Saturday, March 19, 2016

Penny Black and the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Hello everyone, happy wednesday!

I have a new card for you - yay!

I'm back with a new post as a proud

I guess you all know about the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop (by the way - Create A Smile is sponsoring a 20€ gift card.... ;) ) - wehre it's all about coffee AND about spring!

I just got a new coffee themed die set by Penny Black - so I knew I wanted to use it. And I also had those new flowers which are perfect to make it a really spring-y project :)

  • Diecut the mug from different colors of cardstock and assemble
  • Die Cut the Flowers from the same yellow cardstock as the heart and color them with Copics, leaving some party yellow (having the exact same color pulls it all together.)
  • Cut a Clouds panel, adhere you flowers to the back of it and use dimensional adhesive to add your floery panel to your white cardbase.
  • Use dimensionals to also adhere your mug to that panel.
  • yellow/orange emboss your sentiment onto some vellum, fold a baner shape and adhere it over your mug.
  • To finish off the card add some grey sprinkles to the background, repeating the color of the mug's cap.

  • Sometimes a card just won't look finished. Some ink sprinkles can make a HUGE difference!
  • repeating colors pulls your project together. and the 3:2:3-"rule" for colors (3 parts of your main color, 2 parts of your second color and only a little hint of your third color) can help to balance out your card

Cardstock: Color Copy, Faltkarten (Hellgrau, Altgold, Vellum)
Ink: Versamark, Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke)
Embossingpowder: Zing! (Apricot)
stickers: Kaiser Kraft Tiny Alpha Stickers

Thanks for stoppin' by - hope this was somehow inspirational :)


  1. What a pretty the colors and the flowers are so dainty. CAS and beautiful

  2. Oh how I adore this, my favorite card I've seen hopping today!

  3. So gorgeous! I love everything about it. The colors, the vellum, the diecuts, the splatter...Perfection!

  4. Gorgeous
    Love the color combo
    Really perfect for blog hop..
    See your mail sweety...I sent you last day ;)

  5. Gorgeous card! Love the simplicity of it

  6. Great layout - like how the cup is tucked behind the sentiment - TFS

  7. Sweet card, with lovely little touches.

  8. Oh...this makes me eyes very happy! Just beautiful!

  9. After one smitten glance at this awesomeness, I ordered the Penny Black cup and sentiment...YOU Rocked it!

  10. What a fun card, Christine, love those flowers! Happy Sunday and Happy Hopping!

  11. Christine, this is BEAUTIFUL...I love your choice of colors!

  12. Such a beautiful card! Love all of the great dimension and detail you've added!

  13. Beautiful flowers. Love the dies and the color orange is pretty.

  14. Hello Christine,that sure is such a pretty card.
    Love the splatter in the background.

  15. Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh Christine, this is so pretty! Love your choice of colors.

  17. WOW!!! Those flowers are so awesome. I love the splattered background, it breaks up the white. I too love Penny Black. TFS

  18. Love the arrangement of flowers with the coffee cup. So pretty.

  19. Simply adore the dainty flowers!

  20. BEAUTIFUL card Christine!!!
    LOVE your SWEET sentiment, PRETTY flowers and DELIGHTFUL design!!!

  21. I super love this card, Christine!!

  22. Don't know how I missed this during the blog hop, but so glad to see it now! Love your card and simple design.


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