Stamp - Time
Hero Arts Delicate Petals Stencil
Taylored Expression Clear Stamp - Today's Menu
Ranger Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain)
Coloring pencils
Pigma Micron Pen
Thanks for visiting.  Happy hopping.


~amy~ said...

Cindy, both of your cards are amazing!!!!

Helen Gullett said...

LOVE both card, Cindy. Fun and sweet :)

Betty said...

two fantastic cards, Cindy - the first one is so clever with the sentiment going with the background and the mug!!!

Lisa said...

LOVE both of these Cindy! I was just looking at that Sing To Me Of coffee sentiment and wanting to make something with it... LOVE what you did ...that background is perfect!! And love the texture on the 2nd and very cool background! I need to know how you got the handle cut out so neatly on that cup! Beautiful cards!

StampingbugKerry said...

Hee hee...Sing to me! Love that sentiment. Mine sings to me to wake up in the morning. LOL. Love the backgrounds you selected to feature each image. I've enjoyed hopping along and collaborating with A2Z! :) Happy hopping!

lscanlon said...

Love the coffee print paper! It made the card along with the note embossed folder!

Arlene said...

I love both cards. I never thought of using patterned paper for the cup, but now my mind is playing with the concept. And the embossed cup is quite striking.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

OMG, these are both so fun! I love the sing to me of coffee one best!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, gorgeous designs, love them both!

Jennifer Scull said...

I like the embossing that you added to your cards. it adds such a neat touch! :) of course the coffee is the star of the show. :)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two great coffee cards, Cindy! Especially love the embossed cup on the recipe card!!

Carmela said...

Love these cards! The card with the coffee cup made from the coffee cup paper is so original. Love the dry embossing on both cards.

Tink said...

They are Wonderful! Love them both!!

Anna Tracy said...

Love both of these cards even if they are so different from each other!!!