Friday, June 17, 2016

Life Begins After Coffee!


I must admit...that very first cup of coffee in the morning "blooms" me into life!  

For my card I used products from Stamplorations (After Coffee and Bloom Sketches stamps; Daisy Dance stencil).  I watercolored the background in blue and then spritz clorox/water over the stencil to create the image (looks like clouds, but that wasn't intended...surprise!)  I then watercolored and fussy cut the daisy adding white ink dots to the center and paper pieced/fussy cut the coffee cup.

 

 Thanks so much to these challenges for the inspiration:
 










(Old=pattern paper; New=Stamps; Blue=background and cup)


41 comments:

  1. GREAT card, Kathy -- love the summery feel! Had to laugh because the sentiment is so apropos -- after being awake for 40 hours and then getting just 4.5 sleep, I'm sitting here nursing a big cup of coffee and life DOES begin after coffee! So happy to see your card in the STAMPlorations galleries! Happy weekend!

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  2. Isn't this the absolute truth?! lol Lovely summer card. Love the sunflower sitting in the pretty cup.

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  3. Love this card! The sentiment is perfect!

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  4. What a delightfully sweet card! The design is eye catching and I love the color palette on your design. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown.
    We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    Berni,DT
    tuesdaythrowdown.

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  5. Gorgeous coffee card - I love the beautiful background - yes it does look like clouds! A happy surprise I would say!

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  6. Great summertime coffee card! Love the bright & cheery design and the paper pieced coffee cup!

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  7. Beautiful and summery - FAB card. Hugs Bev (Uniko) x

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  8. SO much to love here. That paper pieced mug caught my eye first. Looks fabulous. Then the tiny white dots you added to the flower. Great idea. And lastly I realized you'd stenciled that BG. Didn't really notice that they were blooms at first. What a cool effect.

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  9. Love your paper piecing or stamping on design paper for your cup. Beautiful colors...great job.

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  10. Love this card. Beautiful flower.

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  11. Your gorgeous sunflower makes this a really sunny summer card, Kathy! Happy Hopping and enjoy your summer!

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  12. So so cool!!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMP challenge!!

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  13. Very pretty! Love that sketchy card!! And love the way you colored it!

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  14. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a pretty paperpieced mug and wonderful bright bloom - your daisy stencil makes for the perfect background!

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  16. Super cute! Loving that huge sunflower

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  17. Love the sentiment and hee hee hee...my very first cup today overflowed my cup and made a mess. :) Cleaned it up and went upstairs to create...Hee hee

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  18. This is perfect! Love it Kathy!

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  19. What a perfect mix of images! Amazing card!

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  20. Coffee and sunflowers. You can't get much better then that. I love your card.

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  21. Such a beautifulcard and the cup is wonderful!

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  22. Hi Kathy!
    Your art is beautiful. I hope you're enjoying this great Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog Hop. You did such a super job and I really enjoyed my visit to your sweet blog.
    Sierra

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  23. great paper piecing and fussy cutting!

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  24. Oh I love the sunflower and cup! Fabulous design!

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  25. Your card pops! Very pretty & I love the sentiment!

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  26. Great card love the sunflower with the perfect sentiment!

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  27. Love the gingham, looks like a picnic! So summer.

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  28. So cute! And so very true! Glad you joined us!

    Toni
    Stamplorations CAS DT

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  29. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE...challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry it has taken so long to comment but the proving I AM NOT A ROBOT is driving my nuts!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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